Track at Bridgewater Last Chance

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's outdoor track and field teams had three individuals competing at the Bridgewater last chance meet on Wednesday afternoon.

On the women's side, senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) competed in the 1,500 meters and crossed the finish line in 4:44.62 for a first place finish, while senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) leaped 5.25 meters in the long jump for a third place mark and cleared 1.53 meters in the high jump for a fourth place nod.

Senior Vance Berry (Porta Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) represented the men's side and placed first in the 5,000 meters in a time of 15:45.13.

The Generals have now wrapped up regular-season competition. Doornbos will compete in the heptathlon at NCAA's on May 21-23 in Marietta, Ohio.

 

Track at Duke Twilight

DURHAM, N.C. -- Seniors Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) and Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) competed in the 5,000 meters against Division I, II and III runners at the Duke Twilight at the Wallace Wade Stadium on Sunday evening.

Berry crossed the finish line in 15:24.22 for an 11th place overall mark, while Welsh recorded a 12th-place mark in a time of 15:30.93.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday and Friday at the Dr. Keeler Invite.

 

Track vs. Generals Combined Event Challenge

LEXINGTON, Va. --The Washington and Lee women's outdoor track and field team hosted the Generals Combined Events Challenge on Friday and Saturday. W&L competed in the heptathlon, which is a two-day, seven event competition and had one athlete qualify for nationals.

Senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) won the event and tallied 4,698 points, which is an automatic NCAA qualifying mark. Her point total currently ranks second in the country. On Friday, she ran 14.94 in the 100 hurdles, cleared 1.51 meters in the high jump, tossed 10.02 meters in the shot put and crossed the finish line in 26.03 in the 200 meters. On Saturday, Doornbos leaped 5.10 meters in the long jump, threw a personal-best 32.71 meters in the javelin and completed the 800 meters in 2:23.60.

Junior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) also competed in the heptathlon and registered a point total of 3,916 for a third-place finish. Armstrong ran 17.04 in the 100 hurdles, cleared 1.30 meters in the high jump, tossed 10.79 meters in the shot put and finished the 200 meters in 28.17. On day two of the event, she leaped 4.98 meters in the long jump, tossed 28.22 meters in the javelin and ran a personal-best 2:27.85 in the 800 meters.

The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams return to competition on Sunday at the Duke Twilight Qualifier.

Complete Results

 

Track at Liberty Twilight

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) competed against Division I, II and III athletes in the 1500 meters on Thursday evening at the Liberty Twilight.

Webb notched a first place finish among Div. III runners as she crossed the finish line in a time of 4:44.68.  

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday and Saturday as it hosts the Generals Combined Events Challenge.  Events are slated to begin at 3:00 pm on Friday.

 

Track vs. ODAC Championships

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's outdoor track and field teams competed in the 2009 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship on Friday and Saturday at Wilson Field. The Generals claimed 26 All-ODAC citations, six ODAC individual champions, three school records and two NCAA-qualifying marks. The women placed second with 139 points, while the men finished third with 103 points, which is the highest point-total since 1994 when the Generals recorded 162 points. Also, senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) was named the Co-Athlete of the Meet and the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while junior Billy Billington (Memphis, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) garnered the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolade.

Roanoke captured the women's 2009 ODAC crown with 173.5 points and was followed by W&L (139), Lynchburg (127), Bridgewater (90), Eastern Mennonite (45) and Virginia Wesleyan (12.5). Lynchburg claimed the men's title with 227 points, while Bridgewater (127), W&L (103), Roanoke (47), Virginia Wesleyan (41) and Eastern Mennonite (40) rounded out the scoring.

The women were paced by Webb, who notched three first-place finishes. Webb finished the 1500 meters in 4:46.77 before crossing the finish line in 2:21.17 in the 800 meters. She then won the 5000 meters in 18:58.30. Senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) placed second and recorded a school record in the 100 hurdles in an NCAA-qualifying time of 14.89. She then leaped 5.48 meters in the long jump for a third-place mark, which also was an NCAA-qualifying mark. Doornbos then cleared 1.53 meters in the high jump for a third-place finish and crossed the finish line in the 200 meters (25.88) for another third-place nod. She placed sixth in the javelin with a toss of 30.83 meters. Additionally, Doornbos was a member of the 4x100 meter relay squad that notched a fourth-place finish in a time of 50.02 and the 4x400 meter relay team that finished in 4:15.59 for a fifth-place mark.

Senior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) finished first in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a school-record and ODAC record-time of 11:22.19. Taylor also placed second in the 5000 meters (19:26.20) and fifth in the 1500 meters (4:59.76). Senior Jess Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) crossed finish line in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 11:34.64 for a second-place mark. She then ran the 1500 meters in 4:53.37 for a fourth-place finish.

Junior Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) cleared 1.53 meters in the high jump to place second and finished fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.92). Sutherland was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team. Junior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) finished third in the shot put with a toss of 10.89 meters and fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:08.22). She was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team.

Also scoring for the Generals was senior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) tossed 33.99 meters in the discus for a third-place finish and recorded a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw (33.64m). First-year Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) ran the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:06.92 for a third-place mark. Additionally, she was a member of the 4x100 meter relay team. Sophomore Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas/Dr. John D Horn) leaped 10.38 meters in the triple jump for a fifth-place finish. Lollie was also a member of the 4x100 meter relay squad.

On the men's side, Billington won the hammer throw with a school-record toss of 49.82 meters. He then claimed the shot put (13.70m) and placed second in the discus (42.15m). Sophomore Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) placed third in the 100 meters (11.08) and the 200 meters (22.29). Additionally, he was a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that finished in third-place (44.26) and the 4x400 meter relay team that placed fifth (3:31.21).

Junior Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) cleared 1.88 meters in the high jump for a fourth-place nod and was also a member of both relay teams. Senior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) notched two third-place marks in the 1500 meters (4:02.54) and the 5000 meters (15:58.00).

Junior Thomas Brandlein (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan) ran 57.89 in the 400 meters for a third-place mark and was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team. Junior Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) recorded a sixth-place mark in the triple jump (12.87m) and was a member of the 4x100 meter relay squad.

Seniors Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./ Episcopal) and Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) and junior Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) all notched second place marks on the day. Berry crossed the finish line in the 1500 meters in a time of 4:02.49, while McCoy ran the 400 meters in 57.49. Goetsch cleared 1.93 meters in the high jump.

Sophomore Jack Ivy (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) and first-year Matt Gossett (Atlanta, Ga./Wesleyan) rounded out the Generals' scoring with fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively. Ivy finished the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:06.36, while Gossett crossed the finish line in 4:04.48 in the 1500 meters. First-year Tyler Grant (Sewanee, Ga./South Forsyth) was also a member of both relay teams.

The Generals return to action on Friday at the Hillsdale GINA relays.

 

Track at Lynchburg Track Classic

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's track & field teams were in action at the Lynchburg Track Classic on Saturday at Shellenberger Field against Division I and III competition. The Generals produced 10 Top 10 finishes and set one school record.

On the women's side, senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) recorded three second place finishes among Division III competitors. Doornbos leaped 5.44 meters in the long jump, finished the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.21 and crossed the finish line in 26.41 in the 200 meters. First-year Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) placed first among Div. III athletes in the 400 hurdles with a mark of 66.63. Junior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) notched a third place finish among Div. III competitors in the 400 hurdles, running 68.98 before recording a sixth place mark in the 100 hurdles (16.92).

For the men, junior Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) finished first overall in the hammer throw with a school-record toss of 48.90 meters. Billington also placed third among Div. III athletes in the discus (39.47). Junior Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) leaped 1.88 meters in the high jump for a first-place finish among Div. III competitors. Senior Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) placed fifth among Div. III runners in the 400 hurdles with a personal best time of 58.19, while junior Thomas Brandlein (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan) ran 58.35 in the 400 hurdles for a sixth-place nod among Div. III athletes.

The Generals return to action on Friday and Saturday when they host the 2009 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships. Action is slated to begin at 12:00 pm on Friday.

Complete Results

 

Track at University of Virginia Race

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Washington and Lee track & field teams had several individuals competing at the University of Virginia race at Lannigan Field on Saturday. The Generals competed against Division I, II and III competition and had one athlete set a school record.

Senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) paced the W&L women with a first place finish among Division III runners in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:41.04. Senior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) led the men's squad as he recorded a first place nod among Div. III athletes in the 3000 meters with a school-record time of 8:46.86.

The Generals return to action on Friday and Saturday when they host the 2009 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships. Action is slated to begin at 12:00 pm on Friday.

Complete Results

 

Track vs W&L-VMI Carnival

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's track and field teams continued their outdoor seasons as they paired with the Virginia Military Institute to host the two-day W&L-VMI Carnival.

Competing against Division I, II, and III athletes, the Generals recorded 13 Top 5 finishes and set two new school records.

The women were led by senior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), who recorded a first-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in a school-record time of 11:37.93. Other top finishes for the women included junior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) as she took first-place in the heptathlon with 3,723 points. Senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) took third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:51.39, while senior Jess Shaw finished in third-place in the 1,500 meters in 4:51.69.

Senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) grabbed two Top 5 finishes as she took second in the 100 meter hurdles (15.40) and third in the 100 meter dash (12.92). Senior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) set a school-record in the hammer throw with a heave of 33.46 meters for an eighth-place finish and the 4x100 relay team of Doornbos, sophomore Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas/Dr. John D. Horn), senior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) and first-year Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) took second-place with a mark of 50.50.

The men were paced by junior Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) as he cleared 1.88 meters in the high jump for a second-place finish. Sophomore Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) took second the 100 meters (11.20) and fourth in the 200 meters (27.60). Junior Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) grabbed fifth in the hammer throw (45.34 meters) and seventh in the discus (39.34 meters), while senior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) finished seventh in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:02.83.

The men's and women's teams return to action on April 11 at the Lynchburg Track Classic. Events are set to begin at 9:00 am.

Carnival Full Results

Carnival Decathlon Results

Carnival Heptathlon Results

 

Track at Lynchburg Invitational

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's track & field teams opened up the 2009 outdoor season at the Lynchburg Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Shellenberger Field. The Generals competed against Division I, II and III competition and notched 16 Top 5 marks and posted one school record.

On the women's side, senior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) placed second among Div. III athletes in the hammer throw with a school-record heave of 32.58 meters. Senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) finished first overall in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.30, while senior Jess Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) crossed the finish line in 17:43.10 for a first-place overall mark in the 5,000 meters. First-year Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) recorded a first-place nod among Div. III competitors in the 100 hurdles (17.05) and the 400 hurdles (68.71). Stier also placed third in the 100-meter dash when she crossed the finish line in 13.36. Senior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) notched a second-place mark among Div. III athletes in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:56.93.

Sophomore Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) paced the men with a first-place finish among Div. III competitors in the 200 meters (22.47) and the 100 meters (11.40), while junior Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) placed first among Div. III athletes in the shot put with a toss of 13.08 meters and third in the hammer throw (40.18). Senior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) crossed the finish line in 4:03.97 to finish first among Div. III athletes in the 1,500 meters and first in the 5,000 meters (15:22.22), while senior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) placed second among Div. III runners in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:05.12 and in the 5,000 meters (15:33.36). Sophomore Jack Ivy (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) rounded out the men's scoring with a third-place mark in the 800 meters (2:00.32).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday and Saturday as it hosts the W&L/VMI Carnival. Events are slated to begin on Friday at 3:00 pm.

Complete Results

 

Track at ODAC Championships

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track & field teams were in action on Friday at the 2009 ODAC Indoor Championship meet at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The women brought home the crown for the first time in school history with 120 points, while the men finished third with 76 points. The Generals produced 20 all-conference performances, seven conference champions, three school records and three championship meet records.

The Blue and White also brought home some major awards, including senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield), who was named the ODAC Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second-consecutive year. Additionally, Webb was the Co-Athlete of the Meet, while women's Head Coach Nate Hoey was tabbed the league's top coach. On the men's side, junior Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) garnered the ODAC Farm Bureau Scholar-Ahtlete of the Year honor.

Leading the way for the women was Webb, who finished the 800 meters in championship meet record time of 2:20.92 for a first-place nod. She then crossed the tape in another championship meet record time of 5:10.59 in the mile for another first-place finish, before placing second in the 5,000 meters (18:24.54). Senior Jess Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) finished first in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:21.12 and fourth in the mile (5:30.41). Shaw was also a member of the first-place distance medley relay team that finished in a time of 13:22.13. Other relay team members include senior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley), sophomore Katherine Fenwick (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and first-year Casey Ernstes (Canton, Ga./The Walker School).

Senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) notched a first-place finish in the long jump, clearing 5.32 meters. She also finished fourth in the 400 meters (60.61) and the 55 meter hurdles (8.79), which was a school record. Doornbos also ran a leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished in 4:08.83 for a third-place mark. She was joined on the squad by juniors Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) and Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and first-year Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton).

Sutherland then leaped 1.53 meters in the high jump to place second, before finishing fourth in the triple jump (10.37). Armstrong recorded a third-place finish in the shot put (10.64), while senior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) tossed 13.85 meters in the weight throw to finish second. Senior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) rounded out the top finishes for the women by placing third in the mile (5:27.70).

On the men's side, the distance medley relay team of seniors Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) and Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) and sophomores Davis Franklin (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) and Jack Ivy (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) placed first in a school and championship meet record time of 10:39.21. Sophomore Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) crossed the finish line in a school-record time of 22.78 to place second in the 200 meters, before finishing third in the 55 meters (6.64). Giordano was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed third in a time of 3:32.38. McCoy, junior Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) and first-year Tyler Grant (Sewanee, Ga./South Forsyth) joined Giordano on the relay squad. Castle also cleared 1.90 meters in the high jump to finish second.

Billington notched a first-place finish in the shot put (13.90), before tossing 15.67 meters in the weight throw for a second-place mark, while senior Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) and Welsh rounded out the top finishes for the men. Berry placed second in the 5,000 meters (15:34.19), while Welsh finished third (15:44.10).

The Generals return to action on Sat., Mar. 7 at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet. Action begins at 10:00 am.

Complete Results

 

Track at Lafayette-Rider Winter Games

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track & field teams were in action against Division I, II and III competition at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games on Friday at the New York City Armory.

The Generals produced 13 Top 5 performances, set seven school records and had one athlete qualify for NCAA's.

The women were paced by senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield), who placed first among Div. III athletes in the mile with a NCAA-qualifying and school record time of 5:00.91. Webb also crossed the tape in 2:20.63 in the 800 meters for another first-place nod. Senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) recorded a third-place finish in the 400 meters in a school-record time of 59.36 and a fourth-place mark in the 200 meters in a school-record time of 26.63. Doornbos, senior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley), junior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) and first-year Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) were also members of the school-record setting 4x400 meter relay team that finished in 4:08.14 for a second-place finish. Senior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) rounded out the top performers on the women's side running a personal-best in the mile (5:14.59) to finish in third place.

On the men's side, senior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) posted a fourth-place finish among Div. III competitors in the 5,000 meters in a school-record time of 15:25.37. Junior Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 14.71 meters, while first-year Matt Gossett (Atlanta, Ga./Wesleyan) placed fifth in the mile (4:25.56). The men's 4x400 meter relay team of senior Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield), junior Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville), sophomore Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) and first-year Tyler Grant (Sewanee, Ga./South Forsyth) also set a school-record with a fifth-place finish (3:28.25).

The women return to action on Friday when two athletes compete in the pentathlon at the University of Chicago. Pentathlon events begin at 7:00 pm. The W&L men's and women's squads both return on Sat., Feb. 21 at the Virginia Tech Challenge. Events are slated to start at 10:00 am.

 

Track at VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee indoor track & field teams were in action against Division I, II and III teams across town at the VMI Winter Relays on Saturday. The Generals produced 16 Top 5 performances.

The women were led by sophomore Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas/Dr. John D Horn), who recorded a first-place mark among Div. III athletes in the triple jump (10.03 meters) and cleared 4.67 meters for a third-place finish in the long jump. Junior Rosemary Kelley (West Springfield, Va./West Springfield) placed first in the mile in a time of 6:03.51, while senior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) notched a second-place mark in the 400 meters (65.83). Junior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's), senior Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) and first-year Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Intern) placed second, third and fourth respectively in the 55 meter hurdles. Armstrong ran 9.49, Stelter finished in 9.60 and Stier crossed the line in 9.86.

On the men's side, first-year Robert Warneford-Thompson (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) led the way with a first-place finish among Div. III competitors in the mile (4:47.37). Junior Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) recorded a second-place mark in the high hump (1.85 meters) and a fourth-place nod in the long jump (6.18 meters), while senior Ben Wilson (Commerce, Ga./Commerce) tossed 12.38 meters in the shot put for a third-place finish. Junior Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) rounded out the men's top finishers with a fourth-place mark in triple jump (12.03 meters).

The Generals return to action next weekend as they compete at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games in New York, N.Y. Events begin at 4:00 pm on Friday.

Complete Results

 

Track at Bucknell Open & Multi

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track and field teams were in action against Division I, II and III competition over the weekend at the Bucknell Open & Multi in Lewisburg, Pa.

The Generals recorded four first-place finishes, set one school record and had one athlete qualify for NCAA's.

The women were led by junior Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy), who placed first among Div. III athletes and qualified for NCAA's in the pentathlon with a point total of 3,132 points. Sutherland ran 8.88 in the 55 meter hurdles, cleared 1.49 meters in the high jump, tossed 10.33 meters in the shot put, leaped 4.76 meters in the long jump and crossed the finish line in 2:33.10 in the 800 meters.

The distance medley relay team of seniors Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) and Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield), and sophomore Katherine Fenwick (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) also recorded a first-place nod among Div. III competition with a time of 12:43.74.

Also placing for the Blue and White was Taylor, who finished first among Div. III athletes in the mile (5:22.58) and Webb, who ran 2:21.27 in the 800 meters for a second-place mark among Div. III runners.

On the men's side, the distance medley relay team of seniors Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) and Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), sophomore Davis Franklin (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) and first-year Tyler Grant (Sewanee, Ga./South Forsyth) recorded a second-place mark among Div. III relay teams in a school-record time of 10:39.96.

Junior Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) and sophomore David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy) tied for second against Div. III athletes in the high jump with a leap of 1.79 meters, while Welsh placed first among Div. III competitors in the 3000 meters (8:53.02). Sophomore Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) finished first against Div. III competition in the 200 meters with a time of 22.91.

The Generals return to action on Saturday at the VMI Relays. Events are slated to begin at 9:00 am.

 

Track at Liberty Invitational

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track & field teams wrapped up the second day of action at the Liberty Invitational on Saturday evening in Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals competed against Division I, II, and III athletes and notched 11 Top 5 marks, set two school records and had one competitor qualify for NCAA's.

In the final day of competition, the men were paced by junior Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), who recorded a first finish among Div. III athletes in the 35-pound weight throw with a heave of 14.62 meters. First-year Tyler Grant (Sewanee, Ga./South Forsyth) notched a first-place mark in the 500 meters (1:08.80), while sophomore Jack Ivy (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) recorded a second-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:35.76.

The women were led by senior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg), who tossed a school-record 13.92 meters in the weight throw for a first-place mark among Div. III athletes, before placing second in the shot put (10.79 meters).  Junior Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) recorded 9.82 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles for a second-place finish and then cleared 1.50 meters in the high jump for a third-place mark.  Sophomore Katherine Fenwick (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) was tabbed third in the 800 meters (2:33.04). 

On Friday, senior Stacy Doornbos (Doswell, Ga./Lassiter) paced the W&L women with a first-place finish among Div III athletes in the pentathlon with a school-record and NCAA qualifying point total of 3,174 points. Doornbos ran 9.42 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles, leaped 1.47 meters in the high jump, tossed 10.01 meters in the shot put, cleared 5.18 meters in the long jump and finished the 800 meters in 2:35.74.

Senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) finished the 5,000 meters in 18:29.90 for a second-place finish among Div. III competitors, while first-year Casey Ernstes (Canton, Ga./The Walker School) notched a third-place finish with a time of 19:30.25.

Senior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) led the W&L men on Friday with a first-place finish among Div. III athletes in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:56.76, while senior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) crossed the finish line in 16:01.80 for a second-place mark.

The Generals return to action on Friday at the Bucknell Open and Multi’s.  Action begins at 3:30 pm.

Complete Day Two Results

 

Track at Liberty Invitational

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track & field teams were in action at the Liberty Invitational on Friday evening in Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals competed against Division I, II, and III athletes in the 5,000 meters and the pentathlon. Additionally, W&L had one competitor qualify for NCAA's and set one school record.

Senior Stacy Doornbos (Doswell, Ga./Lassiter) paced the W&L women with a first-place finish among Division III athletes in the pentathlon with a school-record and NCAA qualifying point total of 3, 174 points. Doornbos ran 9.42 meters in the 60 hurdles, leaped 1.47 meters in the high jump, tossed 10.01 meters in the shot put, cleared 5.18 meters in the long jump and finished the 800 meters in 2:35.74.

Senior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) finished the 5,000 meters in 18:29.90 for a second-place finish in Division III, while first-year Casey Ernstes (Canton, Ga./The Walker School) notched a third-place finish among Division III runners with a time of 19:30.25.

Senior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) led the W&L men with a first-place finish among Division III athletes in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:56.76, while senior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) crossed the finish line in 16:01.80 for a second-place mark among Division III competitors.

The Generals return to action on Saturday for the second day of competition at the Liberty Invitational. Events begin at 9:00 am.

Complete Day 1 Results

 

Track vs. W&L Quad

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams kicked off their 2009 campaign by hosting a quad meet on Friday evening at VMI.

The Generals entertained Lynchburg, Roanoke and Eastern Mennonite and produced four first-place finishes, 13 Top 5 finishes and one school record. No team scoring was kept.

Senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) paced the W&L women with a first-place finish in the 55 meter hurdles in a school-record time of 8.79 and a fourth-place finish in the shot put (32’3.0”).

Junior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) finished fourth in the long jump (15’0”) and ran a leg of the 4x400 relay team that finished second with a time of 4:28. She was joined on the squad by senior Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran), junior Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and senior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley).

Senior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) rounded out the top finishes for the women by winning the shot put (36’4.0”) and finishing second in the weight throw (43’5.75”).

For the men, first-year Tyler Grant (Sewanee, Tenn./South Forsyth) finished first in the 400 meters with a time of 53.16, while junior Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) placed second in the high jump (6’0.5”). The two also competed on the 4x400 meter relay team that finished second overall with a time of 3:42.60. Junior Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./L.C. Bird) and senior Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) joined Grant and Castle on the relay squad.

Junior Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) placed first in the weight throw (49’4.25”) and second in the shot put (43’7.0”), while sophomore David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy) finished third in the high jump with a leap of (5’11.50”).

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday as it travels to the Liberty University Invitational. Action begins at 9:00 am.

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