November 14, 2009

W&L Men's and Women's XC in Action at NCAA Regionals

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action on Saturday morning at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional hosted by Guilford College. The W&L women placed fifth out of 27 teams, while the men finished eighth out of 24 squads.

Individually for the women, senior Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) qualified for the NCAA National Championships and earned all-region honors with a 12th-place finish (24:22). She was joined on the all-region squad by senior Sarah Keckler (Gardners, Pa./Home Schooled) and first-year Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton), who finished in 23rd- and 30th-place, respectively. Keckler completed the course in 24:54, while Schultz finished in 25:01.

Other top finishers for the W&L women included senior Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) and first-year Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan). Todd placed 48th in a time of 25:49, while Ortiz finished 60th with a time of 26:08.

For the W&L men, first-year Harrison Tucker (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) earned all-region accolades with a 24th-place finish, crossing the finish line in 28:22. Junior Rob George (Middletown, N.J./Middletown South) finished in 49th-place with a time of 29:09, sophomore Ryan Henner (Avondale Estates, Ga./Chamblee) placed 52nd overall with a time of 29:15 and sophomore Robert Warneford-Thomson (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) crossed the finish line in 56th-place (29:25).

Other top finishers for the men included senior Ben Stutts (Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills), who finished 67th overall (29:45) and junior Evan Sharber (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor School), who finished 81st overall (30:17).

The W&L men have now completed their season, while Telfeyan will advance to the NCAA National Championships, which will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am in Berea, Ohio.

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