W&L Women's T&F Takes Second Place at ODACs

W&L Women's T&F Takes Second Place at ODACs

LYNCHBURG - The Washington and Lee women's track team recorded 110.5 points to take second place at the ODAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Liberty University.

Roanoke won the meet with 129 points, edging out W&L (110.5). Lynchburg took third (96) followed by Shenandoah (49), Bridgewater (41.5), Virginia Wesleyan (37), and Eastern Mennonite and Guilford with one point apiece.

The Generals featured two First Team All-ODAC honorees in sophomore Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) and first-year Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands). Madison clocked in at 5:16.67 in the one-mile run to take the title and Katterhagen finished first in the pole vault clearing 2.93 meters. Madison also earned second team honors with her second-place performance in the 800m (2:22.80).

Supporting Katterhagen in the pole vault, W&L had two more athletes jump their way into the top six. Sophomore Alexandra Hagan (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) took runner-up to earn Second Team All-ODAC laurels in the event with a mark of 2.83m and sophomore Leigh Dannhauser (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) used a 2.43m mark to tie for sixth.

Junior Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) scored in four events, including three third team all-conference accolades in the 60m, 60m hurdles and 200m. She timed in at 8.10 seconds in the 60m, 9.72 in the hurdles and 26.94 in the 200m to take third place in each. Thompson wrapped up her performances with a 5.02 meter mark in the long jump to take fourth place.

The 4x400m relay run by first-year Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy), Katterhagen, junior Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) and sophomore Lauren Woodie (Bluefield, Va./Douglas Freeman) posted a recording-breaking 4:07.23 time to take down the previous school record of 4:08.90, and take fourth place at the meet. Stier and Woodie teamed up with junior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan) and sophomore Kathryn Driest (Davidson, N.C./North Meklenburg) to clock in at 13:34.72 in the distance medley relay to turn in a second-place finish.

Fugate and junior Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) each scored in two individual events for the Generals. Schultz was second and third in the 5000m (18:49.88) and one-mile run (5:23.99), respectively. Fugate earned third all-conference laurels by finishing third in the 400m (60.15) and also took sixth in the 200m (27.24).

In the high jump, Danhausser was third team all-conference with her mark of 1.53 meters and first-year Mary Kamp (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks Central) recorded a jump of 1.50 meters to claim the sixth spot. On her way to third team all-conference accolades, sophomore Brandie Huffman (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) ran 18:54.37 in the 5000m to finish third.

Stier was fifth in the 800m (2:27.52) and Katterhagen added another top six performance in the 60m hurdles, timing in at 9.75 to finish fourth.

Select athletes will compete next at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet on March 3.