W&L Women's T&F Opens 2012 Outdoor Season at Lynchburg

W&L Women's T&F Opens 2012 Outdoor Season at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's track & field team opened its 2012 outdoor season with a bang, as the Generals captured five event wins and broke one school record at the Lynchburg Open on Saturday afternoon.

First-year Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy) was the Generals' record-setter on the day, setting a new school mark in the 400m hurdles with a new school-best first-place time of 1:04.24. That time would have qualified her for the NCAA Championships last season.

Sophomore Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) took first place in the 800m with a time of 2:18.46 and classmate Brandie Huffman (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) took first among Div. III competitors in the 10,000m with a time of 40:06.36.

First-year Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) was first among Div. III athletes in the pole vault, clearing 3.12 meters and sophomore Lauren Woodie (Bluefield, Va./Graham) added a first-place finish in the 400m in 1:01.48.

Finally, the 4x100m relay team of sophomore Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater Raritan), Katterhagen, senior Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) and Woodie took second place with a time of 51.55.

W&L returns to action on Friday when its hosts day one of the W&L-VMI Carnival beginning at 9:00 am.