March 23, 2012

Katterhagen Leads W&L Women's T&F at W&L-VMI Carnival

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's track and field team wrapped up day one of the two-day W&L-VMI Carnival on Friday evening at Wilson Field.

Two school records and numerous PRs highlighted the Generals' second outdoor meet of the season.

Leading the way for W&L was first-year Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands), who had her hands in a pair of school records. She placed first among Division III athletes and sixth overall in the pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters (11'9.75"), besting the previous mark of 11'03". She was also a member of the 4x400m relay team that posted a time of 4:06.46 in taking second among Div. III teams. She was joined by senior Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton), sophomore Lauren Woodie (Bluefield, Va./Graham) and first-year Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy) as they broke the old school mark of 4:07.99.

Sophomore Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) was second among Div. III athletes with a PR time of 4:47.17 in the 1500m and sophomore Brandie Huffman (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) took fourth among Div. III athletes in the 5000m with a personal best time of 18:50.33.

Junior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Alaska) was third in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:43.42 and junior Taylor Maxey (Poway, Calif./Bishop's School) was second in Div. III in the discus with a mark of 38.10 meters, narrowly missing her school record of 38.58 meters.

The Generals will wrap up the two-day meet on Saturday over at VMI beginning at 8:00 am.

 

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