W&L Women's T&F in Action at Commonwealth Duals
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Washington and Lee's women's track & field team took part in the Commonwealth Duals on hosted by Christopher Newport University on Saturday and came away with a 3-1 record on the strength of 17 Top 5 finishes and four event wins.
W&L knocked off ODAC rivals Virginia Wesleyan (93-58) and Lynchburg (79-76.5), as well as Mary Washington (88-56). The Generals' lone loss was to Christopher Newport (101-61).
Leading the way for the Generals was sophomore Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris), who captured a pair of event wins for W&L. She was first in the 1500m with a time of 4:51.41 and came back to win the 5000m in 19:01.01.
First-year Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy) added a first-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:06.02 and senior Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) won the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:49.46. She also finished fourth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:08.70.
Junior Taylor Maxey (Poway, Calif./Bishop's School) had a strong day, earning a trio of Top 5 finishes. She was second in the discus (38.04 meters), third in the hammer throw with a school-record heave of 34.98 meters and fifth in the shot put with a mark of 9.58 meters.
Junior Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) added four Top 5 finishes, taking second in both the long jump (4.76 meters) and javelin (26.71 meters), third in the 100m (13.08) and fourth in the 100m hurdles (15.77).
Finally, first-year Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) was second in the pole vault, clearing 3.21 meters.
The Generals return to the track on April 14, at the Johns Hopkins Invitational beginning at 11:00 am.