Stanton Sets W&L Record & Madison Wins Twice at Liberty Kickoff

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Washington and Lee women's indoor track and field team opened the 2014 season this weekend at the Liberty Kickoff, and first-year Lizzy Stanton (Papillion, Neb./Papillion-LaVista South) made the most of her first collegiate meet by breaking the indoor school record in the pole vault with a mark of 3.45m (11'03.75").

Stanton bested teammate Jillian Katterhagen's (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) mark of 3.39m, which she set last year at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet.

Katterhagen did not compete in the pole vault this weekend, but did take the top spot in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.92. She also finished fifth in the 200m in 28.51 and fourth in the long jump at 4.89m (16'00.50").

Senior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) won two events on Saturday. She placed first in the mile with a time of 5:09.64 and crossed the finish line first in the 3,000m in 10:41.04. Her time in the mile was a personal best.

First-year Dana Lee (Nashville, Tenn./St. Cecilia Academy) made an impression in her first meet. She claimed second in the long jump at 5.13m (16'10.00"), third in the 60m (8.30) and fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.06m (33'00.25").

In the 200m, senior Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) finished second with a time of 27.99 and took seventh in the 60m in 8.52.

First-years Catherine Fonvielle (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) and Kara Farroni (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) took second (2:30.74) and third (2:30.98), respectively, in the 800m, and junior Casey Mackintosh (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) had the second-fastest time in the 5,000m in 19:12.45.

The Generals compete at the Marietta Open next Saturday.

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