HAMPTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team tied for third at the ODAC Indoor Championship on Sunday at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va. Bridgewater took the team title with 125 points, Roanoke was second (97) and Lynchburg and the Generals tied with 90 points each.
W&L had two individual winners in senior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) and first-year Lizzy Stanton (Papillion, Neb./Papillion-LaVista South). Madison was also named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar Athlete, and first-year Dana Lee (Nashville, Tenn./St. Cecilia Academy) garnered the Rookie of the Year accolade. She is the first W&L athlete to earn the Rookie of the Year honor at the indoor meet since Stacy Doornbos in 2006.
This marked the third time Madison has earned a Scholar-Athlete honor. She also received it at the outdoor meet last year and at the cross country championship this past fall.
Madison claimed her title in the mile with a time of 5:12.54, just beating Caitlin Ashley of Roanoke who finished in 5:12.97. Madison also finished third in the 800m in 2:21.53 and third in the 3,000m with a time of 10:36.01.
Stanton won her individual title in the pole vault, as the Generals took three of the Top 4 spots. Stanton cleared 3.46m (11'04.25") to best teammate Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) who came in second in 3.16m (10'04.25"). Stanton's mark also broke her own school record of 3.45m, which she set earlier this season.
Katterhagen had won the event the past two seasons. Senior Alex Hagan (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) placed fourth with a jump of 2.91m (9'06.50").
Lee scored in four events, including two second-place finishes. She took second in the 200m with a time of 26.51, and was the runner-up in the long jump at 5.35m (17'06.75"). Lee missed coming in first by 0.01m or 1/4th of an inch in the long jump. Also in the event, Katterhagen scored by finishing sixth with a jump of 4.96m (16'04.50").
Lee also placed fourth in the 60m at 8.09 and fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.36m (34'00.00"). Katterhagen scored in her third event of the meet when she placed third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.62.
In the high jump, senior Leigh Dannhauser (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) placed second with a leap of 1.54m (5'00.50"). Junior Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy) took fourth in the 400m in 1:02.01. In the 5,000m junior Casey Mackintosh (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) placed sixth with a time of 19:39.48.
The Generals ended the meet by finishing third in the 4x400m relay. The quartet of Fugate, first-years Kara Farroni (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) and Catherine Fonvielle (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) and senior Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) crossed the finish line in 4:13.66.
All competitors that finished in the Top 3 of an event earned All-ODAC accolades. A select group of the team will compete at the Columbia Final Qualifier on Saturday, March 8.
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