W&L Women's Track & Field Finishes Fifth at Outdoor ODAC Championship

W&L Women's Track & Field Finishes Fifth at Outdoor ODAC Championship

BRIDGEWATER, Va.  — Junior Samantha Yates (Birmingham, Ala./St. Paul's School) won the 5,000m, as the Washington and Lee women's track and field team finished fifth out of eight schools at the Outdoor ODAC Championship on Saturday at Bridgewater.  

Lynchburg claimed the team title with 195 points, Bridgewater was second with 165 points and Roanoke claimed third (149.5 points). The Generals finished with 71 points.   

Highlights From the Meet

  • Yates crossed the finish line in 18:10.27 to claim the championship in the 5,000m.  
  • Sophomore Nikki Doherty (Arlington, Mass./Arlington Catholic) took third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.49. It is the fourth-fastest time in program history in the event.  
  • Senior Kaleigh Hinton (Florham Park, N.J./Florham Park) claimed third in the 400m hurdles in 1:05.79.  
  • The 4x400m relay took fourth overall with a time of 4:11.00. The quartet consisted of Hinton, and first-years Claire Smith (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall School), Kathryn Fagan (Metairie, La./Metairie Park Country Day) and Annie Cunningham (Clifton, Conn./Sacred Heart Academy).
  • Senior Lily Arnold (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School) placed fourth in the 800m (2:22.01).

Individual Champions
Junior Samantha Yates – 5,000m (18:10.27)

Top 3 Finishes (Earn All-ODAC Accolades)
Sophomore Nikki Doherty (3rd) – 100m Hurdles (15.49)
Senior Kaleigh Hinton (3rd) – 400m Hurdles (1:05.79)

Finishes 4-8 (Scoring Places)
4x400m Relay (4th) – Hinton, Smith, Fagan, Cunningham (4:11.00)
Senior Lily Arnold (4th) – 800m (2:21.84)
First-year Annie Cunningham (5th) – 800m (2:22.01)
Senior Kaleigh Hinton (5th) – 100m Hurdles (15.88)
Senior Lily Arnold (6th) – 1,500m (4:56.01)
Sophomore Julia Moody (6th) – 5,000m (18:37.12)
Sophomore Alexa Castellana (7th) – Triple Jump (10.28m [33'8.75"])
First-year Maddie Hoaglund (7th) – 1,500m (4:58.44)
First-year Didi Pace (7th) – 1,500m (4:58.58)
Junior Maggie Seybold (8th) – 5,000m (18:46.60)

New Personal Bests
First-year Annie Cunningham – 800m (2:22.01)
Sophomore Nikki Doherty – 100m Hurdles (15.49)
First-year Leah Green – Triple Jump (9.78m [32'1.00"])
First-year Maddie Hoaglund – 1,500m (4:58.44)
First-year Julie Lowe – Long Jump (9.50m [31'2.00"])
Sophomore Erin McFall – Javelin (16.18m [53'1.00"])
First-year Didi Pace – 800m (2:29.90 – Outdoor PR)
First-year Didi Pace – 1,500m (4:58.58)
Junior Maggie Seybold – 5,000m (18:46.60)

Up Next
The Generals will send a select group of competitors to the Liberty Twilight Meet on Wednesday, May 2.

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