W&L MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK FINISH FOURTH AT ODAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (4/28)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's track & field teams both placed fourth out of five teams at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday afternoon at Bridgewater College. The W&L men finished with 67 points, while the women's squad accumulated 61 points.

The women's team was led by a pair of juniors in Sarah Schmidt (Topeka, Kan./Hayden) and Megan Babst (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel), who each claimed individual ODAC titles. Schmidt claimed her third-straight javelin championship with a meet-record throw of 120'04". She also placed fifth in the javelin with a toss of 105'04". Babst won the ODAC high jump title in her first season on the squad as she was the only competitor to clear the 5'00" mark. Senior Amy Calce (Williamsport, Pa./Bishop Neumann) also broke her own school-record in the long jump with a leap of 16'9" and placed second in the competition. Sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) also earned second-place finishes in the 1,500 (5:03.27) and 3,000 Meters (10:39.38).

The W&L men were led by senior Sandy Hooper (Brownsville, Tenn./Memphis University School), who was the runner-up in the 1,500 Meters in a time of 4:08.38. Junior Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) placed third in the 100 Meters (10.94) and seventh in the 200 Meters (22.69), while junior Mike Hegg (Seattle, Wash./Shorecrest) took second-place honors in the 110 Meter High Hurdles in a season-best time of 15.42. Sophomore Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) also finished third in the long jump (21'05.75") and fifth in the 100 Meters (11.34).

Lynchburg College claimed both the men's and women's team championships.

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W&L MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK COMPETES AT EMU INVITATIONAL (4/21)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Eastern Mennonite Royal Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Va.

On the men's side, senior Sandy Hooper (Brownsville, Tenn./Memphis University School) posted the squad's top performance of the day with a first-place finish in the 800 Meters in a team season-best time of 1:59.14. Junior Mike Hegg (Seattle, Wash./Shorecrest) placed second in the 110-Meter High Hurdles (16.79). The W&L 4x100 relay squad posted a third-place finish in a time of 43.53.

The Washington and Lee women's squad was once again led by senior Amy Calce (Williamsport, Pa./Bishop Neumann), who broke her own school record in the long jump with a leap of 16'8.5". She placed fourth in the event. Junior Sarah Schmidt (Topeka, Kan./Hayden) took top honors in the javelin with a toss of 112'00.00". She also claimed second place in the discus (104'05.00"). Sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) continued her stellar season with a second-place finish in the 1,500 Meters (5:16.62), while senior Wendy Case (Cumberland Foreside, Maine/Greely) also finished second in the 800 Meters with a time of 2:35.48.

Both squads will return to action next Saturday as they compete in the ODAC Championships at Bridgewater College.

 

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W&L WOMEN'S TRACK PLACES SECOND AT METHODIST TRACK INVITATIONAL (4/14)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee women's track and field team finished in second place out of five teams with 122 points at the Methodist Track & Field Invitational that concluded Saturday evening in Fayetteville, N.C. Shaw University won the team championship with 171 points.

Leading the way for the Generals were juniors Megan Babst (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel), Melissa Palombo (Endicott, N.Y./Union-Endicott) and Sarah Schmidt (Topeka, Kan./Hayden) and sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady), who all captured individual titles on Saturday.

Babst claimed the long jump title by edging out Methodist's Carol Kiser with a leap of 5'01", while Palombo won the triple jump with a jump of 31'04". Schmidt ran away with the javelin crown, with a toss of 123'03", which was just four inches off of the school-record mark set by Sandy Duncan in 1991. Duncan claimed her second title in as many days with a first-place finish in the 3,000 Meters in a season-best time of 10:42.90.

Senior Jessica Parrillo (Titusville, N.J./Hopewell Valley) earned runner-up honors behind Duncan for the second consecutive day in a time of 11:08.70. Freshman Vanessa Adams (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy) turned in a solid performance in the 1,500 Meters with a second-place finish in 5:48.00.

Washington and Lee will return to action next Saturday as it travels to Harrisonburg, Va., to compete in the Eastern Mennonite Invitational.

 

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W&L MEN'S TRACK COMPETES AT LYNCHBURG TRACK CLASSIC (4/14)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's track and field team competed at the Ninth Annual Lynchburg College Track Classic on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

Senior Sandy Hooper (Brownsville, Tenn./Memphis University School) posted the squad's top performance of the day with a fifth-place finish in the 800 Meters in a team season-best time of 1:59.91. He also finished ninth in the 1,500 Meters (4:08.61), setting his personal-best time of the season.

Sophomore Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) placed seventh in the long jump finals with a leap of 22'-00.75". Junior Mike Hegg (Seattle, Wash./Shorecrest) took home a ninth-place finish in the 110-Meter High Hurdles (16.18) and a 12th-place finish in the 400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles (1:02.70).

No team scores were kept in the invitational.

Washington and Lee will return to action next Saturday as it travels to Harrisonburg, Va., to compete in the Eastern Mennonite Invitational.

 

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DUNCAN QUALIFIES FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 5,000 METERS (4/13)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) qualified provisionally for the NCAA Championships with her first-place finish in the 5,000 Meters (18:05.33) in the first day of competition at the Methodist Invitational on Friday afternoon in Fayetteville, N.C. W&L is in second place out of four squads in the team competition after day one with 30 points.

Duncan crossed the tape just ahead of senior Jessica Parrillo (Titusville, N.J./Hopewell Valley), who finished second with a time of 18:40.98.

Junior Sarah Schmidt (Topeka, Kan./Hayden) also placed third in the discus event with a throw of 30.92 meters.

Shaw University leads after Friday's events with 36 points.

The W&L women will compete in day two of the Methodist Invitational tomorrow morning with action getting underway at 10:00 am.

 

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CALCE BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD IN THE LONG JUMP AT BRIDGEWATER INVITE (3/31)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Amy Calce (Williamsport, Pa./Bishop Neumann) broke the school record and won the long jump event with a leap of 16'-6" at the Bridgewater Men�s and Women�s Track and Field Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Bridgewater, Va.

Calce broke her own record in which she set last season with a jump of 16'-4.25".

On the women's side, junior Sarah Schmidt (Topeka, Kan./Hayden) took home first-place honors in the javelin (116'-4"), while sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) placed first and set a lifetime-best mark in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:38.41. Junior Megan Babst (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) also finished third in the high jump (4'-10").

The W&L men were led by sophomore Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) who took top honors in the long jump (22'-2") and placed third in the 200 meters in a time of 22.83. Junior Mike Hegg (Seattle, Wash./Shorecrest) finished third in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.37.

No team scores were kept at the meet.

The women�s squad returns to action on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 as it competes in the Methodist Invitational, while the men�s team will compete in the Lynchburg Invitational on Saturday, April 14.

 

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W&L TRACK COMPETES IN ROANOKE INVITATIONAL (3/24)

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's track teams competed in the Roanoke Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Salem, Va. The women's squad tied for third place out of seven teams with 74 points, while the W&L men finished fourth of eight teams with 68 points.

The Washington and Lee men's team finished first in three events led by a victory in the 4x100 meter relay in 43.64 seconds, which was four-tenths of a second off the meet record. The Generals also fared well in the field events as senior Chris Wahl (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) took home top honors in the discus with a winning throw of 120'-06". Freshman James Watson (Peachtree City, Ga./Starr's Mill) claimed the title in the javelin with a toss of 130'-10". Senior Sandy Hooper (Brownsville, Tenn./Memphis University School) also placed second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:10.70.

Leading the way for the women's squad were seniors Amy Calce (Williamsport, Pa./Bishop Neumann) and Jessica Parrillo (Titusville, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) and juniors Katie Kennedy (Delran, N.J./Delran), Melissa Palombo (Endicott, N.Y./Union-Endicott) and Sarah Schmidt (Topeka, Kan./Hayden), who all placed second in their respective events. Calce took home a second-place finish in the 100 meters (13.53), while Parrillo received runner-up honors in the 10,000 meters in a time of 38:13.70. Kennedy narrowly missed out on the top honor in the discus with a throw of 83'-05". Palombo placed second in the 100 meter high hurdles (18.13), while Schmidt's throw of 111'-01" was edged out by the University of Charleston's Hanna Sumida in the javelin.

Roanoke College won the team championship on the women's side with 151 points, while Bridgewater College took the men's title with 165 points.

Both squads will be back in action next week as they travel to Bridgewater, Va., for the Bridgewater College Invitational at 10:00 am.

 

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W&L TRACK HOSTS OUTDOOR INVITATIONAL (3/17)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's track teams hosted the W&L Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field. The Generals' women's team placed 4th of 12 teams, while the men placed 8th of 13 teams.

Leading the way for the women's squad were senior Jessica Parrillo (Titusville, N.J./Hopewell Valley) and junior Sarah Schmidt (Topeka, Kan./Hayden). Parrillo took first place in the 10,000 meter run in an NCAA Qualifying Time of 38:07.03, while Schmidt claimed top honors in the javelin (115'09.00").

Sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) placed second in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:46.33 and junior Megan Babst (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) also took home second place honors in the high jump (5'00.00"). Senior Amy Calce (Williamsport, Pa./Bishop Neumann) placed second in the long jump (16'04.00").

On the men's side, junior Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) took second place in the 100 meters (11.24) and third place in the 200 meters (22.92). Sophomore Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) placed third in the 200 meters (22.98) and long jump (21'11.00").

Allegheny took first in the women's team standings, while John Carroll placed first on the men's side.

Washington and Lee will be in action again next Saturday as it competes in the Roanoke Invitational.

 

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WATSON FINISHES JUST SHY OF NCAA INDOOR QUALIFYING MARK (3/2)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Junior Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) finished just shy of qualifying for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships in the 55 Meters at the NCAA Indoor Qualifying Meet on Friday evening at Lynchburg College's Wake Field House.

Watson ran a 6.69 in the preliminaries, before finishing the finals in 6.55. The NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 55 Meters is 6.43, while the automatic qualifying time is 6.34.

Both the men's and the women's teams have finished their respective indoor seasons and will begin the outdoor season on Saturday, March 17, as the Generals will host the W&L Invitational.

 

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W&L MEN PLACE FOURTH, WOMEN FIFTH AT ODAC INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/24)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's indoor track team placed fourth of five teams, while the women's squad finished fifth of five teams at the ODAC Championships on Saturday afternoon at V.M.I.'s Cormack Fieldhouse in Lexington, Va. The W&L men ended the competition with 49 points, while the women's squad finished with 28 points.

Leading the way for the men's team was junior Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton), who won the 55 Meter Dash in a time of 6.56 seconds and placed sixth in the 200 Meter Dash (23.64). Freshman Andrew Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) finished second in the 3,000 Meters (9:17.77) and fourth in the 1,500 Meters (4:24.41).

Junior Mike Hegg (Seattle, Wash./Shorecrest) also finished third in the 55-Meter High Hurdles with a time of 8.42 seconds. Sophomore Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) took home a fourth-place finish in the Long Jump (21'01.75").

Sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) paced the women's squad with second-place finishes in the 1,500 Meters (5:11.69) and the 3,000 Meters (10:49.15). Senior Jessica Parrillo (Titusville, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) captured third place in the 3,000 Meters with a time of 11:00.22. Senior Amy Calce (Williamsport, Pa./Bishop Neumann) also placed fifth in the Long Jump (16'01.00").

Lynchburg College claimed both the men's and women's team championships.

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W&L MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK COMPETE AT CNU WINTER FROLIC (2/10)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track teams competed in the CNU Winter Frolic at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) led the way for the men's squad by placing fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.14. Tyrone Tolbert of Hampton and Virginia's Jeremy Shay tied for first with a time of 6.96. Watson also finished second in heat four of the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.70. Freshman Brian Tinsley (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) took home first place honors in the first section of the 400 meters in a time of 56.66. Sophomore David Hicks (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) also placed first in section one of the 1,500 meters (4:22.11).

On the women's side, freshman Meghan Hayde (Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony's) won the first section of the 400 meters in a time of 1:13.44, while senior Wendy Case (Cumberland Foreside, Maine/Greely) placed second in the first section of the 800 meters (2:39.16).

Both squads will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 24, as they compete in the ODAC Championships at VMI. Meet time is set for 10:00 am.

 

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W&L MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK COMPETE AT VMI WINTER RELAYS (2/3)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track teams competed in the VMI Winter Relays in Lexington, Va., on Saturday afternoon.

Leading the way for the women's squad was senior Jessica Parrillo (Titusville, N.J./Hopewell Valley) and sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady). Duncan placed second in the 3,000 meters (10:53.56), while Parrillo finished close behind in third (10:54.29). Freshman Lucy Frick (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) also finished fifth in the one-mile run with a time of 5:47.00.

Freshman Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) paced the men's squad with a ninth-place finish in the 3,000 meters (9:24.20) and a 10th-place finish in the 800 meters (2:09.50).

Both teams will return to action next Saturday as they will compete in the Christopher Newport Invitational.

 

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W&L MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK COMPETE AT INDOOR CAPTAINS CLASSIC (1/27)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track teams competed in the Indoor Captains Classic at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., on Saturday afternoon.

Leading the way for the men's squad was junior Mike Hegg (Seattle, Wash./Shorecrest), who won the 60-meter high hurdles in a time of 8.83. Junior Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) finished second in the 60-meter dash (7.22), while sophomore Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) placed fourth in the same event (7.25).

The W&L women's top finisher was senior Jessica Parrillo (Titusville, N.J./Hopewell Valley), who placed second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:35.68 and fourth in the 3,000 meters (10:48.28). Sophomore Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) finished fifth in the 3,000 meters (10:50.22).

Washington and Lee will return to action next Saturday as it travels across town to compete in the VMI Relays.

 

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W&L MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK OPEN UP 2000-01 SEASON AT VMI INVITE (12/2)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track teams opened up the 2000-01 season on Saturday afternoon at the VMI Invitational in Lexington.

The men's team was led by junior Ian McAllister (Mitchellville, Md./Dematha), who placed 13th in the 200 meter dash (24.79) and 23rd in the 55 meters (6.96).

On the women's side, W&L was paced by senior Nicola Carpenter (Vancouver, B.C./Winston Churchill). She finished in 17th place in the 55 meter dash (8.80) and 19th in the 200 meters (32.50).

Both squads will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 27, as they will compete in the Christopher Newport Invitational with the starting time yet to be announced.

 

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