W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS COMPETE IN NCAA REGIONALS

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional on Saturday at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. The men’s squad finished fifth of 23 teams with 160 points, while the women placed seventh of 27 teams with 190 points.

Leading the way on the men’s side was sophomore Wes Bell (Dalton, Ga./McCallie School), who finished ninth overall (26:16.09). Junior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) was the second Generals’ runner across the line in 12th place with a time of 26:20.05, while sophomore Steve Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) placed 25th overall, finishing in 26:43.02.

For the women, senior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) placed 16th overall, crossing the tape in 23:28.01. Freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School) was 28th with a time of 23:56.07, and freshman Betsy Frayer’s (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) time of 24:36.06 was good for 43rd.

Bell, Schorr, Chambers and Duncan each earned All-Region accolades for their top 25 finishes.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS IN ACTION AT ODAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the ODAC Championships on Saturday morning at Roanoke College. The men finished second of eight teams, while the women were second of six teams.

Junior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) paced the men’s squad by finishing third overall with a time of 26:38.56. Sophomore Wes Bell (Dalton, Ga./McCallie School) finished seventh with a time of 26:58.37, while sophomore Steve Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) placed 15th overall with a time of 27:49.00.

For the women, senior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) placed third overall, crossing the tape in 23:53.74. Freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School) placed eighth with a time of 24:32.50, while freshman Megan Ward (Lindsay, Texas/Lindsay) produced a time of 24:49.30, finishing 11th.

Schorr, Bell, Duncan, Drake and Ward all earn All-ODAC honors with their finishes in the competition. For Duncan, it was her fourth-straight top three finish at the conference championships.

Both squads will be in action again on Nov. 16 at the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals held at Mary Washington College.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS IN ACTION AT DeSALES INVITATIONAL

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the DeSales University Invitational on Saturday morning. The men’s team placed 10th of 40 teams, while the women’s team finished 13th of 38 teams.

The W&L men were paced by sophomore Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area), who placed 40th out of 275 runners with a career-best time of 27:23.52. Junior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) finished 45th with a time of 27:31.60, while sophomore Wes Bell (Dalton, Ga./McCallie School) crossed the tape in 28:04.28, finishing 67th.

The W&L women were led by freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School), who also produced a career-best time (20:09.55), placing 25th of 278 runners. Senior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) placed 30th with a time of 20:15.76, while freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) placed 79th with a time of 21:07.17.

Both the W&L men’s and women’s cross country teams will be in action again on Nov. 2 as they compete in the ODAC Championships at Roanoke College. The men’s race begins at 11:00 am and the women will follow at 12:00 pm.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS IN ACTION AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Virginia State Division II-III meet on Saturday morning at Bridgewater College. The men’s team placed second of nine teams, while the women’s team finished third of 10 teams.

The W&L men were paced by sophomore Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area), who placed fourth overall with a time of 27:51.99. Junior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) finished sixth with a time of 28:11.32, while sophomore Wes Bell (Dalton, Ga./McCallie School) crossed the tape in 29:04.81, finishing 12th.

The W&L women were led by freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School) who crossed the tape in 24:59.56, placing seventh overall. Freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) placed 18th (26:17.44), while senior Jennifer Fallon (Boerne, Texas/Boerne) finished 21st with a time of 26:32.59.

Both the W&L men’s and women’s cross country teams will be in action again next Saturday as they compete in the DeSales Invitational.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS IN ACTION AT DICKINSON INVITATIONAL

CARLISLE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Dickinson Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The teams both ran in a 4K race and the women also competed in a 6K race, while the men competed in an 8K race. The scores from both races were combined for an overall team finish. The women’s squad placed 6th of 20 teams, while the men were 9th of 21 squads.

In the 4K race, the W&L women were led by freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School) who crossed the tape in 16:22.12, placing 15th overall. Senior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) placed 19th with a time of 16:37.32.

In the 6K women’s race, freshman Ashley Brown (Kingwood, W.Va./Preston) led the Generals with a 62nd place finish (26:53.13), while senior Jen Fallon (Boerne, Texas/Boerne) placed 69th overall (27:16.71).

In the men’s 8K race, junior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) placed 20th overall with a time of 28:08.03. Sophomore Wes Bell (Dalton, Ga./McCallie School) crossed the tape in 28:36.89, placing 32nd overall.

In the men’s 4K race, sophomore Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) placed 16th overall with a time of 13:16.22, while senior David Hicks (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) placed 42nd overall (13:51.40).

The Generals’ men’s and women’s squads will be in action again next Saturday as they compete in the Virginia State Division II-III meet at Bridgewater College.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS IN ACTION AT ROANOKE INVITATIONAL

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams competed Saturday at the Roanoke Invitational in Salem, Va. The W&L women collected 165 points to finish 7th of 12 teams, while the men finished 8th out of 12 teams with 172 points.

In the women’s race, the Generals’ top runner was senior Jen Fallon (Boerne, Texas/Boerne), who finished the six-kilometer course in 22nd place with a time of 26:26. Freshman Ashley Brown (Kingwood, W.Va./Preston) finished 30 seconds later (26:56) in 25th place. Junior Samantha Snabes (Westland, Mich./Wayne Memorial) was the third W&L runner across the line with a time of 27:40 (36th place).

On the men’s side, the top performer for W&L was sophomore Wes Bell (Dalton, Ga./McCallie School (Tenn.)) who finished in 7th place with a time of 28:38. Junior Rusty Meyer (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit Prep) and freshman Todd Martin (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Radnor) finished 24th and 37th with times of 30:00 and 30:55, respectively.

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be in action again next Saturday at the Dickinson Invitational. The start times for both races have yet to be finalized.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS COMPETE IN GREAT AMERICAN CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action at the Great American Cross Country Festival Friday evening in Charlotte, N.C. Competing almost exclusively against Division I competition, the men’s team finished 10th out of 14 teams, while the women placed 17th out of 22 teams.

Junior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) was the top runner for the Generals, placing 34th after completing the course in 30:04.20. Sophomore Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) was the second W&L runner to finish, coming in with a time of 31:03.30, which was good for the 54th position. Freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy) was the 57th runner across the finish-line with a time of 31:17.80.

In the women’s race, freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School) was the top Generals’ runner with a time of 22:14.50 (69th place). Senior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) finished 81st with a time of 22:27.00. The third W&L runner across the line was freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids), who’s time of 23:02.20 was good for 100th place.

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be in action Saturday morning at the Roanoke Invitational. The women’s race begins first with a start time of 10:15 am. The men’s gun will go off at 11:15.

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W&L MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY WIN W&L INVITATIONAL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action in the W&L Invitational on Saturday morning in Lexington, Va. The men’s team placed first out of four teams, while the women finished first out of six teams.

Washington and Lee took the top four spots in the men’s race, led by junior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood), who won the race in a time of 28:49.25. Sophomore Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) placed second with a time of 29:28.87, freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy) was third (29:48.12), while senior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews) placed fourth with a time of 30:27.86.

For the women, freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School) led the way with a second place finish (25:58.00). Freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) was third with a time of 26:22.00, while sophomore Liz Crawford (West Orange, N.J./Mount St. Dominic Academy) finished fourth (26:31.00). Catholic University freshman Rachel Yates won the women’s race with a time of 25:30.00.

Both W&L cross country squads will be in action again on Fri., Sept. 27 at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Charlotte, N.C. The men’s race begins at 5:30 pm followed by the women’s race at 6:30 pm.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN ELON INVITATIONAL

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their season in the Elon Invitational on Saturday morning. The Generals’ women’s team placed 2nd of 13 teams, while the men finished 5th of 15 teams.

Freshman Molly Drake (Tallahassee, Fla./MaClay School) led the way for the women with a 22nd place (20:14) finish out of 158 runners, while senior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) placed 25th overall with a time of 20:19. Freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) placed 33rd with a time of 20:49.

The men’s squad was led by sophomore Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorora Area), who placed 26th out of 155 runners, completing the course in 28:14. Freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy) placed 38th with a time of 28:49, while sophomore Christopher LaFlamme (Bradford, Mass./Haverhill) placed 55th overall (29:26).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts the Generals Invitational. Action begins at 10:00 am.

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