Roanoke runners Tim Smith and Grace England competed at the 2011 NCAA Div. III National Championships Saturday afternoon at Lake Breeze Golf Club. It's the first time since 2006 that both a male and a female from Finn Pincus' roster have advanced to the national meet.
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Senior male runner Tim Smith and freshman female harrier Grace England will travel Thursday to Oshkosh, WI to compete in the NCAA Div. III Cross Country Championships. UW-Oshkosh will host the meet, which will take place at Lake Breeze Golf Club.
Senior Cross Country runner Tim Smith finished second overall in the NCAA DIII Cross Country Regionals held at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin Texas. His time was good enough to qualify for the National Meet held November 19th in at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne, Wisconsin.
Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the ODAC Cross Country Championships Saturday morning. Tim Smith was named both the ODAC Runner and Scholar-Athlete of the Year while freshman Grace England garnered the ODAC Women’s Rookie of the Year.
Senior captain Tim Smith has earned a fourth ODAC Runner of the Week award announced today.
Completing a second day at the races, another group of Roanoke harriers raced at Guilford College’s invitational. A select group of runners competed in Appalachian State’s Blue Ridge Open on Friday afternoon.
Running against high powered Division I teams on the campus of Appalachian State, the men’s cross country team placed 18th at the Blue Ridge Open Friday afternoon. The Maroons were the second Div. III team at the meet, behind regionally-ranked Bridgewater.
Roanoke College Cross Country runners Tim Smith (Roanoke, VA, Cave Spring) and Grace England (Dublin,VA, Pulaski County) swept ODAC Runner of the Week honors for the third time this season.
Roanoke’s College men and women cross team traveled to Center Valley, PA Saturday to compete at the DeSales Invitational. The venue featured four races (four men, four women) consisting of nearly 50 teams and over 800 athletes. Senior captain Tim Smith won his third-straight race of the season for the men, leading the Maroons to an eighth-place finish. The women finished 15th.
Senior Tim Smith (Roanoke, VA, Cave Spring) and freshman Grace England (Dublin,VA, Pulaski County) were named Runners of the Week announced Monday evening. This is the second time that both runners have earned this honor this season, as they earned the title together on Sept. 13, 2011.
The Roanoke men's and women's cross country teams placed first in the Roanoke Maroon Invitational held in Salem at Mowles Spring Park. The men's team finished in first with 25 points, 63 points ahead of second place finisher Eastern Mennonite University. The women charged late in the race to capture first with 33 points, just four ahead of Southern Virginia in second.
Senior runner Tim Smith (Roanoke, VA, Cave Spring) was named ODAC Runner of the Week announced last evening. This is first athlete this season from the men's team that has garnered this award. Smith is also the first men's runner to earn POW honors since Ian Robinson (Roanoke, VA, Patrick Henry) won the award on Sept. 30, 2008.
Roanoke’s Cross Country team participated in the Randolph Invitational Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va. The men won the event, as they finished with 73 points, ahead of Hagerstown with 105 points and host McDaniel (130). The women placed second with 103 points, trailing the Green Terror with 82 points.
Roanoke’s Cross Country team participated in the Lynchburg Hornet Challenge Thursday afternoon in Bedford, Va. The men placed second in the event, as they finished with 45 points, behind Bridgewater College who had 45 points. The women placed third with 55 points, trailing Bridgewater by five points. Washington and Lee won the women's event with 47 points.
FOREST, Va. --- Washington and Lee University received seven first place votes towards 63 total points to lead the 2011 ODAC Women’s Cross Country Preseason Poll. Lynchburg College grabbed one top nod on its way to 67 tallies, and Bridgewater College collected the remaining first place tab and 52 points to secure the third position in the annual coaches’ survey (full poll below).
FOREST, Va. --- Lynchburg College collected nine first place votes on the way to 81 poll points to lead the 2011 ODAC Men’s Cross Country Preseason Poll. Guilford College holds down the second position with 67 tallies, while Bridgewater College and Virginia Wesleyan College tied for third with 59 points. The Marlins also received the remaining first place vote (full poll results below).
Three student-athletes were honored in the annual voting of the ODAC’s track & field coaches to determine this year’s top athletes. Lynchburg College standout James Bell was tabbed the ODAC Men’s Athlete of the Year, while fellow Hornet Jessica Gibbs joins Roanoke College’s Carmen Graves as the ODAC Women’s Co-Athletes of the Year.
COLUMBUS, Oh----Carmen Graves (Christiansburg, VA, Christiansburg) finished fifth in her 400 heat, ninth overall in this weekend’s NCAA Nationals. The Christiansburg native missed qualifying for the finals by less than .5 seconds, finishing with a time of 2:12.32 in the 800-meter run.
Sophomore runner Carmen Graves has reached an automatic-qualifying mark to compete in the 2011 NCAA Div. III Outdoor T&F Championships this weekend. She will be competing in the 800-meter run, as she is one of only two competitors in the country to automatically qualify for the event.
SALEM, Va---Carmen Graves, Whitney Fitzwater, and Erin Nelson have all declared their intentions to compete in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
SALEM, Va--- Several athletes from the Roanoke College Track & Field Team raced at the Roanoke College/Virginia Tech Twilight, afternoon, with hopes of qualifying for nationals.
DURHAM, NC--- In a high level Division I setting at Duke University, Carmen Graves (Christiansburg, VA, Christiansburg) raced in spectacular fashion, placing fourth and meeting the automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA championships later in May.
SALEM, Va---Several athletes on the Roanoke Track and Field Team competed at the Liberty Last Chance Meet Thursday, May 5th. Many Maroons continue to push towards qualifying for the National Championships.
RADFORD, Va--- Whitney Fitzwater and Rachel Dellehunt traveled to Radford University Saturday afternoon to compete in the Radford Invitational that consisted of predominately division one athletes.
Roanoke hosted the 2011 ODAC Championships this weekend. The women placed second with 135 points, while the men finished fifth with 55 points on the day.
CHAPEL HILL, NC--- Three members of the Roanoke Track and Field Team traveled to the campus of the University of North Carolina to compete in the Joe Hilton Carolina Invitational. All three runners raced in the 800m.
The men’s and women’s track & field teams were ranked in the USTFCCCA Division III polls that were announced this week. Both the men’s and women’s teams show incredible potential as reflected in their regional and national rankings. The women are currently ranked #39 while the men sit at #48 in the national poll.
Three former Roanoke College student-athletes will be inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame during Alumni Weekend. Two former softball standouts, Amy Layman ’01 and Holly Morris ’01 along with former cross country and track and field star, Casey Smith ’01 will be honored for their contributions to Roanoke Athletics. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15 in the Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom.
LYNCHBURG, Va--- The Roanoke Track & Field teams competed at Lynchburg College Saturday afternoon. The field was a competitive one, with athletes coming from 14 different colleges and universities including, VA Tech and several other Division. I schools. A number of the Maroons placed in the top-10.
Men’s Lacrosse standout Richard Lachlan, softball slugger Lisa Scruggs and track runner Carmen Graves each earned ODAC Player of the Week honors announced this afternoon. For Scruggs and Graves, it marks the second time this season they have garnered the weekly honor. For Lachlan, it’s the first time in his career that he has gained conference recognition.
Athletes from 33 colleges and universities, including Penn State, the University of Virginia, and fourteen other Division I schools descended on Liberty University’s track & field venue on Friday and Saturday. The Roanoke squad posted a number of terrific performances, with 13 finishing in the top 20.
Senior Whitney Fitzwater (Middletown, DE, Middletown) was named ODAC Women’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week announced Tuesday morning. It is the first time in her career and the second time this spring a Maroon has garnered the weekly honor.
BRIDGEWATER, Va--- Roanoke’s Track and Field team traveled to Bridgewater to compete in the Dr. Harry GM Jopson Invitational, where Carmen Graves and Whitney Fitzwater both set new records.
A select few members of Track and Field team traveled to Lexington for the W &L- VMI Track and Field Carnival.
Sophomore Carmen Graves was named ODAC Women’s Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week announced Monday afternoon. It is the third time in her career that she has garnered the weekly honor and the second time this school year.
SALEM, Va---The Roanoke College Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams hosted the Roanoke Invitational Saturday afternoon. The women’s team won the meet, scoring over 200 points, while the men’s team finished just five points behind the winner Washington and Lee with 176, to take second place.
Roanoke competed in the NCAA Div. III South/Southeast Regional this weekend hosted by Rhodes College. The men finished 14th while the women placed 17th in the final meet of the season.
Lynchburg, Va. --- The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams raced in the ODAC Championships at Randolph College Saturday morning. The men finished fifth with 122 points, and the women placed fourth with 88 points. Lynchburg took home the title for the men, with 34 points, while Washington and Lee won the championship on the women's side with 46 points.
The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams participated in two different meets Saturday morning, the Hood College Invitational and the Gettysburg College Invitational.
SALISBURY, Md. --- Both the men's and women's cross country teams finished ninth in the Tidewater Classic hosted by Salisbury University Saturday morning.
Senior Maggie Moore (Roanoke, VA, Patrick Henry) was named ODAC Runner of the Week announced Monday evening. It is the first time this season a women's cross country runner has been voted the weekly honor. She became the first Maroon female runner to receive the award since Liz Mumaw on Sept. 22, 2008.
Roanoke men's and women's cross country both won the 2010 Maroon Invitational Saturday morning. The men won the meet for the first time since 2007 while the women claimed their second meet crown over the last three years.
Roanoke Men's Cross Country was ranked sixth in the USTFCCCA Week 1 Regional Poll announced this afternoon. It is the first time since 2008 and only the third time since 2004 the men have earned a spot in the South/Southeast poll.
Lexington, Va--- The Maroons Cross Country team ran in the Washington & Lee Invite Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Virginia. The men won their second straight event of the year, finishing with 17 points, ahead of Washington & Lee with 24. The women finished third in the meet, recording 25 points, behind Catholic, 22, and Washington & Lee, 15.
Roanoke’s Cross Country team participated in the Randolph Invitational Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va. The men won the event, as they finished with 29 points, just ahead of Lynchburg with 36 points. The women placed second with 49 points, trailing the Hornets with 27 points.
Roanoke Women’s Cross Country is ranked fifth in the USTFCCCA Div. III South/Southeast Region pre-season poll announced this morning.
Graduated senior Jazamine Stallings was named USTFCCCA Academic All-American announced this morning. It is the second-straight year that Stallings has earned this honor.
Roanoke College Track & Field/Cross Country coach Finn Pincus announced Monday the addition of Carl Blickle and Patrick McFadden as assistant coaches for the men’s and women’s programs.
Roanoke College men’s outdoor track & field standout, James Monahan, is one of nine student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools to earn a 2010 ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award during the spring athletic schedule. Monahan was tabbed from a pool of nominees by a vote of each of the conference’s sports information directors.
Men’s Lacrosse standout Sam Love and Star Track & Field Sprinter Robin Yerkes were named Roanoke’s 2009-10 Male and Female Athlete of the Year announced this afternoon.
CLEVELAND, Ohio --- Seniors Jaleesa Osborne (Ordinary, VA, Gloucester), Jazamine Stallings (Havre De Grace, MD, Havre De Grace)and Robin Yerkes (Arnold, MD, Broadneck)capped their careers at the 2010 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend at the campus of Baldwin-Wallace.
Assistant Track & Field Coach Shelli Sayers and sprinter Robin Yerkes (Arnold, MD, Broadneck)repeated in their respective regional awards announced this afternoon. Sayers was voted USTFCCCA Assistant Women’s Coach of the Year in the South/Southeast Region while Yerkes took home the USTFCCCA South/Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year.
NCAA released the official participants for the 2010 NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS to be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College starting May 27th. Roanoke will be represented by Robin Yerkes, JaLeesa Osborne, Jazamine Stallings, and Carmen Graves. The women are currently ranked #8 overall as a team in the latest USTFCCCA Division III poll.
HARRISONBURG, Va. --- Roanoke College was one of eight teams that competed in the Bridgewater last Chance Meet Wednesday.
Roanoke had some impressive performances against scholarship athletes at North Carolina A&T this weekend. It was a good tune-up before the Div. III Outdoor T&F Championships in two weeks.
Newport News, VA --- The Roanoke College Maroons travelled to and competed at Christopher Newport University over the weekend. Two men from the Roanoke Track and Field team travelled to Duke University to compete in the Duke Twilight Invitational. Both track meets yielded great performances from the Roanoke athletes.
Lynchburg, VA --- JuniorWhitney Fitzwater (Middletown, DE, Middletown) competed at the Liberty Twilight Invitational April 29 for the Roanoke College Maroons. While there, Fitzwater set a new school record in the hammer throw.
Bridgewater, VA --- The ODAC Track and Field Championships were held this weekend at Bridgewater College. The Roanoke Women’s Track and Field team had a spectacular performance and finished the weekend by winning the Championship with 205 points. This is the women’s fifth straight ODAC Championship and their ninth in ten years. The men also several great performances and finished the meet fourth overall. In addition to the win there were several awards given to both the men and women.
Roanoke Track & Field held the #2 slot for the second-consecutive week in the USTFCCCA Div. III rankings announced today. Rankings are based on overall national rankings in each event.
Senior sprinter Robin Yerkes (Arnold, MD, Broadneck) was named ODAC Female Athlete of the Week for women’s track & field for the second-straight week. It is the second athlete on the team to receive the weekly honor this season, including the six time in her storied career.
Charlotte, NC --- A select few of the Roanoke Track and Field team travelled to the Charlotte Invitational this weekend to compete against several schools which included ten Division I schools. Of the athletes who attended the meet, all were the first Division III athletes to finish their respective races.
Roanoke moved up three spots to second in the USTFCCCA Week Two Div. III Poll announced this morning. Rankings are based on overall national rankings in each event. It is the second-straight week the Maroons have been in the top-five in the weekly survey.
Senior sprinter Robin Yerkes (Arnold, MD, Broadneck) was named ODAC Female Athlete of the Week for women’s track & field. It is the second athlete on the team to receive the weekly honor this season, including the fifth time in her storied career.
Lynchburg, VA --- The Roanoke College Track and Field teams traveled to Lynchburg College to compete. The men and women had excellent performances throughout the day.
The Roanoke Women’s Track & Field team was ranked fifth in the nation in the US Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III rankings announced this week. This is the highest the women have been ranked at the beginning of an outdoor season.
Lynchburg, VA --- The Roanoke College Track and Field team travelled to the Liberty University Invitational this weekend to compete against several Division I teams. The most notable of several exceptional performances was the women's 4x100m relay team which won the event.
Salem, VA --- Seniors JaLeesa Osborne and Andy Nagel received ODAC Track and Field Athletes of the Week on Monday March 29th for their spectacular performances over the weekend.
Bridewater, VA --- A select few the Roanoke College Track and Field team travelled to the Washington and Lee Distance Carnival meet Friday evening. At the meet, the women's 4x400m relay team broke a school record and nationally qualified. The rest of the team travelled to compete in the Bridgewater Doc Jopson Invitational Saturday, March 27.
Senior Wes Underwood was named ODAC Men’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week announced this evening. It is the first time since the 2007 season that Underwood has won the weekly award.
Salem, Va --- The Roanoke College Track and Field teams hosted the Maroon Invitational at C. Homer Bast Track. Both the women and men ended the sunny day with excellent performances. The women finished the meet in first place with 227.5 points while the men placed second with 170 points.
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The Roanoke College outdoor track & field team had five different athletes win events at the Division I Elon University in Elon, NC on Saturday afternoon, with freshman Casandra Williams highlighting the performances with two school-record break performances. Junior Kristen Lovell also set a new school record in the women
Roanoke College junior Dana Mueller ran an NCAA Division III Provisional Qualifying time in the men
Christopher Newport University will enter the 2004 Cross Country season with a giant target on their backs and they wouldn
The Mary Washington girls' cross country team was top finishing Virginian team at last year's NCAA Division III Southeast Cross Country Regional Meet and return with a team this year that will look to improve upon their fourth place finish from a year ago.
The top division III cross country program in the state last fall was Lynchburg College by a hair. While Emory College (Atlanta, Georgia) dominated last year's NCAA DIII Southeast regional cross country meet, Lynchburg (87 points) finished second in last November's race as they were two points ahead of fellow Virginia school, Christopher Newport University. This year's battle for state supremacy seems to be once again a two team fight between the Hornets and Captains.