Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spiders Open the Outdoor Season at William & Mary Tribe Open

Meaghan McGovern won the hammer throw....Last spring she qualified for the first round of the NCAA Championships in the event.

Grace Gibson before her school record of 3.25M in the Pole Vault. In her first meet of the outdoor season she broke the record set in 2004 by Cathy McClane (3.15M). Gibson now holds the Spiders indoor and outdoor records in the pole vault.

Monica Howard (43.45M) was the top collegiate thrower in the discus behind an unattached athlete. Shown here, she also placed 4th in the hammer throw (38.92M).

(L-R) Matt Mello, Meaghan McGovern, Heather Roush (winner of the Javelin Throw in a career best series with 6 throws over 41M and 5 throws over 42M) and Monica Howard during the hammer throw competition.

Monica Howard and Coach Lawson talk between throws.

Monica Howard...

X'auntasia Johnson placed 3rd in the Long Jump. With a long season in front of us, Coach Lambert elected for her to not jump in finals.

Thomas Smail in the 200M.

X'auntasia Johnson, Megan Hart and Ann O'Toole in the women's 200M.

X'auntasia Johnson, Megan Hart and Ann O'Toole in the women's 200M.

Matt Mello in the 400M.

Alyson McGonigle in her first race for the Spiders...She ran 2:22 in the 800M.

Alyson McGonigle in her first race for the Spiders...Here she is shown on the 2nd lap of the 800M.

Brennan Long also opened her Spiders career on Saturday in the 800M (2:27.69). Here she is shown taking the lead in the 1st heat of the 800M with 300M to go. Kaneesha Hollis (behind her) would win the heat, but it was still a good race by Long.

Brennan Long made the right decisions to win her heat of the 800M...and as fitness improves throughout the spring her marks will improve.

In the 3000M race freshmen, Jill Prentice and Roxanne Henningson leading the 3000M. Prentice won the event (10:06.54) and Henningson was 8th in 10:39.24.

Prentice and Henningson in the 3000M.

The start line of the women's 1500M...

Jill Prentice lines up for the 1500M where she ran 4:44.03 roughly 1 hour after winning the 3000M (10:06.54).

Prentice in the 1500M.

Coach Greg Lambert and Kelsey McKenna watch the long jump competition.

Sarah Nuttycomb in the long jump.

Thomas Smail in the 400M.
School Record, Three Wins At T&F Outdoor Opener
Successful day for the Spiders at the Tribe Invitational.

March 20, 2011
by KC Rismiller


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Grace Gibson set a school record in the pole vault, while Heather Roush, Jill Prentice, and Meagan McGovern captured first-place as the Spiders kicked-off the outdoor track & field season on Saturday at the Tribe Invitational. The meet was held at Zable Stadium on the campus of William & Mary.

"Today was a good start to our outdoor season," said men's head coach Steve Taylor. "Our men and women competed hard and with purpose. It was fun to watch many of our freshmen, several who have not competed for our program yet this year and our upperclassmen who showed their leadership."

Freshman Grace Gibson placed fifth and set a school record in the pole vault (3.25m-10'08"). Her mark broke the previous 2004 record of 3.15m set by Cathy McClane.

Redshirt-senior Heather Roush clinched first in the javelin throw with a career best series - six throws over 40m. Her winning throw reached 42.91m, ranking 23rd best throw in the NCAA this season. Roush also placed third in the discus and was the second collegiate athlete with her throw of 43.01m (141'01").

Freshman Jill Prentice came in first-place in the 3K with a time of 10:06.54. One hour later she placed seventh in the 1,500m race with a time of 4:44.0.

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