Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Richmond Track & Field Announces 2010-11 Year End Awards

The University of Richmond announced its 2010-11 year end awards for men’s and women’s cross country and track & field this past fall.  During the 2010-11 year the Spiders programs continued to make great progress and improvement with 5 All-American honorees, 10 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Qualifiers, a 24th place at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors for the 9th consecutive year in M&W XC and M&W T&F, and the men's T&F team receiving recognition for achieving the highest GPA in the nation.  Here are some of the top awards Richmond student-athletes earned during the 2010-11 cross country and track & field season’s….  

2010 CROSS COUNTRY Awards:   
Richmond's lead pack at the
2010 Atlantic 10 Conference Championships.

All-American 3KSC runner-Andrew Benford

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spiders Post Records in 2012 Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships

Stephanie Paradis and Alyson McGonigle in the 800M Trails...
Below are a couple article links from UR Sports Information and several photos by Mike Scott detailing our team’s success at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Championships.  The meet was hosted by URI on their 200M flat track within Mackel Fieldhouse.  

NOTES:  Congratulations to Spider Nicol Traynor who ran 2nd fastest 3K in the NCAA for this weekend. Her A10 meet record setting time on a flat track (9:32.20) converts to 9:29.20# for the NCAA DI rankings... 

Also, Spiders Women's Distance Medley Relay (Alli Mannon-SO, Taylor Clevinger-FR, Stephanie Paradis-JR, Nicol Traynor-SR) ran the 5th fastest time in the NCAA for this weekend. Their A10 meet record run of 11:39.03 on a flat track converts to 11:35.13# for the purpose of NCAA rankings.

Spiders Preview for 2012 Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships

Ryan Lee and Nicol Traynor look forward to the
2012 A10 Indoor Championships.
Spiders Set for A-10 Indoors This Weekend
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics


UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond men's and women's track & field teams travel northward this weekend for the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships in Kingston, R.I. The two-day meet, hosted by Rhode Island, is set to begin on Friday at 9 a.m. in the Rams' Mackal Field House with day two action also scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

Final Meet Before 2012 A-10 Indoor Championships

Meaghan McGovern won the Weight Throw in a personal best
at CNU while many team members were in
New York City for the New Balance Games.
Spiders Complete Final Conference Tune-Ups
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

NEW YORK CITY/NEWPORT NEWS,VA- At the New Balance Collegiate, junior Stephanie Paradiscame out strong to win her Women's 800 Meters heat with a time of 2:16.07. Paradis returned to the track to team up with freshman Taylor Clevinger and sophomores Alyson McGonigle and Alli Mannon in the 4x800 Meter Relay. The foursome would turn in a fourth-place finish with a time of 8:57.30 and break a 30-year old school record of 8:57.44 set in 1982 by Josephine White, Betsy Spillman, Alsyon Hendricks and Melissa Mullet.

Local Runners Setting The Pace At Richmond-Via The Mechanicsville Local

Amanda Lineberry and Taylor Clevinger are now teammates for the Spiders. Below is an feature article from the Mechanicsville Local Newspaper on February 7, 2012. 
Published: February 07, 2012 

By Charlie Leffler
As middle-distance and cross country runners for Hanover and Lee-Davis, Taylor Clevinger and Amanda Lineberry faced off in both cross country and track early in their high school careers. As such, the pair, who are separated by a year in age, were friendly but not exactly friends. “We knew each other but we were also competitors,” Lineberry said. “She was in my district so I was racing against her for that district title in the 800 every season. We didn’t really hang out or anything but we were friendly competitors."

That can no longer be said as now the two are training partners, friends and teammates at the University of Richmond.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spiders Compete in 2012 Navy and George Mason Indoor Invitationals

Clevinger, McGonigle and Paradis after the 800M
Our women and men split this weekend (January 28, 2012).  The U.S. Naval Academy hosted a women's only running events meet (without field events), while George Mason hosted their annual Patriot Games Invitational.  We had a great weekend as our team continues to knock the rust off their competition shoes.  Below you will find links to press releases on both meets and a release on freshman Taylor Clevinger earning Rookie of the Week honors for the Atlantic 10 Conference.