Monday, April 23, 2012

Spiders Busy Weekend at 2012 Mt SAC Relays, Princeton and CNU

VIDEO PLAYLIST from 2012 Mt SAC Relays

Our teams were split this past weekend between the Mt SAC Relays in Walnut, CA...the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, NJ and the CNU Invitational in Newport News, VA...Here are our results:
Jason Skipper (JR) and Liz Schinski (SO) were victorious this weekend
for the Spiders.
Underclassmen Strong as Spiders Wrap up Weekend

Friday, April 20, 2012

Richmond's Gibson Sets New School Mark at 2012 George Mason Invite

Courtesy:Richmond Athletics 
FAIRFAX, Va. - The Richmond track & field squads turned in a number of strong showings, including a school-record performance by sophomore Grace Gibson, at Saturday's Mason Invitational in Fairfax, Va.

After equaling her own program mark in the pole vault at the Fred Hardy Invitational two weeks ago, Gibson (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) completed the feat with a new school-record jump of 3.45 meters to tie for seventh in the event.

Senior Meaghan McGovern (North Kingston, R.I./North Kingston) had another fine finish in the hammer throw, turning in a season-best toss of 55.70 meters to conclude the event as the top collegian and in second overall.

Richmond's McGovern, Mannon Make Away with Wins at 2012 Colonial Relays

Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Senior Meaghan McGovern and sophomore Alli Mannon each came away with wins to highlight action for the Spiders at William and Mary's Colonial Relays this weekend.
McGovern (North Kingston, R.I./North Kingston) opened the meet with a top finish in the women's hammer throw on Thursday. The senior, who is just one week removed from setting a new meet and facility record at the Fred Hardy Invitational, turned in a toss of 51.82 meters (170') to win the event by more than two meters over Delaware's second-place finisher.

Mannon (Litiz, Pa./Warwick) followed McGovern's lead in the 3,000 meters, which she won with a time of 9:57.84 as one of two runners to record sub-10 minute times. Classmate Elizabeth Schinski (Geneseo, N.Y./Geneseo) crossed the line in 10:14.80 to secure a seventh-place finish.

Also earning a top-three finish this weekend was senior Nicol Traynor (Basking Ridge, N.J./Basking Ridge), who captured third in the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase with a time of 10:17.88. Newcomer Alli Stapleton (Commack, N.Y./Commack) finished 17th in 11:25.00.

Richmond's 2012 Fred Hardy Invitational (March 29-30)

Both days of the 2012 Fred Hardy Invitational were streamed live on SpiderTV. Links to both day's video streams along with a complete timeline detailing each event's and interview's start time in relation to the video stream can be found below

Spiders Wrap Up Rainy Day in Williamsburg

Spiders Wrap Up Rainy Day in Williamsburg
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Richmond men's and women's track & field squads completed their second meet of the outdoor season on Saturday with what was a consistently rainy affair at William and Mary's Tribe Invite in Williamsburg.

Sophomore Sean Livesey (Philadelphia, Pa./Devon Preparatory School) locked up his first-ever top finish in the javelin, recording a toss of 45.68 meters (149'10") to capture the event.

Senior Meaghan McGovern (North Kingston, R.I./North Kingston) continued her strong start to the season in the hammer throw, hurling the hammer a distance of 46.90 meters (153'10") to take third in the event.


Spiders Track & Field Wraps Up 2012 Rams Invitational

Spiders Track & Field Wraps Up Rams Invitational
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond track & field teams wrapped up their outdoor season-opener on Saturday at the Rams Invitational at VCU's Sport Backers Stadium.

Senior Meaghan McGovern won the Women's Hammer Throw with a season best opener of 54.51 meters (178'10").
Sophomore Grace Gibson tied her own school record with 3.40 meters (11'2") in the Women's Pole Vault; placing second. In the Men's Pole Vault, senior Devin Cassels placed second with a distance of 4.20 meters (13'9").


Spider SR Cassels Collects Academic All-Conference Honors

Cassels Collects Academic All-Conference Honors
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Senior Devin Cassels was one of ten men selected to the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Academic All-Conference team by the conference office on Tuesday. Cassels' selection is his first, and with it he becomes the fourth Spider in three years to earn the illustrious league honor.

"Devin is an exceptional student-athlete who works hard each day to achieve the goals he's set for himself," said head men's coach Steve Taylor. "He excels in both areas and is equally impressive in both. He holds the second-highest pole vault mark in school history and with his academic performance led our men's team to the highest track & field team GPA in the nation last year. He's very deserving of this honor and a great ambassador for our program."