Friday, June 29, 2012

Spider Alum Rechel Set to Compete in 2012 World University Games Triathlon

Julie Rechel (UR '11), showing her record setting 10K form
while competing for the Richmond Spiders,
 is in Taiwan for the 2012 World University Games Triathlon
Follow former Richmond distance star, Julie Rechel (UR'11) as she competes in the World University Games Triathlon in Taipei, Taiwan. The Spider 10K record holder is 1 of 3 athletes representing the U.S. Follow here as she updates us through her daily blog...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Richmond's Traynor Concludes Career in NCAA National Semifinals

Traynor Concludes Career in National Semifinals
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics

Nicol Traynor
DES MOINES, Iowa - Senior Nicol Traynor capped off her illustrious collegiate career on Wednesday in the Semifinal Round of the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.

Coming off an ankle injury suffered in May's NCAA Preliminary Round, Traynor (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) clocked a time of 10:36.16 to finish 11th in her heat and 21st overall.

After earning Second Team All-America honors with her 11th-place showing in the 3k Steeple a year ago, she now concludes her career having qualified for two consecutive National Semifinals and having made three overall NCAA Championship appearances in her four outdoor seasons as a Spider.

McGovern & Traynor at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Meaghan McGovern (Hammer Throw) and Nicol Traynor (3K Steeplechase)
will compete in the first round of the NCAA Championships this weekend. 
Track & Field Tandem Set for Final NCAA Prelims
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics 

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Seniors Meaghan McGovern and Nicol Traynor have arrived with the Richmond Track & Field coaching staff in sunny Jacksonville, Fla., where they will make the final NCAA East Preliminary Round appearances of their decorated careers this weekend. The meet is scheduled to run from Thursday through Saturday at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium.