WASHINGTON AND LEE SWEEPS ODAC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Washington and Lee's men's and women's cross country teams swept the team competitions in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships at Hagan Stone Park, hosted by Guilford College Saturday, October 29.

 

      In the men's competition, Washington and Lee clinched the team title with a score of 26, with all seven scorers finishing in the top 22 runners, including three of the top five finishers. Nathan Johnson led the way with a time of 26:05 on the eight-kilometer course. It was the second straight ODAC Championship individual title for Johnson, who ran 28:16:56 in 2004.  The Quakers finished eight out of nine teams with 233 points.  Sophomore Kevin Smith posted Guilford's best time coming in at 30:31.7.

 

      In the women's competition, Washington and Lee clinched the team title with a score of 25. Like the men, all seven scorers finished in the top 22 runners, and the Generals claimed the top two spots. Jackie Burns was the individual champion with a time of 23:47.2, 21 seconds faster than teammate Lindsay Erickson, who finished second.  The Guilford women's team finished seventh out of eight squads with 208 points.  Junior Laurie Henninger once again led the Quakers posting a time of 28:07.9.

 

Guilford Men's Results

53. Kevin Smith - 30:31.7

57. Chris Walker - 31:05.0

60. Jeremy Bante - 31:31.2

62. Matt Haselton - 31:39.8

63. Brett McDonough - 31:52.2

82. Phil Newell - 38:20.1

Guilford Women's Results

40. Laurie Henninger - 28:07.9

47. Keri Stodolski - 28:52.1

53. Emily Frenzel - 30:31.7

59. Johanna Naradzay - 32:00.5

63. Brenna Powers - 35:09.0

 

 

      Washington and Lee coaches also swept Coach of the Year honors, with John Tucker winning the men's award and Kris Hoey claiming the women's. Women's individual winner Jackie Burns took home Freshman Runner of the Year, while Lynchburg College's Ricky Flynn was a unanimous choice for the men's award.

 

      The ODAC also presented Scholar Athlete Awards to Washington and Lee's Nathan Johnson and Elizabeth Twentyman. Johnson, a senior who also won the award in 2004, has a 3.731 GPA in Math and Economics. Twentyman, a senior and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has a 3.967 GPA in Mathematics.

 

      The top 14 runners in both the men's and women's races were awarded 'All-ODAC' Honors at the conclusion of the ODAC Championships.

 

Men's All-ODAC Honors

 

First Team
1. Nathan Johnson (Washington and Lee)
2. Alex Mahoney (Washington and Lee)
3. Ricky Flynn (Lynchburg)
4. Brad O'Neil (Lynchburg)
5. Michael Welsh (Washington and Lee)
6. Eric Johnson (Roanoke)
7. Kevin Beachy (Eastern Mennonite)
 

Second Team

1. Vance Berry (Washington and Lee)
2. Brandon Spalding (Virginia Wesleyan)
3. Andrew Johnson (Washington and Lee)
4. Travis Wray (Lynchburg)
5. Andrew Friski (Washington and Lee)
6. Nathan Rittenhouse (Virginia Wesleyan)
7. Kevin Graves (Lynchburg)

 

Runner of the Year

Nathan Johnson (Washington and Lee)

 

Freshman of the Year

Ricky Flynn (Lynchburg)

 

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Nathan Johnson (Washington and Lee)

 

Coach of the Year

John Tucker (Washington and Lee)

Women's All-ODAC Honors

 

First Team
1. Jackie Burns (Washington and Lee)
2. Lindsay Erickson (Washington and Lee)
3. Meg Harnett (Roanoke)
4. Rebecca Taylor (Washington and Lee)
5. Ally Koenig (Bridgewater)
6. Kendra Nissley (Eastern Mennonite)
7. Mary Christopher (Washington and Lee)
 

Second Team

1. Deb Keiser (Eastern Mennonite)
2. Brittany Wells (Bridgewater)
3. Emily Gallagher (Roanoke)
4. Jenny Ratzel (Washington and Lee)
5. Amanda Diver (Lynchburg)
6. Kelly Archibald (Lynchburg)
7. Jen Doughman (Roanoke) 

 

Runner of the Year

Jackie Burns (Washington and Lee)

 

Freshman of the Year

Jackie Burns (Washington and Lee)

 

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Elizabeth Twentyman (Washington and Lee)

 

Coach of the Year

Kris Hoey (Washington and Lee)