Nicole Dory Ties Freshman Vault Record as W&M Track Opens Indoor Season at CNU
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The William and Mary women's track and field team began its indoor season Sunday at the CNU Holiday Open, and came away with a freshman record, two wins, and nearly its first ECAC qualification of the winter.
Dual-Meet Scoring Against ECU
Dual-Meet Scoring Against VCU
Freshman Nicole Dory (Fort Worth, Texas) was impressive in her collegiate debut, tying the Tribe's freshman indoor record in the pole vault with her clearance at 3.35 meters (10-11.75). She tied the record previously set by Robyn Ramirez '04 and Nicole Kazuba '10, and is tied for ninth all-time on the school's indoor lists. Senior Emily Jeremiah (Mechanicsville, Va.) also cleared the bar at 3.35m, and won the event by needing fewer attempts to make the bar.
Another freshman was also turning in a great performance on the track, as Kathleen Lautzenheiser (Midlothian, Va.) continued her momentum from a strong cross country season to win the 3,000m in 9:59.54. Her time was only six-tenths of a second off of the ECAC qualifying standard, and led a Tribe sweep of the top six spots in the event. Megan Fitzpatrick (Ashburn, Va.) was second in 10:17.11, with Sara Lasker (Fredericksburg, Va.) close behind in 10:17.79. Freshman Lanie Smith (Reston, Va.) donned the Green and Gold for the first time and took fourth in 10:31.65, and Avery Mattingly (Blacksburg, Va.) was fifth in 10:36.47.
Also of note on the day was junior Brittany Sevachko (Centreville, Va.), taking second in the mile with a time of 5:14.54.
William and Mary gets to take the next month off for exams and holidays, but will return to action on January 14th when the Tribe takes part in the Georgetown Hoya Invitational.