ECAC Qualification, Freshman Record Mark Georgetown Hoya Invitational for W&M Women's Track and Field
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The William and Mary women's track and field team resumed the indoor season Friday, after five weeks of training and holidays. The Tribe returned to the track at the Georgetown Hoya Invitational, and collected its first ECAC qualification and second freshman record of the year.
In the 3,000m run, senior Betsy Graney (Harper Woods, Mich.) cruised to an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:57.27, and finished fourth overall. Graney also qualified in the 3,000m last winter, and is a two-time All-East runner both outdoors (3,000m steeplechase) and in cross country. Junior Sara Lasker (Fredericksburg, Va.) finished fifth overall, crossing the line in 10:24.89.
In the pole vault, freshman Nicole Dory (Fort Worth, Texas) flew past the freshman record she tied last month and won the event with a vault of 3.45 meters (11-3.75). The clearance was four inches above the previous record, which she shared with Nicole Kazuba '10 and Robyn (Ramirez) Eicholtz '03. Dory nows ranks sixth all-time indoors in the pole vault.
Dory also turned in an all-time performance in the triple jump, leaping 11.19m (36-8.5) in her first collegiate effort to take second overall. That lifts Dory up the record listing to eighth all-time, just behind junior Lynnie Bresnahan (Orange, Va.) who finished third on the day with a jump of 10.77m (35-4).
In the 60m hurdles, freshman Kiah Zaremba (Fredericksburg, Va.) recorded her first top-five finish with a time of 10.36 seconds, finishing fourth overall.
The Tribe was also represented in the mile run, where junior Avery Mattingly (Blacksburg, Va.) chopped more than five seconds from her career best to time 5:24.11 and take fifth overall.
William and Mary returns to the track in two weeks with a pair of meets at the end of the month. Parts of the squad will head to Newport News to take part in the CNU Captain's Invitational on Friday and Saturday, January 28-29, while the rest of the team will be in Fairfax on that Saturday for George Mason's Patriot Games.