W&M Women's Track and Field Qualifies Three and DMR to ECAC Championships Saturday
WILLIAMSBURG - The William and Mary women's track and field team spent this weekend at a pair of meets around the state, coming away with a total of four ECAC qualifications. Friday night, several Tribe field athletes competed at the CNU Captain's Invitational, while the entire team traveled to Fairfax on Saturday for George Mason's Patriot Games.
CNU Captain's Invitational Results
Patriot Games Results
In the mile run at George Mason, senior Betsy Graney (Harper Woods, Mich.) qualified for ECACs with a personal-best effort of 4:55.12, winning the race along the way. Freshman Elaina Balouris (Allison Park, Pa.) was fourth in the race, timing 5:04.21.
The Tribe picked up a pair of ECAC qualifications in the pole vault at George Mason, as both Emily Jeremiah (Mechanicsville, Va.) and Nicole Dory (Fort Worth, Texas) tied for the top spot at a height of 3.60 meters (11-9.75). Dory continued her rapid progression in her rookie campaign, resetting the College's freshman record for the third time in four meets. She is now tied for fourth all-time indoors at W&M. It's Jeremiah's sixth consecutive season qualifying for the ECAC meet, as she's made the required height both indoors and outdoors every season since outdoors as a freshman. Friday night at CNU, Jeremiah topped the bar at 3.45m (11-3.75) to win the pole vault there as well.
Distance Medley Relay
Both Graney and Balouris returned in the DMR Saturday at GMU, leading the Tribe to victory in the race and an ECAC-qualifying time of 12:06.20. Graney led-off the team, before handing off to freshman Olivia Harding (Roanoke, Va.). Junior Avery Mattingly (Blacksburg, Va.) ran the 800m leg, and Balouris provided the anchor mile.
William and Mary returns to action in two weeks, racing at the Vince Brown Invitational in Newport News, Virginia, on February 12th.