Sports in Brief: October 21

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October 20, 2008

11:33 PM

Men’s Cross Country: Tribe garners sixth place in Blue Race at Pre-Nationals

The 24th-ranked College of William and Mary finished sixth in the 8000-meter Blue Race at the Pre-National Invitational, an event in Terre Haute, Ind. that splits the nation’s top teams into two races. Sophomore Patterson Wilhelm was the Tribe’s top finisher, placing 27th with a time of 24:09.8. Juniors Jon Grey and Colin Leak followed Wilhelm to the line in 29th and 39th places, respectively.

The University of Alabama finished with 89 points, placing three of its runners inside the top 10, including winner Tyson David, who finished in 23:30.1.
Women’s Cross Country: College takes 16th in White Race at Pre-Nationals Invite

Junior Emily Anderson led the Tribe women to a 16th-place finish in the 6,000-meter White Race at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.

Anderson finished 45th in 21:19.4, while classmates Meghan Burns and Kayley Byrne placed within the top 100 runners with times of 21:47.4 and 21:53.5, respectively.

Race favorite, no. 3 Florida State University, tied for first with fifth-ranked Princeton University, each team scoring 89 points.

Women’s Swimming: Radloff leads Tribe past ODU in home opener

Led by junior Katie Radloff and freshman Molly Emery, the College of William and Mary women’s swim team (1-1) scored a victory in their home opener against Old Dominion University Saturday. The Tribe won the decision by a score of 181-119.

Radloff and Emery won two individual events and a relay each. Radloff’s victory in the 50-m freestyle came with a Rec Center Pool record time of 23.62. Emery’s 1,000 free time of 10:19.18 marks the second-fastest time overall for the College.

Freshman Hailey Hewitt also scored big for the Tribe with victories in the 200 fly and 200 backstroke.

Men’s Swimming: 200 medley relay breaks record in College setback

The College of William and Mary (1-1) lost its first meet of the season in a home contest against Old Dominion University. The Tribe fell by a score of 188-112, but the 200 medley team still managed to notch an impressive performance as senior Shawn Matthews, senior Jason Brisson, sophomore Geoff Ramsdell, and junior Kevin Gallagher captured the event with a Rec Center pool record time of 1:34.27.

Men’s Tennis: Wardel, Vidal reach ITA Mideast quarterfinals

The College of William and Mary’s doubles team of junior Richard Wardell and sophomore Sebastian Vidal reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Mideast Regional this weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C. The fifth-seeded team won three matches before falling 8-6 to the fourth-seeded team of Jay Weinacker and Christian Welte of North Carolina State University. Vidal also reached the second round in the singles bracket, falling to third-seeded Guillermo Gomez of Georgia Tech in straight sets.

Women’s Tennis: Kargl wins singles title

College of William and Mary freshman Katie Kargl’s singles title in the Gary Neal “GQ” draw (Flight ‘D’) highlighted the Tribe’s weekend at the June Stewart Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. Kargl won three matches, including a 6-4, 6-2 decision over Myriam Sopel of Indiana University to earn the title. Junior Carmen Pop finished runner-up in the Edward Collins Invitational Draw (Flight ‘E’), while senior Katarina Zoricic took third in her respective draw (Flight ‘A’).

Jamison Shabanowitz contributed to this report.

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