LC, WLU Claim ODAC Titles
Edwards Men's Top Athlete, Yerkes, Webb Share Women's Honor
LYNCHBURG, Va. --- Lynchburg College and
Washington and Lee University came away victorious on Friday
evening in the 2009 ODAC Men and Women's Indoor Track
Championships. The Hornets ran away with the men's crown
while the Generals had enough cushion going into the final event to
hold off Roanoke College to claim the women's crown by four
Lynchburg's Brandon Edwards was tabbed as the ODAC Athlete of the Meet, and was joined by LC mentor, Dr. Jack Toms, as the ODAC Coach of the Year. Eastern Mennonite University's Michael Allen was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year while Washington and Lee's Billy Billington earned the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award in vote of the league's sports information directors.
Roanoke's Robin Yerkes and Washington and Lee's Elizabeth Webb shared the ODAC Athlete of the Meet accolades on the women's side. Webb also earned her second straight indoor ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Generals' coach Nate Hoey garnered the ODAC Coach of the Year honor, and Virginia Wesleyan College's Brooke Bogart received the ODAC Rookie of the Year award.
Going in the final women's event, Washington and Lee sat atop the standings with 114 points, eight head of Roanoke. The Maroons won the 4x400-meter relay, earning the full 10 first place points. The Generals finished third in the race, securing six more points hold a four-point edge over the previous year's champions.
To view full results of the 2009 ODAC Indoor Track Championships, click HERE. You can also visit the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.
2009 ODAC INDOOR TRACK STANDINGS AND AWARDS
1. Lynchburg - 220.5 pts.
2. Bridgewater - 78.0 pts.
3. Washington and Lee - 76.0 pts.
4. Roanoke - 39.0 pts.
5. Eastern Mennonite - 34.0 pts.
6. Virginia Wesleyan - 17.5 pts.
Athlete of the Meet: Brandon Edwards, Lynchburg
Coach of the Year: Dr. Jack Toms, Lynchburg
Rookie of the Year: Michael Allen, Eastern Mennonite
ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Billy Billington, Washington and Lee
1. Washington and Lee - 120.0 pts.
2. Roanoke - 116.0 pts.
3. Lynchburg - 110.0 pts.
4. Bridgewater - 54.0 pts.
5. Eastern Mennonite - 38.0 pts.
6. Virginia Wesleyan - 25.0 pts.
Co-Athletes of the Meet: Robin Yerkes, Roanoke; Elizabeth Webb, Washington and Lee
Rookie of the Year: Brooke Bogart, Virginia Wesleyan
Coach of the Year: Nate Hoey, Washington and Lee
ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Elizabeth Webb, Washington and Lee