ODAC Indoor Track News Archive

2018-19 ODAC Indoor Track News


December 10, 2018
A combination of gearing down some for the holidays and hefty winter storm over the weekend left us one sport shy in this week's report, but those that did compete put together some stellar performances. Those earning ODAC weekly honors included (pictured from left and top): Maria Vinson from Roanoke women's swimming, Austin Wrighten from Lynchburg men's basketball, Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, Shamyra Wilkerson from Shenandoah track, Curtis Dudley and Jaylyn Lane from Virginia Wesleyan track, and Jason White from SU track.

December 3, 2018
Indoor track opened its schedule with several events this weekend, doubling the amount of weekly honors for this report. Those earning ODAC weekly honors included (pictured from left and top): DJ Petty from Randolph men's track, Maddie Van Aken from Lynchburg women's track, Grant Amoateng from Eastern Mennonite men's track, Austin Wrighten from Lynchburg men's basketball, Megan Horn from Washington and Lee women's basketball, Danny Lynch and Emily Hageboeck from W&L swimming, and Kaitlyn Johnson from Lynchburg women's track.

September 13, 2018
Guilford College Athletics Director Sue Bower appointed Marty Owens as the Quakers’ first director of cross country and track and field Thursday. Owens comes to Guilford after completing 15 years as the head cross country and head track and field coach at Susquehanna University.

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2017-18 ODAC Indoor Track News


March 10, 2018
For the second straight season, ODAC athletes will bring back a handful's worth of All-American honors from the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships. The conference's contingent of seven competitors collected five top-eight finishes over two days of action in Birmingham, Ala.

March 7, 2018
Seven student-athletes from ODAC member schools will carry the league's banner at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. Standouts from five schools will make the trip to Birmingham, Ala., for two days of competition on March 9-10 at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

February 25, 2018
It came down to the wire on the men's side of the ledger, but by Sunday's end the same two schools stood at the top of the podum for the second straight year after 32 events at the 2018 ODAC Indoor Track Championships. Bridgewater College captured its fifth straight women's crown, while Washington and Lee University collected 33 points over the final two events to win by four points over Bridgewater and secure its second men's title in as many seasons.

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2016-17 ODAC Indoor Track News


June 8, 2017
For the second straight year, Washington and Lee University and Eastern Mennonite University feature in the ODAC's highest scholar-athlete honors. Generals' women's tennis star Brooke Donnelly is joined by Royals' men's track & field and cross country standout Tyler Denlinger as the winners of the 2017 Marjorie Berkley and Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Awards, as selected by the ODAC Board of Directors.

March 16, 2017
Having already been named the indoor National Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), Amber Celen has also earned the Outstanding Performer of the Meet Award for the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships.

March 11, 2017
The five athletes representing the ODAC and their respective schools at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships have done much more than just show up in Naperville, Ill. Each standout has earned at least one All-American award thru nearly two days of competition at the Res Rec Center at North Central College.

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2015-16 ODAC Indoor Track News


June 6, 2016
Eastern Mennonite University and Washington and Lee University added to their awards quota for the 2015-16 season as the ODAC Board of Directors announced the annual winners of the top scholar-athlete awards in the conference. Royals' cross country and track & field star Hannah Chappell-Dick was selected as the Marjorie Berkley Award winner, while Generals' tennis standout Michael Holt was tabbed for the Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Award.

June 6, 2016
Dr. Finn Pincus, who just completed his 25th year as head coach of the Roanoke College Cross Country and Track & Field programs, announced Monday that he is retiring. Pincus will remain as a part-time assistant coach for the cross country programs through the end of the 2016 season. Roanoke Director of Athletics Scott Allison said a search for a new Director of Cross Country and Track & Field will begin immediately.

March 13, 2016
Four of the six athletes from ODAC member schools took home All-American honors at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend. Bridgewater sprinter Amber Celen, Eastern Mennonite and Virginia Wesleyan mid-distance runners Hannah Chappell-Dick and Marissa Coombs, and Washington and Lee jumper Dana Lee each garnered honors following competition at the Bear Athletic Center at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

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2014-15 ODAC Indoor Track News


August 20, 2015
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2014-15 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams in each of the 17 winter and spring sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the sixth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.

June 8, 2015
Washington and Lee University collected its 20th and 21st season-ending conference accolades as the ODAC Board of Directors announced its top two individual student-athlete awards on Monday. Generals' track & field athlete Jillian Katterhagen was recognized as the Marjorie Berkley Award recipient, men's tennis player Christopher Hu took home the Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Award.

March 14, 2015
Three of the six athletes representing ODAC schools earned All-American status as competing in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C., over the past two days. Eastern Mennonite University's Hannah Chappell-Dick was joined by Washington and Lee University's Ian McDonald and Dana Lee in garnering All-America nods at JDL Fast Track.

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2013-14 Indoor Track News


June 17, 2014
Washington and Lee University track & field standouts Dana Lee and Zander Tallman earned the conference's top track awards on Tuesday as the duo were tabbed the ODAC Track & Field Athletes of the Year. The Generals' stars are on opposite ends of their collegiate careers with Tallman recently graduating and Lee completing her first campaign in Lexington.

June 2, 2014
One school received its record 19th season-ending individual honor while the other earned just its second such prize as the ODAC Board of Directors announced its top two individual student-athlete awards on Monday. Washington and Lee University cross country and track star Annelise Madison was recognized as the Marjorie Berkley Award recipient, while Guilford College baseball standout John Macon Smith took home the Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Award.

April 10, 2014
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2013-14 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of the fall and winter sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fifth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.

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2012-13 Indoor Track News


June 11, 2013
Roanoke College standout Carmen Graves and Virginia Wesleyan College star Randy Lott were named the 2013 ODAC Track & Field Athletes of the Year in a vote of the league's head coaches. The recently graduated Graves earns the conference's top track distinction for the third straight season, while Lott secures his first best-in-sport honor heading into his senior campaign.

April 4, 2013
Five student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2012-13 ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedules. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 23 sponsored sports.

March 11, 2013
Roanoke College senior Carmen Graves added to her personal trophy case with her fourth All-American award at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships over the weekend. She placed second in the 800-meter dash, breaking the facility record twice during prelim and finals competition.

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2011-12 Indoor Track News


July 6, 2012
A pair of familiar and highly decorated student-athletes collected the final athletic awards of the 2011-12 campaign. Roanoke's Carmen Graves and Lynchburg's James Bell were named the ODAC Track & Field Athletes of the Year for the second straight season. Bell earned the honor outright in 2011 while Graves shared her accolade with LC’s Jessica Gibbs a year ago.

June 5, 2012
A pair of Maroons earned the conference's top awards in a vote of the ODAC Board of Directors at the annual league meetings last week. Roanoke College women's track athlete Sarah Witt was recognized as the Marge Berkley Award winner, while golfer Brandon Ketron was tabbed the winner of the Doc Jopson Award.

April 10, 2012
Randolph College will be increasing its sports sponsorship by four beginning in 2013-14, as announced by the College on Tuesday. The WildCats will begin preparations for new programs in men's and women's indoor track as well as men's and women's outdoor track & field. The four sports increase Randolph's total sponsorship to 17 sports.

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2010-11 Indoor Track News


June 23, 2011
Lynchburg's James Bell (pictured) was joined by fellow Hornet Jessica Gibbs and Roanoke's Carmen Graves in being named the ODAC Men's and Women's Track & Field Athletes of the Year. All three competed in the NCAA Championships last month in Delaware, Ohio, and were standout performers throughout the ODAC season.

June 10, 2011
Three student-athletes earned the conference's top awards in a vote of the ODAC Board of Directors at the annual league meetings earlier this week. W&L's Greg Kurkis was recognized as the Doc Jopson Award winner. BC's Christina Rhodes and W&L's Emmy Mathews will share the Marge Berkely Award., marking the first tie in Berkely Award history.

March 30, 2011
Five student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2011 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.

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2009-10 Indoor Track News


June 17, 2010
The postseason awards continued to roll in for a pair of the conference’s most successful spring athletes as the ODAC track & field coaches voted on their sport’s top athletes of the 2010 campaign. Bridgewater senior Courtney Hartman and fellow senior Ricky Flynn from Lynchburg were named the 2010 ODAC Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Year.

April 27, 2010
Six student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2010 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.

April 27, 2010
Just three days after leading his Lynchburg outdoor men’s track & field team to the 2010 ODAC Championship and earning conference Coach of the Year honors, head men’s cross country and track and field coach Dr. Jack Toms announced his retirement Tuesday from coaching, effective at the end of the season. He will remain as the director of athletics at the school.

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2008-09 Indoor Track News


June 29, 2009
Washington and Lee seniors Becca Taylor and Elizabeth Webb have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team as selected by CoSIDA. Both Taylor and Webb were tabbed to the third team.

May 1, 2009
Junior sprinter Robin Yerkes has added another trophy to her resume by becoming the 2009 USTFCCCA South/Southeast Region Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.

April 29, 2009
Washington and Lee cross country and track & field athlete Elizabeth Webb has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. The award is a $7,500 scholarship for academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.

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2007-08 Indoor Track News


December 17, 2007
Lynchburg College received five first place nods and a total of 34 points to edge out Bridgewater College by four points in the 2007 ODAC Men’s Indoor Track Coaches’ Poll. The Eagles picked up the remaining first place vote and tallied 30 overall votes in the annual coaches’ survey.

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2006-07 Indoor Track News


February 23, 2008
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has seen only two schools win championships in women’s indoor track and field with Lynchburg College leading the class with eight titles while Roanoke College has collected four championships in the 12 years of competition.

February 23, 2007
In 2007, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference has seen a dynasty in Lynchburg College. Head Coach Jack Toms has seen his indoor track and field team win nine consecutive ODAC titles and 20 overall throughout history. The preseason poll as voted on by the coaches has the Hornets looking for an unprecedented 21st victory.

November 30, 2006
Both of last season’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) indoor track and field champions return solid squads this winter, leading to early predictions of a pair of back-to-back titles. Lynchburg College, the 2006 men’s champion, and last year’s women’s title winner, Roanoke College, earned top billing in the annual ODAC Indoor Track and Field Preseason Coaches Polls. The Hornets picked up four first place votes among the men’s coaches while the Maroons garnered all six top tallies for the women.

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