ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week Archive

2018-19 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


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2017-18 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 16, 2018
Celen, a senior from Townsend, Del., took the track for the first time during the outdoor season at the Doc Jopson Invitational and promptly posted a pair of nationally top-10 ranked sprints. Celen won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.18 seconds, but it was her preliminary time of 12.09 seconds that moved her into sixth place in NCAA Division III and second on the ODAC table. Her name looks down upon the rest of the conference sprinters in the 200-meter dash after winning that event with a time of 24.95 seconds. That time slots ninth in the country. Celen also took a turn in the 4x100-meter relay, helping BC to first in the race and second in the ODAC at 49.38 seconds. She also competed in one field event, placing second overall at 5.40 meters (17-8.75) in the long jump. That is second-longest in the league and 44th in the country.

April 16, 2018
Adams, a senior from Chesapeake, Va., competed four times at Bridgewater's Doc Jopson Invitational in a pair of field events and two track disciplines. Adams registered NCAA Division III top-30 marks in both the pole vault and triple jump, either taking over or strengthening her hold on the top spot in the ODAC in each. She won the pole vault at 3.53 meters (11-7.00), which ranks 24th in the country and tops the conference table by nearly a foot. She added a victory in the triple jump at 11.37 meters (37-3.75). That is #1 in the ODAC by nearly a half-meter and slots 27th in the Division III. On the track, Adams finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at 1:02.41, and helped the Eagles win the 4x100-meter relay in 49.38 seconds. That is the second-fastest 4x100 time in the ODAC this season.

April 16, 2018
Faint, a senior from Winchester, Va., again has his blistering speed on display with a pair of ODAC top-five performances in the sprints and hurdles at two separate meets over the weekend. He opened with the 400-meter dash at the Doc Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater. He won the event at 49.72 seconds, just missing his own personal-record despite marking his fastest showing in the event this season. That time ranks fifth on the ODAC season chart. Faint then traveled a bit farther to the George Mason Spring Invitational to compete in his bread-and-butter event, the 400-meter hurdles. He stood atop the podium for the second time on the weekend with a time of 52.12 seconds. That is second only this season to his previous ODAC-best and nationally second-ranked mark of 51.89 seconds. In fact, is 52.12-second performance is still better than the time currently ranked third in NCAA Division III.

April 16, 2018
Amoateng, a junior from Bristow, Va., continued his strong season in the jumps with four strong performances across two meets over the weekend. Amoateng opened at the Doc Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater College. He won the triple jump at 13.96 meters (45-9.75), which ranks lower than only his personal season-best marks on the ODAC triple jump lists. He added a leap of 6.49 meters (21-3.50) to place second in the long jump. Then at the George Mason Spring Invitational, Amoateng exploded for a bounding leap of 14.71 meters (48-3.25) in the triple jump to place third overall in the large Divsion I dominated meet. That mark is sixth best in NCAA Division III, tops in the ODAC by more than three feet this season, and ranks as his new personal-best. He also improved his long jump from the previous day to 6.55 meters (21-6.00), placing third in the event. He season-high in that event is 6.79 meters (22-3.50).

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2016-17 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 17, 2017
Coombs, a junior from Newton, N.J., strengthened her hold on the ODAC's top time in the 1,500-meter run at the New Captains Classic and Combined Events at Christopher Newport University. Coombs finished fourth overall in the event with a time of 4:33.15 to top the ODAC ranks by nearly four seconds. That time is also fifth in NCAA Division III.

April 17, 2017
Stanton, a senior from Papillion, Neb., won the pole vault competition at the WildCat Invitational over the weekend. She matched her season-high by clearing 3.55 meters (11' 7.75"). Entering the ODAC Championships, she owns the conference's best mark by nearly a foot.

April 17, 2017
Strehler, a senior from Moseley, Va., put together a school-record breaking performance in the 10,000-meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic. Strehler broke his own record by over 30-seconds, placing 22nd overall and sixth in a heavy Division III invitation field with a time of 30:19.60. That is the top time in the ODAC by nearly three minutes and ranks ninth in NCAA Division III.

April 17, 2017
Truman, a senior from Richmond, Va., continued his strong season in the long jump at the WildCat Invitational. He wont the event with a leap of 6.89 meters (22' 7.25"), which would rank third on the ODAC chart had he not already tied atop the conference's long jump list (7.03m) earlier this season. Truman enters the ODAC Championships tied as the #1 seed in the long jump and solo #1 in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.

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2015-16 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 18, 2016
Celen, a sophomore from Townsend, Del., ran three times at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational, finishing second in both sprints. In the 100-meter dash, Celen chimed in at 0:12.17, which ranks second to her own ODAC top time (12.14 sec.) and would slot 15th nationally. She did one better in the 200-meter dash, establishing the conference's season-best time at 0:24.75. That sits #7 in NCAA Division III. Celen also helped the Eagles 4x400-meter relay team set a program season-best mark in 4:10.26.

April 18, 2016
Senger, a junior from Bumpass, Va., picks up her second weekly award after throwing well at the New Captains Classic at CNU. Senger highlighted her performance by strengthening her hold on the ODAC's top mark in the discus, tossing the apparatus 42.26 meters to finish second overall. That mark also ranks 22nd in NCAA Division III. She whipped the hammer 39.13 meters and added throws of 26.98 meters in the javelin and 10.33 meters in the shot put.

April 18, 2016
Womack, a freshman from Roanoke, Va., competed three times at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational and put himself atop the ODAC charts in the 200-meter dash. Womack recorded a time of 0:21.77, which placed second overall and stands as the 20th fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. He also helped BC in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays, which stopped the watches at 0:42.85 and 3:19.66, respectively.

April 18, 2016
Robertson, a junior from Norfolk, Va., won the hammer throw and came in fifth in the shot put at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational on Saturday. He won the hammer with a throw of 47.82 meters, and he registered a toss of 14.39 meters in the shot put. The throw in the hammer was a new collegiate best for Robertson and is the best in the ODAC this season. The mark in the shot put was a season-best and is the second-best toss in the conference.

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2015 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 13, 2015
Chappell-Dick, a junior from Bluffton, Ohio, put herself in the national spotlight for the second straight week. She was the only NCAA Division III athlete in the 800-meter run field at the Mason Spring Invitational, and she promptly finished ninth overall and broke her own Eastern Mennonite record with a time of 2:11.36. Her time not only tops the ODAC seasonal charts by nearly seven seconds, but it also ranks fourth in the country.

April 13, 2015
Martin, a freshman from Winston-Salem, N.C., put together a strong day at the Aggie Invitational hosted by North Carolina A&T. He was the top NCAA Division III finisher in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 10.94. That sits seconds on the ODAC's charts this season. He was the second D3 finisher in the 200-meter dash in 22.21, which took over the lead on the conference's seasonal list. He and his teammates also posted a time of 44.44 in the 4x100-meter relay.

April 6, 2015
Chappell-Dick, a junior from Bluffton, Ohio, etched her name in the ODAC record book following two impressive showings at two separate meets this weekend. At the Colonial Relays, Chappell-Dick set a new ODAC a standard in the 1,500-meter run, posting a time of 4:32.54 seconds to snap a record own by former Roanoke standout Carmen Graves (3:32.83). Chappell-Dick's time not only is #1 in the ODAC, but it is currently the top time in NCAA Division III. At the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, Chappell-Dick ws the top D-III finisher and third overall in the 800-meter run in 2:16.94. That is the top time in the ODAC and 22nd in the country this season.

April 6, 2015
Truman, a sophomore from Richmond, Va., not only moved to the top of the ODAC ranks but catapulted himself into the nation's top-10 after a strong showing in the long jump at the Liberty College Invitational. Truman leapt 7.02 meters (23' 0.5") to finish third overall and first among NCAA Division III competition. His mark tops the ODAC long jump ranks -- nearly two feet longer than the next farthest leap --- and sits seventh in the country.

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2014 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 14, 2014
Lee, a freshman from Nasville, Tenn., competed in four events at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational and took over the ODAC's top spot on the seasonal charts in two events. Lee made plenty of noise with a leap of 5.64 meters (18' 6.0") to win the long jump and tie for eighth in NCAA Division III. It also bettered her own ODAC season-best mark and set new W&L and meet records in the process. She went on to finish second in the triple jump at 10.91 meters (35' 9.5") and eighth in both the 100 meter (12.82 sec.) and 200-meter (26.11 sec.) dashes. Her time in the 200m is the best in the ODAC this season.

April 14, 2014
Tallman, a senior from Grand Blanc, Mich., competed in four events at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational and snapped a pair of Washington and Lee records along the way. His first mark came in his first attempt at the 800-meter run this season as he set a new ODAC best time and broke a 35-year old Generals' record with a time of 1:52.68. It also ranks ninth in the country. Tallman competed in one individual event, posting a time of 10.84 seconds in the 100-meter dash. That ranks third in the ODAC this season. He went on to compete in both the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays, setting another W&L record in the former. He and his teammates crossed the line in an ODAC-leading time of 41.61 seconds, which is eighth in the NCAA Division III. The Generals' 4x400-meter team came in at 3:19.37, second in the ODAC only to their own previous-best time of 3:19.02.

April 7, 2014
Mohlmann, a junior from Annandale, Va., competed in the 400-meter hurdles and the heptathlon at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational. She placed third in the heptathlon with 4,323 points in a field dominated by non-Division III competitors. She moved into the top-five in several events thru the competition, including the top spot in the 100-meter hurldes with a time of 15.53 seconds. On the ODAC charts, she's now tied for second in the high jump (4' 11.75"), tied for fourth in the long jump (16' 6.0") and fifth in the 800-meter run (2:24.34) She's also fourth in the 400-meter hurldes after placing third at Liberty in 1:09.95.

April 7, 2014
Martindell, a senior from Nokesville, Va., put together a pair of strong performances in the hurdles at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational. He won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.12 seconds, taking over the top spot in the ODAC. That time also ranks 27th in NCAA Division III. He followed that by placing fourth in the 400-meter hurldes in 56.83 seconds. That time sits fourth on the conference's seasonal list.

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2013 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 15, 2013
Graves, a senior from Christiansburg, Va., continues to add her name to the top of the ODAC seasonal performance list and the ODAC record book. At the Sea Ray Relays at the University of Tennessee, Graves set a new conference best time in the 800-meter dash in 2:09.3, her first running of the event outdoors this season. That time is 5.03 seconds faster than the next best time in the league, and currently ranks second in the country, just 0.11 seconds short of the top position. Graves also joined teammates Alease Kinney, Jessica Mejia and Alexis Janney in setting a new ODAC record in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:53.21. It eclipsed the previous record of 3:54.65 set by Graves and teammates in 2010. It is also ranked fourth in the country. She currently owns ODAC top times in three individual events (800m, 1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase) and is ranked in the top-10 nationally in all three.

April 15, 2013
Tallman, a junior from Grand Blanc, Mich., posted a new ODAC time top in a pair of events at the Johnson C. Smith Invitational. He placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.93, which is 1.24 seconds faster than the next ranked runner in the ODAC. That time is also tied for fourth in the country. Tallman also joined teammates Parker Howard, Dillon Myers and Thomas Dunbar in the 4x400-meter dash. Tallman ran the anchor leg to help the team to a third place finish with a new ODAC top time of 3:20.05. That ranks 21st in the country. Tallman also ran the 100-meter dash at the meeting, posting a personal season-best time of 11.27 seconds.

April 8, 2013
Graves, a senior from Christiansburg, Va., competed in both the Duke Invitational and the Liberty College Invitational. The change in venue did not affect Graves’ performances as the multiple All-American set a pair of ODAC top times and broke two ODAC records. At Duke on Friday evening, Graves ran 4:32.80 in the 1,500-meter run to place fifth overall, eclipsing the previous ODAC record set by Washington and Lee’s Elizabeth Webb (4:37.90) in 2008. Graves’ time is fourth in the country. At Liberty on Saturday, Graves won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:59.02, taking over the ODAC’s top spot by more than 30 seconds and the ODAC record time of 11:22.19 established by W&L’s Becca Taylor in 2009. Saturday’s run was only the second time she’s ever competed in the steeplechase. Her time ranks sixth in NCAA Division III this season.

April 8, 2013
Cason, a junior from Clemmons, N.C., set a new ODAC record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Duke Invitational over the weekend. Cason place sixth in the 29-man field with a time of 9:18.71, eclipsing the time of 9:19.21 set for Nathan Johnson from Washington and Lee in 2005. Cason’s time tops the ODAC seasonal ranks and is currently seventh in NCAA Division III.

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2012 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 16, 2012
Graves, a junior from Christiansburg, Va., made plenty of noise in her spring debut at the Sea Ray Relays hosted by the University of Tennessee. She ran in the featured "Showcase 800-meter Race" against several top ranked NCAA Division I runners and professional athletes. She placed 8th overall, breaking her own ODAC and Roanoke records with a time of 2:08.51, more than nine seconds faster than the next closest runner in the ODAC seasonal rankings. Her time is also the best in NCAA Division III this season by over a 1.5 seconds.

April 16, 2012
Nafziger, a sophomore from Harrisonburg, Va., tried his hand at the 3000-meter steeplechase on Saturday, and broke the school record in the event in his first try. Nafziger crossed in 9:55.04, breaking the EMU record of 9:55.26, whicih was set by Lynn Stoltzfus in 1994. His time is the sixth fastest in the ODAC this season and one of only six marks to crack the 10-minute mark.

April 9, 2012
Theall, a junior from Blossville, N.Y., put together a solid showing at the Goucher Invitational in each of the weighted throws. In the shot put, she set a school record with a toss of 12.17 meters (39' 11.25") to place second overall and first among NCAA Division III competitors. It also established a new ODAC season-best mark for the event. In the discus, Theall was fourth overall and second among D-III athletes with a throw of 36.43 meters (119' 6"). Theall set her second school record of the day in the weight throw as her heave of 44.70 meters (133' 9") placed fifth overall and third among D-III competitors.

April 9, 2012
Smith, a senior from Roanoke, Va., put his ODAC champion cross country skills to work for a big day at the Duke Invitational over the weekend. In the 10,000-meter run, Smith crossed the finish line first overall in a time of 30:55.43, besting runners from all NCAA divisions. Smith's time set a new school record, ranks 20th in NCAA Division III this season, and set a new ODAC season-best time.

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2011 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


April 18, 2011
Allen, a senior from Richmond, Va., broke her own school record in the hammer with a heave of 163' 7 ½" Sunday evening at High Point. She won the event, besting 11 other competitors, most from Division I. The throw set a new ODAC top mark by nearly seven feet, and eclipsed the NCAA provisional qualifying mark by 2.18 meters (49.88 throw, standard is 47.70).

April 18, 2011
Smith, a freshman from Conyers, Ga., earns his second ODAC weekly honor of the season. He ran the ODAC’s fastest time this season in the 200-meter dash, placing second in a 27-man field at the High Point VertKlasse Meeting in 21.80, the fastest time in school history. His time broke the previous mark of 21.9, set by David Sheppard in 1971. Smith had the top Division III finish in the race, and also placed third among 21 runners in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.97 seconds, his third sub-11 second time of the season in the discipline. He missed the win by three-hundredths of a second. Smith currently owns the nation's 10th-best 100-meter time of 10.75 seconds set earlier this year. His 21.80 200-meter time is just .04 seconds from provisionally qualifying for nationals and cracking the nation's top-ten.

April 11, 2011
Landes, a senior from Staunton, Va., provisionally qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the javelin following her performance at the Lynchburg Track Classic. Landes fired the apparatus 39.45 meters (129'5") to win the event. Her throw is 20'6" farther than the next closest in the ODAC this season and is currently ranked as the 20th-best toss in NCAA Division III this season.

April 11, 2011
Davis, a freshman from Virginia Beach, Va., competed in and won both hurdle events at the Lynchburg Track Classic over the weekend. In the 110-meter high hurdles, he posted a time of 15.15 seconds, setting a new conference season-best mark. He went on to run 56.35 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles, out-pacing his closest competitor by .84 seconds. Davis also ran a leg in the Hornets' 4x400-meter relay, helping LC to second place in a time of 3:21.84.

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2010 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week


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