ODAC Cross Country News Archive
2012-13 ODAC Cross Country News
|May 31, 2013
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Brandon Spalding as head men's cross country and assistant men's track & field coach effective July 1. Spalding, a 2009 graduate from Bridgewater College, comes to W&L from Rhodes College, where he served as an assistant men's and women's cross country and assistant men's and women's track & field coach for the last two years.
|November 30, 2012
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2012 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of seven fall sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
|November 17, 2012
Bridgewater College senior Olivia Mills and Lynchburg College junior Cody Stanton both finished inside the top-35 in their respective races to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. The duo leads an ODAC contingent that included eight individuals and the LC men's team.
|November 12, 2011
For the second straight year, the Lynchburg men's cross country team highlighted the ODAC's contingent at the South/Southeast Regionals on Saturday as the Hornets won the team title. LC's team plus five individuals from ODAC schools will compete in the nationals. On the women's side, at least two individuals will travel to Oshkosh, Wisc., next weekend.
|October 29, 2011
Lynchburg and Bridgewater took home the men's and women's titles, respectively, at the 2011 ODAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Claytor Nature Center in Bedford, Va. BC's Olivia Mills won the women's individual crown, while Roanoke's Tim Smith secured the men's top award.
|October 29, 2011
Lynchburg and Bridgewater split the 2011 ODAC Cross Country Championship races on Saturday. The Hornets came out on top in the men's 8K race, while the Eagles earned #1 billing through the women's 6K chase. Roanoke’s Tim Smith and BC's Olivia Mills won the individual crowns and subsequent ODAC Runner of the Year awards.
2010-11 Cross Country News
|January 16, 2011
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Jason Lewkowicz as its cross country and track & field coach. Lewkowicz will finish out the 2010-11 athletic year at Hannibal-LaGrange University, where he holds the same position, before moving to Harrisonburg this summer to take over the reins of the Royals' program. Lewkowicz replaces Matt Dougherty.
|December 20, 2010
Lynchburg's Dr. Jack Toms was one of six individuals to be inducted into the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame. Toms joined Cleve Abbott of Tuskegee, Doug Watts of Edinboro, Bert Lyle of Texas Woman’s University, Jeanette Bolden of UCLA and Chick Hislop of Weber State in the Class of 2010. Very few non-Division I coaches have been inducted in the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame.
|December 3, 2010
Seven student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2010 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the fall athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.
2009-10 Cross Country News
|May 12, 2010
Bridgewater College Director of Athletics Curt Kendall announced Wednesday that Brian Flynn has been hired as the new men's and women's cross country head coach. Flynn will also serve as an assistant track and field coach for the Eagles. Flynn comes to Bridgewater after one year as a Division I assistant coach at UNC-Greensboro.
|April 27, 2010
Just three days after leading his Lynchburg outdoor mens track & field team to the 2010 ODAC Championship and earning conference Coach of the Year honors, head mens 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.
|December 22, 2009
Washington and Lee University cross country athlete, Robert Warneford-Thomson, is one of eight student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools to earn a 2009 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the fall athletic schedule. Warneford-Thomson was tabbed from a pool of nominees by a vote of each of the conferences sports information directors.
2008-09 Cross Country News
|June 29, 2009
Washington and Lee seniors Becca Taylor and Elizabeth Webb have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Womens Cross Country and Track & Field Team as selected by CoSIDA. Both Taylor and Webb were tabbed to the third team.
|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.
|March 23, 2009
Washington and Lee, Lynchburg and Roanoke each earned team recognition on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams. The Generals also placed five runners on the individual lists while the Hornets placed a pair.
2007-08 Cross Country News
|October 27, 2007
Washington & Lee University swept the ODAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon, marking the fourth consecutive time the Generals harriers have claimed both races. Lynchburg Colleges Ricky Flynn topped the mens contingent while W&Ls Kat Telfeyan one-upped her 2006 Rookie of the Year to claim the womens individual crown. The victories earned Flynn and Telfeyan ODAC Male and Female Runner of the Year awards, respectively.
|October 26, 2007
The ODAC men and Womens Cross Country Championships are slated for Saturday, October 27th on Washington & Lees home course in Lexington, Va. The womens race kicks off at 11:00 a.m. while the men leave the starting line at noon.
|August 27, 2007
Washington & Lee University earned all but two first place votes as the Generals were picked to repeat as mens cross country champions in the annual ODAC Mens Cross Country Preseason Poll. Bridgewater College received the remaining top nods in a tight second place finish (98 and 91 votes, respectively), and Lynchburg College picked up 78 tallies to finish third through the coaches survey.
2006-07 Cross Country News
|November 21, 2006
Five of the Old Dominion Athletic Conferences (ODAC) top runners between the mens and womens ranks made the trip to Wilmington College (Ohio) for the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championship meet. Like the 32 teams and 56 other individual runners also in the field, the weather didnt treat the runners kindly.
|November 11, 2006
Cross country teams from most of the competing schools in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) are making their way down to Tucker, Georgia, this weekend for the South/Southeast Regional Cross Country meet hosted by Emory University. The squads hope that their time at Emory is a layover on their way to Wilmington, Ohio, than a stopping point before catching the return flight back to their home school.
|September 1, 2006
Washington and Lee University garnered both first place positions in the mens and womens preseason cross country coaches polls released by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) on Friday. Lynchburg College was tabbed second in the mens poll and third in the womens survey while Roanoke College reversed the order with a second place showing for the women and third for the men.