2018-19 ODAC Outdoor Track & Field News

  • ODAC Announces Berkley and Jopson Award Winners
    June 04, 2019
    The latter end of the ODAC's alphabet features in the final recognition bestowed by the conference this year as Virginia Wesleyan University and Washington and Lee University are home to the 2018-19 Marjorie Berkley and Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Award winners. Marlins women's basketball playmaker Jayla Harris earned the Berkley Award, while Generals cross country and track & field runner Hank Patrick received the Jopson Award following a vote of the conference's Board of Directors.
  • NATIONAL CHAMPION! Womack's Feat Headlines NCAA Track & Field Performances
    May 25, 2019
    His tweet about it contained seven exclamation points. Davonta Womack's text-based celebration was a reaction to the fact that the Bridgewater senior had just become "the fastest man in NCAA Division III" after winning the men's 100-meter dash on the final day of the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
  • BC's Womack, Hiegel Highlight ODAC Athletes Thru Day 2 at NCAA Track
    May 24, 2019
    Davonta Womack went record hunting and both he and Jamie Hiegel earned All-American honors as the Bridgewater duo highlights performances by ODAC athletes thru the first two days of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The season-ending meet concludes on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
  • ODAC Features 15 Entries in NCAA Track & Field Championships
    May 20, 2019
    For the 10th time in conference history and first time since 2015, ODAC member school representation at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will feature 10 or more student-athletes when competition kicks off on Thursday, May 23. The championships span three days with the University of Mount Union and the Great Cleveland Sports Commission serving as hosts at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
  • Lynchburg, Bridgewater Repeat as Outdoor Track & Field Team Championships
    April 20, 2019
    One title race was a runaway while the other was a nail-biter that came down to the last event as action closed amid further threatening weather at the 2019 ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. By the end of day two at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., the team champions were familiar sights with the University of Lynchburg women hoisting a second straight women's trophy and Bridgewater College repeating as men's champion with its fourth crown in the past five year.
  • ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Preview
    April 18, 2019
    The ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships head to a new location this weekend as the 2019 affair will be hosted by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., for the first time in program history. WildCat Stadium will serve as the main venue with throwing areas surrounding the grounds.
  • ODAC Players of the Week - Week 33
    April 15, 2019
    The spring championship season is upon us with the outdoor track & field concluding its regular season slate in preparation for next weekend's ODAC championships. Several other sports are closing in on their final contests, with performances showing that the athletes are ready. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, top-to-bottom left-to-right): Jamie Hiegel and Calista Ariel from Bridgewater track & field, Joe O'Connor from Washington and Lee track & field, Jesse Bartley from BC women's golf, Alyson Bittinger from Shenandoah women's lacrosse, Brendan Markovic from Randolph-Macon men's lacrosse, Alissa Anderson from Lynchburg women's tennis, Mason Robb from Guilford men's tennis, Nick Roth from R-MC baseball, Carla Hall from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Keegan Woolford from SU baseball, Kendall Varner from Emory & Henry softball, and Zoe Scales from LYN track & field.
  • ODAC Players of the Week - Week 32
    April 08, 2019
    Some outstanding performances dotted each ODAC sport over the past week. Postseason play looms large with each result, making those highlight outings that much more important. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, top-to-bottom left-to-right): Gerard DePhillips from Shenandoah baseball, Hanna Hull from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Ray Tricarico from Eastern Mennonite baseball, Anna Thomas from Emory & Henry softball, Laurie Jones from Washington and Lee women's golf, Keith Cooper from VWU men's golf, Kelsi Trevisan from Lynchburg women's lacrosse, Eric Husselbaugh from Bridgewater men's lacrosse, Joe Horne from Guilford men's tennis, Ashley Schmitz from Randolph women's tennis, Grant Amoateng from EMU men's track & field, Jennifer Calascione from Roanoke women's track & field, Tristan Lucy-Speidel from LYN men's track & field, and Emily Valle from BC women's track & field.
  • ODAC Players of the Week - Week 31
    April 01, 2019
    We move into April with ODAC teams and athletes coming out of spring break trips and diving deep into league play. The performances have been excellent. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, top-to-bottom left-to-right): Emmy Saathoff from Randolph-Macon women's golf, Branson Terrell from Lynchburg men's golf, Tori Manahan from Virginia Wesleyan women's lacrosse, A.J. Witherell from Washington and Lee men's lacrosse, Dirk Jones and Emily Valle from Bridgewater track & field, Donovan Fiore and Maggie Seybold from W&L track & field, Keyu Jin from Randolph women's tennis, Mitchell Thomas from W&L men's tennis, Hanna Hull from VWU softball, Trenton Tiller from Hampden-Sydney baseball, Leanna Toler from Emory & Henry softball, and Holden Fiedler from LYN baseball.
  • ODAC Players of the Week - Week 30
    March 25, 2019
    The crossover season from winter to spring is official complete. ODAC teams participated heavily in league play with playing warming up much like the temperatures outdoors. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, top-to-bottom left-to-right): Alex Nelson from Randolph-Macon men's golf, Maggie Kingora from Virginia Wesleyan women's golf, Jason Sarro from Roanoke men's lacrosse, Haley Tucker from Washington and Lee women's lacrosse, Rachel Murray from Lynchburg women's track & field, Joe O'Connor from W&L men's track & field, Jessica Cammarata and Reid Sharkey from LYN track & field, Jack Fishwick from RC men's tennis, Whitney Kiser from Bridgewater women's tennis, Tyler Blevins from Hampden-Sydney baseball, Kayla Hugate from LYN softball, Drew Calohan from Ferrum baseball, and Hanna Hull from VWU softball.
  • ODAC Players of the Week - Week 29
    March 18, 2019
    Lots of sunshine last week led to a schedule full of outdoor spring sports and stellar ODAC performances. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, top-to-bottom left-to-right): Garrett Jackson from Lynchburg baseball, Mackenzie Chitwood from LYN softball, Hunter Campbell from LYN baseball, Hanna Hull from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Joe O'Connor from Washington and Lee outdoor track, Maddie Van Aken and Kevin Moran from LYN outdoor track, Emily Valle from Bridgewater outdoor track, Beth Ann Townsend from W&L women's golf, Adam Hade from Hampden-Sydney men's golf, Christina Harris from LYN women's tennis, Archer Marlow from Emory & Henry men's tennis, Dani Murray from W&L women's lacrosse, and Peter Lindley from Roanoke men's lacrosse.
  • ODAC Players of the Week - Week 28
    March 11, 2019
    All spring sports were in action last week for the first time this season, bringing about our first full spring report of the year. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, top-to-bottom left-to-right): Reeves Lowry from Shenandoah baseball, Candace Whittemore from Randolph-Macon softball, Tim Ortega from Ferrum baseball, Amanda Kelley from Bridgewater women's golf, Alyson Bittinger and Ryan Schott from SU lacrosse, Taylor Garcia and Alex Fedor from Washington and Lee tennis, Dalton Hoppe, Rachel Murray, Alex Shadkhoo, and LaMaya Lacy from Lynchburg outdoor track & field, Branson Terrell from LYN men's golf, and Mackenzie Chitwood from LYN softball.
  • Owens Tabbed to Lead Guilford Track & Field and Cross Country
    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.
  • ODAC Announces 2017-18 Sportsmanship Teams
    August 10, 2018
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2017-18 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams in each of the conference's 24 sponsored sports. The squads are comprised of a student-athlete selected by the coaching staffs of each team competing under the conference banner with all sports and schools fully represented.
  • Wasps Tab Cheromei to Lead Cross Country and New Track & Field Program
    August 01, 2018
    David Cheromei, who led Virginia Intermont College to historic success as a student-athlete, has been named the head coach for the Emory & Henry College men's & women's cross country/track & field teams.