Saturday's local college roundup: W&M, Hampton, CNU sweep conference track championships

Track and field:


William and Mary
captured the Colonial Athletic Association men's and women's championships with a strong performance in Towson, Md.

The Tribe men won their first crown since 2004, outscoring runner-up UNC Wilmington 185-178.


The W&M women clinched the title even before the final event, the 4x400-meter relay. The Tribe finished with 154.5 points, followed by second-place Delaware at 141.5. UNCW and James Madison tied for third at 127.

The Tribe took the titles with prowess in two key areas. Combining men's and women's competition, W&M won five of the six longest-distance races (both 5,000-meter runs, both 10,000 runs and the men's steeplechase), as well as five of eight throwing events (men's and women's shot put, men's and women's javelin and the women's hammer).

Tribe senior Brian Waterfield was named the meet's outstanding field performer. He won the shot put and placed second in the discus, third in the javelin and fourth in the hammer.

Waterfield was the first man from W&M to win field-performer honors. He joined Matt Lane (2001) and Jon Grey (2009 track) as Tribe MVPs in the CAA meet.

Tribe senior Natalie Baird shared the women's honor for field events. She won the hammer, placed second in the discus and seventh in the shot put.

Baird joined Lisa Rayner (1994), Emily Furia (2001), Ali Henderson (2003) and Emily Anderson (2009 track) as CAA championship MVPs from W&M.


Hampton's men and women won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference outdoor championships at their meet in Greensboro, N.C.

HU's men took their first MEAC outdoor title since 2004. They improved on their fifth-place finish in this meet a year ago and their second-place finish in this year's MEAC indoor meet, which was their first conference meet with Maurice Pierce as the overall track and field director.

The HU women's title continued a strong tradition. It was their seventh outdoor MEAC crown in the last eight years and their 10th overall. They also won this year's indoor crown.

Mason-Dixon Conference:

Christopher Newport, on its home track, won the men's and women's divisions of the Mason-Dixon Conference meet.

The Captains posted 10 lifetime bests Friday, the meet's first day, and went on to hold off Penn State-Behrend.


Jailynn Jackson struck out 10 in seven innings for a complete-game win as host Hampton beat Norfolk State 4-1 in a showdown of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title contenders on ESPNU.


The teams will play a doubleheader at noon Sunday. HU (29-22, 15-1 MEAC) needs to split to gain the Northern Division's top seed for the MEAC tournament, while NSU (25-19, 14-2) must sweep to do so.

Heather Dunning's bases-loaded single over the pitcher's circle gave the Spartans a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. But Bobbi Langlois gave HU a 2-1 lead by lining a two-run single to left-center in the bottom of the third.

Diamond Ponds preserved HU's lead by throwing out Kathy Cortez at the plate for a double play on a flyout to shallow center.

In the fourth, HU's Carla Trimble singled and eventually scored on a passed ball.


Senior Jackson Shaver drove in a career-high five runs and Brett Koehler (5-3) pitched eight scoreless innings as W&M (30-17, 13-7 CAA) beat Hofstra 9-1 for its second straight win in the series at Plumeri Park.

Michael Katz
had three RBI, one hit and a run. Ryan Hissey went 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI, while Ryan Brown had three hits and two runs....

Anthony Montefusco pitched a five-hit shutout and cracked an RBI single in the seventh to lead visiting George Mason past Old Dominion 1-0. ODU fell to 25-22, 14-12 CAA.

Men’s tennis:

Virginia Wesleyan freshman Graham Wilson, a Menchville High graduate, was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.

He went 17-4 at No. 1 singles and 17-6 at No. 1 doubles with Drew Tomajczyk this spring, climbing into the No. 17 singles ranking in the Atlantic South Region. Wilson was on the all-conference singles second team and doubles first team.