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  1. 1. Track Talk The Spiked Shoe Society at the College of William and MaryDecember 2012 http://www.spikedshoesociety.orgDear Friends of Cross-Country and Track & Field,The past fall has been a season of exciting new be- the year after W&M can compete again for a nationals spot.”ginnings for William and Mary athletes. The Thewomen’s cross-country team made its first appear- That’s where your support comes in. While the top two teamsance at the NCAA championships in seven in each region qualify automatically for nationals (as theyears, and placed 21st in the nation, as Elaina women did this year), the at-large selections are determinedBalouris (13th overall) earned her second All- in part by each team’s performances throughout the season.American award and Emily Stites (26th overall) be- For this reason, it’s essential that the squads travel to high-came the first Tribe freshman to earn All-America level meets such as the Paul Short Invitational in Pennsyl-honors. At the CAA meet in Williamsburg, the women vania and the Pre-National meet. Your generous donationsreclaimed the conference title, the men extended help ensure that our athletes can continue to compete withtheir winning streak to 13, and Alex McGrath and the best in the nation.Elaina Balouris set course records on their way to Happy holidays to you and your families and best wishes forwinning the individual championships. 2013!In addition, both the men’s and the women’s teams Sincerely,swept the CAA end-of-season awards: McGrath andBalouris were named Runner of the Year, RyanGousse and Stites were voted Rookie of the Year,and Stephen Walsh and first-year head coach JillMiller were awarded Coach of the Year. Randy HawthorneAlthough the men’s team fell short of its goal at theNCAA Regional meet, in part due to late-season inju-ries, the team has a bright future. “We brought two Ken Hallafreshmen to Regionals this year,” says McGrath, asenior. “Our job now as upperclassmen is to showthem the ropes and bring them along so next year or Juan Conde Emily FuriaThe Spiked Shoe SocietyBoard of Directors VolunteersCo-Chairs Website videos and pictures NewsletterRandy Hawthorne ’67 Randy Hawthorne ’67 Harald Anderson ’89Juan F. Conde ’86 Emily Furia ’01 Podcasts Ali Henderson ’04 Tim O’Dowd ’80Committee Rick Platt ’72Glenn Crafford ’77 Facebook (Type in “Spiked Shoe Society”) Jason Schoener ’07 (mens write-ups)Jacob Frey ’04 Kristyn Shiring ’07Ken Halla ’86Sue Haynie ’88 Alumni Team Organizer Special thanks toAli Henderson ’04 Ken Halla ’86 Bob Keroack ’79Marcie Homan ’95 Tim O’Dowd ’80Brian Hyde ’96Ron Martin ’74
  2. 2. Find us online at or friend “Spiked Shoe Society” on Facebook Take the Alumni Giving Challenge! Since 2005, the Tribe Club has been tracking the percentage of alumni athletes giving back to their specific sport. The men’s and women’s track teams came in last place for 2011-12. It’s about time that changed! As an added incentive this year, the athletic de- partment will award prizes to teams based on the percentages of alumni who donate the most: First prize will be $2,500; second place, $1,500; third place, $1,000. Donations must be received by June 30, 2013. ! 2013 Colonial Half Marathon Revisit cherished running routes and meet up with old friends at the Sentara Colonial Half Marathon, which will take place February 24 in Williamsburg. Register by January 30 to beat the price increase. For more info, visit ! Welcome, Coach Hunter! Brian Hunter has joined the men’s and women’s teams as assistant coach. He is work- ing with the Tribe’s pole vaulters and jumpers. A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Hunter graduated from the University of Texas in 2003 with a degree in chemical engineering, and has been coaching at the high school and collegiate levels for nearly 10 years, in- cluding stints at Texas and West Point. A two-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the pole vault, Hunter won the 2002 NCAA outdoor championship with a career-best vault of 5.70 meters (18-8.25). ! Men’s 2012 Cross-Country Season Brooks Paul Short Invitational William and Mary upset four ranked foes to finish second in the 8k race. Senior Alex McGrath (Marlborough, NH) led the way in 11th place (24:23). Redshirt-junior Josh Har- din (Sterling, VA) was two seconds back, and redshirt-sophomore Rad Gunzenhauser (Pittsburgh, PA) came through in 24:27 for 14th place. Senior John Muller (LaGrangeville, NY) took 17th in 24:29, and grad student Joe LoRusso (Oak Hill, VA) was 51st (24:57). Redshirt-sophomores Joshua Mercado (Citrus Heights, CA) and Jack Anderson (Pfafftown, NC) rounded out the varsity seven, in 25:24 and 25:45. Pre-Nationals The Tribe placed 14th out of 40 teams, led by Josh Hardin ,who ran 23:52.2 for 8k to finish 26th. John Muller ran 24:06.6 for 59th, and Rad Gunzenhauser ran 24:18.2 for 78th. Alex McGrath took 126th in 24:39.7, and Joe LoRusso finished out the scoring in 145th (24:48.0). Freshmen Ryan Gousse (Apopka, FL) and Nathan Thomas (Brentwood, TN) ran 25:26.4 (213th) and 25:33.8 (224th).
  3. 3. Find us online at or friend “Spiked Shoe Society” on FacebookCAA ChampionshipW&M won its 13th consecutive conference championship. The win was the team’s 35thconference victory, the third-highest total in the NCAA, and the current run of 13 titles isthe third-longest active streak in the nation. Alex McGrath took the individual win in24:04.1, breaking the 19-year-old Eastern State course record set by 1996 OlympianBrian Hyde ’96. Four other runners earned All-CAA honors: Rad Gunzenhauser (third;24:31.3), Josh Hardin (fourth; 24:32.2), Joe LoRusso (eighth; 24:47.5), and JoshuaMercado (ninth; 25:15.2). Ryan Gousse and Nathan Thomas took 15th and 16th in25:28.5 and 25:30.4.NCAA RegionalThe Tribe finished the season with an eighth-place finish in the Southeast Region. AlexMcGrath (18th in 30:36.97 for 10k) and Josh Hardin (25th in 30:46.95) each earned theirsecond All-Region award. John Muller placed 49th in 31:17.96, and Joshua Mercadowas 74th in 31:50.39. Joe LoRusso rounded out the scoring in 32:33.40 for 105th. RyanGousse was 109th in 32:35.99, and Rad Gunzenhauser placed 126th in 32:47.98. !Women’s 2012 Cross-Country SeasonBrooks Paul Short InvitationalThe Tribe pulled off an astonishing second-place finish behind Cornell, beating No. 4Georgetown (the defending national champions), No. 7 Providence, and No. 9 Villanova.Elaina Balouris (Allison Park, PA) finished fifth at 20:29, with freshman Emily Stites(Wyoming, OH) right on her shoulder. Classmate Meghan McGovern (North Wales, PA)crossed the line 19th in 20:56. Sophomore Jess Cygan (Bethlehem, PA) ran 21:07 for34th place in front of the hometown crowd, and junior Clarissa Schick (Richmond, VA)finished out the scoring in 38th overall (21:13). Sophomore Dylan Hassett (Alpharetta,GA) and senior Katie Buenaga (Greenville, DE) finished 59th and 62nd.Pre-NationalsW&M placed sixth overall, beating five ranked opponents. Emily Stites and ElainaBalouris finished together for the third race in a row, with Stites 19th in 20:26.1 andBalouris 20th in 20:26.6. Meghan McGovern and Clarissa Schick also came across theline together in 21:16.9 for 71st and 72nd in 21:21.6. Dylan Hassett completed the teamscoring in 21:26.8, with senior Katie Buenaga in 21:27.9 and sophomore Jess Cygan in21:49.4 rounding out the Tribes effort.CAA ChampionshipThe Tribe hosted the conference championship for the first time since 2001, as part ofHomecoming, and reclaimed the title for its first win in three years. Leading the way
  4. 4. Find us online at or friend “Spiked Shoe Society” on FacebookTribe Club Donors (from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 )Bob and Diane Abdo Pip and Meghan Kober Decker Daniel and Jackie HennebergMazi Abdolrasulnia Jason and Sue DeHaan Brandon HerouxJennifer Adams Mr. and Mrs. Otis E. Denby Paul and Linda HerouxJoe and Eloise Agee Hugh DeSamper and Karin W. Hogge Katie HerrellTrevor Albert Michael and Marikay DiVecchia Scott and Julie HerlihyAmanda Gomaa Allen Mary Ann Wright Dodge Doug and Carmen HinkelCraig Allen Michael and Sheila Dominguez Phil HoeyMr. and Mrs. William C. Allison IV Michael C. Dominguez Mike HollandWilliam C. Allison V Drs. Ladislav and Laurie Dory Joe HopkinsDr. Mark and Cindy Corlett Argen- Pete and Kathy Dowd John and Jeanne Lull Hopke tine Gary and Christine Doyle Andrew and Amy HorrocksGeorge Ashton III Jon Doyle Steve and Diane HuebnerDr. Nathan and Meredith Altshuler Coach Richard Drake John and Nancy HummelClyde Baker Terry and Susan Driscoll Bob and Sylvia HuntConstantine and Diane Balouris Mr. and Mrs. John Drummond Bill HurleyRodger Bates Capt. Tom and Jane Duffey Brian and Jen O’Connor HydeDave and Diane Bechtol Steve and Barrie Durso Rob and Jennifer InsleyKeith and Ellen Childress Bechtol Bobby and Patti Dwyer Tom JensenDr. Lloyd and Eileen Becker Eastern State Hospital Kenny JohnsonHeather Beichner Marc and Kirsten Caister Elim Mark and Joan JordanDr. James R. Bellor, Jr. Kevin Ellis Jim and Jane KaplanJohn Berger Katie Endres Marc and Sheelah KatzBaxter Berryhill Deborah Farrell Dennis(D) and Diane KazubaJamie and Stephanie Hasselbacher Lloyd Feld, Esq. Beau and Maryann Keallly Berryhill Walt and Joanne Fillman Lyman KelleyBen Blanton Alice Findler and Family Dr. Scott and Jean KirkKevin Bosma Stephanie Finelli Dr. Robert and Patricia LandenWillie and Marsha Bost Kent and Jennifer Horrocks Francois Dr. Stephen and Diane LandryWard Bourn Tom and Dianne Frantz Betsy LaneJim Goggin and Deb Boykin Dave and Catherine Friedman Michael LangLynnie Bresnahan Dave Fritz Steve and Helen LarsonBill and Barbara Brink Emily Furia Sara LaskerDr. Anne Larmore Bruehl Jack and Dottie Gabig Terry and John LautzenheiserPatrick Burke Paul and Patricia Gaeto Bob and Bonnie LentBruce and Marsha Burkett Lary and Karen Garrett Allie LewisJim and Marty Callahan Jonathan Andrew George, Esq. Todd and Heather LindsleyCraig Carey Ed Gibbons Rod and Jodi MacklinRichard and Katherine Carling Dr. Karen Giles John and Nina MaloneTim Carroll Jerry and Carol Gimmel Fred and Sharon MaloneyKevin Clark Brian and Rebecca Goebel Rob and Barbara MarchbankMatt Clark Green Leafe Café Hugh and Jannie MarthinsenHoward Cline Green Leafe New Town Jim and Janice Brown MartinColonial Sports Mike Gregor Ron and Margaret Ann MartinCristobal Conde Karl Gretzinger Brad and Barbara MassamJuan and Katrina Conde Harry Groves* Pam and Monty MasonPat and Kaydene Cousins Jay and Ann Marie Gsell Erin MastersonGlenn and Susie Crafford Dick and Linda Sings Guilmart Avery MattinglyScott and Dr. Krista Marie Stimson Matt Gutridge Pat and Regina McAuley Crider Ken and Debbie Halla James Francis McCarthyCharles and Ginny Crone Roman and Mitzi Halla James Thomas McCarthyElizabeth Crowley Pete and Nancy Hammond John McDonaldHiram and Grace Cuevas Randy and Shelby Hawthorne Kelly McElroyTom Cuff Wendy Warren Heath Michaela McEloryEmil Davis Alex and Ashley Heacock Neil McFarlaneJimmy Davis John and Marcie Homan Heil Kevin McGettigan
  5. 5. Find us online at or friend “Spiked Shoe Society” on FacebookChris McIntosh Charlie and Sally Rhodes Erik and Jacqueline ThammDr. Rodger and Sheila McKain Scott and Catherine Richter Dale and Nancy ThomaKeith McKellop Billy and Suzanne Ricks Toano Contractors Inc.Charles McQuillan Riverside Farm Inc. “Flip” and Teri ToepkeJill Miller David Rowley Glenn TofilLeslie Minnix-Wolfe Dave Ryan Jim and Bobbie UkropWillie and Lynn Fitzgerald Mitchell Eric Sandridge and Nicole Bost* Dan UsherDr. Ben E. Montgomery Tilman and Betty Sandy Paul Verkuil and Dr. Judith RodinSidney A. Mook Jay Saunders John WaggonerTheresa Moore Brittany Sevachko Dan and Nancy WalkerDr. Michael Moran Charles and Cara Schefer Michael WalshWilliam and Martha Muller Herm Schmidt Jr.* Stephen WalshJohn and Lenore Munger Gene and Dr. Karen Kennedy Schultz Ken and Nancy WardChris Murphy and Kate Anastasia Sentara Healthcare Louella Jane Crane WardJess Muskey Paul Serra Kimberly WatsonNew Balance Shoe Company George Seward Brant and Dr. Cathy Sardo WeidnerKathy Newberry and Alex Gibby Gary Shelly and Elaine Carlson Chris WenkMary Nixon Charles and Susan Shepard Dick and Sandra WidellMr. and Mrs. John P. Ottaway III Jack and Jean Smith Brian WilberDoug and Linda Pace Tommy (D) and Josie Smith Dr. Rich and Carolyn WilfongDana Pascarella Steve and Bev Snyder JoAnn WilkinsWilliam Patchak Dan and Mary Stebbins Monica WilliamsPaul’s Deli Tyler Steel Williamsburg Campground, Inc.Ross and Sylvia Payne Tom St. Germain Bob and Louann WitcofskiRick Platt Dr. Jessica Unger Stanek Ted and Diana WoodSteve and Susan Policastro Dan and Rosemary Stimson Tuggy (D) and Ginny YoungFrancis Recchuiti Charles and Sheryll Strode Dan and Teresa ZarubaAlan and Nyla Reed Dr. Jesse and Lavonne TarletonScot and Debra Renn Gregory Teal *Friends of Track and Field & Cross Country Endowment Endowments Richard L. Baker Memorial Scholarship Patrick J. Lamb Memorial Scholarship Joseph C. “Scrap” Chandler Scholarship Robert G. Langer Memorial Track Scholarship Glenn Crafford Scholarship Thomas George Langer Memorial Scholarship Charles and Ginny Crone Men’s Track Scholarship Men’s Track Fund Scholarship Jeff Drenth Memorial Track Scholarship Orange Kitty Catte Track Scholarship Worth and Elizabeth Dunlap Memorial Scholarship John P. Ottaway, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Arthur J.S. and Carolyn K. Eberdt Scholarship Davis Y. “Pat” and Agnes W. Paschall Memorial Track Scholarship Jeanne B. Etheridge Memorial Scholarship John Randolph Memorial Scholarship William E. “Bill” Findler Memorial Track Scholarship A.M. “Mac” and Isabelle P. Rucker Memorial Scholarship Katherine Kilcourse Furey Memorial Scholarship Alan Arthur Sim Memorial Scholarship Harry R. Groves Track Scholarship David M. Smith Memorial Scholarship Charles F. and Evelyn M. Harper Scholarship Conde Donoso Scholarship Anne L. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Roy and Ethel Chernock Scholarship Pete Jones Memorial Scholarship Spiked Shoe Society Scholarship Randy and Shelby Hawthorne Head Coach Endowment Nick St. George Athletic ScholarshipAlexander B.F. “Farrar” and Norma Holden Memorial Scholarship Paul and Susan Turner Track Scholarship Intercollegiate Track Scholarship Andrew V. White Memorial Scholarship Warren Joblin Family Scholarship Edward J. Willi Memorial Track Scholarship Kenny and Vickie Johnson Scholarship Women’s Track Scholarship Reggie Clark Scholarship Michael E. Colleton Memorial Scholarship Dan and Rosemary Stimson Scholarship Andrew and Amy Horrocks Scholarship Glenn Moore Memorial Scholarship Lyman M. Kelley, Jr. Scholarship Dave and Barbara Harman Scholarship
  6. 6. Find us online at or friend “Spiked Shoe Society” on Facebook Elaina Balouris, who dominated the field with her winning time of 20:43.1, breaking the course record of 20:57.8 by JMUs Mollie DeFrancesco in 2001. Emily Stites was third in 21:01.4, the top freshman finisher. Sophomore Jess Cygan was seventh in 21:17.9. Junior Lanie Smith (Reston, VA) earned her first all-conference nod in eighth place at 21:32.2, as did Clarissa Schick, who took ninth in 21:39.8. Redshirt-junior Michelle Britto (Woodbridge, VA) placed 10th in 21:41.6, and Dylan Hassett earned the final spot on the all-conference squad, running 21:45.6 for 12th overall. NCAA Regional W&M’s second place was the women’s team’s highest regional finish in school history, and earned the team an automatic spot at the NCAA Championships. Elaina Balouris finished seventh overall in 20:37.12 for her third all-region performance. Emily Stites became the best-finishing rookie in school history with her 10th-place showing, crossing the finish in 20:46.87 to join Balouris on the all-region team. The core of the Tribes scoring runners all finished in the span of three seconds. Clarissa Schick led the way in 21:31.62 for 33rd, followed by Michelle Britto in 21:33.36 and freshman Meghan McGovern in 21:34.03 for 37th and 39th, respectively. Lanie Smith was sixth for the Tribe in 21:43.03, taking 45th, and Jess Cygan took 48th place (21:46.95). NCAA Championships W&M made its first appearance at the NCAA meet since 2005, finishing 21st with a pair of All-American finishers. Elaina Balouris ran 19:56.0 for 13th place, the fourth-best finish in school history. It was her second All-America nod and the fourth for a cross- country athlete from W&M. Emily Stites finished 26th in 20:05.8 to become the first freshman ever at W&M to earn All-America honors. Clarissa Schick ran 21:16.0 for 170th, Michelle Britto was 191st in 21:28.1, and Lanie Smith was five seconds back in 207th. Rounding out the team effort were Meghan McGovern and Dylan Hassett, who ran 21:47.1 and 21:49.5. ! Alumni News Christo Landry ’08 ran 2:17:11 to finish fourth in his debut marathon in Richmond. He also finished 11th (just ahead of Alan Webb) at the national 5k road championships. Landry is a volunteer coach at the University of Michigan, where former W&M coach Alex Gibby ’97 is coaching. Becky Flowers ’98, an assistant professor of geology at the University of Colorado, was interviewed in the New York Times for her research on determining the age of the Grand Canyon. !
  7. 7. Find us online at or friend “Spiked Shoe Society” on FacebookSee More Stories, Pictures, Videos, and Updates OnlineThis newsletter is just a snapshot of everything that has hap- typing in “Spiked Shoe Society.”pened on the team over the past few months. By taking theSpiked Shoe Society online it is our hope that we can keep The most important thing about the Spiked Shoe Society is you.everyone up to date while simultaneously reducing paper mail- Let us know what you want to see on the website or in thisings. Going online also allows us to take advantage of the newsletter. Tell us what you’ve been up to since you’ve gradu-many rich multimedia outlets available on the web. ated. Have you run in any interesting races (it doesn’t matter how fast, most of us are “retired” after all)? Any exciting lifeVisit for regular updates on changes? We’ll put it up on the blog so your old teammates canteammates past and present. There you’ll find photographs catch up with what you’ve been doing. The Spiked Shoe Soci-and video from races, radio-style interviews available for ety is here for you so help us make it better by becoming andownload as podcasts, meet results, and links to news stories active participant!covering current student athletes and alumni alike. If you’ve ever wondered what your old teammates have been upWhile you’re there, feel free to leave a comment on any story. to, chances are good they’re wondering about you too! Be sureLet us know what you think! Plus you can sign up to receive to include your full name and graduation year with any stories orupdates by e-mail or in your favorite RSS reader. information you send in.Looking to get in touch with fellow classmates? You can join Please e-mail Ken Halla at if you haveour Facebook group ( any news, ideas, or thoughts so he can put them on the web-groups/10352955015/). You can also find us on LinkedIn by page or in the newsletter. !Yes, I support Friends of W&M Track and Field and Cross-CountryYes, I support Friends of W&M TRACK AND FIELD & CROSS-COUNTRY. My gift is $ . Enclosed is my check, made payable to Friends of W&M Track and Cross-Country. Charge my MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express # Exp. Date: Security Code:Name: Phone (H) (W)Address:City, State, Zip: E-Mail:Does your firm match gifts? Please include matching gift form with your contribution.My gift is designated for: WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD & CROSS-COUNTRY (0758) MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD & CROSS-COUNTRY (0469) Endowment Name: FRIENDS OF TRACK AND FIELD & CROSS-COUNTRY ENDOWMENT ($2,500) NAME ON “FRIENDS” ENDOWMENT? DESIGNATION SPIKED SHOE SOCIETY ENDOWMENT/MEN’S TRACK WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD ENDOWMENT Please send completed forms to: W&M Tribe Club, P.O. Box 399, Williamsburg, VA 23187