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Colonial Relays at W&M

The William and Mary track and field teams will welcome more than 35 colleges and universities and a strong field of professional and high school athletes to Williamsburg this weekend for the 47th running of the Colonial Relays.

The field will also feature more than 40 current and former All-Americans in addition to a number of professional athletes looking to lock up Olympic Trials qualifying marks.

The meet  begins today , April 5, with the women’s hammer throw, before continuing all day Friday and Saturday. 

Admission is free to the general public with parking being made available in the W&M Hall Lot that is approximately a quarter-mile northwest of Zable Stadium. Those attending this year’s meet can refer to this campus map for the location of the meet venues and parking lot.

 

VISITING THE RELAYS
Fans are strongly encouraged to visit W&M and Williamsburg to cheer on the athletes at the Colonial Relays.  Parking is available in the W&M Hall Lot, roughly a quarter-mile northwest of Zable Stadium. 

Campus Map
HELPFUL LINKS
Schedule of Events (as of April 3rd)

STRONG FIELDS ENTERED
More than 40 current and former All-Americans will be competing at the Colonial Relays this year, with many of those aiming not just to win but to qualify for the Olympic Trials and the London Olympics this summer.  Among current collegiate athletes, three of the brightest stars are national champions Emily Infeld of Georgetown, Sheila Reid of Villanova, and Richard Roethel of Christopher Newport.  Infeld is a 10-time All-American for the Hoyas, and won the 3,000m at the Division I Indoor Championships last month.  Reid is a five-time National Champion at Villanova, including each of the last two national titles in cross country.  She won the Honda Award in both cross country and track in 2010-11, given in each NCAA female sport to the national player of the year.  Roethel won the heptathlon at the Division III Indoor Championships in March, setting an all-time division record of 5,434 points.

In addition to the collegiate standouts, numerous professional athletes have made their way to Williamsburg to chase qualifications to the Olympic Trials and Olympic Games in 2012.  A sample of those entered include:
Ed Moran (W&M ’03) – The 2007 Pan-Am Games champion at 5,000m, fourth in the 10,000m at the 2008 Olympic Trials, ran 2:11:47 for 10th place in his marathon debut in New York last November.
Kathy Newberry (W&M ’00) – Second American finisher at the IAAF Marathon World Championships last summer and five-time member of Team USA at the World Cross Country Championships, head women’s coach at W&M from 2005-10, 2004 & 2008 Olympic Trials participant.
Christo Landry (W&M ’08) – Three-time XC All-American at W&M, silver medalist at the 2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships, second at the 2012 U.S. 15K Road Championships.

W&M will be providing a live video broadcast of the Colonial Relays for the first time, with coverage of selected events both Friday and Saturday.  The cost for a single day’s viewing is $5.95, or a weekend pass can be bought for $9.95.
Viewers can sign up on TribeAthletics.com at the following address:

https://www.nmnathletics.com//subs/Landing.dbml?db_oem_id=25100&TRACK_CROSS_DOMAIN=&gclid=

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