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W&M Women Earn School Record, Two ECAC Marks at VT
Updated: Thursday 01/18/2014 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The second day at the Virginia Tech Invitational for the William and Mary women's track and field team was just as successful as the first, with another school record falling and two more women punching their tickets for the ECAC Championships in March.

Complete Results

In the shot put, sophomore Rochelle Evans (Christiansburg, Va.) chalked up her first school record with a monster put of 14.68 meters (48-2) to place third overall.  A lifetime-best by almost a foot-and-half over her effort from CNU in December, Evans' mark today broke the Tribe record of 14.38m (47-2.25), set by Ayanna Jones '05 at the 2004 ECAC Championships.  Evans now ranks in the top-50 in the nation in the shot put.

Also earning herself an ECAC qualification was junior Elizabeth Crafford (Darien, Conn.).  Crafford cleared the bar at a height of 3.60m (11-9.75) in the pole vault to keep alive her streak of qualifying for every ECAC meet in her career.  It was the 15th time Crafford has jumped 3.60m or better.

In the 200m dash, junior Lizzie Powell (Richmond, Va.) made her Green and Gold debut with the ninth-fastest time ever indoors, 26.06 seconds.  The transfer now ranks as the seventh-fastest athlete in school history in the event.  She also competed in the long jump, hitting the sand after a flight of 5.04m (16-6.5).  Joining her in the event was freshman Susannah Philbrick (Salem, Ore.), who jumped 5.11m (16-9.25) to finish a foot better than her first collegiate attempt back in December.  Rounding out the notables was freshman Meredith Meyer (Titusville, N.J.) in the high jump, sailing backwards at a height of 1.50m (4-11) to improve an inch over her collegiate-best.

William and Mary is back in action next weekend at the CNU Captains Invitational, Jan. 24-25 in Newport News.

Virginia Tech Invitational
Division I Team Standings
1. Tennessee 170
2. South Carolina 129
3. Duke 114
4. East Carolina 90
5. Charlotte 75
6. Virginia Tech 49
7. High Point 31
8. N.C. Central 27.5
9. William and Mary 17
10. Radford 9
11. Campbell 4.5









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