Hello, and welcome to another edition of This Week in VMI Athletics!
Let's open with track...Hopefully everyone was able to follow along with the blog from Charleston! The men's team finished fourth at this past week's Big South Championships, a performance that wasn't quite as high as last year's (second) but did have many strong outings. Felix Kitur's meet record in the 800 (on his birthday, no less!) was certainly a highlight, as were the two all-conference steeplechase performers.
The women's team didn't quite perform to expectations, as the squad has suffered through injuries for the majority of the year, but Chandale Williams did run under 56 seconds for the first time in her career, breaking her 400-meter record by more than a second. Also, Zipporah McCann broke the Keydet heptathlon record with her outing at the meet.
Track now heads to the Penn Relays and High Point, meets which were previewed just a few moments ago.
It's been a rough week for baseball, and who would have expected that a week ago tonight? That's because seven days ago, the Keydets topped then-#1 UVA 12-3 in front of a record crowd at Gray-Minor...But it's been a slide since. Four straight losses, including three at conference rival Liberty, send the Keydets into William and Mary tonight on quite the skid. See if they can turn it around by clicking here.
Lacrosse lost to Siena 13-8 Saturday, falling despite leading 6-5 at the half and 4-0 early in the game. Improvement is taking place, and the Keydets certainly hope it continues into this weekend's game versus Wagner. Notes and a preview for that should be up Friday, but fans should note the game time has been changed to 2 p.m. due to a football intrasquad scrimmage (most of the scrimmage will take place in Foster Stadium, hence the LAX time change).
That'll do it for this week...Check back next week for more news from Post.