Hello, and welcome to what will be the final weekly blog post of 2009-10. We'll continue to use the blog as needed for updates, so check back when you can...We'll also try to post on Twitter when there's info here, so that you know to come check. The weekly posts should resume in late August...
We are planning some things for the summer, including a new bi-weekly blog on preparation for the 2010 Cross Country season, written by Jenna Moye and Ermin Mujezinovic. That should debut somewhere around June 10, give or take a couple of days, and we're still discussing names for it. Feel free to email me (email@example.com) your suggestions.
Felix Kitur highlighted this week, as a runner-up finish in his second race at the NCAA Preliminary Meet sent him on to Eugene, Oregon, where he and Coach Paul Spangler will head next week. Kitur's first race is on June 9, with the final hopefully to follow on June 11...If you'd like, you can check out videos of Kitur's races at the VMI Track and Field Youtube Channel, located here. An in-depth preview of the men's 800 in Eugene should run early next week, and will be accompanied by an interview with Kitur and Spangler.
Baseball also wrapped up, with Cory Spangenburg being named Freshman of the Year and Jordan Ballard earning First Team All-Conference honors. The Keydets picked up a win over UNC Asheville on the tourney's first day, before ending their season with losses to Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. Certainly not the way they wanted to end the year, but VMI should be a real threat next year, as only Jordan Ballard and Tanner Biagini are done with their time at the I.
Lacrosse also had news this week, with Tim Moran being announced as an honorable mention All-American. That is the first-ever All-American honor for VMI lacrosse. Also, the final 2010 stat rankings came out today, and after the NCAA tourney (won by Duke in thrilling OT fashion), the Keydets' Stephen Robarge finished fourth in D1 in face-off percentage and second in ground balls per game.