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The Blue & Gray Press | October 20, 2018

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UMW cross country performs well in CAC Championship meet

November 2, 2017 |


Staff Writer

University of Mary Washington’s cross country team competed this weekend at the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Championship. The women’s team finished in third place, giving them a spot on the podium, while the men’s team finished fourth. The event was hosted by Christopher Newport University in Newport News on Saturday morning. The championship included teams from, Frostburg State, St. Mary’s, Marymount and Penn State.Read More

Life of a student athlete as told by Maggie Larkin

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer 

Maggie Larkin, a sociology major in the Special Education program, is a freshman on varsity cross country. She has had first-hand experience with jumping into a varsity sport straight out of high school. Larkin ran cross country at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA, she made it to regionals and states during her time there. At the UMW cross country opener, she led the women’s team with a third place finish at 15 minutes and 10 seconds.Read More

Female runners face catcalling during practice

April 27, 2017 |


Many sports teams practice on fields, some in the gym, in the pool and others throughout the immediate Fredericksburg area. It is important for those who are on sports teams to focus while they are training. The women’s cross-country team is made up of twelve women who all run throughout The University of Mary Washington and the Fredericksburg area.Read More

Q&A with new track & field coach Kunle Lawson

February 3, 2016 |


I recently sat down with new head cross country and track & field coach Kunle Lawson. Lawson is brand new to the program this year after long time head coach Stan Soper retired at the end of this past spring season. Lawson joined the UMW team from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where he served as director of track & field since 2011.Read More

Cross Country women score near-sweep at conference preview meet

September 24, 2015 |


The men and women cross country teams have begun their new season behind new head coach, Kunle Lawson. Lawson comes to the University of Mary Washington from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as the Director of Cross and Country and Track & Field since 2011. The University of Mary Washington welcomes Lawson as former coach Stan Soper retired this past spring.Read More

Cross country teams continue to run through competition

October 8, 2014 |


They can be seen walking in packs together around campus, running around Fredericksburg, in clumps at Seacobeck for dinner or walking from the gym after workouts. Read More

Cross country season opener creates new records for UMW

January 29, 2014 |

The University of Mary Washington’s indoor track and field celebrated at the University of Maryland Terrapin Invitational, their season opener, earlier this month after three athletes each set indoor records for UMW.Read More

Cross country teams finish fifth and eighth at first meet

October 2, 2013 |

With the season now in full swing, the men’s and women’s cross country teams showed promise for the rest of the 2013 fall season this past weekend at the Dickinson College long and short relays. The men’s team placed eighth out of thirty schools, and the women earned fifth.Read More

Womens' Cross Country CAC Champs Landry, Green pace Eagles, men come in second

October 31, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington women’s cross country team won its first Capital Athletic Conference championship in six years on Saturday, October 27, as the Eagles saw seven runners finish in the top 18 to take home their 14th league title since 1991 at the CAC championships in Frostburg, Md.Read More

Harrison, Landy Pace Eagles' Track

January 25, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington track and field teams sent 12 athletes up to the University of Maryland Invitational this past Saturday to compete against approximately 15 to 20 other collegiate teams, most of which were Division I programs. All … Read More

Cross Country Seasons End in Texas

November 16, 2011 |

In the dry, dusty air of Seguin, Texas, the Eagles’ women’s and men’s cross country teams outraced over 22 teams, finishing eighth and ninth respectively in the NCAA Southeast Regionals on Nov. 12.Read More

Cross Country Teams Capture Second Place at CAC Championships

November 3, 2011 |


Despite the imperfect conditions, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s cross country teams were able to slip and skid their way through the falling snow to take second place in the Captal Athletic Conference Championships … Read More

Cross Country Impresses at JMU Invitational

September 14, 2011 |


This past Saturday, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s cross-country teams opened their season at the James Madison University Invitational in Harrisonburg, Va. Competing against Division I opponents, such as Duke University and the Naval … Read More

Cross Country Seasons End in Memphis

November 17, 2010 |


Last Saturday morning, Nov. 13, the Mary Washington men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, earning ninth and 10th place respectively. The championship, hosted by Rhodes College in Memphis, Tn., … Read More

Cross Country Second at CAC Race

November 10, 2010 |


The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference championships this past Saturday in Salisbury, Md. Mary Washington took a  second place finish for both teams.

On the … Read More

DeVar Named All-American

December 6, 2009 |

UMW senior Frank DeVar has been one of the prominent athletes at Mary Washington in the past 15 years. At the NCAA Division III National Championships on Nov. 21, DeVar placed 16th in a field of 276 runners to earn … Read More

Fall Sports Seasons in Review

November 18, 2009 |

The fall sports teams here at Mary Washington have all about wrapped up their seasons, so let us take a look back at what were all successful 2009 campaigns.

The volleyball team had an outstanding year, with an overall record … Read More

UMW Scoreboard and Upcoming Events

November 18, 2009 |

Women’s Soccer:

0-1 (L 2-3 to Maryville College in NCAA Division III Tournament).

Cross Country:

Men’s Team placed fourth at NCAA Regionals.

Women’s Team finished 11th at NCAA Regionals.

Seniors Frank DeVar and Brian Fulton advance to NCAA Division … Read More

Cross Country Teams Finish Strong – Men’s Team Wins CAC Title, Women’s Team Places Second

November 11, 2009 |

The UMW men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Heritage Farms Park in Walkersville, Md. this past Saturday to compete in the 2009 Capital Athletic Conference Championship.

In the 8K race, the men’s team saw five runners finish in … Read More

Fall Sports Awards

November 11, 2009 |

Not all athletics have announced their awards, but below are UMW athletes who have been honored so far. Volleyball: Anne Lutkenhaus – First-Team All-CAC, Volleyball Player of the Year. Laura Gomez – Second-Team All-CAC, CAC Rookie of the Year. Coach … Read More

Cross Country Vows Revenge

October 28, 2009 |

Last Saturday, Oct. 24, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at Elizabethtown, Penn. in their last meet before the Capital Athletic Conference, to be held at Hood College on Nov. 7. On the women’s side, … Read More

UMW Wins First Cross Country Meet

September 16, 2009 |


The men’s and women’s cross country teams had an outstanding combined effort this weekend, as each placed first in the Washington & Lee Invitational last Saturday in Lexington.

Sophomore Kyle Anderson and junior Kristy Witek … Read More

UMW Fall Sports Preview

April 23, 2009 |


Now that summer has wrapped up, UMW athletics is back in full swing and full sweat. Volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, and men’s and women’s soccer all look to build on their 2008 campaigns and … Read More