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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2018

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Racial disparity in UMW varsity athletics

April 26, 2018 |

By MILEN MEHARI

Staff Writer

Black students at the University of Mary Washington are disproportionately represented in the athletics program. This is clear to see when glancing at some varsity sports rosters. Take for instance the UMW men’s basketball team; more than half of their roster is ostensibly Black. In contrast, Black students make up 6% of the student population.

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UMW track hosts Battleground Relays, sees many strong performances

April 6, 2017 |

By MIKEY BARNES 

On March 31, the University of Mary Washington men and women’s track and field teams hosted the Battleground Relays, welcoming a number of other teams to Fredericksburg and UMW’s brand new outdoor track and field facility.

The … Read More

Battleground Relays send head coach Stan Soper off in style

March 25, 2015 |

By CODY REYNOLDS

The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in their only home meet of the season at the Battleground Relays on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, marking Head Coach Stan Soper’s last home meet ever in light of his retirement following the 2015 outdoor track season.Read More

Track and field teams gear toward CAC championships

April 24, 2014 |

As the regular season comes to a close, the University of Mary Washington’s track and field teams prepare to compete for the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference’s Track and Field Championships in Newport News, Va. on May 3. Read More

Track and field breeze past competition at Battleground

March 26, 2014 |

The University of Mary Washington track and field teams hosted the Battleground Relays this past Friday, March 21 and Saturday March 22 and kicked off their outdoor season in style.Read More

UMW hosts Battleground Relay

March 27, 2013 |

As Saturday wore on, UMW continued its strong showing with wins by sophomore Nicholas Judy in men’s pole vault and sophomore Claire Harrington in women’s pole vault.Read More

Sutherland Impresses in Two Events in Md. Meet

April 18, 2012 |

A partly cloudy day in Baltimore, Md. was the scene for the University of Mary Washington’s track and field team this past Saturday, April 14, as the Eagles competed in the Towson/Johns Hopkins University Invitational.

Head Coach Stan Soper’s squad … Read More

Track Team has a Strong Showing

April 4, 2012 |

The Mary Washington men’sand women’s track and field teams competed in the Commonwealth Duals last weekend in Newport News, Va.

Both teams had impressive showings at the event which featured Virginia schools including Washington & Lee, Lynchburg College, Virginia Wesleyan … Read More

Track and Field Impresses

February 29, 2012 |

This past Sunday, a handful of UMW Track and Field athletes traveled to George Mason University to compete in a “Last Chance Meet.” Five women and 13 men were invited to participate. Read More

Track and Field Teams’ Take Third Place in CAC Championships

April 20, 2011 |

This past Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled up to York College in York, Pa. to compete in the Capital Athletic Conference championship meet.

Forecasts of … Read More

Track & Field Strong At Lynchburg College Meet

April 13, 2011 |

The Mary Washington track and field team ran past the competition with several strong finishes last weekend at the Lynchburg College Invitational on Saturday, April 9, in Lynchburg, Va.

On the men’s side, senior Scott Matthiessen ran the 400-meters in … Read More

Track and Field Solid Yet Again

March 30, 2011 |

By WESLEY HOST

The Mary Washington track and field team competed in the Washington and Lee Carnival this past weekend in Lexington, Va. The Carnival included over 10 teams from around the nation.

They conditions were far from perfect with … Read More

Track and Field Earns Multiple Top Finishes

March 23, 2011 |

This past Friday and Saturday, Mary Washington hosted the annual Battleground Relays, signifying the beginning of the men’s and women’s outdoor track season. The meet’s two-day format allowed many athletes the chance to compete in additional events that they normally … Read More

Spring Sports Preview

February 9, 2011 |

Track and Field

Track and field begin their 2011 campaign with high hopes, hoping to improve on the acclaim given to such competitors as senior Matt Geller, junior Nicole Ditto and senior Sarah Dawes.

The squad opened competition on Jan. … Read More

Track & Field Solid at Maryland Invitational

January 27, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington’s track and field team competed in the University of Maryland Invitational last Saturday, Jan. 26, against a massive field that included many Division I teams.  The University of Maryland, the University of Richmond, American University … Read More

Track & Field Places 2nd at CAC’s

April 22, 2010 |

Last Saturday the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Championships in Salisbury, Md.

Both teams put up a good fight but eventually walked away in second place behind … Read More

Spring Sports Seasons in Review

April 21, 2010 |

With only a week left in the spring semester, finals looming next week, followed by the sweet release of summer, it’s time to take a look back at the UMW spring sports and see how each team fared in their … Read More

Track and Field Ready

April 7, 2010 |

This past Friday and Saturday, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Duke University Invitational. Both teams produced noteworthy performances.

The hot and sunny invitational hosted mostly Division I schools and was … Read More

Track & Field Impresses

March 31, 2010 |

The University of Mary Washington’s track team laced up their sneakers yet again last Saturday, competing in the Towson University Invitational in Towson, Md.

There were several strong individual performances by both the men’s and women’s teams.

Sophomore Kyle Anderson … Read More

UMW Indoor Track Season Completed

March 10, 2010 |

Last Saturday, the UMW men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams sent a small squad of five runners to the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet in Blacksburg, Va.

As the final meet of UMW’s indoor season, the Last Chance … Read More

Track and Field Off and Running

January 20, 2010 |

This past Saturday, Jan. 16, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams laced up their spikes for the University of Maryland Invitational in Gaithersburg, Md.

The meet featured stiff competition from teams such as Christopher … 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

Spring Sports Wrap Up

April 22, 2009 |

BY ZACH MORETTI

As summer draws near and the school year comes to a close, spring sports here at the University of Mary Washington begin to wrap up their seasons as well. Let’s take a look back and see how our spring teams fared this year in their respective sports.

The UMW baseball squad had its up and downs this season but never seemed to quite hit their stride. The Eagles’ are currently 14-15 overall and in fourth place in the Capital Athletic Conference with a 7-11 conference record. The pitching staff was sub par as the team ERA was 4.82 for the year and the team failed to consistently produce runs as they were fifth in the conference in runs per game.

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