April 19, 2009

TOWSON, Md. (April 18, 2009) - William & Mary won its eighth CAA Women's Track and Field Championship in nine years, taking the victory home with 181 points. UNC Wilmington was in second with 122 and Georgia State was third with 120. Northeastern finished fourth with 119.50, followed by George Mason, Delaware, James Madison, Towson and VCU.

The Tribe's Katie Guevel won the heptathlon by 560 points with a total of 5051. William & Mary took home four other first-place finishes as they dominated the distance runs and field events. Emily Anderson's performances on day one earned her Women's Track Athlete of the Meet for the first time in her career.

Betsy Graney of William & Mary topped the 3000m steeplechase with her time of 10:50.07, while Nicole Kazuba set a new CAA meet record on the pole vault reaching heights of 4.00m, and Ashley Anderson threw 13.59m to collect the shot put individual champion.

The Seahawks' Aisha Jones provided 20 points after running a time of 13.96 in the 100m hurdles and jumping 1.70m in the high jump. Jaraea Shepherd led UNCW in the field events, tallying two first-place finishes in the discus (44.55m) and the hammer throw (49.70m), earning her Co-Women's Field Athlete of the Meet.

George Mason's Ryann Henricks produced top numbers in the jumps, collecting first in the triple jump (12.66m) and second in the long jump (6.09m). Her performances earned her Co-Women's Field Athlete of the Meet.