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Women’s distance medley team shatters records

March 2, 2017
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by BEN SOULLIER The Washington and Lee women’s distance medley relay team found tremendous success at the Camel City Invitational breaking not only the school record for the race but the ODAC Conference record as well. With a time of 12:10:92, the team of Maggie Seybold, ’19, Samantha Yates, ...

General of the Week: Andy Kleinlein, ’17

March 2, 2017
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by KATHRYN YOUNG Phi: What made you start playing basketball? AK: I started playing as a little kid around the age of 4. My dad loves basketball and I grew up around the game. I always watched on TV and went to the gym. I’ve kept up with that routine since that age. Phi: As the regular season co...

W&L students, local community celebrate the Lady Generals

March 2, 2017
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by ELLY COSGROVE Washington and Lee had a weeklong celebration for National Girls and Women in Sports Day that started Feb. 1. Each year, organizations across the country celebrate this day which recognizes the progress made by Title IX and the ongoing effort to provide opportunities for girls and wom...

General of the Week: Samantha Yates, ‘19

Tanner Smith
February 8, 2017
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Phi: What inspired you to be a runner? SY: I was actually a tennis player for about 10 years. I started running cross country in 9th grade in order to get in shape for tennis. I ended up being better at running than I was at tennis so I stuck with it and I started to love it. Phi: What drives you to comp...

Seniors’ support for Generals ramps up as Spirit Night comes to a close

Elly Cosgrove
February 8, 2017
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Seniors were celebrated in the Warner Center Tuesday night as the women’s basketball team took on Randolph-Macon for Senior Spirit Night. Pizza was served as an incentive for seniors and there was even a game of knockout at halftime. According to volleyball player and track and field athlete Ken...

Men’s and women’s track teams blow past records left and right

Kathyrn Young
February 8, 2017
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School records were shattered as the men’s and women’s track team competed at Liberty University’s Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational on Jan. 27. On the men’s side, the 4x800 record was crushed by over 10 seconds. The quartet of runners included Ian McDonald, ’17, Phillip Harmon, ’17, C...

General of the Week: Taylor Casey, ‘20

General of the Week: Taylor Casey, ‘20

Elly Cosgrove
February 8, 2017
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Phi: How do you feel the season has been going? Casey: The season has been going well so far! I’m proud of my team and what we’ve accom- plished, and I think we are getting better each day and becoming a harder and harder team to beat. Phi: How different is being an athlete in high school vers...

Kearns makes three, three-point shots, the Generals shoot ahead for the win

Tanner Smith
February 8, 2017
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The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team was down by 85¬– 83 with six seconds to go in the 4th quarter against Eastern Mennonite University. But, Devin Kearns, ’19, shared a belief that they would prevail. With six seconds on the clock, Kearns got the ball, turned to avoid a defender, and...

Men’s and women’s teams swim laps around the competition as they near the ODACS

Ben Soullier
February 8, 2017
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The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swim teams head into the ODAC Championship with the hopes to repeat last year’s success. The women’s team last season won the ODAC Championship for the ninth year in a row and finished in 25th place in the NCAA Championship with a total of 29 points. Th...

General of the Week: Shep Sims, ‘20

Ben Soullier
January 24, 2017
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Phi: Congratulations on winning the pole vault at the UNC Open. Can you talk about what contributed to your success this weekend? SS: The pole vault is very technically event based which, I believe, relies more on one’s mental preparedness than anything else. At UNC, the atmosphere was very professio...

Women’s basketball rallies after three consecutive losses

Kathryn Young
January 24, 2017
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After a hard fought game, the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team were swept away by the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC game at the Warner Center. The Generals fell to 7-8 on the season on Wednesday evening, with a 3-4 record in ODAC play. The lady Generals took the lead with sev...

Captain’s corner

Tanner Smith
January 24, 2017
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Andy Kleinlein, men’s basketball Andy Kleinlein, ’17, is playing with a passion and enthusiasm beyond any of his previous years as he is approaching the end of his college basketball career. “It has helped a little bit because you have to play with a little bit more desperation,” he said. ...

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