Current and former Hampton University athletes will compete in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday through Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa.
Senior Benita Taylor will compete in the senior women’s 800-meter run, while freshman Trey Holloway of Chesapeake will run in the junior men’s 110-meter hurdles.
Former Lady Pirates Francena McCorory, Yvette Lewis and Kellie Wells, who have considerable international experience, will also be competing.
McCorory, a Bethel High graduate, will compete in the 400-meter dash, an event in which she was a three-time NCAA champion. Lewis, a former Menchville and Denbigh standout, and Wells will run the 100-meter hurdles.
College women’s basketball:
New William and Mary coach Ed Swanson hired three assistants, including two who worked with him at Sacred Heart for a program that made the NCAA tournament in 2012 and the WNIT in 2011 and ’13: Jeanette Wedo and Kelly Killion.
Swanson also hired Millette Green, who was an assistant at Fairleigh Dickinson the last three years and who played for Maryland Baltimore County.
W&M seniors Jeremy Wells (men’s golf) and Alex McGrath (men’s track and field) were among the people named Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Colonial Athletic Association in their respective sports. The CAA awards one such honor per sport.
Walsingham Academy golf coach Rick Rickard resigned, according to The Virginia Gazette.
Logan Yates, 15, of Ruckersville shot even-par 71 in the second round of stroke-play qualifying to earn medalist honors at the 23rd Virginia State Golf Association Junior Match Play Championship at King Carter Golf Club.
Following his opening-day 1-under 70, Yates concluded stroke-play qualifying at 1-under 141. The rising junior at William Monroe High was the only competitor to finish 36 holes under par.
Griffin Clark, 18 of South Chesterfield (74) and Michael Mead Jr., 17, of Spotsylvania (72) secured the second and third seeds, respectively, with 2-over 144 totals.
The top 16 players advance to match play Thursday. The quarterfinals will also take place Thursday, followed by the semifinals and scheduled 18-hole championship final Friday.
Williamsburg golfers Zach Weaver (159), Joe Monk (162) and Matthew Meadows (167) missed the match-play cut.Copyright © 2015, CT Now