The William and Mary women -- ranked 18th nationally -- became the first team ever to record a perfect score in the Colonial Athletic Association meet, sweeping the top five in Cockeysville, Md.
Senior All-American Elaina Balouris took her second consecutive CAA title in the 6-kilometer race in 21 minutes, 17.11 seconds, a stride ahead of her sophomore All-American training partner, Emily Stites (21:17.30).
Michelle Britto (21:36.73), Meghan McGovern (21:44.61) and Dylan Hassett (21:52.23) completed the top five for a perfect 15 points before any runner from the other seven schools came across the finish line. James Madison was second with 81 points.
In the men's competition, the Tribe took its 14th consecutive CAA crown, beating second-place Northeastern 25-44 in the 8K race. Northeastern's Wesley Gallagher won in 24:42.02, but W&M's Rad Gunzenhauser placed second in 24:46.56 and Trevor Sleight third in 25:05.17.
Capital Athletic Conference:
Christopher Newport's women won the team title in their first CAC meet, while the men were second to York (Pa.) at Winter Place Park in Salisbury, Md.
CNU's Briana Stewart was named the women's conference Rookie of the Year, and the Captains' Matthew Barreau was named the women's Coach of the Year.
In men's competition, York had 33 points to CNU's 50, though several Captains posted personal bests.
Jalon Brown scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute as Christopher Newport beat visiting Wesley 3-2 in a CAC quarterfinal, giving Steve Shaw his 250th victory as the Captains’ coach. No. 3 seed CNU will play No. 2 York (Pa.), the seventh-ranked team in Division III, Wednesday a semifinal. ...
Jackson Eskay scored with four minutes left in regulation, enabling No. 21 W&M (8-4-2, 3-2-1 CAA) to gain a 2-2 tie at UNC Wilmington. ...
New Mexico (10-4-2, 6-1-1) won 3-0 at ODU (9-4-1, 6-2) to take the Conference USA lead.
Michelle Heath had 17 kills and 10 digs as W&M (11-17, 6-5 CAA) beat Hofstra 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 25-22 at Kaplan Arena, extending the Tribe's winning streak to four.
W&M's Dessi Koleva had 16 digs, four blocks and 10 kills. ...
CNU (22-12, 8-0) beat No. 20 Division III team Stevenson 25-20, 19-25, 25-16, 16-25, 15-12 as well as winning 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 against Marymount in Arlington to take the CAC regular-season title.
It was the Captains' first victory over a top-25 opponent this season. For the day, Chastity Lacy and Hannah Miller combined for 15 blocks, and Lacy had 22 kills and five aces. Rachel Conway had 73 assists, including 43 against Stevenson.
Three Apprentice wrestlers won their classes at the Virginia Beach Nationals in the Virginia Beach Field House.
Sophomore Jacob Michael won the 11-man bracket at 125 pounds, going 4-0 with two pins. Freshman Patrik Foxworth was 3-0 to win the 11-man bracket at 149, pinning two opponents before beating teammate Tyrell Watkins 7-3.
Junior Ian Jones was the champion at heavyweight.
Swimming and diving:
William and Mary's men went 2-0 in a CAA pod meet in Harrisonburg, while the Tribe women went 2-1.
W&M's Andrew Strait won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:05.89 and the 200 individual medley in 1:53.24, and he swam the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay that won in 1:32.14. Billy Russell of Newport News also was on that relay.
The W&M women defeated UNCW 195-146 and Delaware 198.5-148.5 but lost 223-124 to host James Madison, a team in its first year under the coaching of Kecoughtan High graduate Richard Long.
The Tribe's Megan Howard won the 100 freestyle in 51.91 and the 100 butterfly in 57.39.