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SU roundup: Theall earns honors at track meet
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NEWPORT NEWS - The Shenandoah University outdoor track & field teams completed their seasons Saturday afternoon with ninth and fifth place finishes at the Mason-Dixon Championships.
Senior Amanda Theall highlighted the Hornets performance by being named as the Field Athlete of the Meet for the second time this season.
Theall, who won the hammer throw on Friday, won the shot put Saturday to help her add the outdoor field athlete honors to the indoor award she won in February.
Theall also finished second in the discus throw in addition to her two victories.
Freshman Breana Hagwood was fifth in the 100 meter high hurdles at 15.39 seconds.
In the relays, the women's 4 x 400 meter team shattered the school record by 6.44 seconds to finish at 4:16.15 and finish fifth overall.
The men's 4 x 400 team had a season best 3:29.45.
Junior Evan Griffin rounded out his outstanding meet with a fourth place showing in the discus. He had a toss of 39.95 meters.
The SU men finished ninth at the meet while the women were tied for fifth after completing day one in third place.
This is the final regular season meet of the season. Selected student-athletes will participate in number of last chance meets in the next two weeks in the hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann leads off this group with her participation in the Lynchburg Multi-Event on Monday and Tuesday.
The title is the fourth straight for the Generals (10-9) and they will now await the official announcement of the 32-team field on Sunday night to find out their opening round opponent.
Shenandoah (12-5) was denied its first-ever ODAC title in any sport as W&L pulled away with a three-goal run midway through the first half.
Leading 5-4 after Liz Bereit scored on a free position for the Hornets at the 21:57 mark, Margaret Klein scored twice followed by a Meade Brewster goal to push the Generals advantage to four goals.
Shenandoah, on goals from Samantha Donaghy and Samantha Sisson, cut the deficit to two goals with 9:52 remaining, but could get no closer.
W&L answered with another three-goal run, again keyed by two Klein tallies, to lead 11-6 with 5:31 remaining.
Corrinne Kosmowski and Amy Rollins then closed out the day's scoring with SU goals at 2:35 and :30.
The opening half was a tight affair as the two teams were not separated by more than one goal the entire stanza. The visitors, who never trailed in the game, took a 3-2 lead into the halftime lockerroom thanks to a Katie Hagen tally at the halftime gun.
This goal would give the Generals the lead for good.
The two teams split 44 shots with Washington and Lee holding a 16-11 advantage in groundballs and winning 12 of 20 draw controls.
Generals goalie Cara Mulligan had 10 saves, including seven in the first half, while Ashley Cross had eight stops for the Hornets.
Notes: Sisson, Cross and Kosmowski were all named to the All-Tournament team for SU with Rebecca Dean, Emily Conway, Hagen, Brewster and Mulligan taking spots for the Generals.
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