Outdoor Track Championships News

May 15, 2023 --- ODAC teams and individual athletes are competing in last chance meets as they gear up for possible qualification in the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships. That all comes on the heels of a strong regular campaign that culminated in the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships and led to this year's All-ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Awards. In a vote of the league's head coaches, five individual honors per gender are recognized by the conference. Additionally, the ODAC's athletic communications personnel name the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athletes of the Year. This year's ODAC Field Athletes of the Meet from the ODAC outdoor championships are Eastern Mennonite University multi-event star Ray Ray Taylor and Bridgewater College record-breaking thrower Peter Fulton. The ODAC Track Athletes of the Meet are multiple All-American sprinter Adalia Coleman from Bridgewater and Roanoke College speedster Brady Fowler. The ODAC Rookies of the Year both hail from the University of Lynchburg in mid-distance standouts Hailey Smith and Chasen Hunt. Both earned the same honors during the indoor season, along with outdoor ODAC Women's Coach of the Year, Jim Sprecher. The outdoor ODAC Men's Coach of the Year is Brandon Uhl from Washington and Lee University. The league's athletic communications personnel identified two different stars from the indoor season as this year's ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Those distinctions belong to a pair of distance standouts in W&L's Carolyn Todd and EMU's Jansen Miller.

May 1, 2023 --- It's a different kind of double-double for the University of Lynchburg as the Hornets completed a full sweep of the ODAC indoor and outdoor track & field events with their men's and women's team titles at the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Monday. Lynchburg has now won ODAC bests of 31 men's and 13 women's outdoor crowns.

April 29, 2023 --- It has been a banner season for ODAC track & field with event winners and All-Americans shining indoors and those athletes -- as well as others -- showing off their talent in the outdoor arena. The campaign comes to a head this weekend with the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships kicking off what could be an outstanding run for league stars with national competition on the horizon. Bridgewater College and the Jopson Athletic Complex serve as the host and host venue for this year's conference championship event. This season's affair is set for Sunday and Monday, April 30-May 1. Competition for field events begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, with running events starting at 5:00 p.m. ET. On  Monday, field events commence at 11:00 a.m. ET with running events speeding into gear at 3:30 p.m. ET. Live video of action will be provided by the Bridgewater College athletic communications department. Live results are provided by Blue Ridge Timing.

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