Outdoor Track Championships News
May 6, 2022 --- The outdoor track & field postseason continued on Friday with the announcement of the All-ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Awards in addition to several special honors determined the by the league's head coaches from the recently completed ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Bridgewater College sprinter Adalia Coleman repeats as not only the Outdoor Track Athlete of the Meet, but adds this to the same award she earned for the 2021-22 indoor season. Virginia Wesleyan University jumper Jaylyn Lane is also a repeat honoree as she was named the Outdoor Field Athlete of the Meet to match the same recognition to earned indoors. Roanoke College mentor Gene Galloway was named the ODAC Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year, while Maroons' thrower Elisabeth Cullen received ODAC Women's Outdoor Rookie of the Year. It was announced during the championship that University of Lynchburg distance runner Stephanie Burnett secured the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year award from the the conference's athletic communications personnel. On the men's ledger, Eastern Mennonite University sprinter Alijah Johnson garnered ODAC Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Meet laurels. VWU jumper Geni Roberts is the ODAC Men's Field Athlete of the Meet for the second straight year and adds this to the same honor he earned a couple months ago indoors. Lynchburg mentor Jim Sprecher repeats as the ODAC Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year. Bridgewater multi-discipline athlete Aaron Moon was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year. EMU mid-distance runner Isaac Alderfer earned ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year plaudits.
May 1, 2022 --- For the second time in as many season, the University of Lynchburg was not only home to the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, but it is the residence of the conference's two trophies with the Hornets securing both the men's and women's crowns. Lynchburg increases its ODAC record total to 30 men's championships, while the Hornets women have lifted four straight prizes and now feature a conference-best 12 women's titles. Weather played a role in much of Saturday's competition on day two of the championships. Running times and field event marks were lower than expected, especially after eight league records were reset on day one. Still that didn't keep several individuals from putting their best feet forward.
April 29, 2022 --- Eight conference records were edited following the first day of competition at the 2022 ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of Lynchburg. Six events were completed with several others featured in preliminary competition on Friday afternoon. Lynchburg leads the way on the men's ledger with 51 points. Bridgewater College earned 44 markers, while Shenandoah University sits third with 42 tallies. In the women's team table, Roanoke College tops the field with 68 points. Lynchburg follows at 55, with Shenandoah chiming in third at 48 points. Competition resumes on Saturday with field events beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The first running event is set for 2:00 p.m. ET.