Women's track & field defends ODAC outdoor title

Lynchburg women's track and field poses at the victory bell with the ODAC championship trophy

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's women's track & field team defending its Old Dominion Athletic Conference outdoor title, running away with the 2019 championship Saturday at Randolph College's WildCat Stadium.

Lynchburg piled up 222 points on the day, 76 ahead of second-place Bridgewater. It was the Hornets' third-straight ODAC title, two outdoor and one indoor, and the largest margin of victory since the 2008 outdoor championship.

Lynchburg has claimed 10 women's outdoor track & field conference titles since the conference began the championship meet in 1995.

The Hornets did it this weekend on the heels of four individual and one relay victory.

Senior Endasia Mitchell (Perry Hall, Md.) led the way for Lynchburg, winning her second-straight 400-meter conference title with a season-best time of 58.57 seconds.

Mitchell also anchored the Hornets' 4x400-meter relay, accompanied by freshmen Lizzie Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.), Faith Francis (Midlothian, Va.) and Jessica Cammarata (Ledgewood, N.J.), which won in 4:06.86.

Cammarata claimed the conference's rookie of the meet honor, finishing with All-ODAC honors in the 200- and 400-meter dashes along with the relay finish. Senior Samantha Schreiber (Gladys, Va.) won the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, and Hornets director of track & field Jim Sprecher won ODAC women's outdoor coach of the year honors for the second-straight season.

Senior Rachel Murray (Chesapeake, Va.) defended her league title in the javelin (126-7 ¼).

Senior Madeline Van Aken (Blacksburg, Va.) won the triple jump (36-9 ¾), her best-ever jump and the third-best in Lynchburg history, and junior Sammi Woods (Fredericksburg, Va.) took top honors in the shot put (40-4 ½), the season's best mark in the ODAC and the second-best in Lynchburg's record book.

The Hornets added 10 more All-ODAC performances: Schreiber in the 10,000-meter run and 3,000-meter Steeplechase; sophomore Stephanie Burnett (Midlothian, Va.) in the 10,000-meter run; sophomore LaMaya Lacy (Bremo Bluff, Va.) in the 100-meter hurdles; Mitchell in the 400-meter hurdles and pole vault; junior Michela Cholak (Ocean Township, N.J.) in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase; freshman Donzailya Berg (Stephens City, Va.) in the high jump and long jump; sophomore Keaira Reese (Norfolk, Va.) in the triple jump; junior Disa Haugsdahl (Warrenton, Va.) in the javelin; and the 4x100-meter relay of sophomore Destaunia Perry (Boston, Mass.), Francis, Cammarata and freshman Zoe Scales (Danville, Va.).

Freshman Bailey Casto (Evington, Va.), senior Morgan Watson (Concord, Va.), sophomore Kaitlyn Johnson (Spotsylvania, Va.), freshman Jillian Guerra (Chesapeake, Va.), junior Dale Morrow (Norfolk, Va.) and sophomore Elle Benefield (Delaplane, Va.) also scored points in the meet for Lynchburg.

The other meet superlatives went to Bridgewater's Calista Ariel on the track and Roanoke's Jennifer Calascione in the field events.

The Hornets will now set their sights on national qualifiers with a number of late-season meets, starting Wednesday, May 1 with Liberty University's Twilight Qualifier.

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Sat Mar 30
McDaniel Spring Invitational, The Bridges GC, Abbottstown, Pa. -- Day 1
Sat Mar 30
Blue & Silver Challenge
@ Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
Sat Mar 30
Final
14 Lynchburg
8 at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
Final
7 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Mar 30
Final - 6 innings
8 No. 6 Lynchburg
0 at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
Final
12 Lynchburg
13 at Shenandoah
HEADstrong Game
Sat Mar 30
Final
6 No. 6 Lynchburg
3 at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
Final
12 Lynchburg
5 at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
Final
24 No. 20 Lynchburg
5 at Shenandoah
Sun Mar 31
t-2nd/18
McDaniel Spring Invitational, The Bridges GC, Abbottstown, Pa. -- Day 2
Sun Mar 31
Final
4 No. 6 Lynchburg
5 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sun Mar 31
Final
5 Lynchburg
1 at Emory & Henry
at Bristol Racquet & Fitness Club, Bristol, Tenn.
Sun Mar 31
Final
6 Lynchburg
2 at Emory & Henry
at Bristol Racquet & Fitness Club, Bristol, Tenn.
Sun Mar 31
Final
5 No. 6 Lynchburg
4 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Tue Apr 02
Final
0 Lynchburg
5 at No. 22 Washington and Lee
Tue Apr 02
Final
4 Ferrum
22 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
Final
1 Lynchburg
8 at Guilford
Wed Apr 03
Final - 8 innings
7 Guilford
5 vs. No. 8 Lynchburg
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
Wed Apr 03
Final
5 No. 9 Randolph-Macon
10 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
Final - 5 innings
1 Guilford
15 vs. No. 8 Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
Final
10 Roanoke
11 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Apr 05
Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 1
Fri Apr 05
Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Fri Apr 05
Final
10 Roanoke
18 vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Sat Apr 06
Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 2
Sat Apr 06
Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Sat Apr 06
IHSA Zones at University of Virginia
@ University of Virginia
Sat Apr 06
Final
6 Lynchburg
4 at Shenandoah
Sat Apr 06
Final
1 No. 2 Va. Wesleyan
0 vs. No. 8 Lynchburg
CODE RED Day | Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day
Sat Apr 06
Final
4 Ferrum
21 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
Final
0 Lynchburg
6 at Va. Wesleyan
Sat Apr 06
Final
7 No. 2 Va. Wesleyan
2 vs. No. 8 Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
Final
2 Lynchburg
3 at Shenandoah
Sun Apr 07
Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 3
Tue Apr 09
Final
7 Lynchburg
2 at Randolph
Tue Apr 09
Final
6 Va. Wesleyan
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Apr 10
Final
12 Lynchburg
14 at Randolph-Macon
Note Date Change
Thu Apr 11
Final
1 Randolph
8 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Day
Thu Apr 11
Final
4 No. 19 Lynchburg
6 at Roanoke
Thu Apr 11
Final - 5 innings
13 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Fri Apr 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at Sweet Briar
Sat Apr 13
Randolph WildCat Invitational
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Apr 13
6th/6
ODAC Championships at Bridgewater
Sat Apr 13
Final
1 Guilford
3 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
Final
20 No. 1 Washington and Lee
9 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Day | CODE RED Game
Sat Apr 13
Final
1 Guilford
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
Final
4 Va. Wesleyan
23 vs. Lynchburg
40th Anniversary Celebration
Sun Apr 14
Goucher Invitational, Hillendale CC, Phoenix, Md. -- Day 1
Mon Apr 15
2nd/7
Goucher Invitational, Hillendale CC, Phoenix, Md. -- Day 2
Mon Apr 15
Final
3 East. Mennonite
8 vs. No. 19 Lynchburg
Senior Day | Moved from April 14
Mon Apr 15
Final
2 East. Mennonite
7 vs. No. 19 Lynchburg
Tue Apr 16
Final
10 Greensboro
2 vs. Lynchburg
Note time change
Wed Apr 17
Final
9 Lynchburg
0 at Shenandoah
Wed Apr 17
Final
6 Lynchburg
3 at Shenandoah
Wed Apr 17
Final
3 Lynchburg
11 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Apr 17
Final
16 Lynchburg
0 at Randolph
Wed Apr 17
Final
19 No. 20 Lynchburg
6 at Randolph-Macon
Thu Apr 18
Final
7 Lynchburg
2 at Roanoke
Fri Apr 19
ODAC Outdoor Championships
@ Randolph College, Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Apr 20
Women 1st/Men 3rd
ODAC Outdoor Championships
@ Randolph College, Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Apr 20
Final
4 Bridgewater (Va.)
5 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Day
Sat Apr 20
Final - OT
9 No. 20 Lynchburg
10 at No. 18 Washington and Lee
Sat Apr 20
Final
17 Lynchburg
8 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Apr 20
Final
3 Bridgewater (Va.)
2 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Apr 23
Final
3 Randolph-Macon
6 vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Match
Tue Apr 23
Final
5 No. 22 Lynchburg
1 at Emory & Henry
Moved from April 20
Tue Apr 23
Final
13 Lynchburg
11 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Tue Apr 23
Final
1 No. 22 Lynchburg
3 at Emory & Henry
Moved from April 20
Wed Apr 24
Final
21 No. 20 Lynchburg
5 at Guilford
Note time change
Wed Apr 24
Final
9 Lynchburg
0 at Hollins
Rescheduled from April 13
Wed Apr 24
Final
6 Va. Wesleyan
19 vs. Lynchburg
Thu Apr 25
Final
2 Lynchburg
7 at Randolph-Macon
Fri Apr 26
Final
1 Va. Wesleyan
8 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Day | at Crosswhite Athletic Club | Note time change
Fri Apr 26
Final - 6 innings
0 Guilford
9 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Game 4 - ODAC Tournament - Field 3
Sat Apr 27
Final
5 Lynchburg
6 at Roanoke
at Kiwanis Field
Sat Apr 27
Final
12 No. 20 Lynchburg
3 vs. Emory & Henry
@ Salem, Va. Game 8 - ODAC Tournament - Field 3
Sat Apr 27
Final - 11 innings
7 Lynchburg
10 at Roanoke
at Kiwanis Field
Sat Apr 27
Final
20 Lynchburg
5 at Guilford
Sat Apr 27
Final
3 Randolph-Macon
1 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Game 11 - ODAC Tournament - Field 1
Sat Apr 27
Final
10 Hampden-Sydney
20 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Apr 28
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, N.C. -- Day 1
Sun Apr 28
Final
3 No. 20 Lynchburg
7 vs. No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
@ Salem, Va. Game 13 - ODAC Tournament - Field 1
Mon Apr 29
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, N.C. -- Day 2
Tue Apr 30
6th/12
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, N.C. -- Day 3
Tue Apr 30
Final
0 Lynchburg
5 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Tue Apr 30
Final
12 Lynchburg
6 at Greensboro
Wed May 01
Liberty Twilight Qualifier
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Wed May 01
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
5 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Wed May 01
Final
12 Shenandoah
11 vs. Lynchburg
Game 1 - ODAC First Round
Fri May 03
Final - 12 innings
1 Lynchburg
2 at Roanoke
ODAC First-Round | Game 1
Sat May 04
Final
11 Hampden-Sydney
20 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Game 4 - ODAC Semifinals | Moved from May 3 | Note location change
Sat May 04
Final
2 Randolph-Macon
5 vs. Lynchburg
@ Everett Tennis Center | Virginia Wesleyan University Match 6 - ODAC Semifinals
Sun May 05
Final
0 Lynchburg
5 vs. No. 23 Washington and Lee
@ Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center (indoor) at Old Dominion University Match 7 - ODAC Championship
Sun May 05
Final
7 No. 20 Lynchburg
8 at No. 17 Washington and Lee
Game 5 - ODAC Championship
Sun May 05
Final
11 Roanoke
3 vs. Lynchburg
ODAC First Round | Game 2
Wed May 08
Final
5 Transylvania
15 vs. No. 19 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament -- Second Round
Fri May 10
Final - 12 innings
5 No. 13 Manhattanville
6 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
@ Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va. NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Sat May 11
Final
0 No. 17 Lynchburg
1 at No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Sat May 11
Final
4 No. 17 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 13 Manhattanville
@ Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va. NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Sat May 11
Final
10 No. 19 Lynchburg
18 at No. 2 Salisbury
NCAA Tournament - Third Round
Sun May 12
VCU Ram Invitational
@ Richmond, Va.
Sun May 12
Final
7 No. 17 Lynchburg
4 at No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Sun May 12
Final
2 No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
4 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
@ Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va. NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Mon May 13
Swarthmore Twilight
@ Swarthmore, Pa.
Fri May 17
Final
2 No. 18 Emory
7 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 1
Sat May 18
Final
9 No. 18 Emory
5 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 2
Sat May 18
Final
10 No. 18 Emory
8 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 3
Thu May 23
NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships
@ Geneva, Ohio
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Sat Mar 30
Final
14 Lynchburg
8 at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
Final
12 Lynchburg
5 at Emory & Henry
Wed Apr 03
Final
5 No. 9 Randolph-Macon
10 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
Final
6 Lynchburg
4 at Shenandoah
Sat Apr 06
Final
2 Lynchburg
3 at Shenandoah
Tue Apr 09
Final
6 Va. Wesleyan
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
Final
1 Guilford
3 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
Final
1 Guilford
4 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Apr 16
Final
10 Greensboro
2 vs. Lynchburg
Note time change
Wed Apr 17
Final
3 Lynchburg
11 at Hampden-Sydney
Sat Apr 20
Final
4 Bridgewater (Va.)
5 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Day
Sat Apr 20
Final
3 Bridgewater (Va.)
2 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Apr 23
Final
13 Lynchburg
11 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Sat Apr 27
Final
5 Lynchburg
6 at Roanoke
at Kiwanis Field
Sat Apr 27
Final - 11 innings
7 Lynchburg
10 at Roanoke
at Kiwanis Field
Tue Apr 30
Final
12 Lynchburg
6 at Greensboro
Fri May 03
Final - 12 innings
1 Lynchburg
2 at Roanoke
ODAC First-Round | Game 1
Sun May 05
Final
11 Roanoke
3 vs. Lynchburg
ODAC First Round | Game 2
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