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Date: March 28, 2006
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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W&L's MAHONEY NAMED ODAC OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Sophomore Placed Fourth in the 5000 Meters at Wake Forest Invitational


Sophomore Alex Mahoney

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Alex Mahoney (New Trier, Ill./New Trier/Singapore American School) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 26. This marks the second time this season that a W&L athlete has won the award.

Mahoney placed fourth overall and was the top Division III finisher in the 5000 meters at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday. His time of 15:27.70 is currently the top time in the ODAC this season.

Mahoney has also run W&L's top outdoor time in the 1500 meters (4:08.28) at the W&L Invitational back on March 11.

Washington and Lee will return to the track on Sat., Apr. 8 at the University of Pennsylvania Invitational beginning at 10:00 am.

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