W&M Track & Field Takes Eight Throwers to Penn Relays This Week

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The William & Mary track & field teams will send eight throwers up to the Penn Relays this week, in the final appearance before hosting the Colonial Athletic Association Championships next weekend in Williamsburg.  The women’s team will have two athletes competing, on Thursday and Friday, while the men’s six athletes will compete on Friday and Saturday.  Live results are available through PennRelaysOnline.com- On Thursday, the Tribe’s lone competitor will be senior All-American Leia Mistowski (Narragansett, R.I.), who will compete in the hammer throw championship at 1:15 p.m.  Mistowski is the CAA leader in the hammer, and has not lost to collegiate competition all year so far in her signature event.  She’s the school and conference-record holder in the event at 62.03m (203-6), and owns the top-24 throws all-time at W&M and 36 of the top-50 throws in school history.  This will be her fourth appearance at the Penn Relays, after finishing fourth in 2015, third in 2016 (both in the college section), and sixth last season in the championship flight.  Mistowski threw her best of the year last weekend at Duke, 61.69m (202-5) to rank 11th in the NCAA East Region.- Friday, sophomore Sam Moravsky (Sherman, Conn.) takes the stage in the women’s javelin college section at 4:45 p.m.  She’s also been having a breakout season, and currently ranks second in the CAA and 48th in the NCAA East Region.  Moravsky opened her year with a lifetime-best 44.34m (145-6) at the Tribe Invitational, and moved up to fourth all-time at W&M in the javelin.  She competed at the Penn Relays last year as well, finishing 18th overall.- The Tribe men’s team begins competition with the college section discus at 9 a.m. on Friday morning.  Freshmen teammates KJ Cook (Buena Vista, Va.) and Connor Scott (Mechanicsville, Va.) will compete, with both men already having qualified for the …

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