W&L at the Richmond Marathon

W&L Development Officer Sydney Brooks at the finish line of the Richmond Marathon (her first marathon).

We can identify at least four members of the Washington and Lee community among the finishers in Saturday’s running of the SunTrust Richmond Marathon, plus 13 other W&L-connected runners in the event’s half marathon and three more in the 8K.

We undoubtedly have missed runners who work at W&L but may not have listed Lexington as home. And we’re sure that plenty of alumni were participants, too. So drop us your name and results by commenting below. And if there are some group photos of Generals runners, we’d welcome those.

Here are the finishers we found (and you can look up their places and times here on the marathon’s database):

In the marathon, Laura Ball, a junior from Eldersburg, Md., finished 752 overall (out of 4,952 runners). She was joined on the course by Sydney Brooks, regional development officer for the West and Midwest; Tom Contos, director of planning and University architect; and Louise Uffelman, managing editor of the university’s alumni magazines.

In the half marathon, the W&L-connected finishers were Alex Shabo, a junior from Hingham, Mass., who finished 573 (out of 6,605 runners); Catherine McCulloch, a junior from Dallas; Louisa Phillips, a sophomore from Charleston, S.C.; Anne Masich, a junior from Raleigh, N.C.; Fran Elrod, coordinator of co-curricular activity for the Shepherd Poverty Program; Caroline Helms, a senior from Charlotte. N.C.; Caroline Bovay, a senior from Gainesville, Fla.; Susan Wager, assistant director of the Lenfest Center; Noel Price, a sophomore from Nashville; Scott Boylan, professor of accounting; Mary Galbraith, a sophomore from Rochester, N.Y.; and Tilden Bowditch, a sophomore from Williamsburg, Va.

The three competitors in the 8K were Emily TenEyck, a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio, who finished 745 (out of 4,549); Katie Tonneman, a senior from Fair Haven, N.J.; and Kim Ruscio, wife of W&L President Ken Ruscio.

An all-time record of 16,106 runners participated in the weekend’s events.

And, by the way, congratulations to all.

3 Responses to “W&L at the Richmond Marathon”


  1. 1 Caroline Bovay November 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Christine Balistreri, a senior from Mequon, WI, and Lauren Laskowski, a junior from Golden, CO both ran the marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon!

  2. 2 Kim Ruscio November 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Peyton (Tudy M) Moncure, Executive Assistant President’s Office (registered under Morris) also ran the 8K. She was awesome!

    Her daughter,Caroline,formerly of Lexington, finished the 1/2 marathon.

    • 3 Cassandra Lewis November 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm

      Caroline Helms (2011), Sara Helms (2007) and I also ran the half-marathon. It was our first one, and we are already making plans for another one in April!


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