Track and field:
Despite the rain, William and Mary's men and women earned the lead entering Saturday's final day of competition in the Colonial Athletic Association championships at Zable Stadium.
The Tribe women compiled 78.5 points for a 36.5-point advantage over second-place Northeastern (42). Defending champion Delaware is third with 25.5 points, followed by UNC Wilmington (25), James Madison (24), Elon (20), Towson (14) and the College of Charleston (5).
In the men's competition, W&M leads with 101 points. Northeastern is second with 62 and defending champion UNCW is in third with 22.
W&M junior All-America Emily Stites smashed the CAA record in the 5,000 meters by 18 seconds with a time of 16:12.61. James Madison's Kathleen Stewart (16:21.41) and the Tribe's Regan Rome (16:23.20) also topped the previous conference mark of 16:30.10 and finished second and third, respectively.
W&M senior Dylan Hassett dominated the 10,000 field to win her second straight CAA championship. Her time of 34:26.95 was the second-fastest ever at the event and was 1:21 better than second-place Carolyn Hennessey of W&M.
W&M junior Katie Johnston captured the women's javelin title for the third consecutive year with a throw of 140-4.
JMU sophomore Kennedy King, a Phoebus High graduate, won the long jump at 20 feet, 1.5 inches. It was the best jump in the meet since 2009.
JMU freshman Tyrah Burrow, from Hampton High, finished first in the qualifying round for the 400-meter dash in 56.41 seconds.
In men's competition, W&M junior Brian Waterfield set a CAA record in the hammer throw at 203-1, and teammate Taylor Frenia came in second at 174-2.
Frenia returned to defend his championship in the discus and set a CAA record of 170-6.
The championship resumes Saturday morning with the resumption of the decathlon (9 a.m.) and heptathlon (10 a.m.). Field events also begin at 10 a.m., and the finals in the track events start at 12:30 p.m.
Kenny Williams, a coveted senior guard and top-notch shooter from Richmond-area L.C. Bird High and Boo Williams’ AAU program, said he has narrowed his college choices to Virginia and North Carolina, according to ESPN.com.
Williams originally signed with VCU but was released from his scholarship after Shaka Smart left to become Texas’ coach.
The 18th-ranked College of Charleston (33-9, 14-2) whipped William and Mary 15-2 in a series opener at Plumeri Park.
In a rematch of last season's Colonial Athletic Association final, the Tribe (19-23, 9-10) got two hits from Josh Smith. Teammate Charley Gould extended his streak of reaching base to 18 games by smacking a solo home run.
Charleston's second-through-fourth batters combined to drive in 11 runs. No. 2 batter Alex Pastorius was 4-for-6 with four runs and four RBI, while cleanup man Blake Butler was 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBI. Third-hitting Carl Wise was 3-for-6 with two runs and three RBI. ...
Saige Jenco was 3-for-5 with two RBI as Virginia Tech gained a key 5-3 victory over Boston College to open a series in Blacksburg.
The Hokies (23-24, 10-14) earned their fourth straight victory. The Eagles fell to 24-22, 9-15. Both teams began the weekend just below the cut for qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Kit Scheetz (3-2) got the win by allowing just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings. He held Boston College hitless (0-for-10) with runners on base. ...
Apprentice School gained the No. 5 seed in the 10-team U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series at War Memorial Stadium and will face No. 4 Rochester (Mich.) at 6:30 p.m. May 13.
The tournament will run through the 16th -- the Builders have reached the final day in nine of the last 11 years, winning the crown in 2007.
Four teams earned their first bids to the tournament: top-seeded Illinois Tech, St. Joseph's (Vt.), Tennessee Temple and Penn State Schuylkill. ...
Old Dominion’s home game against Florida International was rained out, leading to a 2 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. The CSN TV coverage now will be delayed.
Third-seeded Detroit avenged a regular-season loss and ended No. 2 ODU’s season by beating the Monarchs 14-11 in an Atlantic Sun semifinal in Florida. Annie Mendoza had four goals for the Titans.
Detroit will face the tournament host, top-seeded Jacksonville, for the championship.
ODU, which tied a program record with 13 victories against five defeats, couldn’t quite come back after falling behind 6-0. Jessica Liberty scored four goals and Ashmore Standing had three goals and an assist for the Monarchs. ...
Anna Jeszeck had two goals and two assists for the second-seeded Spiders (10-8), who are in the final for the fifth time in six years.
Nolan Reimold and Christian Walker hit consecutive RBI doubles in the seventh inning, giving Norfolk (12-10) a 4-3 win at Rochester (12-9). Walker also homered in the sixth.
Tides starter Mike Wright (3-0) earned the victory, though Josmil Pinto hit a two-run homer off him to put the Wings ahead 3-2 in the sixth inning.
Pat Dean (2-1), who came into the night with a 0.90 earned-run average, took the loss for the Red Wings, the top affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
Richmond (3-14) saw its franchise-record slide reach 13 games with a 1-0 loss at New Britain (14-7) on Will Swanner’s fifth-inning home run. The blast was an opposite-field shot to right field.
The Flying Squirrels got 5 1/3 innings and eight strikeouts from starter Kyle Crick (0-1), but he took the loss. Richmond stranded 10 runners.
Left-hander Ryan Carpenter (2-2) pitched seven innings for the win, yielding six hits.