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Sophomore Regan Rome next in long line of W&M women's track standouts

Through the years there are always one or two women's distance runners at a time who excel for the William and Mary women's track team.

Historically it was names like Janice Brown and Marcie Homan at the top. In more recent years it was Elaina Balouris and Emily Stites, all four multiple All-Americans.

That torch has been passed down to sophomore Regan Rome, who was outstanding at last weekend's 51st annual Colonial Relays track meet, winning the 5,000 meters, anchoring the winning 4x1,500-meter relay team, and being named CAA athlete of the week.

Rome, from Dallas, Pa., won the 5,000 meters Friday evening by 4 seconds in 16:12.82, her outdoor PR. Indoors this year,...