Rome closes William and Mary track career; Raquet drafted by Nats

William and Mary junior Regan Rome wrapped up the Tribe's athletic season Saturday night in Eugene, Oregon, by placing 21st in the women's 5,000-meter run at the NCAA championships.

Rome finished in 16:23.50 seconds to earn All-America honorable mention.

It was Rome's second All-America nod of the week — she finished sixth in the 10,000 meters Thursday night.

W&M finished in a tie for 52nd out of 77 teams, marking the program-record fourth straight year of scoring at the NCAA championships. Oregon took the team title with 64 points, winning the final 4x400-meter relay to overtake Georgia (62.2) and become the first womens team in NCAA history to sweep the cross country, indoor and outdoor championships in the same school year.


William and Mary redshirt sophomore Nick Raquet was selected in the third round with the 103rd pick by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday afternoon in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Raquet led the team and ranked fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association with 95 strikeouts, finishing the season with a 4.66 ERA and a 2-2 record.

The southpaw represents the 36th Tribe player drafted all-time and the ninth in the past six years, but is the first W&M pitcher to be drafted since 2013.

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