While William & Mary's basketball programs (men's and women's) haven't met with much success in the modern era (though Thursday marked the 60th anniversary of Tribesman Bill Chambers' NCAA-record 51 rebounds against Virginia), the Tribe's Olympic sports have traditional been CAA and even national powers. W&M's men's cross country team has captured the last 12 conference championships, while the women harriers have won 7 of 9.
Freshman Emily Stites looks to be the latest in a long line of stellar W&M runners. Two weeks ago on a muddy course outside of St. Louis, Stites dominated the field to capture the USA Track & Field junior women's national championship. Stites finished more than 21 seconds faster than the runner-up to become the first W&M freshman to win a national championship of any kind.
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