Tribe Men's Cross Country/Track and Field Add 10 Freshmen
Updated: Wednesday 09/07/2015 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William & Mary men's cross country and track and field teams added 10 new freshmen with the start of classes last week, Director Stephen Walsh announced today.  The class of 2019 includes runners and throwers that won multiple state and All-American honors in high school, and project to do the same for the Tribe in the coming years.

"We have a nice group of Freshman that we are excited to add to an already strong team," said Walsh. "This group has a lot of potential and we are looking forward to see what they can do over the next few years."

Andrew Cacciatore - Distance
Indialantic, Fla./Holy Trinity Episcopal

800m - 2:00.55o
1600m - 4:24.22o
3000m - 9:02.05i

Prep: Helped Holy Trinity win four-straight Florida state cross country championships ... Was the individual runner-up each of his last two years of high school ... As a senior, also earned a silver medal in the 1,600m at the state championships ... Bronze-medalist in the 3,200m run as a junior ... Won both the district and regional cross country titles in 2013 and 2014 ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Member of the Florida HSAA Student-Advisory Committee ... Member of the National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society.

Personal: Son of John and Rebecca Cacciatore ... Great-grandmother, Virginia Mullen, attended W&M ... Enjoys soccer ... Plans to major in chemistry.

Vlad Castillo, Jr. - Throws
Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery

Shot (HS) - 57-1.5i, 56-11o
Discus (HS) - 172-6

Prep: Placed sixth in the New Jersey Meet of Champions discus as a senior ... Won the Group IV state title indoors in the shot put ... As a junior, won the Emerging Elite discus championship at NB Outdoor Nationals ... Was seventh at the Meet of Champions that year as well ... Silver-medalist in the shot put outdoors in Group IV ... Holds the Somerset County record in the discus ... Class president as a junior, after serving as vice president as a freshman and sophomore ... Vice President and Secretary of the FBLA.

Personal: Son of Vladimir and Monica Castillo ... Enjoy listening to music, lifting weights, and hanging out with friends ... Plans to major in marketing.

Cole Clark - Middle Distance
Weston, Conn./Weston

800m - 1:55.97o
1000m - 2:35i
1600m - 4:20o

Prep: All-state in cross country as a senior ... Won two state Class M titles in track, winning both the 1,600m and the sprint medley relay ... Went on to help Weston win the open state title in the SMR as well ... Anchored Weston to the Emerging Elite championship and meet record at the 2015 NB Indoor Nationals ... Placed 10th in the outdoor SMR and ninth in the Swedish Relay outdoors as well ... Three-time All-Conference academic team member ... Won the 2015 Weston HS Boosters Club Scholar-Athlete Award ... Began a Senior Citizen Service Program at Weston ... Helped coach at the Special Olympics ... Participated in Boys State.

Personal: Son of Christopher and Nicole Clark ... Father played football and rugby at Lehigh ... Enjoys boating and fishing ... Undecided as to his collegiate major.

Riley Covert - Middle Distance
Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville

1600m - 4:28o

Prep: Earned six all-state honors at Charlottesville High ... In cross country, finished ninth at the state championships as a junior ... Improved to sixth in 2014 ... Finished fourth in the state both indoors and outdoors during track both years ... AP Scholar with Honor ... Active in the theater program as a technician ... Served as assistant stage manager, and as the Chief of Rigging.

Personal: Son of William and Rebecca Covert ... Enjoys hiking, reading, and listening to music ... Undecided as to his collegiate major.

Duncan Goodrich - Long Sprints
Richmond, Va./Mills E. Godwin

400m - 49.35
500m - 1:06.51
800m - 1:58.43

Prep: Named all-state outdoors at 400m each of his last two years ... Also all-state indoors at 500m as a junior ... Won the region title at 500m in 2014 as well ... All-region outdoors in the 400m, 4x400, and 4x800 each of the last two years ... Named Academic All-State in both 2014 and 2015 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Member of the Spanish Honor Society ... Historian of the Spanish Club.

Personal: Son of Robert and Alice Goodrich ... Twin sister, Sarah, is a freshman on the W&M women's team ... Enjoys fishing, playing guitar, and being on the water ... Plans to major in finance.

Matt Heinicke-Peart - Middle Distance
Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman

800m - 1:56.03
1000m - 2:34.33
1600m - 4:23

Prep: Helped Freeman win the state cross country title in 2014 ... Earned five all-state honors on the 4x800m relay ... Also won all-state honors three times as an individual ... As a senior, was third in the state indoors at 1,000m ... His junior year, was sixth indoors at 1,000m and sixth outdoors at 1,600m ... Earned four All-Met honors from the Richmond Times-Dispatch over the last two years ... Won the Charles B. Gordon memorial scholarship for academic and athletic achievement at Freeman ... President of the Recycling Club ... Member of the marching band, concert band, and jazz band for three years.

Personal: Son of Craig Heinicke and Sandra Peart ... Is an avid cyclist, and also enjoys playing the trumpet and the drums ... Plans to major in biology.

Jack Joyce - Distance
Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods

1600m - 4:22
3200m - 9:23

Prep: Took third in the state at 3,200m as a senior ... Earned honorable-mention All-Met honors from the Washington Post for that achievement ... Also named all-state at 1,600m as a junior ... Swept the 1,600m and 3,200m conference titles in 2015, and the region championship at 1,600m ... AP Scholar ... Member of the German Honor Society ... Webmaster and secretary of the FBLA ... Won two region titles in FBLA competition, Business Law in 2014 and Accounting in 2015.

Personal: Son of Sean and Julianne Joyce ... Sister, Jessica, is a junior at W&M ... Enjoys camping, history, and reading ... Undecided as to his collegiate major.

Ryan McGorty - Distance
Fairfax, Va./Chantilly

800m - 1:54
1600m - 4:17
3200m - 9:17

Prep: Two-time prep All-American at Chantilly High ... Ran on the DMR that took sixth in the nation outdoors in 2015 and the 4xMile that was sixth indoors in 2013 ... Won a pair of state championships, uniting the indoor and outdoor 4x800m crowns as a senior ... Also earned nine more all-state honors, 2x in cross country, 4x indoors, and 3x outdoors ... Bronze-medalist in the state cross country and indoor 1,600m as a junior ... Named first-team All-Met by the Washington Post as a senior, one of six honors from the paper ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also a member of the Business Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Victoria McGorty ... Father and mother both ran at North Carolina ... Older brother, Sean, ran at Stanford ... Enjoys frisbee, basketball, photoshop, and doing fun adventures ... Plans to major in marketing.

Ryan Onders - Middle Distance
Shaker Heights, Ohio/University

800m - 1:55.2o
1600m - 4:25.73o
2000m Steeplechase - 6:12.60

Prep: Qualified for the 2000m steeplechase at the 2015 NB Outdoor Nationals ... Runner-up in the event at the US Army Midwest Distance Classic ... Qualified for the Ohio State Championships six times ... Placed sixth in the 1,600m as a junior ... Sixth in the 4x800m relay seventh in the 1,600m, and eighth in the 800m as a senior ... Honored for his volunteer activities by the Aurelia Society ... Helped coach the Chagrin Valley Trotters youth track club.

Personal: Son of Raymond and Theresa Onders ... Both his father and uncle, Robert, ran at Kent State ... Enjoys scuba diving and historical novels ... Undecided as to his collegiate major.

Evan Woods - Distance
Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman

800m - 1:57o
1600m - 4:12o
3200m - 9:18o

Prep: Won three state titles as a senior ... Won the Maryland state championship in cross country ... Went on to sweep the 1,600m and the 3,200m state titles as well ... Named to the Washington Post All-Met cross country team ... Honor roll all four years.

Personal: Son of Thomas and Deidra Woods ... Father ran at North Carolina ... Enjoys fishing, hunting, water sports, and adventuring ... Plans to major in biology.

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