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Tribe’s Stites Will Run For Team USA

Jan 3, 2013, 8:53 AM EST

William and Mary’s freshman All-American Emily Stites (Wyoming, Ohio) will exchange the Green and Gold for the Red, White, and Blue on Saturday, after she was named to Team USA for the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Challenge.  Stites is one of six women who will run for the U.S. in the junior women’s 4K race, taking on teams from Great Britain and Europe.

This is the third straight year that W&M has been represented in Edinburgh, after showings by men’s All-Americans Ed Moran ’03 in 2011 and Jon Grey ’11 in 2012.  Stites is just the second Tribe women’s runner to compete internationally while still in college, joining Betsy Graney ’11 who ran the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Track Championships.

The race will go off at 12:30 p.m. local, 7:30 a.m. Eastern, on Saturday morning.  Historic Holyrood Park (est. 1541) in Edinburgh, Scotland, plays host to the day’s races, which will be broadcast in the U.K. on BBC beginning at 8 a.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m., local).

For more on Stites and the entire Team USA roster logon to TribeAthletics.com.