Local college notebook: St. Vincent track duo sets marks
Senior Cam Stumme and freshman Vince Tonzo set meet records for St. Vincent College at the Presidents' Athletic Conference track and field championships at Washington & Jefferson.
Stumme was timed in 9 minutes, 45.54 seconds in the 3,000 steeplechase, and Tonzo ran the 800 meters in 1:54.38, which represented an ECAC qualifying time.
Junior Chansler Poole also won an event for St. Vincent, running the 1,500 meters in 4:03.73.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Tonzo, junior John Joseph, Poole and sophomore Chris Hameed set a St. Vincent record, finishing second and posting an ECAC qualifying time of 3:21.23.
St. Vincent lost to Thiel, 15-13, in the inaugural Presidents' Athletic Conference women's tournament championship game, ending the Bearcats' season at 11-5.
Two of the setbacks came against Thiel (11-7).
Senior Nora Posival's six points (one goal, five assists) led St. Vincent.
The PAC officially will begin sponsoring men's and women's lacrosse in 2014-15.
The St. Vincent women's team edged NCAA Division II Seton Hill, 5-4, during an exhibition match in advance of the NCAA Division III tournament.
St. Vincent earned the Presidents' Athletic Conference automatic qualifying bid to the Division III tournament May 20-25 at Kalamazoo (Mich.) by winning the PAC regular-season championship.
Seniors Stephanie Rubin and Jessican McKetta and sophomore Kylie Auman won singles matches for the Bearcats, who claimed two of three doubles matches — junior Amanda Gans and freshman Shayla Landman teaming for one victory and McKetta and Auman combining for the other.