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District college notebook: Westminster men's track team wins 3rd straight PAC crown

| Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 11:21 p.m.
Byrum Louco, Waynesburg track and field
Nick Sell, Seton Hill baseball

top performersPAC track and field championships

• The Westminster men won their third straight title Saturday. Waynesburg sophomore Byrum Louco (North Allegheny) received the meet's Track MVP (most points earned) as well as the PAC Track and Field MVP (as decided by coaches). Westminster junior Anthony Thomas (Union) was the Co-Field MVP (most points earned).

• The Waynesburg women earned their first title, edging Grove City and Washington & Jefferson. Senior Carly Schubert (Mohawk) was the Field MVP (most points), while W&J sophomore Cheyenne Mangold earned Track MVP and Track & Field MVP. COMING UPPSAC softball tournament

• The nine-team, double-elimination event runs through Saturday in Quakertown. There are three teams from each division, with California (Pa.), Gannon and Mercyhurst representing the West.

PAC softball tournament

• Top-seeded Westminster hosts the four-team, double-elimination event Thursday and Friday.

NEC men's lacrosse tournament

• Second-seeded Robert Morris meets third-seeded Quinnipiac at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bryant. The championship is 1 p.m. Saturday.

Also on tap

• The eighth-ranked Penn State women face Vanderbilt at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals of the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament.

• Big East men's and women's track and field championships, Friday-Sunday, Piscataway, N.J.

• Big 12 men's and women's track and field championships, Friday-Sunday, Waco, Texas

• PSAC women's lacrosse tournament, Friday-Saturday, Lock Haven

of note

• Seton Hill swept the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's top baseball honors, with sophomore infielder Nick Sell (North Allegheny) winning Player of the Year and junior Alex Haines (Hempfield) receiving Pitcher of the Year. Sell leads Division II with a .466 average, and he has 46 RBI. Haines, who repeated as top pitcher, went 6-2 with a 2.81 ERA and 68 strikeouts.

• Point Park sophomore third baseman Jordan Crowell was named Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year after leading the league with a .437 average. The Pioneers had five first-team all-conference selections, including junior second baseman Tom Birko (Montour).

• The Point Park men's golf team won the KIAC Tournament by 16 shots Tuesday, earning a spot in the NAIA national championship for the first time since 1969.

• Duquesne junior lacrosse goalkeeper Kristen Gregory was named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference. She was joined on the first team by sophomore Amanda Kidder, who also earned A-10 Midfielder of the Year, and senior defender Aubrey Green. Freshman attackLib Lowry was named A-10 Rookie of the Year.

• The Penn State women's golf team will compete in the NCAA Regionals from May 9-11 in Auburn, Ala.

• The California (Pa.) women's golf team earned a No. 2 seed for the nine-team NCAA Super Region One Championships, which run Sunday-Tuesday at Joliet Country Club in Joliet, Ill.

• The Indiana (Pa.) women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Division II championships round of 16 and face Southwest Baptist on May 8 in Surprise, Ariz.

• Penn State senior tennis player Petra Januskova received first-team All-Big Ten honors for the third straight season.

• Carnegie Mellon junior Zachary Erra-Hernandez was named the University Athletic Association Most Outstanding Performer in the field events.

— Jeff Vella

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