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College notes: Seton Hill sweeps WVIAC cross country titles

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Thursday, May 9, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

Seton Hill University's men's and women's track and field teams pulled off a sweep at their final West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship.

The women won their third consecutive conference title, while the men picked up their first after finishing second the past two seasons.

Tim Creamer was named conference Coach of the Year.

Calsie Boyd, Jeannie Bujdos and Mallory Sanner all set conference records and are awaiting word to see if they qualified for the NCAA Division II Nationals. That word will come early next week.

Boyd won the high jump and triple jump, Bujdos won the 10,000-meter and Sanner the javelin.

Other winners included Vicki Miller in the shot put and hammer throw, Meagan Carter in the 1,500 and Kelly Vann in the pole vault. Second-place finishes were earned by Megan Cala in the 800 and steeplechase, Bujdos in the 1,500 and 5,000, Nicole Malara in the triple jump and Alex Hawkins in the long jump.

The women finished with 201 points and Wheeling Jesuit was second with 165.

“The women had been there before and they knew what it took to win the title,” said Creamer, whose teams will compete in the PSAC next season. “It was great for the senior class to go out with three WVIAC titles. It was something we built when we recruited them. We wanted them to be a dynasty.

“This wasn't the most talented guy's team, but it had the most heart. We had a lot of good solid guys and they were determined.”

The men trailed by 40 points after Day 1, but rallied to edge Wheeling Jesuit, 213-210.

Creamer said the win by the 400-meter relay team and Josh Davis' win in the 1,500 were huge.

“They got us going,” Creamer said.

Jonathan Feagin won the 100 and placed second in the 200. Algeron Johnson won the 400 hurdles and Davis took first in the 800 and 1,500.

Lacrosse

The Seton Hill men's lacrosse team earned its first ever NCAA Tournament bid Sunday, earning the No. 3 seed in the south region. The Griffins will travel to second-seeded Limestone on Saturday. Mercyhurst earned the region's top seed and will host fourth seed Lake Erie.

The Griffins finished the regular season with a 12-2 mark. They finished as the second seed in the ECAC Tournament and lost their opening-round match to No. 3 seed Lake Erie on Friday. Limestone enters the tournament with a 15-1 record and won the Conference Carolinas regular season and postseason titles.

Baseball

Pitt-Greensburg defeated Pitt-Bradford on May 3 and advanced to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament at Penn State-Behrend. Pitt-Greensburg will play Penn State-Behrend at noon Thursday. La Roche and Mount Aloysius play at 9:30 a.m.

Pitcher Steve Anderson (Hempfield) was named AMCC Player of the Week after helping Pitt-Greensburg to a win against Pitt-Bradford. Anderson also drove in four runs during the week and Dan Moyer (Hempfield) added three RBI with a triple in the two-game series.

• The Westmoreland County Community College baseball team, winner of 10 of its last 13 games, opens National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX tournament action against Prince George's Community College on Friday at Montgomery College in Maryland. CCAC-South will play the host team.

WCCC sophomore pitcher/outfielder Logan Douglas (Greensburg Salem) has 32 hits, all singles.

Softball

Pitt-Greensburg softball was led offensively this season by two freshmen — center fielder Caitlin Tobin and shortstop Emily Banner.

Tobin (Hempfield) batted .418 with a team-high 46 hits. She scored 25 runs and had nine doubles. Banner (Latrobe) hit .353 with 24 runs scored.

Pitt-Greensburg (20-19) was knocked out of the AMAC playoffs with a 6-5 loss to Pitt-Bradford. Pitt-Greensburg rallied from a 5-0 deficit to tie the score, only to lose the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on a passed ball.

 

 
 


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