District college notebook: Pitt-Johnstown's McKillop finishes as runner-up at D-II wrestling championships
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NCAA wrestling championships
• Pitt-Johnstown junior Travis McKillop (Burrell) was the runner-up at 184 pounds in Division II on Saturday in Cleveland.
• Waynesburg senior Anthony Bonaventura , who entered the tournament unseeded, placed second at 174 pounds in Division III on Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was the best finish in program history.
• Washington & Jefferson sophomore Nick Carr (South Fayette) finished second at 165 pounds in D-III, losing 5-3 in the championship. He became the second wrestler in W&J history to reach a title match, with the other coming in 1983.
NCAA D-II swimming and diving championships
• Clarion senior diver Heath Calhoun (Butler) won the 3-meter title with a D-II record score of 615.95 points Saturday in Geneva, Ohio. He also finished second in the 1-meter.
• Clarion junior diver Kristin Day swept the 1-meter and 3-meter, including a D-II record score of 539.35 points in the 3-meter.
NCAA indoor track and field championships
• Westminster sophomore pole vaulter Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg) finished second at the D-III championships Friday in Lincoln, Neb. Also, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named her the Mideast Region Field Athlete of the Year.
• Edinboro senior Tabitha Bemis (Quaker Valley) finished second in the long jump at the D-II championships Friday in Winston Salem, N.C. Her jump of 19 feet, 81⁄4 inches set a school record.
• Robert Morris junior pitcher Nicole Sleith (Yough) threw an eight-inning no-hitter in the Colonials' 1-0 victory over Villanova on Sunday at the Delaware Invitational. It was Sleith's second career no-hitter and the 16th of her career.
• Point Park senior catcher Ossie Alfonzo hit two grand slams in a 26-6 victory over Indiana Southeast on Friday, helping the No. 19 Pioneers to a doubleheader sweep.
• Slippery Rock junior catcher Alex Bell (Upper St. Clair) had 10 hits and nine RBIs to lead the Rock to a 5-0 record last week.
• Robert Morris junior forward Cody Wydo and Mercyhurst junior goalie Jimmy Sarjeant were among first-team All-Atlantic Hockey Association selections.
• Robert Morris (17-17-5) and Mercyhurst (21-12-7) play in the Atlantic Hockey Association semifinals Friday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. The top-seeded Lakers oppose seventh-seeded Canisius (16-20-3) at 4:05 p.m., followed by the sixth-seeded Colonials against fifth-seeded Niagara (15-19-5) at approximately 7:35 p.m. The title game is 7:05 p.m. Saturday, and the winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
• Sixth-seeded Penn State (7-25-2) meets third-seeded Michigan (18-12-4) in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul, Minn.
• Mercyhurst (24-8-4) faces No. 3 Clarkson (29-5-5) at 8 p.m. Friday in a Women's Final Four game at TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac. Minnesota and Wisconsin meet in the other semifinal, with the title game set for 3 p.m. Sunday. Mercyhurst is coming off a 3-2 win against No. 2 Cornell on Friday.
• Edinboro (27-5) will face Cal Poly Pomona (25-6) in the Elite Eight at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Erie.
— Jeff Vella
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