Campus clippings: Ford City grad earns PAC weekly honors
Westminster senior Haley Gabor (Ford City) on Monday was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Gabor took home two first-place finishes at the Carnegie Mellon Track and Field Quad Meet, winning the 200-meter dash in a season-best time of 26.53 seconds and running the leadoff leg of the victorious 1,600 relay (4:10.87). She added another season-best mark in the 400 (58.20) where she finished second, and helped the 400 relay to a runner-up finish.
Her teammate, sophomore Maddie Frech (Kiski Area), won the javelin title at the Wooster Invitational with a throw of 29.93 meters. She also won at the Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet with a personal-best mark of 31.32.
Men's track and field
Sophomore Andy Tuzikow (Knoch) established a personal-record mark in the hammer throw with a distance of 38.93 meters (127 feet, 8 inches) at the Dave Labor Invitational at Slippery Rock.
Penn State Behrend
Freshman Matt Grafton (Kittanning) helped the 400 relay team take first place the Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet in a time of 43.31.
Senior Nick Gentile (Freeport) ran a personal-best time of 1:52.51 and placed 13th in the 800 at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. He also ran the anchor leg of the 3,200 relay that ran a season-best time of 7:37.14 and qualified for the IC4A/ECAC championships.
Junior pitcher Caitlin Nealer (Valley) was named the NCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week. She has posted six straight complete-game shutouts, and her scoreless innings streak stands at 38 2⁄3.
Freshman Thad Paunovich (Kiski Area) has contributed 92 digs and 63 kills, and junior setter Charlie Tindall (Deer Lakes) has tallied 78 digs and 29 service aces for the Tomcats (13-17).
Women's ice hockey
Junior defenseman Margo Laboon (Plum) earned ACHA first-team All-America honors and made the all-tournament team in the national playoffs. She finished third on the team in points (30), tallying 21 assists and nine goals for the Vulcans (19-6-0-4), who fell one game short of the national title game.
Penn State Behrend
Freshman Mia Pietropola (Plum) was named to the AMCC All-Sportsmanship Team.