Alle-Kiski Valley campus clippings: Geist earns All-American honors
Jordan Geist is an All-American again.
The Knoch graduate, a sophomore at Arizona, earned first team All-American honors with a fifth-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday in Birmingham, Ala. His throw went 66 feet, 6.5 inches.
Geist was also named West Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He was first team All-American in the shot put in indoor and outdoor track and field as a freshman.
Clarion: Junior Jeremy Frazier (Knoch) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, helping the Golden Eagles earn a 5-4 win over New Haven in Cary, N.C. Frazier finished with a no decision after allowing two runs on two hits in six innings, walking three and striking out six.
Mount Aloysius: Sophomore Jeremy Iellimo (Valley) had two hits, an RBI and scored two runs in a 9-4 win over New England in Myrtle Beach, N.C.
IUP: Junior Natalie Myers (IUP) helped the Crimson Hawks capture the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title, scoring 12 points and pulling down seven rebounds in a 72-57 win over Kutztown in the title game Saturday. She had 13 points and eight rebounds in the semifinals, an 85-57 win over Bloomsburg.
Mount Aloysius: Freshman Emily Cochran (Highlands) earned a victory with a strong pitching performance in her first career start, a 7-1 win over SUNY Poly in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She allowed an unearned run on two hits in seven innings, with three walks and four strikeouts. At the plate, Cochran added two hits, including a double, and scored a pair of runs. Freshman Tawnya Holben (Fox Chapel) had a pair of hits and two RBIs in a 12-2 victory over Salem State.
Pitt-Johnstown: Senior Corey Falleroni (Burrell) finished a victory shy of All-American status at 157 pounds at the NCAA Division II championships Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. After dropping his first match of the tournament, Falleroni earned a pair of victories in the consolation bracket, including one by pin, to advance to the consolation second round, where he dropped an 11-8 decision to Emmanuel’s Kevin Almond.
Seton Hill: Junior Damon Greenwald (Burrell) became an All-American honors for the first time after placing eighth at 174 pounds at the NCAA Division II championships. He secured his top-eight finish, and All-American status, with a pin in the consolation bracket on Friday night. Greenwald became the fourth All-American in Seton Hill history.