Westmoreland campus cuts: Saint Vincent’s Lauren Connors shines at PAC meeting


St. Vincent caused a stir at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Junior Lauren Connors won four individual championships and won the competition’s most valuable performer, the first woman in team history to win the honor.

Josh Gurekovich of the Bearcats, meanwhile, was named PAC Coach of the Year.

Saint Vincent collected 765.5 points to finish second in the team standings, equaling their best finish in the program’s history.

Connors won the 200 yard backstroke for the third consecutive season in 2:07.20, the 200 IM (2:12.94) and the 100 backstroke (58.37 seconds).

Steele won the 50 freestyle (24.21) and junior Sara Basala won the 100 breaststroke (1:07.47).

Also for the Bearcats, rookie Madison Cassidy (Greensburg Salem) won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:28.39, while fellow rookie Sarah Alexander won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:34.65. seconds.

The 200 freestyle relay of junior Erica Steele (Greensburg Salem), Connors, junior Cara Luallen and junior Katie Kozy also picked up a victory in a school best 1:35.56.

men’s basketball

The rock: Rookie Kadyn Hannah (Franklin Regional) was named AMCC Athlete of the Week after playing well in a pair of wins. He had 32 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Alfred State, and added 17 points and nine rebounds against Mt. Aloysius.

women swimming

Grove City: The Wolverines PAC title-winning 200-yard freestyle relay featured Junior Erica Steele (Greensburg Salem). The team finished in 1:35.66.

Washington and Jefferson: Senior Kimber Randolph (Hempfield) and second Amanda Graves (Penn-Trafford) were teammates on the 200-yard medley relay that took fourth place at the PAC Championships in 1:57.62.

Graves added eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.09) and was fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:00.86).

Randolph was seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.36) and eighth in the 400 IM (5:18.63).

Randolph and Graves were also part of the 400m medley relay which finished fourth (4:16.94).

Westminster: Junior Baylee Horvath (Franklin Regional) swam one leg of the second 800-yard freestyle relay at the PAC Championships. The team hit the wall in 8:13.30.

Horvath was also a member of the 200 freestyle relay in third place clocking 1:43.05.

Men’s indoor athletics

Alleghany: Junior Jacob King (Latrobe) was second in the shot put with a throw of 13.11 yards and was also fourth in the shot put (14.88) at Baldwin Wallace’s mid-February meet.

Grove Town: Freshman Joe Whipkey (Penn-Trafford) finished eighth in the mile race in 4 minutes and 40.86 seconds in Baldwin Wallace’s mid-February meet.

Thiel: Junior Isaac Evans (Belle Vernon) took second with the 1,600-meter relay team clocking 3:38.74 in Baldwin Wallace’s mid-February meet.

St. Vincent: Sophomore Tim Patterson has been named PAC Rookie of the Week. Patterson won two distance races at Baldwin Wallace’s mid-February meeting, winning the 3,000 meter race in 8 minutes, 58.83 seconds, and followed it up with victory in the 5,000 meter race in 15:38 .57, an indoor program record.

Seton Hill: Freshman Gabriel McConville broke a school record in the mile with a time of 4:19.47 and finished sixth in the Doug Raymond National Qualifier.

Washington and Jefferson: Freshman Hayden O’Bryon (Norwin) took sixth place in the triple jump with a mark of 12.09 meters in Baldwin Wallace’s mid-February meet.

Women’s indoor athletics

Bugle: Junior Jenna Uncapher (Hempfield) was third in the 55-metre hurdles (9.16 seconds) and added another bronze in the 400-metres (1:04.33) in the mid-season Baldwin Wallace encounter. February in Ohio.

St. Vincent: Senior Sydney Green (Latrobe) was second in the mile (5:22.38) and fourth in the 800 (2:30.45) at Baldwin Wallace’s mid-February meet.

Seton Hill: Senior Sydney Wolf was second in the mile (5:07.79) and fourth in the 800 (2:17.71) in national qualifier Doug Raymond.

Waynesburg: At the mid-February Baldwin Wallace meet, sophomore Joula Anderson (Greensburg Salem) finished 15th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 5:53.65.


Alleghany: Junior Bobby Kusinsky (Penn-Trafford) was named NCAC pitcher of the week. He pitched five quality innings in relief for the win as the Gators beat Brevard, 11-9.

Kusinsky allowed one earned run in five innings.

men’s lacrosse

Seton Hill: Graduate forward McGarity Harper had four goals and two assists, graduate midfielder Thomas Hanulak had three goals and two assists, and rookie Colin Socker added three goals as the Griffins beat Molloy, 18-5.

male golf

West Virginia: Fifth-year senior Mark Goetz (The Kiski School/Greensburg) placed 10th with a total of 208 under par at the Gators Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. He carded rounds of 69, 69 and 70 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course.

The Mountaineers finished 10th.

Women’s bowling

Holy vincent: Sophomore Monique Koehler was named AMCC Bowler of the Week after helping the Bearcats to an 8-0 week. She averaged 203.3 in the two-day AMCC Round Robin in Bradford, with a strike average of 53.3 (32 for 60).

She had a career-high 236 in a win over New Jersey City.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .


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