Error costs men at Dickinson meet

April 21, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

The Western Maryland College men's track and field team came within a lane violation of winning the Dickinson College Invitational on Saturday.

The Green Terrors had the nine-team meet all but won until their anchor runner in the 1,600-meter relay cut off a Gettysburg runner down the stretch.

They lost 10 points with the disqualification, falling to runner-up behind winner Susquehanna. The margin between the teams was 3.5 points.

Despite the disappointment, it was still a good day for the men and the women's team was pleased with marks set on the way to third place.

Bill Tyrell set a meet record in winning the 110 high hurdles with a time of 15 seconds. Kent Lightbourn did the same in winning the 400 -- in 50.2 and broke the school record in the 400 intermediate hurdles coming across at 54.4.

The Green Terrors had the top three finishers in the 100 -- with Rob Johnson (North Carroll) leading the way with a school-record time of 10.6. He also set a school mark in the 200 at 22.3.

On the women's side, Julie Cox (Liberty) sparked the team to a third-place finish by winning the 100 hurdles. Sherry Albright set a school mark in the javelin throw with a winning 118 feet, 8 inches.

Both teams should have plenty of momentum going into Saturday's Western Maryland Invitational.

Women's lacrosse

After dropping their first of the season in a 15-13 overtime loss against Swarthmore on Saturday, the Green Terrors (9-1, 6-1 in Centennial Conference) edged Franklin & Marshall, 18-17, on Tuesday.

Heather Seaburg scored the game-winner with 5:32 left to play against F & M, which entered the week No. 6 in the Brine/Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's Division III poll.

With the game tied at 13 and with 15:27 left to play, F & M scored three straight goals to get within 16-13. Senior Gina Cappi, who finished the day with a team-high five goals, scored two and then Amy Eggers (North Carroll) tied it at 16 with 9:09 left.

Stacey Baker gave the Green Terrors a one-goal lead before F & M's Lauren Petrella tied the game for the seventh time. Seaburg and the defense did the rest to give the Green Terrors a big win coming off the tough loss Saturday.

Saturday's game was tied 4-4 at the half and 11-11 after regulation before Swarthmore took control in overtime. On Tuesday, the Green Terrors led 8-7 at the half; the teams scored 10 goals each in the second half.

The Green Terrors will be at Muhlenberg (1-5 in CC) on Saturday before their showdown against No. 4 Johns Hopkins (10-0, 6-0 in CC) at Western Maryland on Tuesday.

Softball

Both Western Maryland and Muhlenberg entered last weekend's action with no conference defeats.

While the Green Terrors were breezing by visiting Swarthmore on Saturday -- sweeping a doubleheader, 22-0 and 10-0; Gettysburg edged Muhlenberg, twice, 4-3 and 1-0.

All the Green Terrors needed was a split when they traveled to Muhlenberg on Sunday to take charge of the conference. Instead they dropped

two games, 1-0 and 4-3.

Now it gets difficult. Four teams have two losses in the conference.

The Green Terrors, with only a doubleheader left against Ursinus (4-2 in the CC), is 10-2 in conference play. They have two wins against Gettysburg (8-2) and must still play Swarthmore (1-5) and Franklin & Marshall (4-6).

Muhlenberg (8-2) has six conference games left, starting with a doubleheader against Ursinus today. It meets F & M Saturday, and closes its conference schedule later against Dickinson (1-9).

The first-year conference has no tie-breaker system or end-of-season conference tournament.

Men's basketball

The annual Western Maryland Basketball Camp will be held June 26-July 1 at the on-campus Gill Center.

The program -- in its 17th year -- is for boys ages 9-18.

Green Terrors' men's basketball coach Nick Zoulias is camp director. Guest speakers also are scheduled.

Campers may reside on campus or commute. Enrollment is limited. For information, call: (410) 848-5869 or (800) 373-6751.

Running

The Green Terrors' Spring Fling 10K Run and Relay will begin at 8 a.m. April 30 in the front of the Gill Center.

Participants may run the 10 kilometers alone or form a relay team of four with each participant running 2.5 kilometers.

Cost of the race Registration is $6 if registered before Saturday, $7 after. For Westminster Road Runners Club members and Western Maryland College students, the cost is $4 before Saturday, $5 after. For information, call: (410) 857-2589.

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