Johnson leads Terror hit parade WMC NOTEBOOK

March 10, 1995|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

It didn't take Sandra Johnson long this season to become the Western Maryland College softball team's all-time leading hitter.

Six hits away going into her senior season, the North Carroll grad needed just two days to surpass the previous mark of 101 set by 1988 grad Lisa Sullivan (Westminster).

Johnson collected five hits in three games last Friday, helping the Green Terror go 2-1 in the opening day of the Methodist College Invitational.

On Saturday, her first-inning single against Salisbury State set the new standard and she added three more hits in a 12-2 consolation-round win.

The Green Terror opened the tournament with a 13-1 win over Lebanon Valley, then dropped a 10-9, 10-inning game against host Methodist before it claimed a 5-2 win over Lynchburg (Va.) College.

Indoor track

Junior Julie Cox (Liberty) is at the 11th Division III Women's Indoor Track Championship at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio today.

Cox, a two-time Division III All-American in outdoor track, is making her first appearance in the indoor championships and will compete in the 55-meter hurdles preliminaries. The top eight performers advance to the finals tomorrow afternoon.

In the most recent update of top times from the Division III Track and Field Coaches Association, Cox has the fastest qualifying time in the 55 hurdles. She ran a mark of 8.35 seconds Dec. 3 at the West Virginia University Holiday Classic Invitational.

Swimming

Junior Karen Alexander is making her third straight appearance in the NCAA Division III women's swimming championship, which begins today at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

Alexander will swim in the 400-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke today and the 200 backstroke tomorrow.

Competitors with the top eight times in the morning trials in each event will advance to the championship final that evening, and the swimmers with the ninth through 16th-best times in the trials will compete in the consolation final.

Alexander's strongest event appears to be the 200 backstroke, in which she carries the 14th-best qualifying time of 2 minutes, 10.93 seconds. She set that school-record mark in winning the event at the Centennial Conference championship Feb. 19.

Men's lacrosse

When the Green Terror opens its season tomorrow against visiting Lynchburg (2-2), it could face a home-grown product in ,, goal.

Former South Carroll standout Chris Nave is in his second year at Lynchburg and has appeared in two of the team's first four games. He has 21 saves and 10 goals against.

Golf

The Green Terror will open its season at the Elon College Invitational in North Carolina on Monday.

Ninth-year coach Scott Moyer has four letter winners returning from last year's team that finished second behind Gettysburg in the Centennial Conference Championships.

Senior Brian Gallizzo and sophomore Kevin Jamieson lead the group of returnees with freshmen Mike Diehl and Matt Harding also on the traveling squad.

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