Teammate gets pick-me-up from Coppin runner Shields

On Colleges

September 23, 1995|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF

Coppin State freshman Stanley Shields made quite an impact during his first collegiate cross country meet earlier this month, but not the way he had planned.

Competing in the Baltimore Metro Invitational at UMBC, Shields (Randallstown) was about a mile from the finish line when he noticed teammate Rick Moore lying on the ground, weak and disoriented from dehydration. Shields picked up Moore and carried him about a quarter-mile out of the woods until he reached coach Ernest Barrett, who signaled for medical assistance.

Moore, also a freshman, was revived by trainers before being taken by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was given fluids and released later in the day. Meanwhile, Shields finished the race in 40:26.

"Ricky was leading the pack," Barrett said. "After I saw three or four of my guys come out of the woods, I wondered, 'Where's Ricky?' I knew something was wrong. It was kind of scary for me. It was lucky for Ricky that Stanley was going slow."

"I saw he was having trouble getting up, and he didn't know where he was," Shields said. "I asked if he was all right and he didn't respond. I tried to get him to jog and he couldn't even walk straight. He was gone."

Said Moore: "All I remember is waking up on a stretcher."

Moore is back at full strength and placed third among Coppin runners at last weekend's Delaware State Invitational. Because of injuries to some of the other Eagles, Moore and Shields -- who were recruited for track and field -- are running cross country for the first time.

"I hate it," said Shields, laughing, "but I'm getting used to it."

Freshmen spark UMBC

A couple of freshmen led UMBC's volleyball team to a second-place finish at the four-team New Balance Invitational at George Mason. Lisa Cline and LaNae Baker were named to the all-tournament team.

Also from UMBC: Senior forward Denise Schilte netted the game-winning goals in soccer wins over Temple and Towson State last week and was chosen Big South Conference Player of the Week. She is the Retrievers' all-time leading scorer with 49 goals and 32 assists (130 points).

Greyhounds on a roll

The Loyola men's soccer team defeated host Vermont and New Hampshire by identical 2-0 scores to win last weekend's Reebok/Smith Barney Classic, and five Greyhounds landed on the all-tournament team.

Senior midfielder Marc Harrison was named Most Valuable Player after registering two goals and an assist. Harrison didn't have a point after the Greyhounds' first four games, but now is their second-leading scorer.

He was joined on the all-tournament team by junior goalkeeper Joe Schafer (five saves), senior midfielders Mike Barger and Bill Heiser and senior defender Chris Doyle.

After yesterday's 2-1 win over William and Mary at the Met Life Classic in Norfolk, Va., Loyola has won five in a row.

Also from Loyola: Sophomores Anne-Marie Luckas and Betsy Allen were at it again, taking second and third, respectively, at last week's Towson State Cross Country Invitational and leading the Greyhounds to a second-place finish behind Maryland. Luckas completed the three-mile course in 18:53, followed by Allen at 19:08. The previous week, Luckas and Allen were 1-2 at the Baltimore Metro Cross Country Championships.

West is rising

Johns Hopkins sophomore forward Eric West has picked up where he left off last season, when he was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year in soccer.

Through seven games this year, West has nine goals and five assists, leading Hopkins to a 5-2 start.

West is only three goals and two points away from breaking Greg Cunningham's school records that have stood for 19 years.

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