Graham is running away with Virginia Tech records She holds or shares 10 sprint, hurdle marks

Postcards

February 11, 1996|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,SUN STAFF

Erin Graham (Woodlawn) is rewriting Virginia Tech's track and field record book in women's sprint and hurdles events.

Graham, a senior, set a school mark of 57.27 seconds in the 400-meter run in the USAir Invitational at East Tennessee State and then broke her record in the 200 meters with a time of 25.90 in the Brooks Classic in Morgantown, W.Va.

She holds six records in individual events and four in relays.

Tech junior Michelle Smith (Old Mill) was fifth in the shot put with a personal-best 41 feet, 2 inches in the 16-team Brooks Classic. Senior Steve Koziol (Howard) and another Baltimore-area athlete, Melvin Harris (Randolph-Macon Academy), are contributing to the Tech men's team.

* Fifth-year senior Jennifer Howard (Fallston), who was Wisconsin's second finisher in the NCAA cross country championships, has used up her indoor track eligibility but is preparing for her final spring season.

Basketball

Widener senior co-captain Christian Albert (Loch Raven), son of ex-Towson State football coach Phil, scored a career-high 30 points in a loss to Albright and had 17 in a victory over Juniata.

* Junior point guard Derek Barrett (Meade) is the No. 3 scorer (13.0 ppg) for Fairmont State, which is 19-1 and ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division II. Barrett is second in assists (2.5) and leads in three-point percentage (34.9) and free throw percentage (75.9).

* Anne Chicorelli (Old Mill) has bounced back from knee surgery last season and is averaging 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds as Kent State's starting center. . . . A career-high 22 points by Virginia Wesleyan senior Gene Pleyo (Northeast-AA) went for naught as Randolph-Macon sank 22 of 27 free throws in the second half to win, 66-57. . . . Freshman Kimberly Smith (Western) scored 13 points, including 12 in the decisive second half of Georgetown's 75-55 win over Seton Hall.

Wrestling

Mike Kusick (Northeast-AA) is having a strong impact as a freshman at Lock Haven, which is 11-1 and ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division I. He has a 22-8 record, including two pins and five major decisions, as the starting 118-pounder. He is 2-0 in the Eastern Wrestling League, both of the wins coming over nationally ranked wrestlers.

At Colby Community College in Kansas, twin brother Marty (Northeast-AA) is 13-3, all losses coming at 134, two classes above his normal weight of 118 after a teammate beat him out for that spot.

Miscellaneous

Junior Bob Bush (Mount St. Joe, UMBC) is Jacksonville (Ala.) State's starting left fielder, coming off a 1995 season that included a .333 average, 40 RBIs and only nine strikeouts in 43 games. . . . Junior Amanda Kuehl (McDonogh) set pool and

school diving records and qualified for zone competition in host James Madison's win over William and Mary. She broke the 11-year-old record on the three-meter board with a 295.65 score and wiped out her own mark on the one-meter with a 265.75. . . . In James Madison gymnastics, freshman Tim Bulleri (Mount Hebron) won the pommel horse, tied for fourth in floor exercise and was fifth in the horizontal bar in JMU's Shenandoah Valley Invitational. Randy Frederick (Wilde Lake) was second in floor exercise and tied for fourth in the vault.

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