Versatile Olkowski racks up points

Calvert Hall grad takes top honors in relay meet

Hession goes the distance



April 18, 2001|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Ryan Olkowski, a 1998 graduate of Calvert Hall, did a little of everything recently to help the Penn State men's track and field team cruise to an easy team victory at the Colonial Relays at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

Olkowski won the 100 meters (10.67) and the long jump (23 feet, 3 1/2 inches). He also anchored the winning 800-meter relay team.

Named the Top Male Athlete of the Meet, Olkowski also took second in the 200 (a personal-best 21.01) and in the high jump (6-7 1/2 ). Olkowski was responsible for 45 of Penn State's 219 points.

Former Eastern Tech standout Meaghan Hession is off to a fast start with the track and field team at Misericordia.

Hession finished first in the 10,000 meters (42 minutes, 25.0 seconds) at the DeSales University Invitational. The sophomore took seventh in the same event at the Susquehanna University Invitational while competing against several Division I and II opponents. Her time qualified her for the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships.

Freshman Erin Taylor (Chesapeake-AA) pitched Gettysburg College's softball team to a 4-2 victory over Messiah on April 5. Taylor allowed six hits and two runs and struck out three in five innings.

Taylor, who has appeared in 11 games for the Bullets, is 8-1 with a 2.13 ERA. She has thrown five complete games, and opponents are batting .252 against her.

Senior attackman Holt Hopkins (Boys' Latin) has been a force offensively for the seventh-ranked (Division III) Middlebury men's lacrosse team. Hopkins, a co-captain, helped the Panthers hand Union its first loss of the season last week.

Hopkins had two goals and two assists in Middlebury's 8-7 victory over the host Dutchmen. The Baltimore resident was coming off a four-goal performance in an 18-17 overtime win over Washington College.

Senior attacker Meghan Erwin (Garrison Forest) scored twice as the Ohio Wesleyan women's lacrosse team downed Earlham College, 16-0, on April 7.

Erwin has started nine games for the Bishops (7-5, 3-2 North Coast Athletic Conference), collecting nine goals and four assists. She is fifth on the team with 13 points.

Rutgers junior goalie Lauren Gulotta (Annapolis) was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week for women's lacrosse on April 16.

The previous week, Gulotta made eight saves against Connecticut, 17 against Pennsylvania, and 15 against Syracuse. The Scarlet Knights are 5-7, 2-3 in the Big East.

The Annapolis native is fifth all-time on Rutgers' career save list.

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