Sports in Brief: April 1
Written by The Flat Hat|
April 1, 2008
__Waldman wins conference title as Tribe takes fourth__
The Tribe finished fourth out of eight teams at the ECAC Championships Saturday afternoon. Senior Stevie Waldman and sophomores Jennifer Stack and Alison Mederios placed first, second and third, respectively, on the uneven bars for the College. The Tribe finished with six athletes on the All-Conference team as senior Tricia Long, junior Sarah Jacobson and sophomore Stephanie Bevan joined Waldman, Stack and Mederios. Waldman was also named one of four Scholar Athletes of the Year in the ECAC.
p. **Men’s Track and Field**
__Heacock qualifies for IC4As in first meet__
Defending CAA Champion junior Alex Heacock wasted no time qualifying for the IC4A Championships this season, placing second in the javelin throw at the Fred Hardy Invitational Saturday. The throw of 194-10 feet overtook the qualifying standard by more than four feet and fell just shy of his personal record of 196 feet. Heacock won last year’s CAA Championship in the javelin by nearly 25 feet.
p. **Men’s Gymnastics**
College places second in USAG Championships
The College garnered a second-place finish at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championship Friday as the United States Naval Academy took the overall team prize, preventing the Tribe from earning their seventh consecutive Collegiate title. Seniors Andrew Hunt and David Locke won titles in the individual portion of the championship as Locke claimed the top prize on the floor exercise, while Hunt grabbed gold on the high bar. Sophomore James Prim, senior Aaron Ingram, freshman Chris Valeska and freshman Alex Egerter rounded out the Tribe’s All-American list with top-six finishes in individual championships.
p. **Women’s Track and Field**
__Tribe earns nine spots at ECAC championship meet__
The women’s track and field team set three meet and stadium records at the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond en route to collecting nine IC4A bids. The 4×800-meter team of senior Allie Lewis and sophomores Kelly McElroy, Meghan Burns and Emily Anderson set one of the meet records, running a time of 8:58.87. The Saturday action was highlighted by freshman Katie Guevel setting top-ten records for the College, including her 14.29-second 100-meter hurdle time, which overtakes the previous freshman record of 14.95. Guevel also won the 200-meter dash and took second in the 100-meter dash.