Sports in Brief: February 3
Written by The Flat Hat|
February 2, 2009
Men’s Tennis: College sweeps weekend matches
The 63rd-ranked College of William and Mary won the 2009 Tribe National Indoor Invitational with a 5-2 win over no. 65 Brigham Young University Friday morning and 4-3 victory over no. 60 Clemson University Saturday evening. Junior team captain Keziel Juneau and his doubles partner, sophomore Sebastien Vidal, propelled the team to a hot start against BYU, winning the match 8-4. The next day against Clemson, the 52nd-ranked doubles pair helped to take the tournament, but it was not until the Tribe’s no. 2 singles player Marwan Ramadan defeated Tigers junior Carlos Alvarez 6-3, 6-3 that the match was clinched.
Men’s Basketball: Tribe draws Manhattan in ESPNU BracketBusters
The College of William and Mary will host Manhattan College Feb. 21 in the ESPNU BracketBusters, which is designed to pit mid-major teams against each other. Game time for the Tribe’s third consecutive BracketBusters appearance is to be announced. Manhattan currently has an 11-10 record overall and a 5-6 ledger in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Men’s Track and Field: Tribe distance corps takes home four event titles
The College of William and Mary flexed its distance-running muscle at the CNU Invitational Saturday in Newport News. Four Tribe harriers recorded individual wins in distance events including sophomore Patterson Wilhelm (3,000-meter run), junior Harry Miller (1,000-m), junior Colin Leak (mile) and Ian Fitzgerald (800-m). All four winners finished with IC4A-qualifying times. Off the track, Tribe senior Cameron Shriver jumped 6’6.25” to win the high jump.
Women’s Track and Field: Anderson earns NCAA provisional qualifier
Junior Emily Anderson posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time, finishing the 3,000-meter run in 9:29.01 at the CNU Invitational Saturday in Newport News. Freshman Natalie Baird set a freshman indoor record in the shot put with a 43’3” throw. Other individual winners included junior Sallie Ford (5,000-m), junior Nicole Kazuba (pole vault), senior Ashley Madonick (400-m) and junior Kelly McElroy (1,000-m).
Andrew Pike contributed to this reporting.