Sports in Brief: March 31

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March 31, 2009

12:21 AM

Men’s Golf: Tribe takes second place at Towson Invitational

The College notched a strong second-place finish at the Towson Invitational Saturday. The Tribe posted a 54-hole team total of 878 (+14), 25 strokes behind tournament champion Kent State University. Senior Brent Paladino led the Tribe with a score of 214 (-2), finishing fourth in the individual honors. Freshman Jason Chun tied for 12th with a score of 221 (+5). Paladino carded the second best score of the tournament in the second round, recording a 69 after a score of 70 through the first 18 holes. Sophomore Brandon Parker was the third Tribe finisher at 225 (+9).

Women’s Tennis: College falls to rival VCU to open conference play

In its CAA opener, the Tribe (6-9, 0-1 CAA) lost to Virginia Commonwealth University (15-6, 1-0 CAA) 4-3 Monday afternoon. Senior Katarina Zoricic, junior Ragini Acharya and freshman Katie Kargl registered singles victories for the College. The 38th ranked doubles team of Zoricic and Acharya collected an 8-0 win to better their record to 11-8. In singles, senior Klaudyna Kasztelaniec dropped the final match of the day in three sets, allowing the Rams to seal the win.

Track and Field: Baird sets discus record at Fred Hardy Invitational

Freshman Natalie Baird set the school record in the discus throw at the Fred Hardy Invitational Saturday with a mark of 46.55m. Baird’s toss qualified her for the ECAC Outdoor Championships held later this season. Meanwhile, Brandon Heroux set the freshman record in the javelin throw with a distance of 67.36m, qualifying him for the USAT&F Junior National Championships, the NCAA Regional Championships and the IC4A Outdoor Championships. This is the second time Heroux has qualified for these events this season.

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