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2001 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of April 30 to May 6
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

For the first time in 57 years, Muhlenberg will host a Centennial 
Conference Track & Field Championships conference track championship when more than 400 student-
athletes gather in Scotty Wood Stadium for the eighth Centennial Conference Track & Field Championships, May 4-6. The meet begins on Friday, May 4, at noon, with the 100-meter dash for the decathlon, and is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, May 6, at around 5:00 with the women’s 4x400-meter relay. In between, conference champions will be crowned in 21 women’s and 21 men’s events.
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The Muhlenberg softball team has the week off to prepare for the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Mules earned their sixth NCAA bid by winning the Centennial Conference Tournament at Western Maryland on April 28 and 29. NCAA Softball Championships For their efforts in the tournament, freshmen Amanda Ibey and Danielle DeLucia were named CC player and pitcher of the week, respectively. The NCAA Tournament begins on Friday, May 11, at eight regional sites to be announced on Monday. The eight regional winners travel to Eau Claire, Wis., for the finals, May 17-21.
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Monday, April 30
BASEBALL Delaware Valley 12, Muhlenberg 7. The Mules overcame a 5-1 deficit to take a 7-5 lead with two in the sixth and three in the seventh, but Delaware Valley scored seven runs in the final two innings. The loss prevented Muhlenberg from finishing with a .500 record. Five seniors ended their careers with multiple-hit games, combining for 12 of the Mules’ 15 hits: Marcus Mattielli and Dylan Sapir had three apiece, while Garret Pachtinger, James Barski and Michael Cirillo each had two. Junior Joshua Carter set a school record by scoring his 38th run of the season. Click here for line score.

Saturday, May 5
TRACK AND FIELD hosts Centennial Conference Championships. Senior Katrina Beck won her seventh career CC high jump title on the first day of the championships. Beck, whose winning height of 5-5¾ was just a quarter-inch off the NCAA automatic qualifying standard, became the second athlete in CC history (and the first female) to win the same event seven times. Other highlights from the first full day were both multi-event athletes breaking school records: freshman Alex Johansen in the decathlon and freshman Julie Christianson in the heptathlon. Johansen, who finished in second place, broke the record with two events to go. Sophomores Brendan Gallagher (10,000) and Jason App (pole vault) each finished third in their respective events. Junior Will Elson posted the third-fastest qualifying time and will team up with senior Chris Catalano and freshman Richard Kipp in Sunday’s all Haverford-Muhlenberg 800 meter final. Beck was one of three Mule women to qualify for the 400 hurdles final.
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Sunday, May 6
TRACK AND FIELD men finished third and women sixth at Centennial Conference Championships. Strong performances by junior Will Elson and the javelin crew propelled the Muhlenberg men’s team to its best finish ever at the CC Championships, and its highest showing in any conference meet since the 1948 MAC Championships. The women also had their highest CC finish and matched their best finish ever. Elson became the Mules’ first automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division III Championships by winning the 800 meters for the second straight year with a time of 1:51.21, more than four seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Also repeating as champion was junior Jim Hayes in the javelin, who combined with freshman Randy Holak, senior Justin Taylor and sophomore Steve Kreider to give Muhlenberg a 1-2-4-5 finish and 27 team points. For the women’s team, junior Nancy Kegelman was second in the javelin and fourth in the shot put, and senior Laura Roth set a school record while placing fifth in the 1500 meters.
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Last updated May 6, 2001