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WOMEN’S TRACK FOURTH AT CC
Double Gold for Seiler; Men Fifth
SOFTBALL ELIMINATED BY URSINUS

The Muhlenberg softball team could not complete a second straight magical run to the Centennial Conference title, losing to Ursinus, 7-0, in the first game of the final day of the CC playoffs.

McDaniel, which defeated the Mules yesterday to reach the title game, beat the Bears, 4-1, to capture the league championship.

Ursinus (31-9-1) broke open a scoreless game with five two-out runs after two errors by Muhlenberg (21-12) kept the third inning alive. The Bears added runs in the fifth and sixth frames.

Senior Becki Toth had two of the Mules’ four hits, singles in the third and fifth innings.

Toth also had the best at-bat of the day. She fouled off 11 two-strike pitches in the first inning before lining out to short with a full count. Classmate Jackie Maser then hit a hard liner to the right side, but the Ursinus second baseman reached out and snagged it, keeping Nicole Sarno at third base and preventing an early Mule lead.

It was the final game for a fine Muhlenberg senior class. Toth, Maser, Sarno and the battery of Danielle DeLucia and Kate Dischino finished their careers with an 83-65 record and their names in the all-time top 10 in every batting, pitching and fielding category of the Mule record book.

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Sophomore Danielle Seiler won both the 400-meter run and the 400-meter intermediate hurdles to lead the Muhlenberg women’s track and field team to a best-ever fourth-place finish at the
Katie Macomber
Macomber (left) hands off to classmate Samantha Sachleben during the 4x400 relay. Macomber finished fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 400 and contributed to a school record on the 4x100 relay.
Centennial Conference Championships at Swarthmore. The ’Berg men placed fifth, led by senior javelin champion Randy Holak.

Seiler broke her own school records in the 400 and the hurdles and helped the Mules establish a new 4x100 mark and finish fourth. She ran the 400 less than two hours after the 4x100 and won the 400 hurdles about an hour later.

“It’s tough on your legs. You have to focus on the race that you’re on and worry about the others after you reach your first goal,” said Seiler, who also won the hurdles last year. “It was really important to get those two first places for the points.”

Also winning a conference title, completing a sweep of the javelin golds and picking up 10 points for the Mule women was freshman Sarah Mitchell, whose first-place throw helped Muhlenberg score 108 points and place one spot higher than last year.

Muhlenberg was tied with Dickinson for third entering the meet-ending 4x400 relay, but the Red Devils placed second in the race, about a second
Andy Wilkins
Freshman Andy Wilkins was one of four Mules to make the finals in the shot put, leading the quartet with a fourth-place finish.
behind Gettysburg. With the relay win, the Bullets captured the championship with 154 points to Haverford’s 153.

“It’s a great feeling to keep getting better,” Seiler said. “Maybe in a few years we’ll be at the very top.”

Junior Kristin Boydston placed second in the shot put and eighth in the javelin. Freshman Jacquelyn Inverso was third with a school-record triple jump and placed seventh in the high hurdles, three spots behind classmate Rachel Drosdick.

Freshman Lauren Carballo and juniors Katie Macomber and Ashlie Hankee joined Seiler on the record-breaking 4x100 squad. The women’s team tallied points in all but two events on the day.

Holak medaled in the javelin for the fourth straight year, while junior John Brodowski placed third for his second straight top-five finish. The Muhlenberg men notched 87 points, six points out of third place. Haverford won with 223.

Freshman Steve Rothwell ran a career-best time to finish fourth in the 1,500 meters, and senior Joshua Boyer placed fourth in the triple jump.

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Click here for complete women’s results.
Click here for complete men’s results.


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Last updated May 2, 2004