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Competing at home for the last time, several seniors on the Muhlenberg track and field team enjoyed great success to keep the Mules in solid

The Muhlenberg women’s tennis team was shut out by Rhodes, 5-0, in its first NCAA Tournament match.

The Mules (12-4), who learned of their bid on Thursday and flew to Atlanta Friday night, dropped all three doubles matches. The match was stopped when Rhodes (13-3) clinched by winning two singles matches. The Lynx advance to face Emory in the Round of 16 on Sunday.

Junior Amy Schmidt will compete in the NCAA Individual Championships in two weeks.

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position after the second day of the Centennial Conference Championships.

The Muhlenberg men are in second place, 20 points behind heavily favored Haverford and a strong 18½ points ahead of third-place Franklin & Marshall. The women are third, but with many qualifiers for Sunday’s finals and well within striking distance of Dickinson, the leader.

Seniors were responsible for all three Mule gold medals: Harry
Rachel Drosdick
Sophomore Rachel Drosdick provisionally qualified for NCAAs in the heptathlon with 4,135 points – 300 more than the school record she set three weeks ago at Bucknell. Drosdick finished second, one place ahead of classmate Kim David. She also broke the school record in the long jump.
in the decathlon, John Brodowski in the high jump and Meghan Douglas-Snyder in the pole vault.

No senior had a better home sendoff than Kegelman, who was in fifth place after the first half of the decathlon but came back to win by nearly 150 points, topping his previous career best of 4874 by more than 360 points.

“Yesterday, I had lifetime bests in four out of five events, and I knew today was my stronger day to make up ground,” said Kegelman, who won the pole vault and the javelin on the second day. “To go out at home like this is such a high.”

Kegelman entered the final event, the 1,500 meters, 120 points behind a Franklin & Marshall decathlete, and needed to defeat him by at least seven seconds to win the gold. Remarked Kegelman, “I knew he wasn’t a strong 1,500 runner, and he basically told me, ‘You’re going to win.’ So I kind of knew I was going to get it, but you’re never sure.”

Kegelman won by more than 30 seconds to finish with 5,231 points, almost 1,000 more than the 4,274 he scored the first time he ran a decathlon, at the 2003 CC Championships.

Muhlenberg’s all-time best decathlete, Brodowski became the third Mule
Harry Kegelman
Kegelman got family bragging rights on his sister, Nancy Kegelman ’02, who finished second in the javelin three straight years but never won a CC gold medal.
to win an event three straight years by capturing the high jump. He joined Will Elson (800 meters, 2000-01-03) and Jim Hayes (javelin, 2000-01-02).

Although he did not compete in the decathlon, Brodowski was plenty busy, finishing second in the long jump and fourth in the pole vault and qualifying for the finals in both the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Brodowski’s long jump of 22-6½ missed the oldest school record (set in 1916) by a mere half-inch, but he did break his own school record in the 110 hurdles.

Douglas-Snyder won her fourth career gold medal in the pole vault, but her first since her sophomore season. Her vault of 10-0 tied the school record she set in 2003.

Other seniors who excelled included Jeff Salzano, who placed fifth in the discus, topping the previous meet record; Christopher Martin, who came in seventh in the steeplechase; Danielle Bovelle, who qualified for the 200-meter final; Ashlie Hankee, a qualifier in the 100, 200 and 100 hurdles; Katie Macomber, who qualified in the 400 meters; and Kristin Boydston, who finished sixth in the discus.

The Mule women had an outstanding day in the preliminaries, sending two to the final in both the 100 and 800, three in the 200 and 100 hurdles and four in the 400, and are poised to score many points on the final day of competition. Freshman Jenna Lombardi set school records while qualifying in the 100 and 200.

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Last updated May 7, 2005