Campus Corner: Swimmers Wriglesworth, Thorp Earning Points for PSAC Teams


CALIFORNIA — Sophomore Krystal Wriglesworth (Clearfield) contributed points for California University of Pennsylvania in two dual meets against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference opponents last week, a 107-97 victory at Kutztown Friday evening and a 144-115 loss at East Stroudsburg Saturday afternoon.

Against Kutztown, Wriglesworth placed third in the 200-yard backstroke in a season-best 2:23, turned in a 1:05.99 leadoff backstroke leg for the Vulcan ‘B’ relay foursome that finished second in 4:27.52 and swam the second leg in 1:00.46 for the ‘B’ freestyle relay quartet that wound up fourth in 4:11.91.

Against East Stroudsburg, Wriglesworth registered season-bests with a 1:04.01 in the 100 back for third place and 2:22.04 in the 200 back for fourth place. She also logged a 27.58 leadoff split for the ‘B’ 200 free relay team that placed fourth in 1:49.34.

The Vulcans are 4-3.

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EDINBORO — Freshman Kara Thorp (Clearfield) closed with a 26.78-second split to give the Edinboro ‘B’ 200-yard freestyle relay team a second-place finish against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rival Bloomsburg in McComb Fieldhouse Saturday.

In her lone individual event, Thorp was sixth in the 200 backstroke in 2:26.62.

The Fighting Scotts were tagged with their first loss, 148-118, after two wins.

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ERIE — Freshmen McKenna Aleksivich and Katie Powers are members of a championship team in their rookie season for Penn State Behrend, which avenged regular season losses with road wins over No. 2 seed Franciscan 6-1 at Steubenville, Ohio, last Wednesday and No. 1 seed Pitt-Bradford 2-1 in overtime Saturday to claim the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title for the fourth year in a row.

Midfielder Aleksivich has played in 20 games, two as a starter, with one shot on goal, while defensive specialist Powers has made 10 appearances.

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LOCK HAVEN — Junior running back Beau Swales (Clearfield) and the Lock Haven offense discovered one big reason Bloomsburg was ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II Saturday as the Bald Eagles were limited to nine net rushing yards for 18 carries and one rushing first down in a 40-3 Senior Day loss with bert Jack Stadium.

Swales managed only eight net yards for nine carries but did gain 26 yards on three pass receptions.

For the season, Swales has 173 carries for 546 yards and two touchdowns, 28 catches for 200 yards and one TD and 10 kickoff returns for 209 yards, a total of 950 all-purpose yards.

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Freshman linebacker Christian Lezzer (Clearfield) saw action in his sixth game for Boston College Saturday when Louisville came from behind to defeat the Eagles 38-19 to disappoint a crowd of 33,565 at Alumni Stadium.

The setback dropped the Eagles to 3-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 6-4 overall.

Lezzer has one tackle for a nine-yard sack and one assist.

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CLARION — Junior longsnapper Eric White (Clearfield) trotted on to the Memorial Stadium turf a dozen times, all for punts, and assisted on one tackle in Clarion’s 45-8 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division loss to Slippery Rock.

The fifth annual Milk Jug Game drew only 475 fans to see The Rock grab the PSAC-West title because Mercyhurst knocked off California 59-49.

White has one solo tackle and two assists.

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ERIE — Graduate student Trey Campman (Clearfield) played at wideout as well as on the punt and kickoff units as Indiana University of Pennsylvania came out on the short end of a 31-21 final against Gannon in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division game that attracted 1,001 fans to Gannon University Field Saturday.

Campman has one solo tackle for the Crimson Hawks, who closed their division slate at 5-4 and are 6-5 with one game remaining.


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HUNTINGDON — Freshman offensive lineman Jon Janocko (Clearfield) made his third appearance for Juniata 27-21 in a 27-21 Centennial Conference loss to Susquehanna in front of 3,000 fans at Chuck Knox Field Saturday.

The Eagles are 4-5 with a 4-4 conference mark.

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