Campus Corner: Barger Engineers Fastest Career Pin

Nolan Barger controls Alfred State's George VanValen in 8-2 win. (Photo courtesy of Lycoming College Athletic Department)

Nolan Barger controls Alfred State’s George VanValen in 8-2 win. (Photo courtesy of Lycoming College Athletic Department)


WILLIAMSPORT — Sophomore 165-pounder Nolan Barger (Clearfield) recorded the fastest fall of his Lycoming career as the No. 20-ranked Warriors handed Middle Atlantic Conference rival King’s a 36-9 loss in Lamade Gym Sunday afternoon.

Barger stuck Hilton Martin in 35 seconds for one of four first-period pins by the Warriors.

In a 33-9 win over visiting Alfred (N.Y.) State Thursday night, Barger piled up more than five minutes of riding time against George VanValen in an 8-2 victory.

At 13-3, Lycoming is assured of topping .700 in dual meets for the first time since the 2004-05 squad finished 20-5.

Barger’s record is 12-4 in duals and 24-7 overall.

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CANTON, Ohio — Freshman Kara Thorp (Clearfield) swam the 200-yard medley for the first time and picked up second-place points as Edinboro (4-3) defeated host Malone 109-72 in the C.T. Branin Natatorium Saturday.

She touched the wall in 2:20.18.

With the win in hand, Thorp also swam exhibition in three events, posting times of 56.92 seconds in the 100 free, 5:49.37 in the 500 free and 26.31 seconds for the second split in the 200 free relay as the Fighting Scot ‘A’ foursome finished in 1:51.90.

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PITTTSBURGH — California University of Pennsylvania sophomore Krystal Wriglesworth (Clearfield) registered a time of 5:45.10 in her first freestyle race at 500 meters during Pitt’s Senior Recognition Meet Invitational in Trees Pool Saturday afternoon.

The Vulcans fell to 6-7 with losses to Pitt 246-38, Duquesne 205.50-45.50, Carnegie Mellon 204-61 and Clarion 165-98.

Wriglesworth placed fourth against Clarion and sixth against the other three teams for the 500 free.

She logged a 26.97-second leadoff leg for the Vulcan ‘B’ 200 free quartet that claimed third place against all four foes with a time of 1:46.94.

She also was first in the pool with a 28.35-second backstroke split for the Vulcan ‘A’ medley relay foursome that had a 1.55.38 clocking, good for third place against Clarion and fourth place against the other three opponents.

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GENEVA, Ohio — St. Francis sophomore Rebecca Johnson (Curwensville) ran an indoor personal-record 5:44.72 mile in the Midwest Indoor Track & Field Open at the Spire Academy Saturday.

She bettered her previous mark by almost 12 seconds.

Clarion sophomore Jessica Shomo (Clearfield) placed 48th in the 60-meter dash in 8.53 seconds.

She also competed in the long jump but fouled on all three of her attempts.

Curwensville in Roundball Doubleheader Wednesday at Glendale
Curwensville Area High School Athletics Postponed for Monday

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