Campus Corner: Shiner Wins PAC 1,500 Meter Championship

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Westminster College sophomore middle distance runner Rebecca Shiner of Clearfield won the 1,500-meter run at 2007 Presidents\’ Athletic Conference Track and Field championships hosted by Grove City College Saturday.
Shiner, who was seeded third, earned first-team all-PAC honors with her 5:08.06 effort that bettered the second place runner by more than three seconds.
The 2005 Clearfield Area High School graduate also medaled in the 800 by placing eighth in 2:36.93.
The Titans had medalists in 15 events, including champion Katelyn Kushner in the 100 and 400 hurdles, and totaled 122 points to finished runners-up to Washington & Jefferson, which had 164 points.
Westminster will compete in the Jesse Owens Classic Saturday and Sunday at Ohio State.
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BEREA, Ohio – Junior Nate Shadeck of Frenchville led Slippery Rock University\’s effort in the Sparky Adams Track and Field Invitational with two second-place performances Saturday at Baldwin-Wallace College.
The Clearfield Area High School graduate recorded a time of 55.43 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles. The event attracted 21 hurdlers from 13 schools, with Mount Union\’s Cecil Shorts III winning in 54.68.
Shadeck teamed with Shane Cooper, Gabe Fortunato and Philip Rector to run the 4×400 relay in 3:22.03.
Slippery Rock will travel to Shippensburg for the 2007 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships Thursday through Sunday.
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SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock freshman catcher Matt Adams of Philipsburg was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship Western Division baseball player of the week for his hitting spree in six games last week.
He had 13 hits, including seven doubles and a home run, in 21 at-bats for a .619 average and drove in six runs as The Rock went 5-1.
The former Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School standout was 6-for-13 with three doubles, a homer and two RBI as The Rock took three of four games from Shippensburg to claim second place in the Western Division at 14-6.
Slippery Rock (31-13) is hosting the PSAC Championships that begin today and will take on Eastern Division runner-up West Chester (29-12, 13-7) in the tourney opener at 4 o\’clock.
Adams leads The Rock in hitting (.415), hits (56), doubles (19), slugging average (.659) and on base percentage (.487). He also has four home runs and 27 runs batted in.
Scott Hugney, a junior first baseman from Frenchville, did not play last week because of an ankle injury that has limited him to two games since March 11. The Clearfield Area High School grad sports a .286 batting average for 11 games, 10 as a starter.
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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – A quality start by Brandon Baughman of Clearfield went for naught as Geneva College\’s baseball team dropped a 4-1 decision to Malone College Saturday, missing an opportunity to take over the top spot in the American Mideast Conference North Division.
The junior lefthander gave up two unearned runs in 6-1/3 innings but was tagged with his fifth loss in eight decisions. He gave up seven hits, struck out three and walked two.
His earned run average dropped to 4.98 for eight starts. Baughman has worked 43-1/3 innings and allowed 57 hits and 35 runs, 24 earned.
The Golden Tornadoes (8-4) trail Walsh (9-3) in the AMC-North and are one game ahead of Malone (7-5). Geneva and Malone traded doubleheader sweeps last week.
Geneva ends its league schedule with doubleheaders against Point Park Friday and Saturday.
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BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford baseball team did not play any games last week, so freshmen Bart McGary of Curwensville and Philip Solley of Hepburnia and the other Panthers came into this week hoping for a high finish in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
However, Frostburg (Md.) State swept Monday\’s doubleheader 24-3 and 14-5 to drop Pitt-Bradford to 9-7 and into sixth place. Frostburg tied LaRoche for first place as both teams finished 13-5.
With a twinbill at Medaille on Thursday, Pitt-Bradford has a chance to finish as high as fourth. Medaille is 10-4 with four games left and Pitt-Greensburg is finished at 10-8.
The AMCC tourney begins Saturday with single games involving the teams finishing third through sixth.
Solley (.455 for eight games) and McGary (.316 for 17 games) are among the top hitters for Pitt-Bradford. The are 2006 Curwensville Area High School grads.
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GREENSBURG, Pa. – Junior Andrew Kirsch was hitless in three at-bats last week for the Seton Hill University baseball team, which won three of four games from Point Park College.
Kirsch\’s average fell to .229 for 19 games. His 11 hits include three doubles and two home runs. He has 10 runs batted in for the Griffins, who are 32-15.
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