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April 16 College Roundup: Eakin, Anderson Lead Slippery Rock at Bison Outdoor Classic

Slippery Rock's John Eakin. Photo Slippery Rock University athletics.

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Spearheaded by Bradford grad John Eakin and Moniteau alum Dalton Anderson, the Slippery Rock University men’s track and field team recorded 24 PSAC qualifying marks, three NCAA provisional marks, and eight top 10 finishes at the three-day Bison Outdoor Classic that wrapped up Sunday night from Bucknell University.

Eakin tied for second in the shot put and was the top Division II finisher with a throw of 17.39 meters, just below his season-best of 17.40 meters. Gose took fifth with an outdoor career-best effort of 17.22 meters.

Anderson was sixth in the javelin with a throw of 60.30 meters. Slippery Rock high school alum Josh Kingerski also hit the PSAC mark in the event, finishing 20th with a throw of 52.38 meters.


Anna Igims broke the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Sarah Corrie won the shot put to lead the Slippery Rock University women’s track and field team to 28 PSAC qualifying marks, two NCAA provisional marks and five top 10 finishes at the three-day Bison Outdoor Classic that wrapped up Sunday night from Bucknell University.

In just her second collegiate steeplechase race, Igims clocked an NCAA provisional time of 10:39.07, breaking the SRU record by more than six seconds. The former record of 10:45.22 was set by Laura Mucho in 2009.

Corrie won the shot put on her final attempt of the competition with an NCAA provisional mark of 14.18 meters. She won in a field that included the Atlantic Region’s No. 2 thrower from East Stroudsburg and four Division I throwers that placed in the top 10.

Johnsonburg grad Skylar Sherry took 11th in the javelin with a throw of 39.43 meters.



The top three hitters in the Lions’ lineup – Colby Bodtorf, Lakeview grad Brett Beith and Grant Lillard had two hits apiece to help Penn State DuBois to a 4-2 win over Westminster.

St. Marys grad Brandon Sicheri was also 2-for-5 with an RBI, while McLain Welshans tossed four shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out three to get the win.

Matthew Randza and Logan Murgenovich had two hits and an RBI each for Westminster.


Gannon beat Slippery Rock by scores of 5-4 and 11-1 on Sunday.

A 2-run single by Chris Mullins gave Gannon a 5-3 lead in the third inning in Game 1. Fort LeBoeuf grad Corey Shields threw 1 ⅔ scoreless innings with four strikeouts to earn the save.

In Game 2, Cathedral Prep grad Jacob Engel got the complete game win, limiting The Rock to just a single run in the fourth inning. He scattered six hits, walked one, and struck out three. McDowell grad Jared Bielanin had a hit and two runs scored, while former Johnsonburg standout Cam Marciniak had an RBI.



Grove City and Allegheny split their softball doubleheader, with Allegheny winning Game 1, 8-0, and Grove City taking Game 2, 5-1.

In Game 1, Aleya Belardinelli fired a 4-hit shutout for Allegheny, striking out six and walking one. Olivia Deveries and Sophia Godzak had two RBIs apiece as well for the Gators.

In Game 2, Grove City’s Lexi Buck broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the sixth inning, and after Allegheny tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, Grove City responded with four runs in the eighth to win it. Buck finished with a pair of RBIs, as did Janessa Dawson, while Maci Linhard had three hits and Clarion High grad Noel Anthony scored a run. Dawson got the win, going the distance and allowing an unearned run on five hits and two walks while striking out six.



Meadville High grad Ryan Ferry claimed the individual title, and the Golden Knights earned their second team championship in their own Gannon Spring Invitational at Whispering Woods Golf Club.

Ferry was the medalist on Sunday with a 2-under-par 70, good for a two-shot win over Westminster’s Cal Cummins (72). It was the first individual title for Ferry as a member of Gannon.

Gannon finished with a 4-over-par total of 292 while Westminster closed at 303. Third-place Grove City (324) and fourth-place Mercyhurst (333) rounded out the field.

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