KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The 2023 PSAC Women’s Golf Championship wrapped up on Sunday morning after the third and final round was canceled due to inclement weather.
After 36 holes complete, Gannon University was the overall team champion with a two-day total of 627 (+51), while the Knights’ Ditte Petersen claimed the individual title after a blistering second round in which she shot a one-over-par 73 to move into the top spot on the leaderboard, finishing six strokes clear of the field with a combined total of 151 (+7). Gannon’s Andrea Martinez finished in second place with a 157 (+13) while California’s Rachel Wilson, a Warren High grad, and Gannon’s Ana Maestro were tied for third place with 159 (+15).
In the team standings, California finished in second place with a two-day total of 661 (+85), followed by West Chester in third (672, +96), Mercyhurst in fourth (683, +107), and Millersville (697, +121) to complete the top five after two days of tough conditions on the course.
GROVE CITY WINS PAC MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD TITLE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Grove City College men’s outdoor track and field team captured the program’s 20th all-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) championship.
The Wolverines amassed 167 team points to outdistance second-place Geneva College, who scored 110 points. Washington & Jefferson College was third with 101 points, Westminster College placed fourth with 101 points and was followed by Allegheny College (78), Franciscan University (56), Saint Vincent College (47), Thiel College (42), Waynesburg University (20), Bethany College (13) and Chatham University (eight).
Headlining Grove City’s championship efforts were a pair of Wolverines who won major conference awards at the end of the meet. Junior Gabe Dunlap captured Field Most Valuable Performer recognition after he scored in five field events at the two-day event.
He earned third in the long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 6 inches, while also taking third in the triple jump with a best leap of 42-7.5. Dunlap also finished sixth in the pole vault (11-2 1/4), sixth in the javelin (167-2), seventh in the high jump (5-7) and would also run a leg on Grove City’s third-place 4×100 relay team, which produced a time of 43.31 seconds.
Dunlap’s freshman teammate Alex Mitchell earned the league’s Newcomer of the Year.
Mitchell won the 400 in a conference-record time of 48.50 seconds and would also take third in the 200 (22.10) and eighth in the 100 (15.35). Mitchell closed the meet by running on Grove City’s third-place 4×400 relay, which posted a time of 3:28.02.
One more award was earned by Grove City, as head coach Jessica Smith earned PAC Coach of the Year.
ALLEGHENY WINS PAC WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD CROWN
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Allegheny College completed a rare feat Friday when the program won the 2023 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
The Gators scored 157 points over the two-day championship meet, to finish in front of runner-up Westminster College, who totaled 141 points. The win gives Allegheny PAC titles in women’s cross country, women’s indoor track and field and now women’s outdoor track and field this year, making the Gators the first PAC school to pull that off since Waynesburg University in 2017-18.
Senior sprinter Mihaela Toader was at the center of Allegheny’s success. Not only did she win both the 200- and 400-meter dashes, Toader set program records during the 100-meter prelims and 200-meter finals. She also ran on the fourth-place 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relay teams, and placed fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump.
Allegheny’s Ben Mourer was voted as the PAC Coach of the Year.
Highlighting the individual performances at the Championships were two Chatham Cougars. Sophomore Aurielle Brunner (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) repeated as the PAC Most Outstanding Field Performer and PAC Most Outstanding Overall Performer after winning the triple jump (11.85m/38-10.50), long jump (5.43m/17-9.75) and high jump (1.55m/5-1). She also ran the anchor leg on the winning 4×400 relay (4:04.03), ran on the second-place 4×100 relay (49.62), and placed third in the 100 (12.54).
Earning the PAC Most Outstanding Track Performer was Chatham graduate student Carlee Domke (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum). She won PAC titles in the 100 (15.02) and 400 hurdles (1:06.47), while also running on the winning 4×400 relay and runner-up 4×100 relay. Domke added a fifth-place showing in the 200 (26.43) and sixth place in the 100 (12.84).
The PAC Newcomer of the Year award went to Grove City freshman Audrey Karwowski. The first-year Wolverine won the 800 in a conference-record time of 2:16.52 and anchored the 4×400 relay to a third-place finish with a time of 4:07.39.
ALLEGHENY CAPTURES PAC MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
WEXFORD, Pa.- Top-seeded Allegheny College captured the 2023 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Tennis championship with a 5-1 victory over Grove City College in the Tournament final, which was held at the Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford, Pa.
The PAC title is the fifth in program history for the Gators and the first since 1982. Before the Gators departed the PAC for the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), they won three consecutive PAC championships from 1980-82.
In singles play, sophomore Anton Hedlund was the first off the court with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph at No. 1. That was followed by senior Adam Shinomiya extending Allegheny’s lead to 4-1 with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the No. 3 position. The clinching point came when sophomore Will Jarvie won his match at No. 5 by a 6-2, 6-1 final score.
Following the match, Hedlund was named the PAC Championship Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and he was joined on the All-Tournament team by teammates Ethan Carr and Shinomiya.
Allegheny receives the conference’s automatic-qualifying bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Mercyhurst 4, IUP 3
Mercyhurst 4, IUP 3
Cal (Pa.) 10, Pitt-Johnstown 2
Cal (Pa.) 5, Pitt-Johnstown 1
Seton Hill 10, Gannon 4
Seton Hill 8, Gannon 3
Slippery Rock 8, Clarion 0
Slippery Rock 8, Clarion 2
Shippensburg 7, Mercy 4
Shippensburg 5, Mercy 4
Bloomsburg 2, Mansfield 1
Mansfield 11, Bloomsburg 7
Penn State DuBois 17, Penn State Fayette 10
Penn State DuBois 2, Penn State Mont Alto 1
Grove City 13, Franciscan 7
Grove City 11, Franciscan 0
Geneva 12, Bethany 9
Geneva 7, Bethany 5
W&J 15, Thiel 5, 8 innings
W&J 16, Thiel 3
Westminster 9, Chatham 4
Chatham 8, Westminster 5
Penn State-Behrend 10, Penn State-Altoona 9
Penn State Behrend 9, Penn State-Altoona 7
Alfred St. 7, La Roche 3
Alfred St. 15, La Roche 7
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Seton Hill 10, IUP 1
Seton Hill 10, IUP 1
Mercyhurst 10, Gannon 5
Mercyhurst 11, Gannon 3
Slippery Rock 7, Edinboro 2
Bloomsburg 4, Millersville 3
Bloomsburg 10, Millersville 7
Pitt-Johnstown 9, Clarion 1
Pitt-Johnstown 7, Clarion 5
Geneva 9, Franciscan 2
Geneva 10, Franciscan 3
Waynesburg 6, Westminster 0
Westminster 3, Waynesburg 1
Penn State-Behrend 6, Penn State-Altoona 3
Penn State-Behrend 7, Penn State-Altoona 4
Alfred St. 7, La Roche 6
La Roche 6, Alfred St. 1