Alumni Update - Evan Gomez (Duquesne)

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Duquesne University track and field senior Evan Gomez has been named to the 10-man Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-Gomez DuqConference Team as announced by the league office.


Gomez, a Butler graduate, captured first place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a time of 9:06.91. He also finished 10th at A-10's in the 1,500 meter run in 3:54.72 and 11th in the 5,000 meter run at A-10's with a time of 15:08.39.

A member of the Dean's List, Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Director of Athletics Honor Roll, he boasts a 3.25 cumulative grade point average as a physical therapy major.


(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)


Alumni Update - Collin McKee (Mercyhurst)

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CARY, N.C. – After arriving on Thursday morning for the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship, theMcKee Butler Mercyhurst University baseball team finally had its opportunity to compete in the program's first-ever National Finals game.

Now, the Lakers have their first victory at the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship.

Redshirt sophomore Colin McKee got the ball on Sunday afternoon after pitching lights out in his three playoff starts to date.

This postseason, McKee, a Butler graduate, is 2-0 with a 0.87 ERA, allowing 13 hits In 20.2 innings, while striking out 30 batters.

It was an interesting first couple of innings for McKee, but he kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard as he fought off expected jitters after getting the ball in the program's first-ever NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship game.


(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


Track: Butler boys flex muscles at WPIAL qualifiers

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The Butler boys had several top performers at the WPIAL Class AAA Northern qualifiers last week.

Robert Burdine out-ran Moon's Jamar Sherrill to win the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.65. Jeff Bailey wasn't as luck in the 400, where he took second to Sherrill.

Josh Rader represented the Golden Tornadoes taking fifth place in the 1,600. Noah Beveridge also qualified in a long distance race when he took seventh in the 3,200.

Marcus McCall just made the cut, taking eighth place in the 110 hurdles. He bumped up to seventh place in the 300 hurdles.


Alumni Update - Jasmine Bailey (Slippery Rock)

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EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- The Slippery Rock University women's track and field team finished in second place in the team standingsBailey SRU at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships that concluded Saturday at East Stroudsburg University.

Shippensburg pulled away to repeat as team champions with 175 points. Slippery Rock was second with 114 points. Millersville was a distant third with 81 points, followed by California with 78 and Bloomsburg rounding out the top five with 75.

The Rock claimed one individual title Saturday when Jasmine Bailey won the 200-meter dash and broke the Slippery Rock program record in the process with a time of 24.63 seconds. She topped the previous record of 24.66 seconds that was set by Vera McDaniel in 2006 and tied by Lacey Cochran in 2009.

Bailey, a Butler graduate, also took runner-up honors in the 100-meter dash Saturday with a time of 12.16 seconds.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Track: Baxter paces Butler girls at Tri-State championships

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Julia Baxter represented Butler at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association championships Saturday.

The senior jumped a gold-worthy personal best of 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump.

Kalynn Callihan also made it onto the podium, taking third in the shot put with a distance of 35-9.5. Callihan went on to grab sixth place in the discus.

Maggie Welty took fifth in the 3,200-meter run and sixth place in the 1,600-meter run. Michaela Brydon also competed in the 1,600, taking eighth.