Alumni Update - Jasmine Bailey (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GENEVA, Ohio – The Slippery Rock University women's indoor track and field team got a school record from Jasmine Bailey, set 14Bailey SRU Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference qualifying marks, one NCAA provisional mark and recorded six top-five finishes at the SPIRE Midwest Open at the SPIRE Institute Saturday.

Bailey, a Butler graduate, headlined the day with her record-breaking performance in the 400-meter dash, where she was the first collegiate finisher and the second overall finisher in 56.42 seconds.

That mark is an NCAA provisional qualifier that ranks 10th among all Division II athletes so far this year and breaks the former SRU record of 57.29 seconds set by Lacey Cochran in 2008. Because Cochran's time was converted to a 200-meter flat track and the SPIRE facility is 300-meters, Bailey's time will be converted down to 57.17 seconds for the official SRU record book.

In addition to her record in the 400m Saturday, Bailey was also the top collegiate finisher and the second overall finisher in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.35 seconds.

She capped her day by running a leg of the second place 4x400-meter relay team that was the top Division II squad with a time of 3:59.35. Bailey was joined by Casaundra Swartzbaugh, Katie Teed and Aerial Dukes on the relay.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Alumni Update - Nate Snodgrass (Pitt-Johnstown)

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A.J. Leahey and Nate Snodgrass led Pitt-Johnstown to an 86-72 victory over PSAC West Division opponent Seton Hill University as bothSnodgrass PJU contributed a team-high 18 points Saturday afternoon in the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.

Snodgrass, a Butler graduate, tallied six assists and four steals for the Mountain Cats, who advanced to 13-7 overall and 9-6 in conference play with the win.


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Johnstown)


Alumni Update - Mick Fennell (California University of Pennsylvania)

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MURFREESBORO, N.C. – California University of Pennsylvania senior outfielder Mick Fennell was recently named aFennell CalU preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Third-Team All-American.


Last season, Fennell ranked sixth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with a .422 batting average (73-for-173) and led the league with eight triples.


He also finished third in the conference with 59 runs scored and ninth with 15 stolen bases, while also totaling seven homers and 29 RBI from the leadoff spot in the batting order. Fennell posted 122 total bases as a junior, which was the most in a season since 2010.


Fennell was a preseason NCBWA first-team all-region selection last week after earning American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Third-Team All-America honors last spring.


During the summer, the Butler graduate played in the Coastal Plain League (CPL) with the Edenton Steamers and finished third on the team with 52 hits, while finishing with a .283 batting average (52-for-184).

He helped the Steamers win the division with a 40-15 record and capture the CPL Petitt Cup Championship.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)


Alumni Update - Paige Allen (Penn State-Behrend)

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GENEVA, Oh. – Paige Allen was the lone ECAC qualifier for the Penn State Behrend women's track and field team atAllen PSUB Spire Saturday.

Allen took home an ECAC qualifying run in the 60m dash with a time of 7.96in a second place effort, a mark that is only .17 seconds behind the school record that she already holds.

She also finished second in the 200m with a time of 26.50.

Allen, a Butler graduate, was also the lead leg of the team's 4x400 relay that took fourth with a time of 4:14.58. 


(photo courtesy of Penn State-Behrend)


Hockey: Mini slide drops Butler in standings

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Butler was very close to catching Peters Township and possibly vaulting into first place in Class AAA.


Then the Golden Hurricanes went into a mini slump at the worst possible time.


Butler (8-4-1) has now lost its last two games, including a 5-1 loss to Peters Township on Tuesday that opened the door for Central Catholic to leapfrog into second place.