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Alumni Update - Cassidy Shepherd (Westminster)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WAVERLY, Iowa – Westminster College junior pole vaulters Cassidy Shepherd and Brooke Mancuso competed atShepherd Westminster the 2016 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday. Wartburg College is hosting the event.

Shepherd, a Greensburg Salem graduate, finished 11th in a field of 22 vaulters with a season-best mark of 12 feet, 5.5 inches (3.80m), which she cleared on her second attempt.

Shepherd recently earned her second Division III All-America citation after placing seventh at the 2016 Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. This was Shepherd's third-straight trip to outdoor nationals.

 

(photo courtesy of Westminster College)

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Alumni Update - Josh Falatovich (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa. - The Seton Hill University football team has selected five captains for the upcoming 2016 season, head coachFalatovich SHU Isaac Collins announced Monday, May 23rd. Serving as captains and the team's leaders on and off the field will be Josh Falatovich, Tim Johnson, Jarvis McClam (Laurel, MD), Cameron Knapp (Lancaster, CA), and Christian Strong (Brampton, Ontario).

Josh Falatovich, a redshirt senior defensive back, led the team in tackles in 2014 (83) and finished second on the team in total tackles in 2015 (85).

The Greensburg Salem graduate, finished the 2014 season 19th in NCAA D2 in Forced Fumbles and 50th in Solo Tackles. In the 2015 campaign, Falatovich finished ranked in the top 100 in Total Tackles and Solo Tackles.

 

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Alumni Update - Kellie Hutchinson (Pitt-Greensburg)

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BUFFALO, NY - The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference has released their 2016 All-Conference teams with four BobcatsHutchinson PGU earning distinction. The conference's coaches have named senior shortstop Morgan Russo, freshman second baseman Kellie Hutchinson, and sophomore right fielder Katlyn Keenan to the second team

Hutchinson, a Greensburg Salem graduate, earns her first All-AMCC selection as part of a strong middle-infield tandem along with Russo.  Hutchinson finished tied for second on the team with a .315 batting average, tied for first in triples (3), third in hits (41), third in RBI (20), tied for third with doubles (9), and third in slugging percentage(.454).  She would also find herself among the AMCC's top 10 in conference hits (tenth -23) and doubles (10th-6).

 

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Alumni Update - Brandon Rowland (Pitt-Greensburg)

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FROSTBURG, Md. - The Pitt-Greensburg baseball team fell in their final postseason tune-up to 17th ranked Frostburg State University 8-Rowland PGU4, but senior starter, Brandon Rowland and his five strikeouts set a new school season best with 59 K's.

Rowland, a Greensburg Salem graduate, surpasses the record of 57 set just a year ago, by Bobcat junior Billy Elliott.

 

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Track: Howard, Monta fuel Greensburg Salem's big day

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Greensburg Salem took home a slew of gold medals from the Pine-Richland Invitational last Friday.

Julia Howard and Lawson Monta both earned two gold medals apiece. Howard won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 1 ½ inches before marking 39 feet, 1 inch in the triple jump. Lawson conquered the shot put and discus throws with distances of 57 feet, 5 inches and 155 feet, 6 inches, respectively.

Malia Anderson grabbed gold in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.01. Riley Kwiatkowski represented in the 1,600-meter run, breaking the tape in 5 minutes, 13.94 seconds.

For the boys, Frankie King took over in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.91. Mark Brown also found his way to the top of the podium in the 3,200-meter run. He finished in 9:38.86.