Morrisville State athletics has announced its weekly award winners, naming freshman cross country runner, Peyton Jones (Elk Lake) the Mustang Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 22.
Jones ran the second fastest time in school history on Sept. 21, finishing 11th out of a total 254 runners at the Roberts Wesleyan Harry F. Anderson Invitational.
The freshman was the top newcomer to finish the race, among Division I, Division II, SUNYAC, Empire 8 and Liberty League opponents, averaging a 5:21 mile pace at the 8K event, leading Morrisville State to a 13th team finish among 29 different institutions represented.
At the Lock Haven Invitational on Sept. 21, Marywood junior Christian Scotti (Tunkhannock) set a new personal record of 29:53.
Marywood University’s Ashleigh Clarke (Lackawanna Trail) was selected as the Atlantic East Conference Runners of the Week in women’s cross country for the week ending Sept. 15.
Clarke was the fifth-fastest collegiate runner at Misericordia’s Cougar Classic 5K. She completed the 6K course in 25:05. Clarke’s performance led the Pacers to a second-place finish in the team standings. She ran the same course 2:06 faster than last season.
The University of Scranton men’s cross country team registered a sixth place finish at the Elizabethtown Short Course Invitational on Sept. 20. Junior Matt Kinback (Lackwanna Trail) completed the 6,000 meter course in a personal best time of 19:53.26 to finish 31.
Lebanon Valley’s women’s cross country team competed at the Lock Haven University Invitational on Sept. 21. Keri Jones (Elk Lake) ran LVC’s third-fastest time ever and crossed the line at 21:56.7 to finish as the Dutchmen’s top finisher and 15th out of 404 total runners.
At Irem Temple Country Club, the King’s College men’s golf team defeated local rival Misericordia University, 346-392, and fell to the University of Scranton, 325-346, to improve to 3-3 for the fall season. Freshman Tyler Faux (Tunkhannock) placed second for King’s and tied for sixth overall, with an 87.
The York College women’s golf squad kicked off their 2019 fall campaign much like they ended last spring, with a tournament championship. The Spartans won the Gettysburg Invitational in a tiebreaker over Stevenson University in Abbottstown on Sept. 22. York had a pair of juniors play as individuals in the tournament. Emma Harding (Tunkhannock) finished tied for 17th as she finished with a two-day total of 170. Harding shot 86 on Saturday and followed that with an 84 on Sunday.
York made it 2-for-2 in tournament championships in 2019 as they captured the title of the Bridgewater Fall Invitational on Sept. 24 at Lakeview Mountain Golf Club in Virginia.
Harding had a banner tournament as she finished second with a school-record two-day score of 150. Harding carded a 77 on Monday and followed that with 73 on Tuesday. Harding’s Tuesday score was the lowest score for day and tied her for the low round of the tournament.
Harding finished three strokes behind tournament medalist Elizabeth Self of Lynchburg. Self finished the tournament with a two-day score of 147.
The FDU field hockey team downed Drew University 6-0 in the Battle of Madison Ave. Sept. 18. On a scramble near the goal, a pass from Maggie Sohns (Tunkhannock)deflected off the stick of junior Riley Mullan to give FDU the 1-0 lead. Sohns also tallied the final goal of the game, as she connected off a pass from Sydney Moskal. The FDU field hockey team bested Union College on Sept. 21 by a score of 2-0. At 31:08, Allison Attardi took the outside pass from Sohns and connected to open FDU’s scoring in the game. Shons registered 14 shots in the two games.
Lauren Baldwin (Lackwanna Trail) scored with :45 left in the fourth quarter to propel host Wilkes University to a 1-0 shutout win over Moravian College Sept. 18 at Schmidt Stadium.
The Wilkes University field hockey team defeated Bryn Athyn College 7-0 under
the Monday night lights of Schmidt Stadium in non-conference action on Sept. 23. The Colonels doubled
their score in the seventh minute with a goal from Baldwin. Wilkes finished
the game with a 34-0 shot advantage and a 14-0 edge in penalty corners.