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ASHLEIGH CLARKE

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KERI JONES

Basketball

Tyler Faux, Tunkhannock, had 12 points, including two 3-pointers, in the King’s College near comeback against Misericordia on the road Jan. 29. He also logged four assists in the 73-62 loss to the Cougars.

The King’s College men’s basketball team out-shot the Eastern University Eagles, shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from three, in the opening half to take the 73-63 win on Feb. 5. A 7-3 run by the Eagles saw them inch within 12 with 8:56 left, but Faux answered with five straight points to build the Monarchs lead. Four King’s players led in double figures, behind 17 points from Faux, totaling three three’s.

Swimming

Elizabethtown College swimming lost to the visiting Arcadia Knights 131-73. Grabbing a second place finish for the Elizabethtown Blue Jays on Jan. 29 was freshman Kale Decker, Elk Lake, swimming a season-best time in the 1,000 free (10:51.49).

The men’s team won eight events on its way to a 116-31 win over Juniata on Feb. 1. With the win, the Blue Jays wrap up the regular season 4-6 overall and 2-2 in the Landmark. Decker finished first in the 400 free (4:48.87).

Marywood University junior Dan Shannon, Tunkhannock, was selected to the Atlantic East Conference swimming and diving weekly honor for the week, ending Jan. 17. Shannon was the lead scorer for the Pacer men over the course of a double meet weekend. Against Misericordia on Jan.24, the junior was part of the winning 200 Medley Relay team (2:00.16) while earning a second place finish in the 1000 free (12:39.92) and fourth in the 500 free (6:07.67). He came back the next day against Cabrini to improve his time in the 1000 (12:22.93) while still getting second and improve his place in the 500, earning third (6:09.80).

Indoor Track and Field

Seven Marywood University indoor track and field records were set at the New York City Division III Invitational Feb. 1 at the Armory Track & Field Center. The Pacers enjoyed their most school marks program this season at the non-team scoring meet on the banked course.

Christian Scotti, Tunkhannock, ousted his former high school and college teammate Justin Stonier’s record in the men’s triple jump. Scotti cleared 38 feet, 10 ½ inches (11.85m) for a new school best in 20th place.

The women’s distance runners also made considerable personal records. Ashleigh Clarke, Lackawanna Trail, dropped 22 seconds off of her 3K best, posting an 11:20 that stands as the third-fastest in school history.

Lebanon Valley’s men’s and women’s track & field teams turned in another solid performance at Franklin & Marshall’s Little Dip Invite on Jan. 31. Keri Jones, Elk Lake, placed second out of 26 runners in the mile run with a MAC and AARTFC-qualifying mark of 5:18.62, her personal-best and the seventh-best time in LVC history.