This Week in Tartans History - March 22-28, 2019

This Week in Tartans History - March 22-28, 2019

Softball

The Tartans hosted the program’s first-ever home contest, splitting two games with Penn State Behrend. It was an eventful day with the games being moved from the team’s designated home field of UPMC All-American Park in Trafford, Pennsylvania, to Seton Hill University’s turf field due to rain leading up to game day.

“The excitement and electricity buzzing through the team in anticipation of our home opener was palpable,” recalls head coach Monica Harrison. “It was a little different than the butterflies of our very first game which took place in Florida during our spring trip. This energy was focused and determined...like we figured some stuff out and now we were ready to handle business. It’s a moment I’ll always remember.”

The Tartans won their first-ever home game by a 9-0 score in five innings behind seven strikeouts from Scotty McGee and 13 hits from the offense. Audrey Pederson led the squad with a 3-for-3 showing at the plate with two RBIs while Megan Hu also knocked in two runs with two hits in three at bats.

 

Men’s Swimming and Diving

The men’s swimming and diving team placed 16th at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships marking the best team finish since 2010.

Highlights of the meet include:

  • Justin Britton winning the Elite 90 winner for highest GPA of male participating athletes
  • Diver Judson Kyle placing 11th on the 3-meter board
  • Richard Dauksher placing 10th in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 12th in the 400-yard IM
  • Justin Britton placing 12th in the 200-yard backstroke and ninth in the 100-yard backstroke with a school record
  • 800-yard freestyle relay of Richard Dauksher, Max Gonzalez, Daniel Ng and Sam Hawke placing 12th
  • 400-yard medley relay of Justin Britton, Colin Daniel, Sam Hawke and Max Gonzalez placing 13th in a school record time
  • Diver Gabe Bamforth placing 16th on the 1-meter board

 

Women’s Swimming and Diving

The women’s swimming and diving team placed 30th at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships marking the third straight year points were earned at the championship meet.

Highlights of the meet include:

  • Emma Nicklas-Morris placing 12th in the 400-yard IM, 13th in the 200-yard butterfly and 15th in the 200-yard IM
  • Jessica Chau placing ninth in the 200-yard backstroke

“There were a ton of great moments from last year's NCAA's,” said head coach Matt Kinney. “The men's 400 medley relay - definitely one of the highlights with Colin Daniel subbing in for the relay in the 100 breast and splitting an amazing 55.5 - dropping eight-tenths from his already big drops at UAA's. Emma having an incredible 200 fly night swim after a tough two days and going a lifetime best - as well as Jessica Chau going a best to win [honorable mention heat] the 200 backstroke, negative splitting it 1:01/1:00. She and Justin Britton in the 100 back were monsters on their second halves.

    


“The hats for the men were the focus from other people around the deck....tons of compliments - and I could spot them from anywhere,” Kinney continued. “Oh - and the surprise at Justin winning the Elite 90 award at the banquet.”

 

Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team entered the week coming off a seventh-place showing at the Jekyll Island Men's Collegiate where the field of 30 Division III teams included 14 of the nation's top 25 with four of the top five.

The team hosted two one-day invitationals at Longue Vue Club with individual players in the line-up, thus not scoring as a team. Austin Lin tied for third with a five-over par 76 on the first day while he tied for sixth with the same score on the second day.

 

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team entered the week coming off a first-place showing at the Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate where the field of 21 Division III teams included eight ranked in the nation’s top 25.

The team hosted a one-day invitational with one Tartan competing. That Tartan, May Wang, won the event with a score of 79 on the par 72 course at Longue Vue Club.

 

Women’s Track and Field

The women’s track and field team hosted its annual invitational and finished second out of five teams.

Highlights of the meet include:

  • Ally Tully finishing second in the shot put and fifth in the hammer throw
  • Lindy Cornwall placing second in the discus
  • The Tartans swept the pole vault with Joanna Baranowski placing first clearing 3.18 meters, Enza Potter placing second and Visakha Ho placing third
  • Joanna Baranowski also won the 400-meter hurdles
  • Leah Kendrick winning the 100-meter hurdles and was part of the 4x100-meter relay which took second
  • Valerie Collins winning the 1,500-meter run, Kate Reilly was third
  • Abigail Levine winning the 5,000-meter run, Parvathi Meyyappan was second

 

Men’s Track and Field

The men’s track and field team hosted its annual invitational and won the event after sweeping the top three spots in two events.

Highlights of the meet include:

  • Heoseph Desir and Michael Cai were part of the 400-meter run sweep placing second and third, respectively
  • Josh Kalapos leading a sweep in the 5,000-meter run
  • Bram Miller winning the shot put and placing second in the discus
  • Logan Stahl placing third in the hammer throw and the shot put
  • Jamie Greenwell finishing third in the long jump
  • Fred Dauphin placing fourth in the long jump
  • Jack Murphy winning the pole vault while Dylan Lew was second
  • Hunter Hartshorne winning the steeplechase with Harry Branch-Shaw placing second
  • Evan Yukevich winning the 1,500-meter run with Liam Walsh placing second
  • Marvin Bennett Jr. winning both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints
  • Graham Eversden winning the 800-meter run
  • Tyler Waters placing second in the 400-meter hurdles