ERIE, Pa. — Rachel Pell, a runner at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, qualified for three events at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships with a strong performance at Mt. Union. She placed second in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes and was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles.
The college’s basketball, volleyball, wrestling and swimming and diving teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:
Penn State Behrend 68, Pitt-Greensburg 57
Penn State Behrend 63, Medaille 58
The Lions have won their last five games. The team’s defense holds the top ranking in NCAA Division III.
Penn State Behrend 62, Pitt-Greensburg 57
Medaille 77, Penn State Behrend 67
Autumn Byes, a freshman from Erie, scored a season-high 22 points in the loss to Medaille. She added seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.
Gannon 35, Penn State Behrend 19
Jacob Paulson, a freshman from Erie, won his 22nd match of the season. He wrestles in the 184-pound weight class. Jacob Parsons, a senior from Titusville, won by pin at 197 pounds.
Penn State Behrend 3, Hiram 0
Penn State Behrend 3, D’Youville 0
Dillon Hildebrand, a sophomore from Red Lion, had a match-high 17 kills against Hiram. He scored 12 more against D’Youville.
Men’s swimming and diving
Penn State Behrend 142, St. Vincent 138
Penn State Behrend 151, Malone 118
Mark Patterson, a junior from North Huntingdon, won the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle against Malone. He also swam in the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay, which the Lions won. Matthew Kuchcinski, a freshman from North East, won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events against St. Vincent.
Women’s swimming and diving
Malone 156, St. Vincent 88
Malone 154, Penn State Behrend 79
Gwendolyn Lowery, a senior from Bellefonte, won the 100 butterfly and the 100 freestyle against Malone. She was second in the 200 individual medley.
Men’s track and field
The Lions won the 800 relay at the University of Mt. Union. The team – Kurt Eberhardt, Greg Graf, Grant Rodgers and Devin Ross – finished in 1:34.17 and qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships.
Women’s track and field
Rachel Pell, a senior from Elizabeth, qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in three events at the University of Mt. Union. She placed second in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes and was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles.
Scores, results and updates for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.
Assistant director, news and information, Penn State Behrend
Sports information director, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College