Behrend runners win top four spots at Tiffin Grand Prix

A Penn State Behrend runner competes in an indoor race.

The Penn State Behrend men's track-and-field team won two events at the Tiffin Grand Prix. The Lions will compete in the Ohio State Elite meet beginning Feb. 16.

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Runners from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, took the top four spots in the men’s 1,000-meter run at the Tiffin Grand Prix. Chris Drozynski, a sophomore from Stoneboro, finished first, with a time of 2:39.80. The women's team won three events.


The college’s basketball, volleyball, tennis and wrestling teams also competed last week. Here are the highlights:


Men’s basketball

Pitt-Bradford 65, Penn State Behrend 62

La Roche 61, Penn State Behrend 56

Dan Wanker, a junior from Pittsburgh, scored a game-high 17 points against Pitt-Bradford. Malike Brinson, a junior from Erie, added 14 points and two rebounds.


Women’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 77, Pitt-Bradford 71

La Roche 73, Penn State Behrend 53

The Lions shot 78.6 percent from the floor in the fourth quarter against Pitt-Bradford. Emily Kinecki, a junior from Erie, scored 21 points.


Men’s track and field

The Lions won the 4x400 relay at the Tiffin Grand Prix, finishing in 3:34.39. Braeden Smith, a freshman from Erie, set a personal record in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.99 meters. He qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships.


Women’s track and field

Savanna Carr, a freshman from Franklin, won the 1,000-meter run at the Tiffin Grand Prix, finishing in 3:15.89. Caitlin Plazony, a sophomore from Fairview, was second, with a time of 3:16.78.


Men’s volleyball

Wittenberg 3, Penn State Behrend 1

Penn State Behrend 3, Keuka 0

Sage 3, Penn State Behrend 1

Anthony Sprentz, a junior from Cranberry Township, had 20 assists and 12 digs against Wittenberg. Dillon Hildebrand, a sophomore from Red Lion, had a team-best 14 kills.


Men’s wrestling

Sixth (of eight teams) at the PSUAC/USCAA Wrestling Invitational.

Jake Paulson, a freshman from Erie, placed second in the 184-pound weight class. He won by pin and by decision before losing in the final. Jacob Lenhardt, a freshman from McKean, placed second in the 285-pound weight class. He won twice by decision.


Men’s tennis

Baldwin Wallace 7, Penn State Behrend 2

Scott Russell, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, and Yanigue Apgar, a senior from Pittsburgh, won their doubles match, 9-7. Russell then won at singles with scores of 6-3, 5-7 and 10-4.


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