ERIE, Pa. — The men’s swimming and diving team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships by a margin of 340 points. The Lions set 10 records on the final day of competition. The women’s team placed second.
The college’s basketball, track and field, tennis and bowling teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:
Penn State Behrend 86, Penn State Altoona 68
Hilbert 69, Penn State Behrend 54
The team shot a season-best 58.8 percent from the floor against Penn State Altoona, including 13 three-pointers. The Lions have the No. 2 seed for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament; they play in the semifinals on Feb. 24.
Penn State Behrend 73, Penn State Altoona 62
Penn State Behrend 59, Hilbert 41
The Lions are seeded fifth in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament, which begins Feb. 21. The team’s win over Hilbert snapped an 11-game winning streak for the Hawks.
Men’s swimming and diving
First (of five teams) at the AMCC championships
The men’s team set 10 records on the final day of the AMCC championships. Mark Patterson won the 200 backstroke, finishing in 1:50.31 – a qualifying NCAA “B” cut time. Noah Babik, a sophomore from Penn Township, won the 200 breaststroke, and Brady Mattson, a sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware, won the 1,650 freestyle.
Women’s swimming and diving
Second (of six teams) at the AMCC championships
The Lions won the top three spots in the 100 freestyle. Jessica Wyckoff, a junior from Elma, New York, finished first, with a time of 53.67.
Men’s track and field
First (of 10 teams) at the Kenyon College Classic
The 4x400 relay team – Colton Barger, Grant Rodgers, Devin Ross and Greg Graf – won at Kenyon, finishing in 3:29.46. Seven Lions qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships.
Women’s track and field
Second (of 10 teams) at the Kenyon College Classic
Rachel Pell, a senior from Elizabeth, won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.10 – a new school record. The 4x400 relay team – Pell, Gabriella Loeffler, Ashlyn Carlsson and Haley Yenchik – also won, finishing in 4:09.65.
Penn State Behrend 9, Waynesburg 0
Five players won both singles and doubles matches against Waynesburg. Yanique Apgar, a senior from Pittsburgh, and Brenden Dollard, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, opened the match with an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles.
Pitt-Bradford 4, Penn State Behrend 0
Katie Wotus, a freshman from Crabtree, and Bobbi Doubet, a sophomore from Cambridge Springs, both rolled career-high games against Pitt-Bradford. Wotus bowled a 170, and Doubet had a 165.
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