A Penn State Behrend swimmer competes in a freestyle event.

Members of the Penn State Behrend swimming and diving team set 10 records on the final day of the AMCC championships. The Lions won by a margin of 340 points.

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Behrend swimmers set 10 records at AMCC championships

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:

Men’s basketball

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.

Women’s basketball

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.

Men’s tennis

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.

Women’s bowling

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.

Contacts: 

Robb Frederick

Assistant director, news and information, Penn State Behrend

Work Phone: 
814-898-6063
Cell Phone: 
814-464-5608

Jill Yamma

Sports information director, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Work Phone: 
814-898-6322