ERIE, Pa. — The women’s track and field team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, won the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship for the first time in program history on March 3. Behrend runners set records in the mile run and the 4x400 relay.
The college’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and water polo teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:
Wilkes 77, Penn State Behrend 62
Penn State Behrend 78, Alfred 57
The Lions ended their season with a loss to Wilkes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference quarterfinals. Dan Wanker, a junior from Pittsburgh, scored a game-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
Men’s track and field
Fourth (of 32 teams) at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships
The 4x800 relay team — consisting of Michael Cross, Alex Kubala, Chris Drozynski and Grant Rodgers — finished in 8:12.63, placing second.
Women’s track and field
First (of 28 teams) at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships
Jenna Shelton, a junior from Cabot, set a school record in the mile run, finishing in 5:12.40. The Behrend 4x400 relay team — consisting of Gabriella Loeffler, Haley Yenchik, Ashlyn Carlsson and Rachel Pell — also set a school record, finishing in 4:03.82.
Penn State Behrend 3, John Jay 1
Medaille 3, Penn State Behrend 2
Tyler Herrmann, a junior from Cranberry Township, had a career-high 18 kills and 10 digs against Medaille. Dillon Hildebrand, a sophomore from Red Lion, had 15 kills and 10 digs against John Jay.
Elizabethtown 5, Penn State Behrend 3
Jack Herzing, a senior from St. Mary’s, struck out five Elizabethtown batters. He gave up just three hits in five innings of pitching.
Penn State Behrend 5, Concordia 1
Penn State Behrend 3, Wartburg 1
The win over Concordia gave head coach Ashley Gruber her 100th career victory.
Women’s water polo
Chapman 13, Penn State Behrend 5
Remy de Guzman, a freshman from Mission Viejo, California, scored two goals against Chapman. She also had three assists.
Scores, results and updates for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.