Behrend track and field teams compete in Edinboro Invitational

A Penn State Behrend athlete competes in the long jump at an indoor event.

The Penn State Behrend men's track and field team won five events at the Edinboro Invitational on Jan. 25.

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ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend men’s track and field team won five events at the Edinboro Invitational. Phoenix Myers, a junior from Erie, won the mile run, finishing in 4:27.44. Jenna Shelton, a senior from Cabot, placed second in the 800-meter women’s race, finishing in 2:20.57. She qualified for the All-Atlantic Region Track & Field meet.

The college’s basketball, volleyball, swimming and wrestling teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights.

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 66, Mt. Aloysius 55

Penn State Behrend 72, D’Youville 64

The Lions grabbed a season-high 52 rebounds against D’Youville. Kenny Fukon, a junior from Cranberry Township, grabbed 17, and scored 19 points; PJ Gourley, a sophomore from Butler, had 12 rebounds and 12 points.

Women’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 65, Mt. Aloysius 61

D’Youville 74, Penn State Behrend 68

Ashley Seamon, a sophomore from West Allegheny, and Caitlin Carnuche, a sophomore from New Castle, each scored 13 points against D’Youville. Seamon also had 11 rebounds.

Men’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, St. Vincent 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Eastern 0

Elizabethtown 3, Penn State Behrend 2

JP Goodsel, a junior from Corry, tied a career-high with 16 kills on 27 attempts against Eastern. Jake Albert, a senior from Cranberry Township, had a career-high 17 assists against Elizabethtown.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 117, Pitt-Bradford 47

The 200 medley relay team — Liam Watterson, Quinn Fischer, Matt Karenbauer and Jacob Eshelman — set a pool record, finishing in 1:40.23. Fischer had the fastest split, finishing in 21.20.

Women’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 96, Pitt-Bradford 16

Marcella Puglia, a sophomore from Beaver Falls, won the 200 IM (2:27.82) and the 100 freestyle (58.63). Barbie Cessar, a sophomore from Slippery Rock, won the 100 butterfly (1:08.19) and the 100 backstroke (1:12.66).

Men’s track and field

Braeden Smith, a junior from Erie, won the high jump at the Edinboro Invitational, clearing a height of 2.07 meters. Zachary Tingley, a sophomore from Stoneboro, won the 400-meter race, finishing in 52.94.

Women’s track and field

Myeisha Sanders, a senior from Erie, set a school record in the weight throw with a 14.50-meter toss at the Edinboro Invitational. She placed fourth.


Wilkes 51, Penn State Behrend 6

Lackawanna 28, Penn State Behrend 24

Scranton 54, Penn State Behrend 6

Gannon 38, Penn State Behrend 16

Michael Binni, a sophomore from Canonsburg, won all three of his matches at the John Reese Duals. He finished the day with two pins. Binni wrestles in the 125-pound weight class.

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