ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend men’s track and field team won its sixth consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference championship on May 8, finishing with 302 team points. The women’s team also won, claiming a fifth CSAC title — the team’s first since 2019.
Behrend’s baseball and softball teams also were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:
- Baldwin Wallace 11, Penn State Behrend 4
- Penn State Behrend 7, Otterbein 6
Zac Bogats, a junior from Coraopolis, led the Lions against Otterbein with three RBIs. The team will host the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament, which begins May 12.
- Penn State Behrend 5, Penn State Altoona 2 (AMCC championship)
- Penn State Behrend 3, Medaille 0
The Lions won their second straight AMCC championship, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Ashleigh Schmidt, a senior from Sarver, pitched a shutout — her sixth of the season — against Medaille. She struck out 10 batters and allowed just two hits.
Men’s track and field
Braeden Smith, a senior from Erie, won his fourth consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference championship in high jump, clearing a height of 2.00 meters. Kody Klein, a freshman from North East, won the 800-meter race, finishing in 1:56.55. Islam Daghestani, a senior from Meadville, won the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.80 meters.
Women’s track and field
Ivy Laffan, a freshman from Waterford, won the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter races at the Colonial States Athletic Conference championships. She set a personal record in the 100 meters, finishing in 12.73. Caroline Upham, a senior from Erie, won the high jump, clearing a height of 1.50 meters.
Scores, updates and video links for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.