Mansfield graduate student Brenae Edwards will wrap up her college track career in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track Championships on May 23-25 in Pueblo, Colo.
Edwards (Hazleton Area) will be competing in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs. She prepped for the NCAAs by finishing second in the 5k (16:54.83) and sixth in the 1,500 (4:40.82) at the PSAC Championships last weekend in Millersville. She finished less than a second behind the winner in the 5k.
“Brenae had two excellent races at the PSACs,” coach Mike Rohl said. “She was trying to execute a particular race plan in preparation for the NCAAs.”
Edwards, who missed last season because of injuries, is hoping to pick up another All-American honor. She finished fifth as a sophomore and seventh as a junior in the 5k outdoors and also finished seventh in the indoor 5k as a junior.
“Brenae has had an amazing career of ups and downs and has overcome more than most people could,” Rohl said.
CHRIS OSTROWSKI – The Ohio Wesleyan senior from Pittston (Wyoming Seminary) was named to the North Coast Athletic Conference first team in men’s lacrosse.
The 5-foot-7, 190-pound short-stick midfielder, finished the season with 52 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. He also had a goal and four assists. He had 120 ground balls in his four seasons with the Battling Bishops, who finished 13-6 and saw the season end with a 13-9 loss to Aurora in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championships.
DANNAH HAYWARD – St. Joseph’s freshman Hayward (Coughlin) broke her own school record in the 400 meter hurdles at last weekend’s ECAC Division I Outdoor Championships in Princeton, N.J.
She ran 1:00.11 in the prelims to take more than a second off her previous record (1:01.25). She finished seventh in the finals (1:01.55) to earn her team’s only two points of the meet.
DONOLD POLLITT – Syracuse junior Pollitt (Hazleton Area) captured the 110 hurdles at last weekend’s IC4A Outdoor Track Championships in Princeton, N.J. His time was 13.64.
He finished second in the 110 hurdles at the Big East Outdoor Track Championships in Piscataway, N.J. He posted a personal record time of 13.60. He also ran a leg on the 4x100 relay which finished third with a time of 41.54.
MANDISSA MARSHALL – George Mason pole vault standout Marshall (Crestwood) has been redshirted for the outdoor season so she can have a full season next year (she was redshirted two years ago indoors).
She missed last weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association Outdoor Championships after winning the title the past two seasons. She’s qualified for this summer’s United States Championship with a jump of 13-9 ¾.
MARC NOYALIS – Widener sophomore Marc Noyalis (Dallas) earned All-Commonwealth Conference second-team honors after leading the Pride in hitting .369 (55-for-149) with 12 doubles, two triples, a home run and a team high 32 runs and 36 RBI.
Widener finished 10-22 and lost 1-0 to Stevenson in the league playoffs.
DEREK CHRISMER – Senior catcher Chrismer (Crestwood) earned second team All-Freedom Conference honors after a standout season with the DeSales baseball team.
He hit .307 (36-for-150) with 14 doubles, a home run, 33 runs scored and 36 RBI. He made just two errors on 186 chances (.989) for the Bulldogs, who finished 32-12 after losing 9-5 to Misericordia in the Freedom title game.
JAMIE BRESNAHAN – Senior Bresnahan (Wyoming Area) posted a three-over-par 74 to lead the Scranton men’s golf team to a 316-347 victory over Marywood as the Royals finished 12-0 on the season.
It was the team’s third unbeaten season but the 12 victories are a record. The effort was Bresnahan’s seventh sub-80 round of the season and 24th of his career.
LISA OSTRANDER – Senior Ostrander (Pittston Area) hit .324 (44-for-136) with 13 doubles, a triple, 23 runs scored and 23 RBI for the Keystone softball team which saw the season come to an end with a 14-6 loss to Neumann in the Colonial States Athletic Conference title game.
The Giants finished 24-21, the 24 victories the most in the school’s softball history.
JACKIE YURCHAK – Sophomore Yurchak (Hazleton Area) hit a three-run home run but it wasn’t enough as her Hood softball team dropped a 13-6 decision to Stevenson in the first round of the Commonwealth Conference playoffs. It was Yurchak’s fifth home run of the season.
She hit .301 (31-for-103) for the 23-18 Blazers.
STEVE DOSIAK – Delaware Valley freshman Dosiak (Wyoming Valley West) finished tied for 32nd in the Freedom Conference Men’s Golf Championships in Hershey.
He shot 88-93—181 to help the Aggies finish fourth in the eight team field.
He averaged 89.7 for seven rounds with a season best 85 in the Muhlenberg Invitational.
JONATHAN WOYTACH – Senior Woytach (Pittston Area) hit .324 (35-for-108) with nine doubles and eight RBIs for the Marywood baseball team, which finished 13-19 on the season.
He tied for the team lead in runs with 22. He led off and played second base, making seven errors on 125 chances (.944).
HANNAH RUBASKY – Freshman Rubasky (Nanticoke) posted a 5-10 record for the Concordia, N.Y. softball team which finished 10-25 on the season.
The right-hander started 17 games and finished 16 and had a 4.08 earned run average. She worked 103 innings and gave up 168 hits and 98 runs, 60 earned. She walked 23 and struck out 42.
ERICA SZPYNDA – Widener junior Szpynda (Berwick) captured the Middle Atlantic Conference shot put title for the second straight season to help the Pride women finish seventh out of 11 schools with 47 points.
Her toss of 14.03 meters (46-1/4) was almost 2 meters better than the runner-up.