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SFU’s Steinbugl pockets NEC pole vault crown

College Corner tidbits

February 11, 2013
From Mirror reports , The Altoona Mirror

Ryan Steinbugl, an Altoona Area High School graduate, won the Northeast Conference Indoor pole vault championship for St. Francis with a mark of 4.70 meters.

The performance broke St. Francis' indoor record.

The St. Francis men placed 10th in the competition, and the SFU women finished fourth.

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Bellwood-Antis graduate Brian Leap won the triple jump with a 49-05 (15.06) for the Penn State indoor track and field team at the SPIRE Division I Invitational Saturday.

Aaron Nadolsky, an Altoona graduate, clocked a 47.42 effort in the 400 meter dash to finish ninth in the event for Penn State at the same event. Nadolsky is tied for the sixth-best time in the 400 in the Big Ten this season.

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Several other Altoona graduates have been finding success in collegiate track and field.

Bethany Lender placed 16th in the triple jump (36-81/4) for East Tennessee State at the Hilton Garden Invitational held at Wake Forest University.

Alexis Ebersole finished 18th in the mile run (5:24.09) for the Robert Morris squad at the NEC Championships and placed 19th in the 800-meter run (2:23.59) at the Youngstown State Invitational.

Nikki Kerns took 10th for the John Hopkins track team in the 400-meter dash (1:01.93) at the U.S. Naval Academy Multi Madness Meet and took third in the 60-meter hurdles (9.93) and fourth in the high jump (4-11) at the Haverford College Invitational.

Shalen Perehinec finished 22nd in the 60-meter dash for Juniata at the Bucknell University Winter Classic and was eighth in the dash at the Susquehanna University Crusader Invitational.

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Hollidaysburg graduate Hannah Gildea scored a career-high 23 points for the Lock Haven women's basketball team in a 70-67 loss to Mercyhurst Wednesday. Altoona graduate Marrysa Moyer had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the game.

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Rachel McClain, a Hollidaysburg graduate, led Chatham's women's basketball team with 17 points in a loss to Bethany College.

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Altoona graduate Anthony Lytle scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds off the bench in the Cal, Pa. men's basketball team's victory over Edinboro on Wednesday.

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Cambria Heights graduate Ian Vescovi scored 14 points, and Central Cambria product Jordan Miller added 12 in the UPJ men's basketball team's victory over Glenville State.

Later in the week, Miller scored 23 points for UPJ in a win over Charleston. With the performance, Miller moved into 11th place on the UPJ all-time scoring list. He already holds the career 3-point record with 282.

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Jordan Swauger, a Hollidaysburg graduate scored 18 points and 19 points in a pair of games for the Penn Highlands men's basketball team this past week. Penn Highlands is 9-9.

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Penn Cambria graduate Evan Link recorded a major decision for the UPJ wrestling team in a 44-3 win over Anderson. UPJ is now 14-2.

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Huntingdon native Raegyn Taylor was part of the third-place 200 medley relay team for Juniata at the Landmark Conference swimming championships. The group swam a time of 1:53.23.

College Corner tidbits about any collegiate athlete with local ties can be emailed to mboytim@altoonamirror.com by 5 p.m. each Sunday

 
 
 

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