Dunchack captures another Ivy League pentathlon championship

Janae Dunchack, a Northern Cambria graduate, won the Ivy League’s pentathlon for the fourth time on March 1. It marked just the second time in league history that one student-athlete won the event all four years of her career.

Dunchack recorded 3,895 points across the five events for the fourth-highest point total in meet history. She won the 60-meter hurdles (8.79) and finished second in the high jump and shot put.

Along with the pentathlon title, Dunchack also finished second in the long jump with a distance of 5.73 meters.

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Altoona graduate Tyler Mandley and Northern Bedford graduate Trenton Barnes of the Juniata men’s track and field team both were named as members of the second-team squad for the All-Landmark Conference team.

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Jeremy Swartz, an Altoona graduate, helped the IPFW men’s volleyball team upset Ohio State in five sets. Swartz ended up with five blocks, six kills and once ace.

His ace in the fifth set ended the match.

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Marrysa Moyer, an Altoona graduate, was named to the second-team of the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East women’s basketball squad for her efforts at Lock Haven this past season.

Moyer averaged 14.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game which ranked her 11th and seventh, respectively in the PSAC. Moyer had eight double-doubles and started 23 of her 25 games.

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Cambria Heights graduate Ian Vescovi was named to the second-team of the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West men’s basketball squad.

Vescovi was the second-leading scorer for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with an average of 13.2 points per game and led the Cats in rebounding with an average of 6.7 per game. He also had 53 blocks.

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Through four games, Tyrone graduate Jordan Faretta had a .333 average, a home run, a pair of doubles and six RBIs for the Slippery Rock baseball team.

Faretta hit a three-run home run for Slippery Rock in a 9-8 loss to King on March 2.

Hollidaysburg graduate Jake Weibley has played in six games for Slippery Rock and is hitting .278 with a pair of RBIs.

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Corey Sell, a Hollidaysburg graduate, picked up the win in his first collegiate start for the Lebanon College baseball team. Sell pitched 6 innings, gave up only two hits and no earned runs. He walked three and struck out three.

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Philipsburg-Osceola graduate Kate Burge picked up a save for the Penn State Altoona softball team in her first collegiate appearance.

Burge tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a 6-5 win over Randolph.

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