Three local athletes named PSAC all-stars

From Mirror reports

Three local athletes were named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s Top-10 List. The list is designed to recognize student athletes who excel both in the classroom and in athletic competition.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Ian Vescovi, a Cambria Heights graduate, made the list for the second time.

Central Cambria graduate Tyler Melius of Slippery Rock and Alex Zanella, an Everett graduate competing with California Pa.’s indoor track team, also made the squad.

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Ellen Crook, a Bellwood-Antis graduate, ran the first leg of the 6,000-meter relay for the Pitt track and field team at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State on March 28. The Panthers finished fourth out of 12 teams.

On April 3, she ran the open 1,500-meter run at William & Mary and ran a personal best time of 4:37.10 and finished 18th out of 107.

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Jordan Kirsch, a Hollidaysburg graduate, finished second individually for the Messiah golf team at the McDaniel Spring Invitational by shooting rounds of 77 and 76.

Kirsch finished fifth and helped Messiah win the team competition at the Alvernia Invitational after shooting rounds of 76 and 73.

Kirsch saved his best for the Elizabeth Invitational when he won medalist honors and Messiah placed first. Kirsch shot an even par 71 and topped the next closest player by five strokes.

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Tyrone graduate Jordan Faretta went 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs for the Slippery Rock baseball team in a doubleheader against No. 5 ranked Seton Hill.

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Northern Cambria native Jennifer Patrick-Swift became the all-time Saint Francis women’s softball leader in coaching wins with a victory over Mount St. Mary’s in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. She is in her fifth season coaching the Flash.

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