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Emily Oliver 

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She also had performances of 15.75 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles (745 points), 5'0.25" in the high jump (655 points), 29'6" in the shot put (464 points) and 93'0" in the javelin (445 points). Oliver's 15.75 second timing in the 100-meter hurdles was her best time in that event while competing in the heptathlon. Oliver's score betters her NCAA provisional mark and ranks her 21st in the nation in Division III.

Media and fans are reminded that Baldwin-Wallace College will host the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Track and Field Championship Meet in The George Finnie Stadium in Berea, Ohio from May 27-29. For more information, visithttp://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals/.

Seven B-W Cross Country and Track & Field 

Student/Athletes Named Academic All-OAC

By Nick Minerd

BEREA - Seven members of the Baldwin-Wallace College cross country and track & field teams have been named to the 2009-10 Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference team.

Six Yellow Jacket women were honored with two repeat selections in seniors D'Arcy Hlavin (Berea) and Brittany Giesken (Ottawa/Ottawa-Glandorf). First-year selections include juniors Krysten Kovach (North Royalton/Parma Padua Franciscan), Karin Coyne (Columbia Station/Columbia), Kim Chinn (Zanesville/West Muskingum) and Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/Sandy Valley).

For the men, senior Brandon Fast (Ashland/Senior) was named to the team for the first time.  Fast graduated last week Magna Cum Laude with a degree in business administration and finance and carried a 3.610 grade point average.  Fast competed in the javelin during the outdoor track and field season and posted a season-best throw of 171 feet, seven inches, good for second on the team. Fast also was a starting defensive lineman on the B-W football team and earned All-OAC and both Academic All-OAC and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV honors.

Hlavin graduated last week Magna Cum Laude with a degree in sports medicine and pre-physical therapy and carried a 3.694 grade point average.  The Dean's List student who is a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies was an Academic All-OAC and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selection in 2008-09 and is a candidate for Academic All-District honors again this season.

Overall, Hlavin's is one of the most celebrated women's cross country and track student-athletes in school history. She is a three-time All-OAC honoree in cross country, including being the OAC Runner of the Year in 2008-09, twice earning All-Great Lakes Region honors and twice ran at the national meet.  In track, she is a multiple All-Ohio and OAC champion. She is provisionally qualified for next week's NCAA Division III Championship meet in both the 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs and was recently named as B-W's Most Outstanding Senior Female Athlete.

Giesken graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.675 GPA in biology. She is a Dean's List student and a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma and Alpha Lambda honor societies and is a Jacket Scholar. Last season, she was awarded the John F. and Ida E. Gibler Scholarship for academic achievement and an interest in medicine. This season, she was a member of the OAC champion cross country team and ran a leg on the OAC outdoor champion 4x800 relay team.

Kovach is a chemistry and pre-med major and Dean's List student with a 3.835 GPA. The Alpha Lambda Honor Society member also was a member of the OAC champion cross country team and ran a leg on the OAC outdoor champion 4x800 relay team. Individually, she placed second during the OAC Outdoor Championships in the 1,500-meter run and fourth in the 800 meters.

Coyne is a pre-physical therapy and exercise science major with a 3.743 GPA. She is a Dean's List student and a member of the Alpha Lambda Honor Society. She was the No.3 runner on the OAC-champion cross country team.

Chinn is a mass communications major and Dean's List Student with a 3.734 GPA. She also is a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies and is a Jacket Scholar.

Chinn was one of the top two runners on the OAC-champion cross country team and placed fifth as an individual at the league championship meet. During the indoor track season, she won the OAC 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:03.11, also setting a facility record and was second in the 1-mile run. At the 2010 OAC Outdoor Championships, Chinn was named the OAC Women's Distance Runner of the Meet as she ran on the first place 4x800-meter relay team and won both the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run. She is currently provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III National Meet in the 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Oliver was an honorable mention selection to the at-large team and is a chemistry major with a 3.357 GPA. She is a Dean's List student and member of the American Chemical Society. During the indoor season, Oliver set a school-record in the pentathlon with 3,247 points and was subsequently named as the OAC Track Athlete of the Week on February 22. She also qualified for the NCAA Indoor National Meet and finished 15th in the pentathlon. During the outdoor season, Oliver was named as the OAC Field Event Athlete of the Week on April 5 for her efforts at the Liberty (Va.) University Invitational, where she hit the NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the heptathlon. Oliver recently scored a personal-best of 4,288 points in the heptathlon at the North Central (Ill.) Gregory Multi-Event on May 18-19.
Marshall alumna Syrea Thomas

Oberlin captains 

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Spencer, a native of West Carrollton, Ohio, missed much of last season due to injury and illness, but will look to rebound this season. The 5-foot-6 guard will look to add depth to a backcourt of Thomas and returning NCAC Newcomer of the Year Allison Anderson. Last season, she averaged just under 10 minutes per game in only 13 games.

Thomas, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has been one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in Oberlin history. Last season, she was named All-NCAC Honorable Mention as she led the Yeowomen in scoring with 14 points per game. The 5-foot-5 guard finished the season eighth in the league in rebounding with 6.7 boards per game. The southpaw also finished fourth in the conference with 2.2 3-pointers per contest and trailed only Anderson with 38.2 minutes played per game.

The Yeowomen look forward to what should be an exciting 2010-2011 campaign as they return their top three scorers, all of which averaged double-digit points per game.

Falls shocks Iggy 

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Ignatius starting pitcher Dave Deliz, who will be playing at Wright State next spring on a free ride, ran into some control problems early walking two (Venezuela and McGrain) of the first three batters of the game, setting the tone that the Bulldogs meant business.  


He then began to bear down as he struck out cleanup hitter Eric Kolar, but Falls still wound up taking advantage of those walks as Cory Maddocks stroked a single up the middle to score Venezuela and give the Bulldogs the early lead, 1-0, after a half of a stanza.

Maddocks wound up going 3-for-3 and shared a walk with Rick Gorski when he had to leave the game after popping his shoulder trying to get out of the way of a tight pitch.

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Deliz, who came into the game with a team-leading 53 strikeouts, got out of it with a strike out, leaving Bulldogs at second and third to end the first..


Denton Sagerman, also a hard thrower with more than 50 strikeouts coming into the contest, had a better bottom half. The Bulldog ace, who owned nearly half the team’s wins coming into the tournament, struck out two of the three batters he faced in a 1-2-3  first inning.

Burke, who will be playing for the University of Buffalo on a free ride next year, replaced Deliz on the mound in the bottom of the inning, and was greeted with a shock wave early. The second batter he faced, Trefny, the winning pitcher in the semi over Midpark, blasted a home run over the right field wall and onto Bunts Road to give the Dogs a 2-0 lead, which stood through until the end of the second.

It was Trefny’s second home run of the season.

The Wildcats broke up Sagerman’s no-hitter in the third inning on an infield hit by Finkler, but the rally was ended on a diving catch in center field by Nate Ferster on a Kevin Hopkins line drive that was ticketed for gap action.


It was Trefny again in the fourth inning, delivering the RBI for the Bulldogs’ third run of the game, driving in Brennan Laird from third base. Laird arrived at third in a rather queer way. He tried move Maddocks, who started the rally with a single, over on a sacrifice bunt but instead reached on the fielders’ choice via the put out at second.


Laird moved to second on a strike out and wild pitch on the third strike and then to third when the batter ran to first, drawing an errant throw, which was unnecessary since he could not advance on a third strike with first occupied.


The Wildcats got one back in the fourth when Dave Gallagher drew a two-out walk, his second of the game, and scored on a long single by Jacobs off the wall in right center above the 332-foot marker. The run was unearned due to an error with two outs in the inning.


Iggy followed Ferster’s act with a center field defensive gem of its own. After a one-out double by Ferster’s brother, Zack, Chaz McGrain hit a fly to center that Gillisie fielded cleanly and threw a strike to Colin Gallagher who put the tag on Ferster and got the out call from third base umpire Stan Urankar on the inning-ending double play.


Then in the sixth, Falls, got one back, and tried to test Jacobs’ arm in right field to tie it, but again the cannon throw ended the inning on a non-conventional double play. Kolar started it off with a double and scored on a ground ball. With one out and Maddocks at third via a single, stolen base and grounder, Kurt Carlisle flied out to right and Jacobs fired a strike home to Finkler, who put the tag on Maddocks to end the inning with only one-run damage done.

Trefny relieved Sagerman in the fifth and pitched soundly in the sixth and seventh to get the win.