Friday, February 28, 2020

Take Your Mark

FEBRUARY 28, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  Take Your Mark

Matt Wilkinson pulls away from the pack

There will be 20 indoor track and field conference championship meets around Division III this weekend

Meets to Watch (M)
  • WIAC: Oshkosh (#1), La Crosse (2), Whitewater (7), Eau Claire (9), Stout (18)
  • MIAC: Carleton (16), St. Thomas (22), Saint John's (23)
  • SUNYAC: Cortland (13), Brockport (15), Geneseo (24)
  • Liberty: Rensselaer (11), Ithaca (19)
  • American Rivers: Loras (3), Wartburg (20)

What We're Watching
  • MIAC Mile: Matt Wilkinson, Carleton (4:08.55); Sean Lonergan, St. Olaf (4:09.75); Karl Wachter, St. Thomas (4:12.78)
  • WIAC Pole Vault: Noah Zastrow, Stout (17-3); Zach Jasinski, Whitewater (16-4 1/2); Joe Vils, Oshkosh (16-1 3/4).
  • WIAC Triple Jump: Jonathan Wilburn, Oshkosh (50-3 1/4); Tom Kohn, Stevens Point (49-4 1/4).

Meets to Watch (W)
  • American Rivers: Loras (5), Dubuque (10), Wartburg (23)
  • CCIW: Carthage (8), Wheaton (16), North Central (25)
  • Liberty: Ithaca (#1), Rochester (22)
  • UAA: Chicago (3), Washington U. (7)

What We're Watching
  • ARC 60 Meters: Gabrielle Noland, Loras (7.56); Terriana Black, Loras (7.61).
  • ARC 200: Alison Beeman, Dubuque (24.49); Noland (24.50).
  • Centennial 3K: Felicia Koerner, Johns Hopkins (9:43.29); Rebecca Grusby, JHU (9:45.23); Alex Ross, JHU (9:46.85); Isabel Cardi, Dickinson (9:49.58).
  • UAA Long Jump: Isabel Maletich, Chicago (41-3 1/4); Eka Jose, Washington U. (39-3 3/4).

>> Links to Results, Host Sites

2.   Carolina on My Mind
The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee announced the participants in the 2020 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

The championships will be held March 18-21 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the Greensboro Aquatic Center will serve as co-hosts. A total of 579 participants (526 swimmers and 53 divers) will compete in the championships.

Student-athletes qualified for the swimming portion of the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered.  Divers will be determined by performances achieved at the regional diving meets February 28-29.  The complete list of all swimmers competing in the championships is available at Selected divers will be added to the website Monday, March 2.

>> PARTICIPANTS: Men's qualifiers Women's qualifiers

3.  About Last Night


  Fourth-seeded U. of New England (20-7) knocked off top-seed Western New England, 62-53,  in the semifinals of the CCC tournament. Abby Cavallaro led the Nor'easters with 25.

  Lindsay Gauldin poured in 24 points as seventh-seeded Guilford (16-9) toppled #2 Washington and Lee, 84-77, in an ODAC quarterfinal.

  Fourth-seeded UW-Oshkosh (17-10) ran No. 1 seed UW-Whitewater out of the building with an 81-65 victory in a WIAC semifinal. Leah Porath had 22 for the Titans.

  Billy Arsenault scored as time expired to lift top-seeded Endicott (19-7) past Wentworth, 63-62, in a CCC semifinal. See the game-winner here.

  Greenville made 31 of 67 three-point attempts to defeat Fontbonne, 164-148, in a SLIAC semifinal. Austyn Contreras led the Panthers with 41, including 11 threes. You have to see this box score.

  Cole Rabedeaux scored 22 points as Eau Claire (19-8) upset top-seeded and sixth-ranked Platteville, 78-74, in a WIAC semifinal.

  Fifth-seeded MSOE (15-12) upended top-seed Benedictine, 74-70, in the NACC semifinals. Gabe Wear topped the Raiders with 23.


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4. Weekend Preview  

Basketball (W) -
  1. Tufts (Williams)
  2. Hope (FRI vs. Calvin)
  3. DePauw (FRI vs. Ohio Wesleyan)
  4. UW-Whitewater
  5. Bowdoin (#6 Amherst)
  6. Amherst (#5 Bowdoin)
  7. Whitman (George Fox)
  8. Wartburg (#11 Loras)
  9. Bethel (#16 Augsburg)
  10. Baldwin Wallace (#25 John Carroll)
>> Others to Watch: Montclair State at Rowan (FRI); Cortland vs. Geneseo (FRI); Cabrini at Marymount (SAT).

Basketball (M) -
  1. Swarthmore (FRI vs. Muhlenberg)
  2. St. Thomas (#3 Saint John's)
  3. Saint John's (at #2 St. Thomas)
  4. Wittenberg (FRI vs. Oberlin)
  5. Randolph-Macon (FRI vs. Hampden-Sydney)
  6. UW-Platteville
  7. Mount Union (John Carroll)
  8. Johns Hopkins (FRI vs. Haverford)
  9. North Central (FRI vs. #22 Elmhurst)
  10. Nebraska Wesleyan (Coe)
>> Others to Watch: Eastern at Stevens (SAT); York at Christopher Newport (SAT).

Ice Hockey (M) - USCHO
  1. Norwich (Southern Maine)
  2. Geneseo (Potsdam)
  3. Utica (SAT/SUN vs. Nazareth)
  4. UW-Eau Claire (FRI/SAT vs. UW-Superior)
  5. Hobart (New England College)
  6. Adrian
  7. U. of New England (Wentworth)
  8. Trinity, Conn. (Amherst)
  9. UW-Stevens Point (FRI/SAT vs. #15 UW-River Falls)
  10. Babson
>> Others to Watch: Stevenson at Wilkes (FRI/SAT); St. Norbert at Marian (SAT).

Ice Hockey (W) - USCHO
  1. Plattsburgh (Cortland)
  2. Middlebury (Trinity)
  3. UW-Eau Claire (FRI/SAT vs. Stevens Point)
  4. Gustavus Adolphus (Saint Mary's)
  5. Elmira (Utica)
  6. UW-River Falls (FRI/SAT vs. Superior)
  7. Norwich (Plymouth State)
  8. Hamline (Augsburg)
  9. Endicott (Salve Regina)
  10. Adrian (FRI/SAT vs. St. Norbert)
>> Others to Watch: William Smith at Nazareth (SAT).

all games/matches Saturday unless indicated

5.  Lax et Lux Lacrosse on Apple iOS 13.3

Lacrosse (M) - USILA
  1. Salisbury (Coast Guard)
  2. Amherst (Hamilton; SUN vs. Western New England)
  3. Cabrini (#15 Dickinson)
  4. Williams (at Trinity)
  5. RIT
  6. Tufts (Colby)
  7. Denison (SUN vs. Roanoke)
  8. Wesleyan (Bates)
  9. Ursinus (#20 Christopher Newport)
  10. York (at #14 Lynchburg)
>> Others to Watch: #16 Stevenson at #12 Gettysburg; #19 Franklin & Marshall at #18 Washington and Lee.

Lacrosse (W) - IWLCA
  1. Middlebury (#13 Bowdoin)
  2. Tufts (at #16 Colby)
  3. Gettysburg (#21 Denison)
  4. Salisbury (SUN vs. #8 Washington and Lee)
  5. Wesleyan (at Bates)
  6. Franklin & Marshall (at #14 Mary Washington)
  7. York
  8. Washington and Lee (SUN at #4 Salisbury)
  9. Amherst (at Hamilton)
  10. Catholic (Rowan)
>> Others to Watch: #22 Cortland at #19 Ithaca.

* roughly translated as Lax and Light

6.   Weekend's Best

Volleyball on Apple iOS 13.3  (M) #15 Lancaster Bible at #3 Stevens (FRI); #10 St. John Fisher at #1 NYU.

Tennis on Apple iOS 13.3  (M): #21 North Carolina Wesleyan vs. #25 Johns Hopkins; #33 Swarthmore vs. #36 NYU.

Tennis on Apple iOS 13.3  (W): #32 Linfield vs. #36 Gustavus Adolphus.

Baseball on Apple iOS 13.3  #1 Chapman vs. #15 Cal Lutheran (FRI/SAT); #6 Babson vs. #2 Trinity, Texas (FRI/SAT/SUN); #3 Birmingham-Southern vs. #24 Rhodes (SAT/SUN); #11 Webster vs. #21 Concordia-Chicago (SUN).

Flag in Hole on Apple iOS 13.3  (M) #4 Claremont-M-S vs. #14 Redlands at SCIAC #1 (Tukwet Canyon Champions Course, Beanount, CA)

7.  1 Bacon Thing 

Dunkin' will be selling sleeves of bacon, the coffee chain announced today.
  • "The crispy bacon strips are smoked with cherrywood, flavored with sweet black pepper seasoning," Yahoo! reports.
  • "Each pack comes with eight savory-sweet half-slices of bacon, and they are available for a suggested retail price of $2.49."
  • "Servings contain a hearty 190 calories, with 12 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs, and 9 grams of sugar."
- courtesy of Axios

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