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Campus Corner: Lowery swimming laps around her competition

Former Bellefonte High School standout Gwen Lowery won the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle to help Penn State Behrend capture the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s swimming and diving championship.
Former Bellefonte High School standout Gwen Lowery won the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle to help Penn State Behrend capture the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s swimming and diving championship. Photo courtesy Penn State Behrend athletics

Bellefonte graduate Gwen Lowery was a major contributor to Penn State Behrend’s eighth Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s swimming and diving championship over the weekend.

Lowery broke the school and conference record in the 200 freestyle, winning in 1 minute, 59.08 seconds. She also won the 100 butterfly in 1:00.68. Behrend wrapped up the crown with a win in the 400 freestyle relay as Lowery and her teammates turned in a time of 3:43.93, good enough for fifth place to seal the title.

Behrend had 269 points, well ahead of second-place Cabrini (190).

Wrestling

Mitchell Port (Bellefonte, Edinboro) suffered his first loss of the season, falling to Ohio State’s top-ranked Logan Stieber, 6-3. Port managed three escapes while Stieber had two takedowns, an escape and riding time. Port’s record is now 29-1. Edinboro is 13-5 and will finish its season against West Virginia Friday.

Basketball

Liz Wortman (Bellefonte, Juniata) averages 2.3 points and 1.0 rebounds. Juniata is 8-15.

Dennis Fisher (Bald Eagle Area, Juniata) averages 4.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Juniata is 11-12.

Brittany Butterworth (BEA, Pitt-Greensburg) has a 5.1 scoring average and also averages 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists. She also has 27 steals and a block. Greensburg is 14-9.

Jenna Altomare (State College, Kutztown) has 15 rebounds, five assists, nine steals and a 3.1 scoring average. Kutztown is 10-14.

Alexis Frank (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) has a 1.2 scoring average. St. Francis is 9-14.

Bryan Sekunda (State College, Stony Brook) is averaging 4.0 points and 1.1 rebounds and has 16 assists, three blocks and seven steals. Stony Brook is 17-10.

Taylor Allison (State College, St. Francis) averages 1.1 points per game.

Kaitlin Miller (BEA, PSU-Fayette) averages 8.2 pints, 9.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Fayette is 8-16.

Indoor track & field

Brice Beals (BEA, Lock Haven) had a throw of 56 feet, 11 1/2 inches in the weight throw at the GVSU Big Meet. The distance was an NCAA provisional qualifier

Cory King (Penns V alley, Lock Haven) ran a 23.18 seconds to take fifth in his section of the 200 and was second in his preliminary heat of the 60 in 7.19.

Tyler Shawver (Penns Valley, Lock Haven) had a throw of 42-101/4 in the weight throw at GVSU.

Emma Cousins (State College, Bucknell) was third in the 1,000 meters at the Bucknell Tune-up with a time of 2:58.97.

Kyle Adams (State College, Bucknell) did not finish the 1,000 in the Bucknell Tune-up.

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) was second in the 5,000 meters in 15:40.69 at the Susquehanna Invitational.

Gymnastics

Kyra Levi (State College, Penn) scored a 9.75 on he uneven bars and 9.65 in the floor exercise in a meet with Towson State which Penn lost, 195.175-1.93.775.

Baseball

Mike Marcinko (Philipsburg-Osceola, Shippensburg) has three home runs and five RBIs. He has scored eight runs and has eight hits including a double. Shippensburg is 2-3.

Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) is 0-0 with an 11.05 ERA. In 7 1/3 innings he has allowed seven hits, nine runs, all earned, walked seven and struck out nine.

Calvin Sichler (State College, Shippensburg) is hitting .133 with two hits, a run scored and a double.

Softball

Vanessa Cooper (Bellefone, UMass-Lowell) earned America East Conference Rookie of the Week after belting a three-run homer against Army in her first collegiate plate appearance. She later added a single and is hitting .167 with three hits, a run scored and three RBIs. Lowell is 4-6.

Taylor Parsons (BEA, St. Francis) started her senior season with a hot bat, going 1 for 2 with an RBI double on her first at-bat of the year. She also scored a run and had three RBIs in a 16-5 win and added an RBI-double and a two-run triple in another 17-1 romp over Coppin State at the Aggie Invitational at Greensboro, N.C. St. Francis is 4-0.

Chelsea Rex (P-O, St. Francis) went 1 for 1 at the plate in Game 1 against Coppin St. and walked two and struck out three in 1 2/3 innings of relief work. In the 17-1 win, she struck out five in two innings.

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