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College Roundup: Area Grads Compete at Susquehanna's Jim Taylor Invitational

A pair of area graduates competed for their respective colleges at the Jim Taylor Invitational at Susquehanna University on March 26.

Wyalusing Valley graduate Colton Schools, who competes for the host Crusaders, finished 12th in the pole vault with a height of 12 feet, 5.5 inches.

Elk Lake graduate Ryne Carney, who runs for Bucknell, was 26th in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 16:02.51.

Sarah Hoffman

Hoffman, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and pitcher on the Susquehanna softball team, had 10 strikeouts over four innings of work in a 10-0 win over the Merchant Marine Academy on March 26. She gave up just two hits and one walk in the victory.

On March 29, Hoffman went the distance in a 5-0 win over Lycoming. She gave up just two hits and a walk, while fanning one batter.

Mark Cruver

Cruver, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Keystone College track team, was 13th in the javelin at the Monmouth Invitational on March 27. His best throw went 44.34 meters.

Baptist Bible Softball

Elk Lake graduate Karin Mowry drove in four runs in a doubleheader split with Cabrini on March 26.

In the first game, a 9-4 Baptist Bible victory, Mowry plated a run with a sacrifice fly. Fellow Elk Lake graduate Kim Caines had a pinch-running appearance in the game.

Mowry had two hits, including a two-run double in the second inning, in the nightcap, a 9-7 Cabrini victory. Mowry also singled in a run and scored twice.

On March 29, Baptist Bible split with Gwynedd-Mercy, losing the opener, 4-1, and winning the nightcap, 6-1.

In the nightcap, Mowry drove in a run with a triple and later crossed the plate herself.

Caines made a pinch-running appearance in the victory.

Matt Fisk

Fisk, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and assistant wrestling coach at Appalachian State, recently completed his first season on the staff.

Appalachian State had an 8-11-1 dual-meet record, including a 2-3 mark in the Southern Conference.

It finished third in the conference tournament and qualified two wrestlers—Kyle Blevins and Austin Trotman—to the NCAA championship tournament.

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