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College Notebook: Cavs, Hornets race to titles
PORTER, MINOR PLAY BIG ROLES IN THEIR TEAMS’ CROSS COUNTRY WINS
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
Local runners brought home multiple individual and team honors from last weekend’s regional cross country meets.
Virginia sophomore Thomas Porter (Mountain View) finished 14th out of 228 finishers (30:24.73 for 10,000 meters) at Saturday’s NCAA Southeast Region meet in Charlotte, helping the Cavaliers win its first men’s team title.
Virginia junior Katherine Walker (Brooke Point) was 38th in the 6,000-meter women’s race (21:33.68). George Mason sophomore Peyton Lowe (Riverbend) finished 126th (22:47.85). VMI senior Leah Schubel (Chancellor) set a personal 6,000-meter best in placing 140th in the women’s race (22:54.95). Keydets Hannah Dickerson (Colonial Forge) and Lindsey Carty (Riverbend) were 239th (25:22.78) and 246th (25:51.37), respectively, among 255 finishers.
Senior Lawrence Minor (Louisa) and sophomore Anthony McBride (Spotsylvania) helping Lynchburg win its third straight regional men’s team title at Saturday’s NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region meet in Hampton, Ga.,
Minor covered the 8,000-meter course in 25:53.13 to finish fourth. McBride (26:13.37) was ninth. Christopher Newport senior Ray Gamache (King George) was fifth (25:55.84).
Bridgewater senior Olivia Mills (Fredericksburg Christian) placed fourth (22:31.24 for 6,000 meters) in the women’s race to earn all-region honors and qualify for this Saturday’s national meet in Terre Haute, Ind.
At the NCAA Division I South Regional in Tallahassee, Fla., freshman Nic Wolfe (Mountain View) was Alabama’s No. 2 finisher in the 10,000-meter men’s race (70th, 32:35.4). Freshman Kim Ficenic (Mountain View) was 95th in the 6,000-meter women’s race (22:00.4).
Senior receiver Larry Lowe (Brooke Point) caught seven passes for 117 yards as Shepherd beat Fairmont State 49–23 Saturday to clinch the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. The Rams (8–2) will visit 13th-ranked Indiana, Pa. (10–1) this Saturday in an NCAA Division II first-round playoff game.
Sophomore quarterback Marcus Morrast (North Stafford) shook off an injury to run for 100 yards and three touchdowns and pass for 150 yards and a score in Christopher Newport’s 30–29 loss to Methodist. Despite the defeat, the Captains (6–4) will visit perennial power Mount Union (Ohio) Saturday in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Junior backup quarterback Brian Hudson (Brooke Point) threw a 49-yard touchdown pass in Liberty’s 28–14 upset of sixth-ranked Stony Brook Saturday.
Senior quarterback John Jackson (James Monroe) threw two touchdown passes and ran for 104 yards and a score in N.C. Wesleyan’s 32–21 win over Averett. One of his TD passes was an 80-yarder to Greg Edwards (JM).
Sophomore quarterback Zac Naccarato (Riverbend) was 16 for 19 for 154 yards and a touchdown in Randolph–Macon’s 41–31 win over Hampden–Sydney. Senior Luke Sellers (Courtland) caught seven of his passes for 60 yards.
In a rare example of defense, sophomore Tim Scott (Colonial Forge) returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown in North Carolina’s 68–50 loss to Georgia Tech Saturday.
Junior receiver Quintin Hunter (Orange) caught a 31-yard touchdown pass in James Madison’s 31–21 loss to Villanova Saturday.
Sophomore Shane Black (Mountain View) had six tackles and an interception in Lafayette’s 36–27 loss to Fordham Saturday.
Senior linebacker Dante Cook (Stafford) had a season-high 14 tackles in William & Mary’s 41–31 loss to fourth-ranked Old Dominion Saturday.
Freshman Nick Perry (Spotsylvania) caught a 64-yard touchdown pass in Clarion’s 33–12 loss to West Chester Saturday.
Three local players from league runner-up Randolph–Macon were named to the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team: senior goalie Nicole Woodworth (Eastern View), junior forward Lauren Seal (Orange) and sophomore defender Carrie Jacobs (Orange).
Jacobs had team-high totals of 12 goals and 30 points, while Seal had eight assists and Woodworth made a school-record 246 saves.
R–MC junior defender Olivia Newman (Orange) was named to the second team and sophomore forward Rachael Gardner (Orange) to the third team, along with Lynchburg sophomore midfielder Katie Kline (Colonial Forge) and Roanoke senior forward Julianne Brown, another Orange native.
Maryland junior Shane Gentry (Colonial Forge) went 4–0 with two pins and beat American University’s David Terao 6–2 in the 125-pound final of Saturday’s Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational in Brockport, N.Y.
Limestone (S.C.) redshirt freshman Justin Tribble (North Stafford) finished second at 197 pounds in Saturday’s Pembroke (N.C.) Classic on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Pembroke, N.C. He finished 3–1 with two pins, including one of Newberry’s Kyle Freund, ranked eighth in Division II.
Navy senior Oscar Huntley (Colonial Forge) went 4–1 and lost to freshman teammate Matthew Miller in the 174-pound final of Saturday’s Roadrunner Open in Fresno, Calif.
Senior Kelli Carneal (Chancellor) finished her career at Stetson with 2,269 assists, sixth-most in school history.
In her final match, Lafayette senior Sarah Frohnapfel (Colonial Forge) had 30 assists in Saturday’s 3–0 loss to Holy Cross.
Senior forward Mike Phillips (Riverbend) had 13 points and nine rebounds in Howard’s season-opening 68–62 loss to Division II Lincoln (Pa.) Saturday.
Freshman Bailie Monahan (Colonial Forge) won the women’s 100-yard butterfly (56.91) and 200 fly (2:03.46) in East Carolina’s dual-meet win over William & Mary Saturday. She also swam on two winning relay teams.
Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443