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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: LSU’s Walker sets a fast pace

Freshman Jenna Walker (Colonial Forge) is off to a fast start with the LSU women’s cross country team.

Walker placed 15th out of 68 runners (19:40.36) at Saturday’s McNeese Cowboy 5K Stampede, helping the Tigers finish second as a team. In her college début, she finished 71st out of 270 (23:26.13 for 6,000 meters) at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational two weeks earlier.

LSU’s next meet is this Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.


VMI junior Hannah Dickerson (Colonial Forge) set a personal best by more than 90 seconds (23:07 for 6,000 meters) in finishing 42nd out of 89 runners in the Gold Division at Saturday’s Charlotte Invitational.

Randolph freshman Rain McKemie (Orange) set a school record (27:50) at Saturday’s Virginia Four Miler in Lynchburg.


Senior quarterback Brian Hudson (Brooke Point) passed for 256 yards and a touchdown and ran for 89 yards and a score in Campbell’s 49–42 loss to Valparaiso. He also threw three interceptions.

Sophomore receiver Daniel Rodriguez (Brooke Point) caught a career-high three passes for 10 yards in Clemson’s 56–7 win over Wake Forest.

Sophomore quarterback Jonathan Whelan (Fredericksburg Christian) passed for 342 yards (second-most in school history) and three touchdowns in Apprentice School’s 55–41 loss to Alfred (N.Y. State). Senior linebacker Brock Bullock (Courtland) made 15 tackles.

Senior Greg Edwards (James Monroe) caught five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in N.C. Wesleyan’s 27–24 win at Averett. Sophomore linebacker Donald Redding (Stafford) made nine tackles and an interception for Averett.

Sophomore cornerback Alex Willingham (Chancellor) made six solo tackles and broke up a pass in Denison’s 47–41 double-overtime win over Ohio Wesleyan.


Junior Josh West (Brooke Point) scored his third goal of the season in William & Mary’s 2–1 loss to Drexel Saturday.

Junior Becca Fisher (James Monroe) had a goal and an assist Friday as Davidson beat Chattanooga for the 10th straight time, 3–2.

Senior Jacob Lucszek (Chancellor) had a goal and an assist in Randolph’s 4–1 win over Virginia Wesleyan Saturday. Lucszek shares the Old Dominion Athletic Conference lead in assists (four) and is first in shots (3.86 per game).

Sophomore Tommy O’Neal (North Stafford) headed in his third goal of the season Saturday as Christopher Newport won its Capital Athletic Conference début, 3–0 over Wesley.


Bridgewater junior Megann Grimes (Liberty) was named ODAC player of the week after posting 49 kills and 18 blocks, helping the Eagles go 3–1 in the Gallaudet Worthington Classic.

Sophomore Gabby Meyers (Colonial Forge) had a team-high 16 assists in Lynchburg’s 3–1 loss to Randolph-Macon Sunday.

Freshman Erin Morant (Liberty) had a team-high 10 kills in Catawba’s 3–1 loss to Mars Hill Saturday.


University of Mary Washington junior goalie Emily Badis was named CAC defensive player of the week after making a career-high 15 saves in a 1–0 win over Catholic last Tuesday.

Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443