Local college roundup: CGA's Scalesse second in 60 hurdles at nationals
Naperville, Ill. - Coast Guard Academy junior Adam Scalesse broke his own school record in the 60-meter hurdles and placed second, earning All-America honors for the second straight season at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
Scalesse bettered his old mark of 8.11 seconds with a time of 8.095 in Saturday's final. Terrence Gibson from Worcester State won the event in 8.04.
Scalesse is now a three-time All-American. He earned All-America honors in the 60 hurdles during the indoor season last year with a seventh-place finish (8.28) while he also placed eighth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.15 to earn All-America honors last year the NCAA Division III outdoor championships.
• Connecticut College junior Michael LeDuc also earned All-America status by placing third in the 5,000 in 14:31.80. Leduc, seeded sixth entering the race, became an All-American for the fourth time while enjoying his best finish at the nationals.
LeDuc passed three competitors in the final 100 meters to move from sixth to third. Haverford College's Chris Stadler won the race in 14:27.74 followed by John Crain of host North Central College in 14:28.92.
• East Lyme's Brianne Mirecki, a junior at Williams College, also earned All-America honors by placing fifth in the mile. Her time was 4:52.1 and she now holds schools records in both the mile and 1,000.
• Coast Guard scored four runs after there were two outs in the seventh inning, breaking a 1-1 tie and going on to beat Skidmore 5-1 in Fort Myers, Fla. Coast Guard (2-1) didn't have a hit during the rally, using three walks, an error and three hit by pitches to pull away. Coast Guard's Nolan Gallagher had a RBI single in the first and Curt Barrett (1-0) allowed two hits with four strikeouts in 2 2-3 innings of relief for the win.
• Chad Sawyer's goal with eight seconds remaining gave No. 18 Connecticut College a 13-12 win over No. 15 Bowdoin College in the season-opener for both New England Small College Athletic Conference schools. Andrew Freedman led the Camels with three goals and four assists while Sawyer had three goals and an assist and John Lyons and Tyler Corcoran each had two goals and an assist.
• Demetre Lyras scored three goals to help lead Mitchell College to a 9-6 win over Wells College. Peter Eshenfelder made 10 saves for Mitchell.
• Bowdoin, ranked eighth in Div. III, led 7-0 at halftime and beat Conn College 8-5 in the NESCAC and season opener for both teams. Bri Miller had three goals and an assist and Lowell Abbott and Heidi Halsted also scored for Conn.
• Mitchell opened its season with a 12-0 loss to Swarthmore in the Snowbird Tournament at Myrtle Beach, S.C. NFA graduate Ally Blanchette singled in the sixth inning for Mitchell's only hit.
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