Local roundup: Conn's LeDuc wins 3,000 steeplechase at Penn Relays
Philadelphia — Connecticut College senior All-American Michael LeDuc set a school record while winning the college men's 3,000-meter steeplechase championship at the Penn Relays on Thursday at Franklin Field.
LeDuc finished in eight minutes, 47.94 seconds, posting the third fastest time in the NCAA Division III history.
He finished ahead of Texas A&M's Isaac Spencer and Indiana's Joshua Roche.
For his effort, LeDuc received a commemorative gold watch.
"Mike's legacy continues," coach Jim Butler said in a released statement. "I told him earlier this week that he could do this. He took the lead with 1,200 meters to go. With three laps remaining, he just decided to go. But he told me he still thinks he can run faster."
LeDuc is ranked first on the NCAA Div. III performance list heading into final weeks of competition.
• Pieter Khoury pitched the win and Cooper Robinson doubled twice as Fitch beat Windham, 3-1, in the ECC Larger. Carlod Rosario added a double for Fitch (2-5).
• Old Lyme took an 8-5 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning before Portland rallied for a 9-8 win in the Shoreline Conference. Dave Peck had three hits and three RBI and Matt Przybysz added a double and two RBI for Old Lyme (3-4, 3-4).
H.S. boys' golf
• Trevor Hutchinson earned medalist honors (39) in Grasso Tech's tri-match against Ellis Tech and Prince Tech in the Constitution State Conference. Ellis won with a 189 points, followed by Grasso (200) and Prince (240). Justin Van Dyke shot a 49 for Grasso.
• Jake Tiffany and Graham Aird each fired a 47, leading Old Lyme past East Hampton, 199-204, in a season-opening Shoreline Conference match at Banner Lodge. Will Roberts shot a 50 for the Wildcats.
• Jack Sullivan won medalist honors with a 40, leading Norwich Free Academy past Ledyard, 6-1, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division match at Norwich Golf Course. Frankie Lee (42) and Justin Bohara (43) also won their matches for the Wildcats (3-0, 3-0). Kevin Simmons (47) posted a win for the Colonels (1-1-1. 1-1-1),
• Stonington won a pair of non-conference matches, defeating host Wheeler 6-1 and Griswold 7-0 at Stonington Country Club. Wheeler earned a split by defeating St. Bernard 7-0 in the ECC Small Division. Sam Ognisty and Joel Nelson shared medalist honors for the Bears (2-1), each shooting 44, while Peyton Mulhern shot a 49 for the Lions (3-1, 3-0) and J.T. Gorman shot a 59 for the Saints (0-3, 0-3).
• Ben Reed shot a low-round 43 for Montville in a tri-meet against Bacon Academy and New London. Bacon beat Montville (5-2) and New London (7-0). Montville beat the Whalers, 7-0. Tyler Scheiblich and Jake Wagner each shot a 44 for Bacon. Montville is 3-2. The Whalers are 0-4 (0-3 ECC Medium).
H.S. girls' golf
• Hannah Slocum and Kim Postler each had a 60 to post the low scores for Norwich Free Academy, which lost to Glastonbury, 197-255, at Glastonbury Hills Country Club. The Wildcats are 1-2.
H.S. boys' tennis
• Old Lyme won all of its matches in straight sets in a 7-0 win over Westbrook in the Shoreline Conference. The teams of Johnny Fairfield-Sonn and Josh Krasney and Luke Grabowksi and Austin Pilgrim won doubles matches for the Wildcats (4-0, 4-0).
• Jesse Moroyoqui, Jacob Kowalski, William Baldwin and Matt Pastor all won singles matches in straight sets, leading Fitch past Bacon Academy, 7-0. The Falcons are 3-2.
H.S. girls' tennis
• Unbeaten Westbrook defeated Old Lyme, 6-1, in the Shoreline Conference. The Wildcats' lone win came from their No. 1 doubles team of Hannah O'Brien and Emily Brault, who won in three sets 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.
• Mike Schettino allowed just two hits over three innings with five strikeouts and a walk to earn his first collegiate win as Avery Point beat Quinsigamond, 12-1. Alex LeFevre had four hits, three runs and three RBI for Avery (32-6) and Alex Miller hit a two-run home run. Izzy Davila added two hits and scored.
• Third-seeded Mitchell College lost to second-seeded Newbury College, 6-3, in the New England Collegiate Conference Championship semifinals. Adam Diaz won his singles match and combined with Randy Coons for a doubles win for Mitchell.
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