February 19, 2010
Around the Horn
Basketball teams in playoffs
Thanks to the results of two midweek conference games on Feb. 16, the Susquehanna men's and women's basketball teams both clinched a berth in this season's Landmark Conference championships.
For the men, a 51-50 win by Moravian College at Goucher College eliminated Goucher from the Landmark playoffs. Thus, Susquehanna will join the United States Merchant Marine Academy, The University of Scranton and The Catholic University of America in the tournament that begins with two semifinals games on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The Landmark's No. 4 seed will visit the home venue of the No. 1 seed that day, while No. 3 will play at No. 2. The semifinals winners will then meet for the conference title at the site of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, Feb. 27.
On the women's side, a 75-46 win by Scranton at Catholic eliminated Catholic from the Landmark playoffs. Thus, Susquehanna will join Moravian, Scranton and Juniata College in the tournament that begins with two semifinals games on Feb. 24.
Three athletes earn awards
The Landmark Conference honored three Susquehanna athletes with its Performer of the Week awards on Feb. 15.
Junior Christie Savard earned women's swimming & diving Athlete of the Week honors, while senior Paul Thistle and junior Alycia Woodruff were the men's and women's track & field Track Performers of the Week.
Savard led Susquehanna to a second-place finish out of seven teams at the 2009-10 Landmark championships from Feb. 12-14. In doing so, she earned the conference's Swimmer of the Year award, seven individual or relay titles, eight all-conference honors and provisional qualification for the 2009-10 NCAA Div. III championships in three different events.
Thistle won the one-mile run at the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational on Feb. 13 with a Landmark-record time of 4 minutes, 16.55 seconds. He topped 63 other runners in that event before placing second out of 58 runners in the 800-meter race with a time of 1:57.17. No collegiate athletes finished better than Thistle in the 800.
Woodruff placed fourth out of 56 athletes in the women's one-mile run at the same meet with a time of 5 minutes, 21.85 seconds.
This marks the second straight week that Susquehanna has swept the Landmark's weekly Track awards.
This week at Susquehanna:
Track & Field: Susquehanna open, TBA
Women's Basketball: Tomorrow, 5:30
Men's Basketball: Tomorrow, 7:30
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