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February 22, 2002
Vol. 43 No. 16

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MACs coming to field house

Susquehanna will host the 2002 Middle Atlantic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships today and tomorrow in the Field House.

The Susquehanna men's track team is looking for points out of senior Beau Heeps, who is ranked eighth in the conference in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.81 and is sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.26. In the 400-meter dash, freshman Kyle Sanders is ranked seventh with a time of 52.57 and senior Mike Lehtonen is ranked fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:38.

Senior Trever Fike has a time of 7.83 in the 55-meter high hurdles, ranking him third, while junior Matt Lowe is fifth in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 7 inches. Senior Matt Shaffer, junior Mike Sobotor and freshman Matt Hill are ranked five through seven in shot put.

The Susquehanna women's team will look for points out of junior Megan Patrono, ranked second in the conference in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.57 and in the women's long jump with a leap of 17 feet. Freshman Kaleena Lockard could also rack up points for the Crusaders, as she is ranked third in the conference in the shot put with a throw of 39-3.

In the women's 5,000-meter run, seniors Delina Cefaratti and Kim Owen are ranked third and fourth, respectively. Cefaratti enters with a time of 19:04.01 and Owen has a time of 19:13.17.

Sophomore Liz Harker will represent the Crusaders in the 55-meter high hurdles, as she is ranked fifth with a time of 9.06. Sophomore Shannon Barnett enters in fourth in the women's high jump with a leap of 4-10.

Five men ranked in conference

Five members of the Susquehanna men's basketball team finished the 2001-02 season as standouts in several statistical categories in the Commonwealth Conference.

Sophomore captain guard Chris Zimmerman earned the only top ranking with an .859 percentage from the free-throw line. He also finished second in assists with 5.52 per contest, fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.70) and 10th in steals with 1.56 per contest. Fellow sophomore guard Nick Griffiths finished second in steals with 2.44 per contest, third in 3-point field goals made with 2.40 per contest and seventh in assists with 2.88 per contest.

Junior center Zigmas Kaknevicius was the fourth-best shooter with a .569 percentage, and he finished 10th in blocked shots with 0.76 per contest. Two other Crusaders finished in the top 10 in blocks, with sophomore center Glenn Weinrich at seventh (0.92 blocks per contest) and sophomore forward Phil Sander at eighth (0.84). Sander also finished sixth in offensive rebounds with 2.32 per contest and tied for 10th in rebounding (6.0 rpg).

Women place five in rankings

Five members of the Susquehanna's women's basketball team finished the 2001-02 season in the top 10 in several categories in the Commonwealth Conference.

Junior guard Alison Ream ranked second in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.00), third in assists with 3.33 per contest, eighth in scoring (11.1 points per game) and eighth in steals with 1.96 per contest.

Sophomore center Courtney Sokol finished second in blocked shots with 1.65 per contest and seventh in field goal percentage at .403. Junior guard/forward Emily Kurtz finished third with a .809 free throw percentage, while senior forward Amy Harrington ended the season ninth in 3-point field goal percentage at .302. Junior guard Shannon Baker finished 10th with 2.33 assists per contest to round out the list.

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