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GCC track & field squads finish strong at ECACs


SPRINGFIELD, MA, May 19, 2001--Freshman Sally Lewis (Rochester, PA/Freedom) turned in Grove City College's best finish at the 2001 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Track & Field Championships, placing second in the triple jump with a school-record leap of 36-3 at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. 

Lewis was one of 11 Grove City students who competed at this year's ECAC championships, May 17-18, which comprised over 600 athletes representing 87 schools.  The Lady Wolverines' team MVP, Lewis also finished 12th in the long jump (15-6.75).  

Senior Angie Sabella (Grand Valley, PA/Tidioute) finished seventh in the 5,000 meter run with a personal best time of 19:05.94.  Junior Phyllis Will (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel) placed eighth in the long jump (15-11) and 11th in the triple jump (34-0.75). In the 100 meter high hurdles, sophomore Jordyn Taylor (Stow, OH/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) took 14th (17.07) and freshman Melissa Reuber (Grove City, PA/Grove City) placed 20th (18.51).  Junior Jessica Davenport (State College, PA/State College) added an 11th-place finish in the 800 meter run.

Men's team MVP, junior Scott Sukits (Prospect, PA/Slippery Rock), placed in three events, taking ninth in the triple jump (44-1.25), tying for 11th in the high jump (6-1.5) and finishing 15th in the long jump (20-4.5).  Sophomore Jeb Screiber (Oil City, PA/Oil City) finished 14th and 19th, respectively, in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles (59.45) and 400 meter dash (51.30).   Junior Sloan McLaughlin (Kane, PA/Kane) placed fifth in the javelin (185-9), sophomore Nate Freeman (Dorset, OH/Jefferson) took sixth in the long jump (21-2) and senior Brock McCullough (Spruce, PA/Purchase Line) finished 16th in the 100 meter dash (11.52).

In the team standings, the Lady Wolverines tied for 23rd place in the field of 43 schools, while the men's squad tied for 31st out of 44 schools.