YSU’s Rupe wins 3,000 at Penn State meet
University Park, Pa.
Youngstown State’s Eric Rupe won the 3,000-meter race Saturday at the Penn State National Invitational indoor track and field meet. Rupe’s time was 8:22.89, a personal best by 13 seconds and also the third-fastest in YSU history. Austin McLean finished third at 8:25. Samantha Hamilton finished third in the women’s mile race with a time of 4:53.41.
YSU track and field wins 3 events at Spire
Youngstown State finished one-two in two different events and the Penguins claimed one other first-place finish Saturday in the SPIRE Invitational indoor track meet at the Spire Institute.
Mackenzie Sturtz won the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.65 meters and Chenera Lacy finished second, also at 1.65 meters. Jennifer Neider won the shot put with a toss of 13.61 meters and Jaynee Corbett was second at 13.22 meters. Also, Connor Neu won the men’s weight throw with a distance of 19.53 meters.
Other Penguins placing in the top three of their respective event included Nina Grambling, second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.71; Stephen Lyons, second in the shot put at 15.64 meters; Jay Jakovina, second in the high jump at 2.00 meters; Savannah Osborne, third in the triple jump at 11.22 meters; and Jacob Chiclowe, third in the shot put, 15.47 meters.
Also, the 4x400 relay team of Ciara Jarrett, Alteeka Vanwright, Alexis Washington, and Jen Shiley finished second at 3:58.
Bryans win doubles, US alive in Davis Cup
Identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan won 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 over Britain’s Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming Saturday and pulled the United States to 2-1 against Britain in the first round of the Davis Cup.
The match will be decided today in reverse singles, when Wimbledon winner Andy Murray of Britain faces Sam Querrey. If Querrey wins, it will then come down to James Ward of Britain against Donald Young.
Wondo’s goals lead US soccer past S. Korea
Chris Wondolowski scored two goals in the United States’ 2-0 victory over South Korea on Saturday in its first exhibition of the World Cup year.
Wondolowski strengthened his case for inclusion on the roster in Brazil with his sixth and seventh goals in his last eight appearances for the U.S. team, which was missing several top players.
Krizancic set to speak at Curbstone Coaches
Former Girard High varsity boys basketball coach Bob Krizancic, the current coach at defending Division I state champion Mentor High, will be the guest speaker at the Curbstone Coaches weekly luncheon Monday at noon at Luciannos Banquet Center. The public is welcome.
Local umpires have first meeting today
The Youngstown Metro Umpires Association will conduct its first mandatory local OHSAAA umpire meeting today at 1:15 p.m. at St. Nicholas Activity Center. All members must attend four local meetings to maintain their current status with the OHSAA.
For details, contact John Mang 330-502-6665.
Golfers sought for boys team at Austintown
Any boys in Austintown schools in grades 8-11 that are interested in trying out for the golf team should contact coach Ed Santor at 330-261-2217 or email@example.com.
Submit basketball stats
Area basketball coaches and statisticians are encouraged to submit their school’s season statistics to the Vindicator sports department.
Staff reports/Associated Press