UNCW softball falls to Michigan State; Seahawk track at Va. Tech

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A pair of school records by Emily Mauro and Dylan Skinner in the 600 meters highlighted an impressive opening day for UNCW at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Friday at Rector Fieldhouse.

Photos Courtesy- Rodney Williams
Photos courtesy Rodney Williams..

In the 600 meters, Mauro finished sixth, but her time of 1:34.84 set a school record, besting the previous time of 1:35.90, set by Lauren Donaldson in 2010 at the same meet.

Skinner posted UNCW’s top finish on the afternoon with a second-place showing in the 600 meters. His time of 1:18.60 topped Will Zahorodny’s record-time of 1:19.64, set in 2011 at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Junior Cameron Shaw added a third-place time in the men’s 60 meters with a time of 6.93 seconds which also ranks fifth all-time in UNCW’s indoor record book. He advanced to the finals of the event after running 6.94 in the preliminaries.

The meet concludes on Saturday beginning with the women’s high jump at 11 a.m.

Spartans top Lady Seahawks

Michigan State plated two runs in the top of the sixth inning and added an insurance run in the seventh to break a two-all tie and defeat UNCW 5-2 in the Gamecock Invitational Friday at Beckham Field.

The UNCW baseball team looks to bounce back on Saturday.
The UNCW baseball team looks to bounce back on Saturday.

Junior Carley Nielson finished with three hits, two runs scored and a run batted in to pace a Spartans roster, who recorded 10 base knocks in the contest. Freshmen Lindsey Besson and Kassidy Kujawa both went 2-for-4 with a run scored while three MSU players ended the contest with one hit apiece.

Junior Kristen Jernigan was 2-for-3 with a RBI to lead a Seahawks lineup that finished with seven base hits. Five players tallied one hit apiece for the Seahawks, including sophomore Jordin Phillips, who drove the other UNCW run with a single in the second.

UNCW continues its appearance in the Game Invitational Saturday with a 10 a.m. contest against Georgetown.