FRENZEL, WORMWOOD REPRESENT UPS
University of Puget Sound men’s swimmer Derek Frenzel and women’s swimmer Tracy Wormwood capped their seasons on March 20-23 at the NCAA Division III Championships in Houston, Texas.
Frenzel took 16th place in the 1,650 free on March 23, finishing in 16 minutes and 27.02 seconds to earn All-America Honorable Mention in the event. This is the second All-America Honorable Mention of Frenzel’s career after he earned the same honor in the 200 fly last year. He also took 23rd in the 200 fly on March 22, and placed 30th in the 500 free on March 20.
Wormwood not only finished her season, but swam the last event of her career on March 23 in the 200 breast. She placed 20th in the event with a time of two minutes and 22.13 seconds in her final swim. She also took 17th in the 100 breast on March 22 in a time of one minute and 5.21 seconds, and placed 28th in the 400 IM on March 21. Wormwood certainly left her mark on the program as she completed her fourth career trip to the NCAA championship meet. Her career included multiple Northwest Conference titles as well as All-America Honorable Mention.
PLU MEN SECOND AT INVITATIONAL
Led by junior Wilson High School grad Kyle Peart, the Pacific Lutheran men’s track and field team placed second out of 12 teams at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on March 23.
Peart placed second in the shot put, third in the hammer throw and fifth in the discus to account for 18 of the Lutes’ 78 points, as they came up just six points short of champion Clackamas Community College. Teammate Tevon Stephens-Brown, also a Wilson graduate, placed third in the shot put and fourth in the hammer.
I.V. Reeves placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.29 seconds and also took third in the triple jump, while David Fisher took third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.17 seconds and also placed sixth in the 400-meter dash. The Lutes’ 4X400-meter relay team placed third, while the 4X100-relay team took fourth place.
The Lutes’ women placed seventh out of 13 teams at the event, as Samantha Potter took second in the shot put and fourth in the discus and Katie Jahnsen took fifth in the hammer throw and sixth in the javelin.
The Lutes next compete at the Peyton Scoring Meet at the University of Puget Sound on March 30.
TITANS WIN FOUR AT HOME
The Tacoma Community College baseball team won four games at the Spring Invite at Minnitti Field on the TCC campus on March 23-24, running their overall record to 11-3 on the season.
The Titans topped Bellevue College 4-2 in their opener on March 23, as third baseman Joe Geaney had a two-run single in the second inning and Ben Circeo added an RBI in the fifth to pace the offense. Starter Buck Hale picked up the win in pitching six innings, allowing just one run on five hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts.
TCC followed it up with a 5-2 win over Lane later in the day, as Jon Reece was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Connor Cloyd added two more RBIs for the Titans. They continued to get solid pitching from starter Mitch McQueen, who allowed just two runs on seven hits in seven and one-third innings, with one walk and eight strikeouts.
The Titans blasted Southwest Oregon 14-4 in their opener on March 24, as Cloyd was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Second baseman Evan Peterson scored four runs and added two RBIs along with left fielder J.J. Pino, and TCC overcame a 4-3 deficit by tallying 11 runs in the fifth inning.
They closed the weekend with a walk-off 3-2 win over Everett later in the day, as Jake Ross hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and C.J. Hicks followed three batters later with a single to score Geaney. Starter Lukas Hinton had given the Titans seven more quality innings on the mound, allowing two runs on five hits, with one walk and no strikeouts.
The Titans start up division play this weekend when they host Pierce College in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on March 29, then travel to face Pierce in another doubleheader on March 30 at 1 p.m.
BATTLE AT THE BOAT RESULTS
Zahir Raheem topped Santos Pakau by technical knockout in the second round of the main event of Battle at the Boat 91 at the Emerald Queen Casino on March 23. In the semi-main event, Dave Petryk scored a win over Virgil Green by virtue of a judges’ decision, as the two battled it out to the end over six rounds.
The undercard was headlined by fan favorite Zach Cooper, who defeated Josh Solis in the third round with a knockout. Antonio Neal, Kelvin Medley and Ricardo Maldonado all earned victories in their professional debuts in other undercard bouts. Neal started the show off fast, defeating Robert Yager by landing a knockout just over a minute into the first round. Medley had a close four-round fight, defeating Julian Dutkel via majority decision. Maldonado started his boxing career off fast with a unanimous decision victory over Dex Montenegro.
Halquist Productions’ next event, CageSport XXIV, is scheduled for April 27 at the Emerald Queen Casino, while Battle at the Boat 92 is scheduled for June 1.
RUN TO HONOR FALLEN JBLM ARMY RANGER
Puget Sound runners and walkers can honor the legacy of Pac-12 and NFL great Pat Tillman by participating in Pat’s Run Shadow Run on April 20 at 9 a.m. The Western Washington Shadow Run will begin in Tacoma at Thea’s Park, 405 Dock St., by the downtown waterfront.
Pat’s Run Shadow Runs are fun 4.2-mile runs symbolic of the number 42 Tillman wore while attending Arizona State University. Proceeds from this Shadow Run directly support the Tillman Military Scholars program. To date, 230 Tillman Military Scholars representing 34 states and attending 71 academic institutions, including the University of Washington, have been awarded more than $3.2 million in scholarship money.
To participate in the Shadow Run, you must register in advance online. To sign-up and for more information about the benefit run, visit the Pat’s Run website at http://www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.
ASU Alumni Association’s Seattle Club will hold a no-host event at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma, after the race to celebrate Tillman’s legacy in the community during his time serving in the Army at Joint Base Lewis McChord.
If you would like to sign up to volunteer at the race, or if your company would like to sponsor this community event, please contact Run Chair Tara Boucher at (805) 252-7120.
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