Clingan prospers for Frostburg

April 10, 2005|by TIM KOELBLE

Jess Clingan, a Williamsport graduate, is off to a flying start in her freshman outdoor track and field season at Frostburg State University.

At the Goucher Relays on April 4, Clingan - a 2004 Herald-Mail All-Area Second Team selection - won the the 400-meter hurdles in a personal-record time of 1 minute, 9.14 seconds, the 100 hurdles in 16.44 and was a member of the winning 400-relay team (52.34).

At the University of South Carolina Weems Baskin Relays on March 18-19, Clingan took third in the 100 hurdles in a personal-record 15.81, 10th in the 400 hurdles (1:09.48) and was member of the fourth-place 400 relay (50.64) and seventh-place 1,600 relay (4:20.57).


Clingan established two more personal marks March 23 at the National Training Center meet in Florida, placing second in the 400 in 1:00.37 and fourth in the 200 in 26.39.

· West Liberty State's Tara Knable, a Smithsburg graduate, returned from a wrist injury with a bang April 2 at the Westminster College Titan Invitational. Knable took first place in the discus with a heave of 114 feet, 4 inches.

During the indoor season, she had bests of 35-5 in the shot put and 32-5 1/2 in the weight throw.

· Martinsburg graduate Brad Dodson, a sophomore at the University of Delaware, finished second in the 1,500 at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University with a time of 3:52.34.

Also at Delaware, senior Matt Harrell, a Middletown graduate, finished fourth in the 5,000 in 15:21.67 at the Monmouth Invitational.

· Chambersburg graduate Ed Schlichter, a UNC-Charlotte senior, recently established a personal best in the 5,000, running 14:35.38 at the Raleigh Relays.

· Ronnie Beard, a Frederick graduate at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, took sixth place in the Aggie Relays in the 110 hurdles in 14.78.


Megan Knepper, a Williams-port graduate, capped off her season with a splash by winning an award out of the pool.

She was one of 29 Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes to be awarded Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships. The awards are given to student-athletes recognized for outstanding classroom and athletic accomplishments who intend to pursue a graduate-level degree and hope to compete at the Olympics or professional level.

The award ($5,000) will be put toward her graduate education.


Jay Love, a Boonsboro graduate, is a freshman first baseman on the Northwest Shoals Community College baseball team in Muscles Shoals, Ala.

Love is hitting .387 through 26 games for Shoals (23-10). He's 29-for-75 with three doubles, a homer, 17 RBI and 15 runs.

· Jordan Wilson, a St. John's at Prospect Hall graduate, is hitting .333 for the University of Maryland, second among the regulars for the Terps, who were 14-16 going into the weekend. He's 31-for-93 with six doubles, two homers, 18 RBI and 20 runs.

· Danny Fowler, a South Hagerstown graduate, is batting .233 at Mount St. Mary's (10-for-43) with four RBI. Justus Yocum, a Catoctin graduate, is batting .250 (11-for-44) with five RBI and nine walks for the Mount, and Joe Hayes, a Thomas Johnson graduate, is batting .314 (16-for-51) with 13 RBI and 10 walks for the Mount.

· Adam Mills, a Clear Spring graduate, is the No. 1 starter at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The sophomore hurler, who won four games and saved four last season, is 5-0 this year with a 5.08 earned run average.

Mills, who has made eight starts, had a season-high 10 strikeouts in a win over St. Louis University. He has 37 strikeouts in 51 1/2 innings.

· Garrett Hanselman, at Thomas Johnson graduate, also is on the baseball roster at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He's a reserve and is 1-for-8 at the plate. Also at UNC-Charlotte is Grant Hafner, a Frederick, Md., resident and graduate of Urbana. He's 1-for-2.

· Headings into Saturday's doubleheader against Cecil Community College, here is a look at some numbers for area baseball athletes at Hagerstown Community College:

Cole Bellon, North(0-1, 2.21 ERA); Lowell Coats, Thomas Johnson (.258, 17-for-66, three RBI); Robbie Davis, Frederick (.400, 10-for-25, one HR, four RBI; 0-1, 2.93 ERA); Orland Dean, North (.167); Nathan Himes, Boonsboro (.154, eight RBI); Marty Kaetzel, Boonsboro (.298, 14-for-47, nine RBI); Jeremy McAfee, South (1-0, 4.47 ERA); Kyle Robinson, North (.265, 13-for-49, nine RBI); Andy Taylor, Williamsport (.258, 8-for-31, seven RBI; 1-2, 3.32 ERA); Matt Tedrick, North (.278, 10-for-36, nine RBI); Hugh Wescott, St. John's at Prospect Hall (1-1, 2.10 ERA).

· Josh Bowers, a Williams-port graduate, is batting .298 (14-for-47) at Shepherd University. Dirk Webb, a Hedgesville graduate, has a similar average for the Rams, and Phillip Powell, a South Hagerstown graduate, is batting .308 (8-for-26) for the Rams (12-11).

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