By John Manley
Brown University’s Enda Johnson earned an individual victory and contributed to a relay win at the 54th Heptagonal Games Association Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Harvard. The junior from County Monaghan won the mile with a time of 4:07.09. He reached the tape more than a second before the next finisher did. Johnson also ran the anchor leg in the Men’s Distance Medley Relay, which the Bruins won in 9:56.08.
Yale freshman Eoghan O’Dwyer contested both the shot put and the weight throw. He did better in the former event, posting a ninth-place finish, with his best throw traveling 48 feet, 6 1/4 inches. He was 12th in the weight throw, with a best heave of 47 feet, 11-1/4 inches. O’Dwyer is a freshman from Dublin.
Brown finished third among the nine teams that competed, and Yale was seventh. Princeton was the champion.
The season appears to have ended for Susan Moran and her teammates on the St. Joseph’s (Pa.) women’s basketball team. The Hawks lost an Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinal game to Dayton, 71-56. Moran, a junior from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, threw in 29 points, hitting 11 of 17 from the field and 7 of 9 from the line. She also led her team with seven rebounds.
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The 15-13 Hawks have a slight chance of a Women’s NIT bid.
Michelle Fahy led Iona with 15 points, but the Gaels lost a quarterfinal Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament game to Rider, 63-55. The Galway freshman flushed down 4 of 6 from the field and converted all seven free throws. Fahy, who scooped up six caroms, also shared top rebounding honors with two of her teammates. She also made off with five steals.
Alabama-Birmingham’s Gr’me McDowell missed winning the Beau Chene Collegiate Classic by one stroke. The Portrush, Co. Antrim, junior put himself in a precarious position with an opening round 74. He recovered to shoot a two-under-par 70 in the second round, which he followed with a 67 in the third and final stanza. The 67 was Friday’s low round. His aggregate 211 left him tied for second, a stroke behind Campbell’s Braxton Wynns.
Campbell’s David Carroll, a junior from Dublin, tied for 39th place at eight-over 224 (79-71-74).
Campbell placed fifth and UAB seventh in the team scramble, which was won by Southeast Louisiana. The tournament was played at the Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville, La.
Kent State’s Martina Gillen was only two strokes off the first round lead in the Midwest Classic, after shooting one-over-par 73, but she fell out of contention the second time around the Hyatt Bear Creek Golf Course in Dallas. The Dublin freshman recorded a 77 and followed with a 78 in the third and final round to finish in a ninth-place tie at 12-over 228. Ohio State’s Mollie Fankhauser topped out at 217. Kent placed eighth among teams, with Oklahoma State the champion.