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College Roundup Carroll 15th in Div. III championships

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley

Kenyon College’s Erica Carroll closed out her collegiate career by winning her 15th NCAA title at the Div. III Swimming Championships in Buffalo.

She enjoyed an easy victory in the 200-yard backstroke. She finished in 2:02.16, with the next finisher timed in 2:04.97. Carroll was also second to Denison’s Mollie Parrish in the 100-yard butterfly. Carroll was clocked in 56.29, while Parrish swam the race in 55.49. Carroll also placed third in the 100-yard backstroke. She finished the race in 57.47 seconds, which was won by Lake Forest’s Jie Li in 56.73 seconds. Carroll also contributed to a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, which was won with a 3:26.61 clocking.

Carroll is a senior from Flushing, N.Y. Her father, Cornelius Carroll, is from Milford, Co. Cork, and her mother, Florence Flannery, is from Charlestown, Co. Mayo.

Kenyon finished second to Denison in the championship standings, the first time since 1983 they failed to bring the crown back to Gambier, Ohio.

Women’s basketball

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Susan Moran was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team at the league’s annual awards reception. The junior forward from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, led the Atlantic 10 in scoring for the second straight year, averaging 22.6 points per game. She was also honored as the Conference’s Scholar Athlete of the Year. Teikyo Post ended its season with a loss in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament to Holy Family, 76-73. Teikyo’s record stood at 14-13 at season’s end.

Peder Madsen, a junior guard from Dublin, was second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game. Teammates Mick Richardson and Ronan O’Leary added 7.3 and 2.6 points per game, respectively. Richardson is a senior from Dublin, while O’Leary is a sophomore from Derry.

Track & Field

Providence College’s Keith Kelly ran to a third-place finish in the men’s 5,000 meters at the NCAA Div. I Indoor Track & Field Championship at Fayetteville, Ark. The senior from Drogheda posted a 13:50.44 clocking. Alabama’s David Kimani won the race in 13:42.32.

Although the University of Arkansas hosted the meet, the Razorbacks were unable to increase their string of consecutive indoor championships to five. John McDonnell’s squad placed third in the team scoring behind Texas Christian and Louisiana State.

"I am proud of my guys," McDonnell said. "We have won 16 of the last 18 indoor championships. The sun will rise tomorrow. We have to move on and look ahead to outdoors."

Coach McDonnell hails from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo.

Tennis

Jennie Timoney has given Harvard solid performances at the bottom of the lineup. The junior from Celbridge, Co. Kildare, was on a three-match win streak before dropping a pair of matches on a recent road trip.

Timoney defeated Boston College’s Emily Hellberg at fifth singles, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, then handled a pair of opponents at sixth singles. She downed Temple’s Nina Kumar, 6-1, 6-2, and Virginia’s Christine Kim, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. A sojourn to Fort Worth, Texas, saw Timoney lose to Texas Christian’s Karolina Roubickova, 6-3, 6-1, and to Mississippi State’s Linda Mattsson, 6-7(4), 6-1, 10-4.

Brown’s Nick Malone came through at second singles, defeating Army’s John Sabia, 6-2, 6-4, as the Bruins defeated the Cadets, 4-3. Malone, a junior from Greystones, Co. Wicklow, also teamed with Jamie Cerretani at first doubles to knock off Marshall Clay and Andy Burdette. Brown then whipped Providence, 7-0, with Malone taking to the court only for a match at first doubles. He and Cerretani had an easy time of it against Paco Fabian and Chris Overzat, winning, 8-0.

Golf

Kent State’s Martina Gillen tied for fourth place at the Green Wave Women’s Golf Classic at the Lakewood Country Club in New Orleans. The Dublin freshman’s 10-over-par 229 (77-77-75) was two strokes behind Tennessee’s Tina Schneeberger and Vanderbilt’s Meredeth Ward, who settled the medalist honors in a playoff, won by Schneeberger.

Campbell finished second in the Winthrop/Waterford Invitational at the Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill, S.C., by one stroke to Charleston Southern. Dublin junior David Carroll finished in 10th place at eight-over-par 152 (68-84). He was four strokes off the low number of 148. Campbell then visited Tallahassee, Fla., where they won the Florida A&M Springtime Invitational at the Hilaman Golf Course. Carroll tied for ninth place at three-over-par 147 (75-72). Florida A&M’s Patrick Irwin won the event at 137.

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