By John Manley
Providence College’s Keith Kelly, a junior from Drogheda, earned two victories at the recent Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. Kelly was victorious in both the 5,000- and 3,000-meter runs. His times were 14:17.93 and 8:17.87, respectively.
Teammate Dermot Galvin, a sophomore from Kilrush, Co. Clare, finished third at 5,000 meters with a time of 14:24.05. The Friars’ Paul Reilly and Larry Morrissey ran the second and fourth legs, respectively, in the Friars’ distance medley relay victory, in which they were timed in 9:54.49. Reilly is a sophomore from Loughrea, Co. Galway, and Morrissey is a senior from Waterford.
Georgetown won the men’s title, while Providence finished seventh in the points scramble.
Brown’s Enda Johnson, a sophomore from County Monaghan, ran third in the men’s mile at the Heptagonal Indoor Championships at Dartmouth. Johnson finished in 4:07.07 in a race won by Princeton’s Paul Morrison in 4:05.69. Princeton won the team title over Brown by a score of 121.33-90.
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St. Joseph’s (Pa.) sophomore Susan Moran won the Atlantic 10 Conference scoring title when she scored a game high 16 in a 79-59 victory over St. Bonaventure. Moran, from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, was 6-for-10 from the field and 4-for-5 from the foul line to finish with an average of 16.007 points per game for the regular season. The Bonnies’ Melissa Fazio was held to 12 points and finished second in the race with 16.004 points. Moran also
had six rebounds, two assists and two steals. The Hawks finish the regular season 23-4 overall and 14-2 in the Atlantic 10. They now enter the conference tournament, beginning with a quarterfinal match against either Dayton or Fordham on Saturday.
Off the bench again suited Manhattan’s Siobhan Kilkenny as she scored a game high 14 points in a 58-49 victory over Marist. The freshman from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, went 4-for-8 from the floor, including 2-for-3 via airmail, while making all four free throws. She also had three rebounds. Kilkenny then had seven points on 3-for 4 from the field and 1-for-2 from the line in a 57-45 loss to Loyola (Md.) She also had five caroms. Kilkenny then hit for 12 points in a 75-74 victory over Iona. She went 5-for-9 from close range and 2-for-6 from the line. She also had seven rebounds, six assists and seven steals. Manhattan is 16-11 overall and 7-10 in the Metro Atlantic Conference.
Teikyo Post’s men ended their season with an 87-62 loss to Nyack College in the semifinal round of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament. They advanced with a 77-66 win over Holy Family in the quarterfinals. Mick Richardson, a junior from Dublin, ended the season with a scoring average of 11.44 points per game. He also averaged 6.44 rebounds per contest. Teammate Peder Madsen, a Dublin sophomore, was good for 12.0 points per game from the backcourt. Teikyo Post ended the year 11-21 overall.
California’s Claire Curran and Amy Jensen won the women’s doubles crown at the Rolex Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championship, defeating Arizona’s Lindsay Blau and Michelle Gough, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. Curran is a senior from Dublin.
The Bears then advanced to the finals round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championship in Madison, Wis. They began by defeating Wisconsin, 6-1, as Curran posted a 6-4, 6-3 win at third singles over Shana McElroy. Curran and Jensen lost at first doubles, however, to the duo of Gabler and Vojnov, 9-8 (7-5). Cal then downed Duke, 7-1, in the quarterfinals, although Curran lost to Erica Biro at third singles, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4). Curran and Jensen controlled the first doubles match, 8-5, over Biro and Siebel.
The semifinal round pitted California against Wake Forest, with the Bears narrowly escaping with a 5-4 triumph. Curran lost at third singles to Bea Bielik, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-2). Curran and Jensen won at first doubles over Bielik and Adria Engel, 1-0 (10-7). The finals match went to Stanford, 8-0, as Curran fell to Teryn Ashley, 6-0, 6-4, at third singles, and at first doubles along with Jensen to Ashley and Melissa Irvin, 8-4.
Harvard’s men began the spring season with a 4-3 victory over Oklahoma State. Joe Green, a senior from Dublin, teamed with Dave Lingman to defeat Chris Bates and Fran Krepelka at second doubles, 8-4. Green lost at first singles to Eru Lyndon, 7-6(6), 4-6, 4-6. Senior John Doran, also from Dublin, lost at first doubles with Cillie Swart, 5-8, to Lyndon and Matt Prentice.
The Crimson then defeated Kansas, 6-2, as Doran defeated Rodrigo Echagaray at first singles, 7-6(9), 6-7(6), 10-6, while Green won at third singles, 6-4, 6-3, over Alex Barragan. Green and Lingman were 8-6 winners at first doubles over Echagaray and Dus, while Doran and Swart posted an 8-5 triumph at second doubles over Quentin Blakeney and Pete Stroer.