The same can be said for Shippensburg, which ended Day 2 of the PSAC Track & Field Championships with the men tied for first and the women in the lead. The men had several top finishes, including Bryan Pearson (discus, first, 171-10), who added to Thursday's hammer title, Austin Padmore (800, second, 1:51.57), and David Brantley (decathlon, third, 5,978 points). The women also placed several in the top three, including Bryanna Dissinger (3000 steeplechase, second, 11:11.56), Danielle Sciremammano (long jump, first, 18-07.25), Abby Wagner (long jump, third, 17-11.50), Paige Shirk (discus, third, 146-05), and Kali Dawson (heptathlon, second, 4,299 points).
Dickinson opened the Centennial Conference Track & Field Championships on Friday near the top of the pack, with the men in first and the women second. Kacper Rzempoluch and Adam Gamber went 1-2 in the pole vault with a 13-11.75 each (Rzempoluch won the tiebreaker). Devin Classon got silver in the hammer throw with 45.8 meters. On the women's side, Sofia Canning ran a 38:14.31 in the 10,000, and Tessa Cassidy finished third.
Messiah softball beat third seed Lebanon Valley 5-2 to make Saturday's second round of the MAC Commonwealth tournament. No. 1 Arcadia awaits after Erin Cressman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored. Carrie Fix got her 10th win of the year.
Penn State guard Tony Carr, who recently declared for the NBA draft after leading the Nittany Lions to the NIT championship, has been invited to the NBA combine in Chicago from May 16-20.
Shippensburg baseball stayed in the hunt for a PSAC playoff spot after sweeping a doubleheader with Kutztown 5-2 and 6-1. The Raiders could use two more wins Saturday against the Golden Bears to secure a playoff berth. Camp Hill grad Michael Hope got his sixth save this season in Game 1, securing Zack Sims's conference-leading ninth win. Dalton Hoiles had three hits on the day and Scout Knotts blasted a two-run homer in the opener.