Messiah wrestling got out to a fast start with wins over Millikin (forefeit), Springfield (25-16) and RIT (37-9) at the Budd Whitehill Duals. Northern graduate Kyle Koser got two wins in the 197 bracket, by both a fall and tech. fall. The Falcons face off with York in the championship tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.
The Shippensburg women’s swimming team won seven events Friday in a dual meet against PSAC opponent Edinboro 109-94. Carly Alvarado and Madeleine Verby each won two events. Verby finished first in the 500 free (5:35.79) and the 1,000 free (11:20.79), while Alvarado touched the wall first in the 200 free with a collegiate best of 2:03.06 and later placed first in the 200 back with a 2:12.41.
The Shippensburg men’s swim team came up just short in a dual meet against Edinboro, dropping a 104-99 decision. Hunter Keck won both of his events, touching the wall first in the 50 free in 22.33 seconds and first in the 100 free in 48.58 seconds. Jeff Beyer won the 200 free in 1:45.45 and the 500 free in 4:57.22.
Shippensburg cross country coach Steve Spence extended his impressive streak of running sub-5 minute miles to 43 consecutive years on Friday night, a feat that is believed to be the longest-running of its kind in the United States of America per Runner’s World magazine. Spence achieved the feat on the Shippensburg track. He completed his mile in 4:56. Members of the cross country team served as pacesetters.