On Campus 4/16/13
Keeley Wood (SLHS) finished second place to earn a silver medal in the women’s 5000-meter run with a time of 19:15.89 at the Appalachian State University Open Meet this past weekend in Boone.
The Wingate University men’s and women’s track and field teams won five events and finished second or third in 20 other competitions. The Bulldogs will compete this weekend in the Southeast Regional Championship to be held at Lenoir-Rhyne College. Last spring, Wood won the 5000-meter run at the Southeast Regional with a time of 19:25.98, helping the Wingate University women’s track and field team secure the Southeast Regional Championship.
Nick Durazo (0-3) (LCHS) and East Carolina (17-19, 3-6) finished the week 1-3, losing narrowly to N.C. State 2-0, and then against Tulane won the first game 3-2 in 13 innings, lost the second game 5-4 in 12 innings, and then won the third game 4-2. Durazo got the call against N.C. State, pitching five innings, facing 20 batters, giving up two hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out three. The Pirates will host UNC Wilmington today for a 6 p.m. game and then travel to Birmingham, Ala., this weekend for a three-game series against UAB.
Dillon Frye (LCHS) and 19th-ranked NC State (28-10, 11-7) went 4-0 this week, extending their winning streak to 10 games. The Wolfpack slipped past East Carolina 2-0 earlier in the week in front of a record crowd of 2,951 fans at Doak Field, and then swept Boston College in a three-game series, 6-5, 6-2 and 3-2. State will be on the road this week, traveling to UNCC today for a 6 p.m. game and then to Atlanta this weekend for a three-game series with Georgia Tech.
Justin Cox (SLHS) and Ferrum College (12-21, 6-18) dropped their only game of the week against Bridgewater College 19-2. Cox finished 0-3 from the plate and accounted for three outs from centerfield. The Panthers will travel to Emory and Henry College on Wednesday, and then wrap up their regular season facing Lynchburg on Friday at 3 p.m. for senior day.
Russell Clark (LCHS) and Campbell University (31-7, 11-4) split games this past week, finishing 3-2. The Fighting Camels started off well by defeating N.C. A&T 10-2, but then suffered losses to Savannah State 8-1 and Longwood 3-2 before bouncing back to defeat Longwood the final two games of their series, 1-0 and 5-2. Campbell will have another full week with five games as the Camels travel to N..C A&T today, face Appalachian State on Wednesday, and then host VMI for a three-game series this weekend.
Carson Wilson (LCHS) and Pitt CC (18-14, 6-12) split a four-game series with Guilford Tech last week, winning the first game 5-2, losing the second and third 2-1 and 5-4, then bouncing back to win the final game, 7-4. The Bulldogs will travel to face Brunswick CC on Wednesday before hosting USC-Lancaster for a four-game series this weekend.
Bkaye Smith (SLHS) and Virginia Tech (27-10, 6-5) went 4-1 last week, splitting a doubleheader with James Madison, winning the first game 5-2 and then losing the nightcap 2-1. Smith finished 0-5 from the plate, scoring one run and accounting for four outs and four assists defensively from shortstop. The Lady Hokies then swept Boston College, winning 4-1, 5-4 and 11-3. Smith finished 2-7 from the plate, scoring three runs and collecting four outs and seven assists from the field. Tech will have a five-game homestand this week, hosting Longwood for a doubleheader on Wednesday and then Florida State for a three-game series this weekend.
Katie Chapman (LCHS) and Guilford (16-12, 2-8) finished 2-2 last week, splitting doubleheaders with Lynchburg, losing 12-5 and then winning 3-2, and with Emory & Henry, losing 10-8 and then winning 6-3. The Lady Quakers will play six games this week on the road facing Randolph in a doubleheader on Wednesday, Shenandoah in a doubleheader on Saturday and Bridgewater in a doubleheader on Sunday.
Micah Lawrence (LCHS) and 15th-ranked Barton College won the Mount Olive Spring Invitational at Walnut Creek GC in Goldsboro last week, carding a five-under 283 to claim the tournament title by eight strokes. Lawrence tied for 42nd place, finishing with rounds of 78 and 76 to finish with a 154. Barton will compete this weekend in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Championships at the Challenge Golf Club in Graham.
Stanton McDuffie (LCHS) representing the N.C. State BassPack fished in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Super Eastern Regional at Lake Norman this past weekend. McDuffie and his partner, Trevor Cardea, caught their 10-fish limit and finished with a weight of 13-9, placing them 39th out of 60 teams. UNC Charlotte fishermen Shane Lehew and Eric Self won the tournament with a two-day weight of 35-4, while also winning the Carhartt Big Bass and Big Bass runners-up awards with two fish weighing in at 5-11 and 5-5. McDuffie will now travel to Kentucky Lake to compete in the Boat U.S. team tournament this weekend.
Danny Dillon (LCHS), Dalton Brown (Northwood) and Campbell University held their spring game last week in front of 1,500 fans at Barker-Lane Stadium/Ed Gore Field. The Fighting Camel Orange team defeated the White team, 24-0. Campbell will open its season on Aug. 31 at UNCC.
Darien McNeill (WHHS) and the University of North Carolina held their annual spring football game last Saturday with the blue team triumphing over the white, 34-10, at Kenan Stadium in front of 15,000 Tar Heel fans. Carolina will open its season on Aug. 29 at South Carolina.
Andrew Stryffeler (LCHS) and Florida Atlantic will host Spring Fest, a day-long event on Saturday at the FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with food trucks opening outside of the stadium and an on-field experience and fun activities for local youth. Inside the stadium, the Owls' spring drills will culminate with a game, which will kick off at 2 p.m. The spring game halftime will be a blast from the past as FAU and the community of Boca Raton welcome home Alfred Morris, FAU's all-time rushing leader and NFL Washington Redskins Rookie of the Year vote recipient. Following the game, FAU players and coaches will join fans on the Hyundai Deck for an autograph session and meet and greet.
Ashton Gaines (SLHS), Ulyess Upchurch (LCHS) and UNC Pembroke will be having their spring game on Saturday at Grace P. Johnson Stadium in Pembroke.
Dennis Godfrey (LCHS) and Les Cougars de Saint-Ouen-L'Aumône (2-3) suffered a loss 40-0 Sunday at the hands of the Asnières-Sur-Seine Molosses. The Cougars will travel to Amiens, France, to face the Spartiates on Sunday.