|Spring sports athletes honored, break records
RELEASED: May 23, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-The Centre College spring sports teams of baseball, softball, track and field, tennis and golf completed successful seasons with standout performances from many individuals.
Below is a look at how each of the spring sports teams fared this year.
After a 4-28 record in 2001, the women's softball team showed tremendous improvement in posting a 15-19 mark in 2002. The Lady Colonels placed two players on the all-conference team Berea Ernst and star pitcher Erin Grumley.
At the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference track meet in Memphis, Tenn., the men made an impressive showing in finishing third, their highest finish in years. The women placed fourth. Men's star sprinter Sean Smith broke the conference record in the 200 meters with a time of 21.69. Andrew Smith broke the school record in the discus throw with a mark of 151-4 feet. The old mark of 151-1 had stood since 1980.
The men's team won 30 of 45 against Division III opponents and won the prestigious Transylvania Invitational Tournament. Matt Sander was the medalist at the Transylvania Tournament held at Kearney Hills in Lexington. Sophomore Curtis Fifner finished second at the SCAC championships held in Madison, Miss. The women were led by junior Emily Jones with a very respectable 91 average.
The men's team posted a 7-14 record while the women were 8-11. No. 1 women's player Tiffany Durall was named first-team all-conference with a 13-5 record. The men's doubles team of Prescott Hoffman and Chase Coyle made the all-tourney team by going undefeated in the tournament.
The Colonels started the season badly by losing the first eight games but rebounded to post a 12-21 record. Senior Scott Schlegel made first-team all-conference and senior Craig Schroeder led the team in hitting (.377). The Colonels closed out the year with five straight wins.
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