College sports news: HCC men's outdoor track team finishes third at Goucher College Invitational

Howard Community College

The outdoor track teams competed at the Goucher College Invitational on April 7. The men's program had a particularly strong day, placing third out of 16 teams.

Calder Walker (first in the 400 with a time of 49.8 seconds) and Filagot Dinku (first in the 5k in 16:00) were the two winners for HCC. Other top performers were Eric Bishop (3. 110 hurdles, 15.8), Andrew Parlette (3. 1,500, 4:11; 3. 5k, 16:16), Brandon Woodley (2. 400, 50.5) and Jon Fourney (3. javelin, 43.17 meters).

The men's 4x100 (second in 44.4) and 4x400 (second in 3:26) relays also had strong showings.

On the women's side, Madison Hoover led the way with a ninth-place finish in the 100 (13.37) and an 11th place showing in the long jump (4.62). Jessica Gary (15. shot put, 9.65) and Fonteyn Chapman (25. 100, 15.02) were other notables.

Both teams will travel to George Mason University this weekend for the Patriot Invitational.

Women's basketball

Senior guard Katie Biggs (Glenelg) scored a game-high 25 points to lead Shepherd University to an 83-58 win over Fairmont State in the quarterfinals of the WVIAC Women's Basketball Tournament.

Shepherd lost to West Virginia Wesleyann, 74-47, in the conference semifinals.

On the season, Biggs averaged 12 points, 5.1 rebounds a game and made a team-high 59 3-point shots for the Lady Rams, who finished the season 20-11.

Biggs is majoring in nursing and will graduate in December.

Howard County resident Aja Wallpher just completed an outstanding season with York College of Pennsylvania. The sophomore led the nation in assists per game (7.3) and overall assists (219) and set York school single season records with both.

She led the Capital Athletic Conference in assists, assists per game, assist to turnover ratio, steals and steals per game. Her single game high of 14 assists ranks her fourth nationally, as does her single game high for steals (11).

York (24-6) made the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history, but lost to Amherst College, the 2011 Division III national champion and this year's runner-up.

York finished the season ranked 20th in the final D3Hoops poll and 23rd in the final USA Today/ESPN coaches poll.

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