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College notebook: Bearcat Hurd starts strong in outdoor track

Fresh off winning the conference high jump championship to cap her indoor season, sophomore Erika Hurd is off to a tremendous start to her outdoor campaign with the University of Cincinnati women's track and field team.

Hurd (Manchester Valley) has finished first or second in each of her four meets so far this spring, most recently winning the high jump with a 1.72-meter leap at the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday.

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Before that, she took second with a jump of 1.73 meters on April 4 at the USF Collegiate. On March 29, she won by clearing 1.68 meters at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational. Hurd opened the spring by jumping 1.68 meters to place second at the Central Florida Invitational on March 22.

In the winter, she won the high jump at the American Athletic Conference indoor championships with a personal-best 1.8 meters.

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PITCHER OF THE WEEK:

Sophomore Zach Kronick of the McDaniel baseball team has been named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 7-13.

Kronick led the Green Terror to a 2-2 week, having a hand in both victories. For the week, he pitched 9 1/3 innings on the hill with eight strikeouts and a 0.96 ERA.

On Friday, Kronick helped McDaniel snap a 26-game losing streak against Johns Hopkins, throwing the final 2 1/3 innings of a 5-2 win to pick up his second save of the season, allowing just two hits and striking out three.

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On Saturday, he got the start in the first game of a doubleheader at Haverford, pitching seven innings with five strikeouts.

He entered Tuesday 3-0 with two saves and a 2.08 ERA. He struck out 23 in 34 2/3 innings.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Junior Patrick Serio of the McDaniel men's lacrosse team has been named Centennial Conference Player of the Week for April 7-13.

Serio led the Green Terror (6-7, 3-3 CC) to a 2-0 week, recording seven goals and an assist.

After scoring once in a 14-11 win at Swarthmore on Wednesday, he broke out for a career-high six goals against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Four of his goals came during a fourth-quarter rally, including back-to-back goals in a 5-0 run that spanned just 1:51 and turned an 11-9 deficit into a 14-11 lead en route to a 14-12 win.

For the season, he leads the team with 20 goals and is fourth on the team with 25 assists.

TERROR ON TOP:

Another week, another win for the McDaniel men's golf team. The Green Terror's remarkable spring season continued Sunday and Monday with their fourth victory in six tournaments. Going back to the fall, McDaniel has won five of its last seven tournaments.

Freshman Brian Norwitz shot matching rounds of 75 to lead the Terror to first place at the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational. Norwitz and sophomore Alex Kane were tied for second place overall after the first round before Norwitz registered the low round of the day Monday.

As a team, the Green Terror posted a 36-hole score of 623, edging Scranton by four strokes. McDaniel led the way on Sunday with a round of 307.

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