Coppin's Robinson earns NCAA berth


Coppin State senior Clevans Robinson won the 126-pound division with a 6-3 decision over Seton Hall's Scott Moreau at the Big Northeastern Conference championships Sunday to become the first wrestler in school history to qualify for the NCAA championships.

Host Coppin finished third in the team standings with 57 points, trailing Seton Hall (93) and Boston University (75.5). Coppin's Kenneth Taylor was named the meet's outstanding coach.

Four Eagles -- Robert Carradine (134), Jason Hall (167), Keno Brown (190) and Chris Forrest (heavyweight) -- lost in the finals.

UMBC makes waves

Sophomore Ingrid Kilpe (Centennial) had two first-place finishes and one second for the UMBC women and sophomore Chad Cradock set three school records for the men, as UMBC grabbed fourth-place finishes at the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championships at Cleveland State University.

Kilpe took gold in the 100-yard butterfly (56.38) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.39) and silver in the 200 backstroke (2:02.76). Her backstroke broke a school record, giving Kilpe four individual school marks.

Cradock set school marks in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:34.61; second place), 500 freestyle (4:29.29 in trials; fifth place) and 200 freestyle (1:40.96 in trials; seventh place).

Junior Mike Gibeau (Hammond) also set two school marks, taking second place in the 100 (49.12) and 200-yard butterfly (1:49.35).

Coppin on track

The Coppin State women's 4 x 800 relay team finished second at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Sunday in Syracuse, N.Y.

Sheree Carter, Annette Williams, Twana Allen and Sharon Johnson finished in 9 minutes, 9.19 seconds, about four seconds behind Georgetown.

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