Sports Highlights


Blair Takes Third in NCAA Wrestling Championships

Junior captain Michael Blair recovered from a 3-2 loss in his opening match to take the next five bouts in the consolation bracket and take third place in the heavyweight division of the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships at St. Olaf College. The Bantams are ranked No.24 in the nation.

Blair, who finished third in the NCAA Championships last season and seventh in 2002-03 to earn All-American honors both years, was stunned by unseeded Tom Snyder, of Lycoming College in the opening round. Blair, seeded No. 3 in the field, crushed the No. 6 seed, 16-5, in the consolation first round and pinned the No. 5-seeded heavyweight in just 29 seconds in the second round to clinch at least an eighth-place finish and All-American recognition in this yearís tournament. He edged the No. 8 seed, 6-5, and won in the consolation semifinal match, 7-3, to set up a third-place match against the No. 4 seed in the tournament. Blair won his fifth straight match, 5-3, to earn third place for the second year in a row.

Trinity Ice Hockey Coaches Sweep League Honors

  Menís Hockey Head Coach John Dunham   Womenís Hockey Head Coach
 

Menís Hockey Head Coach John Dunham
  

 

Womenís Hockey Head Coach
Andrew McPhee

 

Hockey coaches John Dunham and Andrew McPhee have been named the 2004-05 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Menís and Womenís Ice Hockey Coaches of the Year.

The Trinity men currently have a 21-3-2 overall record and reached the semifinals of the NESCAC Championship Tournament. The Bantams won the leagueís regular season title with a 15-2-2 league record, and hosted the conference tournament for the first time.

The Trinity women finished the season with a 9-13-1 overall record and qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the first time. The Bantams posted a 4-11-1 NESCAC record and improved significantly from a 2-20 season a year ago and a winless record in the league. The Bantams played a first round, NESCAC Championship game at Middlebury on February 26, losing to the eventual league champions.

Menís Ice Hockey Goes to NCAA Final Four

The menís ice hockey team, which blanked Geneseo State, 4-0, to improve to 21-3-2 for the season, has advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championship Final Four. The Bantams will play the St. Thomas University Tommies, of St. Paul, Minnesota, in the NCAA Semifinal Round on March 18 at Middleburyís Kenyon Arena. The winner will advance to the NCAA Division III Finals on March 19 at Kenyon against the winner of the other semifinal game featuring Middlebury and New England College. Trinity is making its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Final Four in its second year of NCAA Tournament play. The Bantams won the 2003 NESCAC title and lost a 5-4 game at Norwich in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

  Kristina Miner í07
 

Kristina Miner í07
  

Trinityís White Wins Hurdles at New England Womenís D3 Championships

First-year student Amanda White won the 55-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.65 to lead the Bantams to a tenth-place finish in the New England Division III Womenís Indoor Track and Field Championships at Smith College.

Senior co-captain Christina Kane came in sixth place in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:47.74, followed by sophomore teammate Kristina Miner in eighth at 4:48.86. Junior Jackie Kupper, sophomore Rhenita Brade, and first-year student Amanda Williams each posted an eighth-place performance to earn points for the Bantams. Kupper recorded a time of 18:45.43 in the 5,000 meters, Brade ran a 1:01.93 in the 400-meter dash, and Williams finished the 800-meter run at 2:22.72. The Trinity 4x800-meter relay team, consisting of Kane, Miner, Williams, and first-year student Katharine Spencer came in fourth with a time of 9:40.63. All seven earned All-New England honors.

Miner is Fifth, Walsh Seventh in 800 Meters at Nationals

Sophomore Kristina Miner finished fifth overall in the 800 meters and junior Thomas Walsh placed seventh in the same event, as the Bantams competed in the NCAA Division III Menís and Womenís Indoor Track and Field National Championships at Illinois Wesleyan University.


 

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