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Campus Clippings: Moore claims league crown

May 6, 2009
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald

John Moore (Fonda-Fultonville) won the America East championship in the 800-meter run for the University at Albany men's track and field team at the conference championship meet.

He finished the race with a time of 1:51.25, which also met the IC4A qualifying standard.

Moore also finished second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.56. Moore also was a part of the championship 3,200-meter relay team.

Jake Squillace (Amsterdam) won the Blue & Gray award for the State University of New York Institute of Technology baseball team.

The Blue & Gray award is presented to a student-athlete on each team, who "displays an overall exuberance for the sport and commitment to the team."

Bryan Yurkewecz (Fonda-Fultonville) was named the University at Albany men's cross country most valuable player at the recent Ninth Annual Great Dane Awards.

He ran cross country during the fall season.

Ron Patterson (Gloversville) had a two-run single, helping the Herkimer County Community College baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Hudson Valley Community College.

The wins gave the Generals the Mountain Valley Conference championship.

Matt Gonyea (Dolgeville) threw five innings in the winning effort for Herkimer in the second game.

Patterson also had an RBI triple in a previous win over Schenectady County Community College.

Kristen Stein (Gloversville) placed third in the 400 meters for the State University of New York at Oneonta track and field team.

She finished with a time of 59.64 seconds, which also set an Eastern College Athletic Conference standard.

Stein also finished 13th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:27.76 and was on the Red Dragons' winning 1,600-relay team.

Lacie Newland (Gloversville) finished 18th in the 800 meters.

Dave Gage (Broadalbin-Perth) was named the Southern Vermont Community male Scholar Athlete of the Year at the April 28 award's banquet for his 3.8 GPA.

Gage is a sophomore on the Mountaineers' baseball team.

He finished the season with a .302 batting average with four doubles, 11 RBIs and 22 runs scored. He also stole 10 bases in 13 attempts and scored 22 runs.

Matt Begeal (Wells) recently finished his junior season on the Hilbert College baseball team.

The Hawks finished with a 10-28 record and Begeal hit .327 with six doubles, a home run and 13 RBIs. He had a slugging percentage of .416.

He also saw some time on the pitcher's mound, but finished with a 1-4 record and struck out 13 in 25 1/3 innings.

Kevin Hunt (Johnstown) had a goal as the St. Michael's men's lacrosse team finished its season with a 14-13 loss to St. Anselm College.



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