Friday, December 6, 2013
By Steve Craig firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the recent season-opening meet at Southern Maine, Wheaton College freshmen Emily Rand of Falmouth and Amanda Peterson of Gray-New Gloucester were part of the second-place 1,600-meter relay team. Wheaton's A team finished first. Rand was also seventh in the 200-meter dash.
In the men's meet, Wheaton senior Sam Fear of Bath (North Yarmouth Academy) placed second in the high jump, clearing 6 feet and a quarter-inch. Freshman Sam Miklovich of Gray-New Gloucester was fifth in the 600-meter run.
The trio of local products got back on the court for the Bentley University men's basketball team. Sophomore Andrew Shaw of Saco (Thornton Academy) scored a career-best 23 points in a 78-69 loss to St. Anselm College. Shaw has scored 59 points in the past three games coming off the Falcons' bench. Freshman forward Tyler McFarland of Rockport (Camden Hills) had his fourth double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and continues to lead the team in scoring (14.5), rebounding (8.2) and blocks (1.6). Alex Furness of Wells had four points.
Diana Manduca of Portland (Deering) continued her strong play for Colby College with 12 points and six rebounds in Saturday's 44-41 win over Hamilton in the Mules' NESCAC opener. Manduca, a senior guard, leads Colby (6-6) in scoring (13.9), assists (2.7) and 3-pointers (31).
Bates sophomore Andrew Briggs of York won a pair of races in a dual meet at Middlebury College on Sunday. Briggs won the 100 breast stroke by .03 seconds and came back to win the 200 breast by .47 seconds, edging Middlebury's Stephan Koenigsberger in both races.
• Bentley University freshman Nicola Mancini of Falmouth continued to excel in diving. In her first event back after the holidays, Mancini set the school and home pool record in the 1-meter competition with a score of 289.50. The previous pool and school record of 285.95 had held up for 11 years. She was named the Northeast-10 women's diver and rookie of the week, earning both for a second time.
In the same meet against Plymouth State College, Bentley freshman Michelle Giordano of Alfred (Cheverus) won the 1,000 freestyle.
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