MONMOUTH, Ill. – One of Monmouth College’s oldest outdoor track and field records fell last weekend as the Fighting Scots competed at the 25-team Washington University Invitational in St. Louis where the women placed first and the men second.
Senior Dan Higgins eclipsed the school’s javelin record – set by his coach, Roger Haynes in 1982 – with a toss of 208’7. The mark bested the previous record by nearly three feet and won the event by more than 30’. Higgins effort also automatically qualified him for the NCAA Outdoor Championships where his throw ranks as the third-best in the country. Sean Wells placed eighth in the javelin at 159’8.
Gloria Lehr picked up three firsts for the women, including a win in the javelin. Her throw of 127’2 was a personal-best and les than a foot from the provisional mark. Heather Hull and Amanda Streeter finished 6-7 with marks of 109’0 and 102’7, respectively.
March 31, 2010
Monmouth College 16
Illinois College 0.
Monmouth College 9
Illinois College 4
March 30, 2010
Monmouth 13 (6-11), Loras 11
March 28, 2010
Monmouth 5, Milwaukee School of Engineering 2
Monmouth 7 (5-11), Milwaukee School of Engineering 2
March 26, 2010
Buena Vista 10, Monmouth 6 (3-11)
The Scots couldn't overcome five errors and nine walks in a 10-6 setback to Buena Vista. BVU scored seven runs over the first three innings, but Monmouth refused to surrender, scoring a pair of runs in the fifth to go with Terry Davis' solo homer in the second to trim the deficit to 7-3. Two more runs in the eighth and one in the ninth wasn't quite enough as Robbie Hinkle was saddled with the loss. Davis led the Monmouth offense with three hits and two RBIs.
Monmouth 8, Robert Morris 3
Monmouth 4 (4-9), Robert Morris 3
The Scots went about the double-header sweep from opposite ends of the spectrum in a 8-3, 4-3 twinbill win over Robert Morris. Monmouth used a six-run third in the opener to support the four-hit pitching of Kelsey Williams. After Val Stier drew a leadoff walk, Courtney Bennett and Daphne Beal singled to put the wheels in motion. Four more hits in the inning, including a double by Lauren Bergstresser set up a double steal as Bergstresser raced home with the fifth run of the inning before Brittany Forney drove in Brooke Twohill with a base hit. Monmouth's big inning in the nightcap came in the bottom of the seventh. The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and led 3-2 in the seventh. With two out, Bergstresser reached on an error and Beal singled to center. Both advanced when the ball was mishandled, bringing Morgan Seiler to the plate with the winning run at second and two out. Seiler ended the game with a double into left center. Megan Butler got the win in relief of Charlotte Hoffmann.