Women’s tennis falls

BOARDMAN — The Youngstown State women’s tennis team lost to Xavier Univ. 6-1 Saturday in the opening of the spring season.

YSU’s Anna Volkova defeated Aylin Seyalioglu 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles spot.

Anthony wins twice

KENT — Sophomore Alisha Anthony won the long jump and triple jump and YSU’s field athletes made seven entries to the school’s top-10 performers list at Kent State.

Anthony won both events by more than a foot-and-a-half with marks of 17-11 in the long jump and 34-11 in the triple jump. She added a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash.

Junior Shayne York won the triple jump for the men’s squad (44-1 1/2) and John Pallini moved into fourth-place on YSU’s top performers list in the shot put with a mark of 50-10 while Dom DeFilippo assumed the 10th spot by throwing 47-61⁄2.

Johnny Copley’s second-place pole vault height of 14-11⁄4 ranks fifth in school history, and Jerrill Hall’s fourth-place distance of 21-2 in the long jump ranks eighth. All three of YSU’s competitors in the women’s weight throw turned in personal-best marks. Alexis Hall finished third and now ranks fifth in school history (51-10), Danielle Curry ranks sixth (51-0 1/4) and Marissa Opper is 10th (45-11 1/4).

Kari Kreutzfeld won the 400m (58.31) and Robyn Ray added a second-place finish in the triple jump (33-4 1/2) for the women.

The men’s squad had seven second-place finishes, including Harold Jones’ time of 1:54.71 in the 800m that ranks him eighth.

Other second-place finishes were Clarence Howell in the 60m, Scott Streiner in the 200m and Adam Kagarise in the 400m.

Arnold takes three

LORETTO, PA. — Junior Olivia Arnold won three individual events to lead the YSU swimming & diving team to a 142-58 victory over Radford in a double dual meet.

Arnold touched the wall first in the 500- (5:21.91) and 1,000-yard (10:53.97) freestyles and added a win in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:33.85). Later Saint Francis (Pa.) defeated the Penguins 115.5 to 83.5.

Freshman Ashley Williamson was the top finisher in the 200 back (2:11.79), and she teamed up with Alana Kane, Brittany Senn and Megan Rupe to win the 200 free relay (1:42.17).

Natasha Bray finished second behind Arnold in both freestyles, clocking in with a time of 5:21.91 in the 500 and 10:58.26 in the 1,000. Senn tied for second place in the 50 free (25.57).

Rupe was third in the 100 and 200 free, and Julia Darling placed third in the 200 breast.


Rathburn places

CLEMSON, S.C. — Coastal Carolina Univ. freshmen Alex Rathburn (Western Reserve) placed sixth in the women’s shot put with a toss of 41-1 in the Clemson Invitational Track and Field Meet.

She also placed 13th in the weight throw with a distance of 42-09.5 for CCU.

Three time winner

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA. — Bella Rathburn (Mineral Ridge) won three events at the Slippery Rock Univ. Track and Field Meet.

Rathburn won the Girl’s 55-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes.

Red Cross classes

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a Sports Injury Prevention and First Aid training class on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m., until 2 p.m.

The class does not include CPR.

The five-hour program, along with the prerequisite CPR, meets all requirements set by the State of Ohio Dept. of Education for coaches at all levels of play. For details call (330) 726-6063.


Bertarelli to defend
regatta title today

KEY WEST, Fla. — Ernesto Bertarelli, syndicate president of America’s Cup champion Alinghi, is set to defend his Farr 40-class title at the Acura Key West sailing regatta today off the Florida Keys.

Alinghi captured the Farr 40-class in last year’s competition, clinching victory even before the final of nine races that comprise the regatta. That feat will be tough to duplicate during the five-day regatta as part of a fleet of 25 boats that includes two-time defending world champion Mascalzone Latino, skippered by Italy’s Vincenzo Onorato.

Street Bird soars
in Big A feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Street Bird rolled to a five-length victory over Starship Cruiser on Sunday in the $49,980 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.

The 4-year-old led every step with Alan Garcia aboard for his third win of the day. The time was 1:46.10 for the 1 1-16 miles on the fast track.


Bode Miller has
something to cheer

KITZBUEHEL, Austria — Bode Miller finally had something to cheer about Sunday at the traditional Hahnenkamm World Cup races.

Earlier this week, he accused organizers of making the famous Streif downhill course much bumpier and dangerous than it already was. He also criticized organizers.

Vindicator staff/wire reports