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    St. Andrews places 4th at Conference Caroliltias Championships
Three Knights garner All-Conference recognition
From; Staff Reports
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Junior Mitch Cooper
(Virginia Beach, Va.) ran a personal record (PR)
at the 2007 Conference Carolinas Champion
ships to lead the St. Andrews Presbyterian Col
lege men’s cross country team to a fourth place
finish on Saturday morning.
The Knights concluded in fourth place
out of nine conference schools with 89 points.
St. Andrews was sitting just one point out of
second place after its three All-Conference run
ners crossed the finish line but strong depth on
a couple other teams kept the Knights from a
top-three finish.
Cooper, the 2006 Conference Runner of
the Year and 2005 Conference Freshman of the
Year, blazed the trails at the Roger Milliken
Research Park in a PR time of 25:59. Cooper’s
first collegiate 8,000-meter time under 26 min
utes was good for fourth place out of 80 runners
to acquire his third straight First Team All-Con-
ference honors.
Sophomore Pedro Tapia Jr. (Sanford,
N .C ), the 2006 Conference Freshman of the
Year, posted a Second Team All-Conference
performance with a sixth place finish. Tapia’s
8k speed of 26:33 was good for his second
straight All-Conference credit.
Freshman Doug Holt (Toms River, N.J.)
just missed becoming the fourth straight St.
Andrews men’s harrier to be the Conference
Freshman of the Year by finishing 11th overall
with a time of 26:57. Holt was the
second fastest freshman in the field by setting
a PR while earning Xll-Conference Honorable
Mention admiration
Freshman Josh Pickett (Asheville, N.C.)
logged a 31 St place performance with a time of
28:18. Sophomore James Lloyd (Lusby, Md.)
also finished in the top-half of the field in 37th
place to conclude the Knights scoring five run
ners at 29:23.
Other Knights results included junior
Perry Morris (Austin, Texas) clocking in at
29:49; freshman Tommy Wilson (Salisbury,
N.C.) finishing in 30:11; freshman Brad McKee
(Kings Mountain, N.C.) following in 30:28; and
senior Patrick Hogan (Denton, N.C.) running a
PR of 30:55.
Lady Knights finish 5th at Conference Carolinas Championships
Trovato earns First Team All-Conference honors
From: Staff Reports
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Junior Alyson Trovato
(Cedar Park, Texas) finished just 11 seconds be
hind the race champion in third place to garner
First Team All-Conference recognition to lead
the St. Andrews Presbyterian College-women’s
cross country team to a fifth place finish at the
2007 Conference Carolinas Championships on
Saturday morning.
The Lady Knights had 135 points, just
10 points out of third place, to finish in the
top-half of the field in the 12 conference school
Trovato just missed her personal record
(PR) by four seconds, finishing the 5,000-me
ter course at the Roger Milliken Research Park
(hosted by Converse College) in 19 minutes and
16 seconds. Trovato earned First-Team All-
Conference honors for the second straight year
with her third place finish out of 82 runners.
Senior Veronica Gobeyn (Mullins, S.C.)
had a top-20 result for the Knights concluding
in 18th place with a time of 20:35.
Freshman Marie Hibbard (Statesville,
N.C.) set a new 5k PR at SAPC with a speed of
21:05. Hibbard’s fastest time of the year by four
seconds was good for 23rd place. Classmate
Desiree Cavazos (Fayetteville, N.C.) tied her
own PR with a 30th place result and a time of
Sophomore Bonnie MacDonald (Car
thage, N.C.) was the Lady Knights fifth scor
ing runner at 24:03. Freshman Danielle Martin
(Newport, N.C.) and sophomore Lauren Crabb
(Kalamazoo, Mich.) concluded the raced with
times of 25:19 and 25:42, respectively.
St._ Andrews picksjup 10th conference win
From: Staff Reports
October 30, 2007
BELMONT, N.C.—Senior Lindsey Stansbury
(Morgan City, La.) registered her 16th double
double of the season to lead the visiting St.
Andrews Presbyterian College volleyball team
to a 30-26, 32-30, 23-30, 30-16 victory at Con
ference Carolinas rival Belmont Abbey College
on Tuesday night at the Wheeler Center
The Knights snapped a six-match skid,
improving to 11-23 overall and 10-9 in Confer
ence Carolinas, while the Abbey falls to 8-23
overall and 6-13 in Conference Carolinas.
with 13 spikes while sophomore Galina Podol
sky (Raleigh, N.C.) was the third SAPC player
to reach double-digit kills with 11.
Sophomore Jaime Hayes (Gulf Breeze,
Fla.) handed out 49 assists, made 12 digs, and
tallied five blocks. Defensively, libero Erin
Haugen (Ft. Mill, S.C.) led the Knights with 20
digs. Senior Tara Lemieux (Panama City, Fla.)
finished 13 digs to go along with nine kills and
freshman Katie Lovett (Concord, N.C.) finished
with 12 digs.
The Abbey was led offensively by
Sydney Steffen and Emily Frohnapfel, who
both finished with eight kills. Jennifer Angelich
and Leanne Cassandra both added seven. Setter
Allison Smith handed out 22 assists to go along
with eight digs.
Defensively, the Abbey finished with 79
digs as Monica Halligan led the way with 20,
while Carrie Markham added 18 and Kimmel
finished with 10. Frohnapfel paced the Abbey
with four block solos and three block assists.
Stansbury led the Lady Knights with her Podolsky and Lemieux each served up
team-highs of 14 kills and 21 digs. Freshman three aces to pace the Knights nine ace attack
Kelly Williams (Laurel, Md.) tied Stansbury on the night.
Saints swimming spoils St. Andrews first-ever dual meet
From: Staff Reports
October 27, 2007
GAFFNEY, S C.—The St. Andrews
Presbyterian College men’s and women’s swim
teams competed in the programs inaugural
dual meet on Saturday afternoon at the Timken
Aquatic Center against Limestone College.
The hosts prevailed as the Lady Saints defeated
SAPC 119-50, while the Saints men downed the
Knights 128-48
The Knights teamed up to win six events
in their first head-to-head competition against a
strong Bluegrass Mountain Conference oppo
WOMEN: Limestone 119, St Andrews
Freshman Sarah Supcoe (Charles
ton, W Va ) won a pair of events to lead the
Lady Knights swimmers. Supcoe won the
200 individual medley (2:20.36) and the 100
breaststroke (1:12 60). Supcoe finished off her
22-point day with a runner-up finish in the 100
butterfly (1 03.08), concluding the race less
than a second behind the winner
The relay team of freshman Amy Trip-
son (Pittsburgh, Pa ), sophomore Leslie Firth
(Charlotte, N.C ), sophomore Courtney Bertram
(Acworth, Ga ), and junior Kaley Rouse (Lex
ington, N.C.) took first in the 200 freestyle relay
Individually, Tripson added a third-place
finish in the 500 freestyle (5:59.30) and a fourth
in the 200 freestyle (2:16.81) to give St. An
drews five more points.
Rouse followed with a third place result in
the 100 backstroke (1:23.66) and a fifth in the
mixed 1000 freestyle (13:36.37).
Firsth registered a couple of fourth place'
finishes in the 50 freestyle (36.31) and the 100
freestyle (1:21.39). Bertram followed in both
events with times of 36.87 and 1:23.44, respec
tively. The Knights did not compete in the 200
medley relay.
MEN: Limestone 128, St Andrews 48
Freshmen Robb Vermillion (Williams
burg, Va.) and Dwight Richardson (Newport
News, Va.) each won an individual event to
pace the St. Andrews men’s swimmers against
Richardson won the 100 freestyle with a
time of 49.54, which is good for nine Knights
points. Richardson was less than a second
behin'd the winner in the 50 freestyle taking the
runner-up spot with a speed of 22.24. Senior Ian
Burkett (Columbia, S.C.) also competed in the
same to events finishing with times of 31.19 in
the 50 and 1:09.10 in the 100.
Vermillion was victorious in the 100
breaststroke by stopping the clock in 1:10.75.
The freshman foursome of Richardson,
Adam Crago (Amhurst, Va ), Vermillion, and
Brad Kochel (Winchester, Va.) earned 11 more
points for the Knights with the victory in the
200 freestyle relay (1:40.66). Kochel, Vermil
lion, Crago, and freshman Joseph Hernandez
(Hubert, N.C.) squeaked out a runner-up show
ing in the 200 medley relay (1:52.22).
Kochel added a third place result in
the 1(K) backstroke (1:00.23) while Crago was
fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.71). Hernan
dez concluded the Knights swimming with a
pair of fourth place results in the 200 freestyle
(2:21.00) and the 500 freestyle (6:40.59). SAPC
did not compete in the 200 individual medley.

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