Locals do well in college athletics
Several local college athletes have done well this past week.
At Alfred State, Waverly graduate Brian Tubbs won the 400 in 51.09 at the Region III Championships over the weekend.
Tubbs qualified for NJCAA Division III National Championships, which will be held at Alfred State this Thursday through Saturday, with that mark.
He was also on a 4x400 relay team that took second.
MU'S LEARN EARNS PSAC BID
Freshman Susan Learn became the 20th Mountaineer to qualify for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Outdoor Championships with her 6th place finish in the women's 3000m steeplechase Sunday afternoon at Cornell's Big Red Invitational.
Learn turned in a time of 12:26:64 to qualify for the conference championships that will be held at Bloomsburg University's Robert B. Redman Stadium from May 3-5.
Mansfield's 20 PSAC qualifiers are the most in program history.
Senior Justen Johnson had an excellent showing at the Invite, posting a time of 48.13 in the men's 400m to take second overall and a time of 22.51 in the 200m for a sixth place finish.
TOWANDA'S SMITH EARNS LYCOMING COLLEGE'S WEEKLY HONOR
After winning her first career women's tennis singles match to wrap up the 2011-12 campaign, freshman Abbey Smith, a Towanda graduate, has earned her first career Warrior of the Week award. Smith and junior Adriana Rivera posted an 8-4 win over Kellie O'Donnell and Maygan Henzie at No. 3 doubles against Alvernia in the season-ending match on Saturday before following that with a 4-6, 6-2, 10-6 superset tiebreak win over Henzie at No. 6 singles for her first career singles win. Smith posted a 1-1 mark in doubles with Rivera during the week to finish their season with a 3-3 mark together.