By Tommy Keeler Jr.
Alyssa Bane (Strasburg '11) is finishing her sophomore track and field season in style.
The Eastern Mennonite thrower set a school record in the hammer throw in the Liberty Invitational on April 6.
Bane's throw of 38.43m (126 feet, 1 inch) easily broke the 2006 record of 36.18m formerly held by Becky Hoover.
Bane finished 15th in the meet.
On April 19-20 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference meet held in Lexington, Bane finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 32.67. She also placed 11th in the hammer throw (33.37m).
Bane helped guide the Royals to a sixth-place finish in the ODAC meet with 30 points.
KING IN CHARGE: Nicole King (Warren County '12) is proving to be just as dominant in college as she was in high school.
King is having a strong freshman season in the circle at New Haven University this year. She has a 9-5 record with a 2.43 ERA for the Chargers. She has started 14 games and has a total of 26 appearances in the 41 games New Haven has played.
King also has five saves and 112 strikeouts in the 98 innings she has pitched.
The two biggest highlights of her season have come recently. On April 13 against Le Moyne, King threw a no-hitter in a 6-0 victory. She struck out 13 and walked two in the victory.
On April 20, King threw a second no-hitter, this time in a 7-0 victory over St. Rose. King struck out seven in the win.
Opponents are only hitting .189 against her, and she has pitched seven complete games this season for the Chargers.
New Haven, which is currently ranked 24th in Division II, is 30-11 with just three games left in the regular season. The Chargers will compete in the Northeast-10 tournament next week.
GOING STRONG: Taylor Henry (Skyline '12) has had a solid freshman softball season for Georgetown University.
Henry has appeared in 41 games, and started in 40 games for the Hoyas this year.
She is hitting .237 (31-for-128) and has two doubles and seven RBIs. Henry has a .317 on-base percentage, and has drawn seven walks for the Hoyas. She also has a .944 fielding percentage.
Georgetown is 19-28, including 8-8 in the Big East. This past weekend in a three-game series with Providence, Henry went a combined 4-for-9 with an RBI for the Hoyas.
The Hoyas still have seven games left in the regular season before playing in the Big east Tournament on May 9-11 in Tampa, Fla.
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