On Campus: Cockerille enjoying strong track season for Mary Washington

By Tommy Keeler Jr.

Taylor Cockerille (Strasburg ’12) is having quite the sophomore season for Mary Washington University’s track and field squad.

Cockerille won the discus in the Frostburg State Invitational on Saturday. Cockerille had a throw of 124 feet, 11 inches.

On March 29, Cockerille led the Eagles with a ninth-place finish in the discus with a throw of 35.26 meters in the Fred Hardy Invitational at Richmond. She also placed 11th in the shot put with a throw of 12.00 meters and 27th in the hammer throw with a throw of 28.73 meters.

In that same meet, VCU’s Verna Hilaire-Lee (Handley ’13) led the Rams’ 4×100 relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 45.94.

On March 22, Cockerille won the discus with a throw of 113-04 in the Battlefield Relays hosted by Mary Washington.

SPRING SURGE: Ryan Rettberg (Skyline ’10) is having a solid spring season for Radford University’s golf team.

Rettberg finished tied for 22nd in the first tournament of the spring on Feb. 17-18 at the Wexford Intercollegiate in Hilton head Island, S.C. The redshirt junior had rounds of 77, 74 and 75 for a 226 (10 over par). The Highlanders finished tied for fifth in the event. The Highlanders then competed in the Bash at the Beach on March 3-4 at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Rettberg finished tied for 14th with a 71, 71 and 73 for a 215 (two over par). The Highlanders placed second in the tournament.

On March 23-25, Rettberg had his best showing of the season in the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg. Rettberg led the Highlanders with rounds of 69, 67 and 74 for a 210 (even par), and finished tied for fourth. Radford placed third in the tournament as a team.

STRONG BREW: Former Handley standout Jackie Brewer had a solid junior season at Mount St. Mary’s (Md.) University.

The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 10.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists per game for Mount St. Mary’s. Brewer started 21 games and played in all but one of the team’s 33 games.
Brewer shot 44 percent (124-for-282) from the field, including 34.8 percent (46-for-132) from 3-point range. She also shot 72.3 percent (47-for-65) from the free-throw line.

Mount St. Mary’s went 19-14 and advanced to the WNIT. Mount St. Mary’s lost in the first round of the WNIT to Duquesne, 62-52, on March 21. Brewer led Mount St. Mary’s in the game with 10 points and 10 rebounds, her second career double-double at Mount St. Mary’s.

Mount St. Mary’s was 13-5 in the North East Conference to finish second, and lost in the NEC tournament semifinals to Saint Francis University, 68-63, on March 12.

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