On campus: Madden begins indoor track season

Virginia sophomore Thomas Madden (Skyline ’13) is off to strong start in the indoor track season for the Cavaliers.

Madden finished 12th in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday in the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.

On Jan. 31 in the John Thomas Terrier Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, Madden posted the third best time in school history in the 5,000 with a time of 14:02.17.

Madden was also 14th in the Rod McCravy Memorial meet on Jan. 24 in Lexington, Kentucky in the 3,000 in a time of 8:17.92. Also in that meet, sophomore John Michael Pirtle (Stonewall Jackson ’12) placed 30th in the long jump with a leap of 19-01.50.

Pirtle was also 17th in the long jump with a jump of 19-10.25 in the Virginia Tech Invitational to start the year on Jan. 17 in Blacksburg.

This is Madden’s first year competing in the indoor track season. He finished 48th in the ACC Championships during cross country season, and 164th in the NCAA Cross Country Championships in the fall.

Virginia’s track team will compete this weekend in the Alex Wilson Invitational held at Notre Dame.

OUT ON A WINNING NOTE: Jensen Hoover (Central ’11) has helped lead Randolph College’s women’s basketball team to it’s first-ever winning regular season.

The WildCats clinched a winning regular season with a 59-58 come-from-behind win over Roanoke College on Saturday. The WildCats closed the game with a 10-2 run, which included a free throw from Hoover.

It was the first-ever win at Roanoke in 23 attempts. Hoover had five points and 11 rebounds in the victory.

For the season, Hoover is averaging 8.6 points per game, which is second on the team. She is also second on the team with 7.3 rebounds per contest. She has started all 23 games for the WildCats.

The forward is also shooting a team-best 54.7 percent (87 for 159) from the field. Hoover also has 10 blocks, 15 steals and 13 assists.

The WildCats are 13-10 overall, including 4-10 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. After a strong start to the season, the WildCats had lost eight of their last nine games before the win over the weekend. They play at Washington and Lee on Wednesday, and finish the regular season hosting Emory & Henry on Senior Day.

HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHT: Courtni Green (Millbrook ’12) continues to have a strong season for the University of Delaware.

Despite a loss to JMU on Sunday, Green capped off a big weekend for her family with a team-high 15 points against the Dukes in Harrisonburg. Two nights earlier, her brother, Erick, had his jersey retired at Millbrook High School.

Courtni Green also had two assists and one steal in the 94-64 loss. She was 5 for 9 from the floor, including 2 for 5 from 3-point range.

Green also had 16 points and four assists in a 69-60 victory over University of North Carolina Wilmington on Feb. 8.

Green is second on the team with 14.4 points per game, and leads the team with 65 assists and is second with 30 steals.

Green is also averaging 4.2 rebounds per game, and is shooting 36.8 percent (116 for 315) from the floor. She is also shooting 31.7 percent (46 for 145) from 3-point range.

The Blue Hens are 13-12 on the season, including 8-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com