SU roundup: Mohlmann ninth at NCAA indoor championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Thanks to a facility record in the high jump and strong showings in both the hurdles and 800 meters, senior Jaclyn Mohlmann earned Shenandoah University’s first-ever top 10 performance in a track & field national championships Friday afternoon.
Mohlmann, competing in the indoor pentathlon for the second straight NCAA Division III National Championships, scored 3,375 points to finish ninth in the 17-woman competition.
The top eight finishers earned All-America honors; Mohlmann finished 16 points from eighth.
Mohlmann began her day by recording a 9.49 in the 60 meter hurdles for 810 points before outlasting all but two other competitors in the high jump.
Mohlmann, along with Illinois Wesleyan’s Allie Boudreau and St. Olaf’s Dani Larson, all leapt 1.64 meters in the high jump for 783 points.
The mark, which tied Mohlmann’s school record, set a facility record at JDL FastTrack.
Standing in eighth place, she maintained that position with a 9.49 meter shot put toss (496 points) before recording a 4.94 meter long jump that was good for 543 points.
Fighting off a stumble at the start of the 800, Mohlmann recovered to post a 2:26.05 in the 800 meters to finish seventh in that final event and ninth in the competition.
The spring season begins next weekend with the Mary Washington Battleground Relays.
FREDERICKSBURG — Host Mary Washington kept its baseball record perfect on the young season with a 10-2 non-league victory over No. 12/17 Shenandoah on Friday afternoon.
The Eagles (8-0) touched 11 SU pitchers for the 10 runs on 13 hits and three walks.
Sophomore Joshua Stamp (0-1) took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits; Stamp worked the first inning before turning it over to freshman Colin Morse.
No Shenandoah (2-2) pitcher worked more than one inning.
Staked to that 3-0 lead, UMW scored two more in the third before the Hornets got on the board with one run in the fifth.
Junior Billy Arens plated that first run with a single to left that brought home J.J. McDaniel from third. McDaniel led off the Hornets fifth with a double to right center.
In the seventh, Shenandoah scored its second run thanks to two Eagles errors. Ricky Pardo reached on an error by the shortstop, and after advancing to second on a wild pitch, scored on a two-base error by Mary Washington first baseman David Slupek.
Arens and McDaniel both had two hits to lead the SU offense.
Gabe Tonga (1-0) earned the win for Mary Washington. He gave up two hits and three walks in 4.0 innings of scoreless action.
The Hornets open up their home slate on Sunday with an ODAC doubleheader against Guilford. First pitch is scheduled for noon.