On Campus: Cockerille having strong senior season

Taylor Cockerille (Strasburg ’12) is having a standout season on the University of Mary Washington’s indoor track and field team.

Cockerille won the Capital Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.

The senior set the school record in the shot put at the Vince Brown Invitational at Christopher Newport University on Feb. 6. She threw a 41-8 to finish second in the meet. Her throw ranks first in the conference this season, and is 25th in Division III.

She also threw a 43-08.00 in the weight throw in the meet to place eighth for the Eagles.

On Jan. 15, Cockerille won the shot put in a tri-meet with CNU and Bridgewater with a throw of 40-04.25. She also finished second in the weight throw with a throw of 45-07.25.

The CAC Indoor Championships will be held on Feb. 21 at CNU.

Hitting her stride: After a little bit of a slow start to her season, Delaware’s Courtni Green (Millbrook ’12) is leading the way for the Blue Hens.

Green has been the team’s leading scorer in six of the last eight games, including a season-high 24 points on Sunday.

The senior shot 50 percent (6-for-12) from the floor. She went 10-for-11 from the free-throw line in a 66-64 overtime loss to Elon on Sunday. She also had eight rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Green also had 16 points, one assist and three steals in a 66-62 victory over Towson on Feb. 5.

For the season, Green leads the team in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game. She is also averaging 3.2 rebounds, and has 34 assists and 23 steals for the Blue Hens.

Green is shooting 39.1 percent (86-for-220) from the floor, including 36.6 percent (45-for-123) from 3-point range. She also leads the team in free throw percentage (95.7 percent), where she has missed only twice in 47 attempts.

The Blue Hens are 11-11, including 6-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. They host College of Charleston on Friday.

Final splash: George Mason’s Megan De Jong (Sherando ’12) recently finished her last regular season with the Patriots.

The senior placed third in the 500 free in a time of 5:11.36 in a home meet against Army and American on Jan. 22.

She was also fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:43.81 and fifth in the 200 free (1:57.91).

She was also on the fifth-place 400 free relay team (3:52.30).

In a dual with George Washington University on Jan. 18, De Jong placed second in the 500 free (5:14.40) and third in the 1,650 free (18:01.58).

The Patriots will participate in the Atlantic 10 Championships on Feb. 17-20 in Geneva, Ohio.

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

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