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On Campus Notebook: Lane continues to make strides at George Mason University

Davina Lane (Sherando ’17) continues to put together an impressive freshman track and field season at George Mason University.

Lane finished eighth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Duke Invitational on April 21 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

She finished the finals in a time of 1:02.33. She also participated in the 100-meter hurdles but did not qualify for the finals.

On April 14, Lane competed in the Mason Spring Invitational hosted by George Mason in Fairfax.

Lane placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.67. She was second among George Mason runners behind senior Deonna Diggs (sixth, 14.63).

Lane also finished 13th in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:05.28.

The Patriots finished fourth with 66 points. Virginia Commonwealth University won the 15-team competition with 135 points followed by James Madison University (107) and William & Mary College (69.5).

PICKING UP STEAM: George Mason sophomore Bekah Ansbro (Central ’16) is finding her groove in the pitching circle for the softball team.

Ansbro has struck out at least six batters in four of her last five games.

She has a team-best 92 strikeouts this season with an 8-8 record and a 3.13 ERA. She leads the team with seven complete games. She has 25 appearances and a team-best 19 starts. Ansbro also has two saves this year.

Ansbro pitched seven innings against La Salle University on April 21 and struck out nine with no walks. She allowed just three hits and one run in a 7-1 victory

On April 14, Ansbro went 6.1 innings against St. Bonaventure University. She struck out nine and walked none. She gave up nine hits and two runs in a 5-2 win.

In her last four decisions, Ansbro is 4-0. The Patriots have won three straight games. George Mason is 19-24 overall and 9-8 in the Atlantic 10.

SHENANDOAH SUCCESS: Carrie Robinson (Skyline ’15)  had a solid season pitching for Shenandoah University’s softball team.

Shenandoah’s season ended on April 22 with two losses to Roanoke College.

The junior had a team-best 3.54 ERA. She was second on the team with 18 strikeouts. Robinson pitched 53.1 innings and made 16 appearances for the Hornets. She had a 2-4 record and made seven starts.

On April 18, Robinson threw a complete game and struck out five in a 4-1 victory over McDaniel College. She allowed just six hits in the victory.

Robinson’s high school teammate, Makaela Dawkins (Skyline ’16) helped out in the win. Dawkins went 1-for-4 with a run scored for Shenandoah in the win over McDaniel.

Dawkins, a sophomore shortstop, scored six runs, one double and three RBIs this season for the Hornets.

Shenandoah finished 13-25 this season, including 3-15 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.