George Mason swept the Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Track and field Championships over the weekend, and Davina Lane (Sherando ’17) played a role in the victory.
The meet was held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lane, a sophomore, finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.09 seconds. She also finished eighth in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:03.20.
The women’s team finished with 159 points, 33 points ahead of runner-up Virginia Commonwealth University. The men’s team finished with 174.5 points. Former Skyline track standout Olivia McGill is also a freshman member of George Mason’s women’s track and field team.
Lane is having a strong season. On April 23 in the Duke Invitational held at Duke University in Durham, N.C., Lane finished ninth in the 100 hurdles in a time of 14.23. Lane was 27th in the 400 hurdles (1:05.42).
The Patriots will participate in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships on May 11 and 12 in Princeton, New Jersey. They will then compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Championships on May 23-25 in Jacksonville, Florida.
CONTINUED SUCCESS: Adam Whitacre (Sherando ’15) continues to have a strong season for Radford University’s baseball team.
The redshirt junior outfielder is batting .278 (35-for-126) with six homers, 24 RBIs and 20 runs scored. Whitacre also has five doubles, two triples, and nine stolen bases. He has played in 38 games and started in 32. He has drawn 12 walks this season. Whitacre has a .492 slugging percentage and a .357 on-base percentage.
On April 16, Whitacre went 2-for-4, with a double and a run scored in a 6-3 loss to the University of Virginia. Whitacre was 1-for-1 with an RBI in an 8-6 loss to Virginia Tech on April 24.
He has had an RBI in back-to-back games against Gardner-Webb and N.C. State. Whitacre went 1-for-1 with an RBI double in a 7-6 win over Gardner-Webb on April 28. He went 0-for-3 with an RBI in a 6-3 loss to N.C. State on Sunday.
The Highlanders are 23-24 overall, including 14-7 in the Big South Conference. They play at the University of North Carolina Asheville on Friday.