HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF HAWK ATHLETICS
April 4, 2011
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- An exciting week of UMES athletics came to a close as the spring season continues. UMES bowling found out about their postseason aspirations while baseball, softball, tennis and outdoor track all competed during the week.
"We are very excited," said head coach Sharon Brummell when the Hawks were chosen, "This is a very tough field, very strong and we have a lot of work ahead of us to get to our goal of another NCAA championship."
Bryan Chaikowsky (Bethlehem, Pa.) increased his hit streak to nine games, hitting 7-for-21 during the week with three runs and three RBI. Luis Mena (Cape Coral, Fla.) hit his second home run of the season for two RBI in the second game against Delaware State for the eventual winning run. Matt Witte (Westminster, Md.) got his second win in as many straight starts with a complete game thrown, allowing just four runs against the Hornets.
Amber Corrigan (Montgomery, N.Y.) combined to hit 4-for-10, including five runs scored and earning the win in game three to go to 3-12 on the season. Kyrus Whitehurst (Virginia Beach, Va.) hit safely in each contest, combining to go 5-for-10 with four RBI.
Henry easily surpassed her previous shot put record and school high by throwing for 16.15 meters, good for 3rd place in the event. Habbani ran the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:12.30, getting 6th place and setting the school record, beating the previous high by over seven seconds.
The Hawks made their mark in the women's 800-meter run and the men's 110-meter hurdles. On the former, Cynthia Anais (Martinique, France) got a 5th place finish at 2:09.24, four hundredths of a second ahead of 6th place finisher and teammate Emilie Ducados (Paris, France). In the men's event, Ackeem Smith (St. Catherine, Jamaica) ended in 8th place with a time of 14.09, and Jermol Dix (Catonsville, Md.) earned 22nd place, coming in at 14.68 seconds.
Arshell Jackson (Easton, Md.) won a game in the fourth singles position, but fell 1-6, 0-6 in the match.
UPCOMING WEEK (APR. 4-APR. 10)
Softball continues their homestand this week as they host in-state foe Bowie State for a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 6th at 1:00 p.m. Then this weekend, the Hawks will play their second conference series, when arch-rival Delaware State comes to Princess Anne for a Saturday doubleheader at 1:00 p.m., plus a Sunday game at noon.
The UMES outdoor track team will stay in the state of Maryland as they compete in the Coppin State Donald Webster Memorial in Baltimore on Saturday, April 9th. This will be their fourth event of the season.
After a couple of weeks of inclement weather halted numerous contests, the tennis teams will play a full slate of matches this week. The women's team will begin with a Monday, April 4th road match against Towson. Then the men's and women's squads will form up for a trio of matches the rest of the week, starting with Salisbury on Tuesday, April 5th on the road at 3:00 p.m. This Saturday, April 9th, the Hawks return home for a conference match against Hampton at 1:00 p.m., followed by a non-conference makeup match with Wesley in Dover, Delaware on Sunday, April 10th at noon.