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LOCAL COLLEGES / NCAA Mark for Tech's Jarrett As He Runs 6.5 in

New York Tech senior Patrick Jarrett set an overall NCAA men's

record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.5 seconds in the New

Balance MAC Championships Friday night at the 168th Street Armory,

according to Bears coach Pete Zinno.

"We're very proud of him," Zinno said. "He's been coming on very

strong in the last year and is training very hard. It's all coming to

fruition right now."

Zinno said the old record of 6.52 was set earlier this year but was

not sure who held the mark.

Jarrett, who attended Farmingdale High School and spent two years at

St. John's before transferring, qualified for the NCAA Division I and II

Championships in Indianapolis March 5 and 6. Also qualifying for the

Bears was Patrick Brown, who finished third in the 60 at 6.77.

New York Tech's Isabel Silva qualified for the women's NCAA

Championships with a third-place finish in the 800meters with a time of

2:16.36. Also qualifying was the 4 x 400 relay team of Licet Valois,

Melanie Austin, Silva and Naela McLean, which finished in second


Wagner Wins. Kings Point's Walter Wagner won the men's 16-pound shot

put yesterday with a toss of 42-9 in the MAC Championships. In the

women's competition, Brigitt Clausing set Kings Point records in the 800

(2:37.32) and 600-meter (1:54.9) races. Clausing held the previous

records of 2:40.27 and 1:57.5, respectively.

Women's Basketball

Hofstra 61, Drexel 60: Senior forward Tracy Abromavage hit a

five-foot jumper with 2.1 seconds left to lift the visiting Dutchwomen

(7-18, 5-12 America East) over Drexel (11-14, 7-10). The Dragons had

taken a 60-59 lead on Jenna Vebrosky's bucket with 11 seconds remaining.

Abromavage finished with 14 points. Noreen Duffy led Hofstra with 16

points and six rebounds. Meredith Pine added 11 points, and Denee Rivera

had 10 points, 4 assists and 4 steals.

Albany 67, Stony Brook 60: Jackie Daigneault scored a career-high

21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Stony Brook. The Seawolves (8-18,

7-11 NECC) fell behind by as many as 12 in the second half before

rallying to take a 51-50 lead on Jill George's three-point play with

5:08 left. Albany (12-13, 9-9) then used a 9-0 run to secure the win.

Mary Schelp added seven points and six assists for Stony Brook.

Southampton 89, Concordia 78: Kelley Larsen scored 24 points as the

Colonials (16-10, 15-5) clinched third place in NYCAC. Allison Mullen

(14) and Beth Hartman (13) each recorded a season-high in points.

Southampton trailed 55-43 before going on a 28-10 run that gave it a

71-65 lead with four minutes left. Sabrina Carter led Concordia (7-19,

5-15) with 25 points, and Holy Trinity's Jennifer Batchelor had 24.

Adelphi 87, Molloy 77: Meghan Moran scored 20 points to lead Adelphi

(13-13, 13-7 NYCAC). Anne Alessandrini added 19 points for the Panthers,

and Lauren Pellegrino scored 12 points. Molloy is 9-16, 6-13.

Post 59, New Jersey Tech 51: Shantey Hill had 13 points and 10

rebounds and Merecedes Counihan added 11 points for Post (13-12, 12-8

NYCAC). New Jersey Tech is 10-15, 9-11.

Mitchell 70, Suffolk CC 58: Daniele Giarraputo had 20 points and 12

rebounds for Suffolk (15-5). Danielle Houpe added 16 points and 15

rebounds, and twin sister Shantelle had 12 points and 10 assists.

Mitchell, a highly ranked NJCAA Division II school, is 24-3.

Men's Basketball

St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) 68, Old Westbury 63: James Gillen had 18

points and six rebounds as third-seeded St. Joseph's defeated No. 2 Old

Westbury in the semifinals of the Hudson Valley Conference Tournament.

Fredrick Moore scored 19 points for St. Joe's, which made 20 of 34 free

throws to just 4 of 5 for Old Westbury. James Knight scored 14 points on

6-for-21 shooting for the Panthers, and Don Luongo added 13 points.

St. Joseph's (Patchogue) 89, Pratt 33: Justin Collins had 25 points

on 10-for-16 shooting, and George Politis had 13 points and six rebounds

to lead top-seeded Patchogue (10-12) over No. 4 Pratt in the semifinals

of the Hudson Valley Conference Tournament at Patchogue. The Golden

Eagles will host St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) in the final at 4 p.m. today.

New Jersey Tech 70, Post 69: Kyle Guerrant scored 16 points, and

with the Pioneers (6-20, 5-17 NYCAC) trailing by one and eight seconds

left in regulation, hit one of two free throws to send the game into

overtime. In overtime, New Jersey Tech (12-14, 9-12) led by one before

missing a free throw with 10 seconds left. But Garee Bryant, who led

Post with 27 points, turned the ball over with 1.5 left.

New York Tech 69, Dowling 66: Daryl Alleyne hit a three-pointer with

1:52 left to give the Bears the lead for good at 67-66. Ken Erker led

New York Tech (14-12, 12-10 NYCAC) with 22 points, including two foul

shots with six seconds remaining to secure the win. Tony McRae and Mark

Person each scored 12 points for Dowling.

Kings Point 84, Mount St. Mary 54: Sean Bradley had 26 points, 16

rebounds and 8 assists as the Mariners (20-4) won their 14th straight

and finished the Skyline Conference regular season at 12-0. Mike Hyland

added 17 points and nine rebounds for Kings Point, and Ryan Robinson had

13 points and six assists. Mount St. Mary is 16-8, 9-3.

Stony Brook 59, Albany 48: Achilleas Klepkos scored 15 of his 21

points in the second half and the Seawolves (11-15, 10-7 NECC) won for

the fourth time in their last five games. Chris Balliro added 10 points

and 10 rebounds for the Seawolves, who trailed 25-24 at the half.

Albany, which was held to 32.5-percent shooting (13-for-40), is 14-13,


Farmingdale 99, Bronx CC 56: Walter Newsome had 18 points and 15

rebounds, and Omar Miller added 12 points, 6 steals and 5 assists for

Farmingdale (24-5, 16-4 Region XV). Bronx is 11-18 overall.

St. Bonaventure 71, Fordham 54: St. Bonaventure used a 20-4 run in

the final seven minutes to top Fordham. Caswell Cyrus led the Bonnies

(13-13, 7-7) with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Fordham (11-13,

4-10) was led by Bevon Robin's 15 points.

LIU 70, Mount St. Mary's 66: Issiah Francis scored 15 points to lead

LIU in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Mount, which has

lost three in a row, had a chance to go ahead, but A.J. Herbert's

three-point attempt missed with nine seconds remaining. LIU (10-16,

10-10 NEC) also got 12 points each from Jonathan Frank and John

Morgenstern. Mount St. Mary's is 12-14, 10-10.

Polytechnic 57, Bard 55: Ahmed Abdul-Wali scored 18 points and

grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to lead Polytechnic (6-16). Bard is


Men's Volleyball

Southampton Wins 2 of 3: Southampton defeated St. Francis (Pa.),

15-3, 15-7, 15-10, and Queens, 15-13, 15-7, 9-15, 15-12, in the East

Stroudsburg (Pa.) Invitational. In the final game, Southampton (6-5)

fell to East Stroudsburg, 15-12, 15-9, 15-9. Ben Hill and C.J.

Emanuelson were selected to the all-tournament team for Southampton.


Red Storm Splits. Mike Dzurilla went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI

for St. John's in its 7-4 loss to Virginia Commonwealth (6-2). In its

second game, Jason Kane hit a three-run homer to lead the Red Storm

(2-3) to an 8-2 win over UNC-Wilmington (4-3).

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