posted 2011-02-09 13:30:28

Hunter Sports Roundup - Hawks Winter Sports Heat Up

Hunter Sports Roundup

Hawks Winter Sports Heat Up

Jennifer Kraham

Contributing Writer

The women’s basketball team continues its quest for a CUNYAC championship in the 2011 season. With wins against CSI, Lehman and CCNY, the Lady Hawks move into February with high hopes. A four-time rookie of the week, freshman guard Kristin Markoe is averaging 22 points per game and 16 rebounds. Markoe led her team to a win against CSI by making two free throws in the final minute to win the game 49-47. The Hawks are now 7-13, 5-4 CUNYAC.

The men’s indoor track team continues to improve with each meet in the winter season. At the Army Crowell Open, Joseph Papa placed ninth in the 5,000 meter run while Javier Levy grabbed a tenth place finish in the long jump. During the Wesleyan Invitational, Alexander Arslan placed first in the mile run with a time of 4:46, and teammate Christopher Guerrero placed first in the 5,000 meter run.

The women’s indoor track team is competing fiercely as sophomore Elizabeth Mahoney placed second in the 1,500 meter run while competing in the Colgate Games with a time of 5:12. At the CTC Relays, Mahoney won the 5,000 meter run for the Hawks while senior Nancy Olisma dominated in the field events as she recorded a distance of 9.17 meters in weight throw and 8.90 meters in the shot put.

The women’s swimming and diving team concluded the season at 8-4 overall and 5-1 in CUNYAC. Sophomore distance swimmer Briana DiGiore was named CUNYAC/OAI swimmer of the week for the fourth time this season for her efforts during the week of Jan. 24.

The men’s wrestling team stands at a 1-14 record more than halfway through their season. They recorded their first win on Jan. 29 when they defeated Coast Guard by a score of 27-22. At the NYS Championship, Eduardo Delgado placed second in the 157-pound category. He helped his team to finish 16th overall at the championships. The Hawks are hosting the Hunter Tri-Match on Feb. 5 where they next compete.

The men’s fencing team continues to struggle in its dual meets, Senior Jose Samora Jr. continues to fight as he won all three of his bouts in foil against the Black Knights of Army. Teammate Nicholas Burney followed him with two wins, as did Nial Welch and Alex Sosa, but the team was unable to pick up the win. The Hawks’ record stands at 0-7.

The women’s fencing team is improving with each meet as two of its members placed first and second at the NIWFA Christmas Invitational. Senior Stella Shifrin and freshman Jillian Melnick ruled the sabre bouts and finished first and second respectively. The Hawks cruised past Army during Homecoming for their first win, and they currently have a record of 1-4.