The Carlow Celtics reached several milestones during the winter/spring season.
The men’s basketball team finished its season on the road against NAIA No. 15-ranked Indiana University East. The team faced several nationally ranked schools throughout the season.
During the regular season, women’s basketball defeated No. 25-ranked University of Rio Grande at home, 70-65. It was only the second time in recent history Carlow has beaten the RedStorm. The Celtics made it to the USCAA quarterfinals, held at Penn State Fayette. Carlow lost, 65-46, to No. 3 Paul Quinn College (Texas). Junior Emma Stille (Columbus, Ohio) earned First Team All-American honors, and junior Delaney Daly (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned Honorable Mention All-American.
Sophomore Olivia Miller (Bolivar, Pa.) brought home first place in triple jump with a distance of 10.21 meters at the River States Conference (RSC) Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Carlow women’s 4x800 team finished with a time of 10:43.17, which earned them third place on the podium.
On the men’s side at the RSC, freshman Ethan Stroebel (New Castle, Pa.) nabbed second place in the 1000 with a personal best time of 2:42.44. Junior Javondii Myers (Columbia, S.C.) took third place in high jump with a height of 1.85 meters.
Myers tied for first place out of 18 with his best outdoor performance in high jump, clearing the bar at 1.97 meters at the Slippery Rock Invitational.
The Celtics competed in the RSC Outdoor Track & Field Championships April 25-26 and earned several podium places there as well. Sophomore Larissa Kijowski (Dayton, Pa.) placed second of 18 in the 1500 with a time of 4:55.57. She finished third of 25 in the 800, running 2:25.65. Miller placed third of eight in triple jump with a distance of 10.46 meters. She also tied for third in high jump, leaping 1.35 meters. Myers earned second place in high jump, clearing a height of 1.90 meters. Freshman Robert Hoffman (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished second of 19 in javelin, throwing a distance of 41.62 meters.
Softball finished its season 18-18, 8-10 RSC in fifth place in the conference and advanced to the RSC Championships, May 2-4 in Vienna, W.Va. The top six teams make the tournament.
Women’s tennis celebrated Senior Day April 13, recognizing five student-athletes for their time and contribution to the program.
Men’s and women’s golf competed in the RSC Championships at Belterra Resort in Florence, Ind.
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By Karina Graziani