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In a week dominated by the weather, making multiple games postponed or even cancellated but there was still a fair bit going on in the world of Highlander sports.
The frigid and snow-covered week of sports began with the Women’s golf team shooting their season-low total as a team of 313 at the Bobby Nichol’s Intercollegiate tournament in Sevierville, Tennessee.
The team finished the tournament in seventh place altogether and the Highlanders Women’s Lacrosse team also fell to the George Washington Colonials 13-7 after the Colonials’ hot start was too much for the Highlanders to overcome.
The Highlanders fantastic basketball season carried over into the week as well with the National Association of Basketball Coaches voting Highlanders men’s basketball coach Mike Jones as their District 3 coach of the year after their strong year. They had beaten their predicted seventh-place finish, dramatically win the Big South Tournament and collect the program’s first-ever victory in the NCAA Tournament.
Men’s and Women’s Tennis collected some pretty good results on the week with the Women’s team coming out on top against Gardner-Webb with a score of 4-3. The win gave the Highlanders their second win in Conference play on the season. Splitting singles win 3-3 with Gardner-Webb and coming out on top 2-1 in doubles sets to claim the event.
The ladies are on a roll, winning four of their last five events and improving their record overall to 8-6 for the year.
The Men’s team also came out on top against their opposition, this time defeating Delaware by a score of 5-2. Radford won every doubles match against Delaware and won 4 of 6 in singles to win the event.
The win was their seventh from ninth at the time. The guys rounded out the week with a loss to Liberty but have still gotten out to a strong start for the season.
Women’s Track and Field had a very excellent showing at the Winthrop and Adidas Invitational by winning two events and setting multiple personal records.
Led by a near record-setting win in the 4×100 meter relay event the group of underclassmen Amelia Reynolds, Alexis Stafford, La’Tisha Chambers and Kierra Henderson finished just .19 seconds off of the school record for fastest time in the event with a final time of 47.20.
Amelia Reynolds also claimed victory in the 100-meter dash. Naomi Brindley and Percie Lyons also set personal bests with a time of 2:24.00 in the 800 meter and 2:23.25 in the 800m respectively.
Women’s Lacrosse’s game against UC Davis has been moved to Harrisonburg due to the weather and last week’s Softball games have been postponed to later in the season.
Photo Credit: (radfordathletics.com) (Left to Right) Drousile Dzeubou, Lindsey Carroll & Gareth Sargent.