East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Former Hornets excel in winter sports

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by TODD KRESS tkress@tnonline.com in Sports

Many Emmaus gradautes had successful seasons on college athletic teams during the winter 2017-18 season. Here are some who deserve recognition.

Kutztown University junior Ashley Petre recently completed a stellar indoor track and field season for the Golden Bears. A thrower, Petre placed third in the weight throw (52 feet, 10 inches) at the PSAC Indoor Championships in late February. That mark is the sixth-best throw in Kutztown history.

She is a two-time All-Atlantic Region selection and a three-time All-PSAC honoree. She figures to participate in the hammer throw event during the outdoor track and field season in spring.

Ethan Carr, a freshman swimmer at St. Bonaventure University, performed well in his first college season in the pool. Carr swam in six different events this season for the Bonnies (100 individual medley, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breaststroke, 500 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle).

Clarion University freshman swimmer Kelly Harvey participated in five different events this winter season, but is largely a freestyle swimmer for the Golden Eagles. Harvey’s top times in her freestyle events are: 200 freestyle (2:02.67), 500 freestyle (5:15.33), 1,000 freestyle (10:50.19), 1,650 freestyle (18:06.24). All of those finishes came in the 2018 PSAC Championships in late February to end her season.

Freshman Nathan Luey, also a member of Clarian’s swimming team, swims a variety of events. He’s listed as one who competes in the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke events.

He ran in a number of preliminary events at this year’s PSAC Championships, while placing 16th in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:23.27.

Sean McFarland, a freshman sprinter at Moravian College, left his mark on the track and field team this past indoor season. He finished 12th in the 400-freestyle at this season’s Landmark Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in 53.96. His personal best time came at the NYU DIII Invitational when he ran it in 52.66 seconds.

His personal best time in the 200 came against Lehigh early in the season when he ran it in 24.47 seconds.

Much of the success that the York College women’s basketball team endured this winter season could be credited to starting senior guard Beth Wiseley. In 27 games (22 starts) for the Spartans, Wiseley averaged 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. She helped lead York to an appearance in the CAC Tournament semifinals and an 18-9 overall record. Wiseley had started a majority of the team’s games since her sophomore season in 2016, finishing with 412 career points, 280 rebounds and 111 assists.

Seton Hall senior Cody Wimmer was a part of the Pirates’ Big East Conference championship swim team this past winter. Wimmer placed seventh in the 1,650 freestyle in 15:58.81, 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:34.22) and 11th in the 400 IM (4:05.42) at the Big East Championships.

If there are other Emmaus area athletes in college that deserve recognition, please email their name, sport and college to the Press at mhaines@tnonline.com.