Former Salem track star Kentrell White was in a record-setting mood last weekend at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
White, a redshirt freshman at Kennesaw State University, set three school records in helping the Owls finish strong in Atlanta. She got it started with a second-place finish in the 100 meters, running in 11.93 and eclipsing the previous school record of 12.01. In the 200 meters, White bested her previous KSU record by over a tenth of a second, finishing fourth at 24.21. White capped her big day by joining Cynthia Davis, De'Coshia Boswell and Brittany Robinson in 1600-meter relay as the quartet finished as runner-up with a time of 3:47.94.
"I'm really proud of what we did here today," White told ksuowls.com. "I think the rerun (in the 100 meters) really helped me correct what I did wrong the first time around. My goal is always to just run faster ever time and try to come out on top."
The Kennesaw State track and field teams head to Auburn, Alabama this weekend for the Tiger Track Classic.
Bazzani leading Colonels on the mound
The season on the baseball diamond at Eastern Kentucky keeps getting better for Anthony Bazzani. The former Heritage hurler allowed two earned runs in four innings of work in his first start of the season in the Colonels' 15-11 win over Southern Illinois. Bazzani, who had made his first 12 appearances out of the bullpen, helped Eastern Kentucky complete a three-game sweep and extend its winning streak to five games heading into a series with Southeast Missouri State, which began Thursday in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Bazzani has been one of Eastern Kentucky's finest pitchers in 2012, compiling a 2.95 ERA in 18 innings pitched.
Dustin Dunlop spent much of the Southern Illinois series on base as the former Salem stand out drew four walks and had a pair of hits in 12 plate appearances. Dunlop, a senior, is hitting .267, but has a .349 on-base percentage in 20 games for the Colonels (12-15, 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference).
Brown extends scoreless streak
Jarrett Brown may be starting to get the hang of pitching at the college level. The former Salem pitcher and freshman at the University of Georgia, had his fourth consecutive scoreless outing in the Bulldogs' loss to Kentucky. In those four appearances, Brown has struck out three in three innings of work, and in nine appearances out of the Georgia bullpen, the left-hander has allowed three earned runs in six innings (4.50 ERA).
Brown and the Bulldogs, who have lost five of their last six games, travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend for a three-game series with Arkansas.