Marlin Highlights

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Senior Ashley Tolarchyk runs at the Betty S. Rogers Invitational meet.

Dominant Performance by the Women’s Track and Field team 

A strong execution by the Women’s Track and Field team was held on April 3 as the Marlins hosted the Betty S. Rogers Invitational at VWU. The results from these events show one of the strongest performances for the women’s team this season and have also led to new school records. 

In the running events, most of them finished either first, second or third place. Senior Niya Crocker placed second with a time of 26.60 in the 200M dash, and senior Ashley Tolarchyk and junior Nicole Kemon went 1-2 on the 800M run. 

Senior Jaylyn Lane finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 11.21m and her teammate Shirell Washington finished third with a distance of 9.25m. 

In the discus throw and hammer throw, senior Mariama Diallo finished first


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Sophomore Connor Hall catches the ball to get the Bishops player out on first base
against the Bishops of N.C. Wesleyan on March 16.

Baseball completed a season sweep over the Monarchs of Methodist University

The Marlins, with a record of 2-5-1 in the ODAC conference, completed a season sweep against the Monarchs of Methodist University with their last game where the Marlins won 11-7. 

Their first face off against the Monarchs was at Fayetteville, NC. The Marlins took the victory with a great team effort, leading the score at the end of the ninth inning 5-2. 

Some of the players that helped with this victory was senior Garett Lyons driving with two of the team RBI, junior Trent Hanchey and sophomore Connor Hall connecting a pair of hits, and right hand pitcher, senior Albert Clark, striking out three batters in his four innings. 

Their second face off against the Monarchs was a local game at Perry Field, Virginia Beach, Va. In this game, the Marlins connected a pair of runs in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead. And after a pair of runs by the Monarchs that gave them the lead, the Marlins came back to the lead with two runs scored by junior Matt Sinko and junior Jaelen Hines. 

 Other contributions to this victory came from first-year Zion Ross and senior Miles Christian who connected three hits and junior Jaelen Hines drove two RBI for the team and scored three hits. 

With these two victories, the Marlins completed a season sweep over the Monarchs for the first time since 2018. 

The Marlins are traveling to Lynchburg, Va. to face for the first time this season, the leaders of the ODAC conference, the Hornets of University of Lynchburg. The game is set to start at 3:30 p.m.

place, setting a new record in the discus throw of 39.42m. 


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Senior Landry Moffo prepares to give
off the baton to teammate at the
Spring Break Invitational meet.

Landry Moffo earned his fourth athlete of the week this season

On March 29, senior Landry Moffo was announced as an athlete of the week by ODAC. This announcement marks the fourth time that he has been named athlete of the week this season. 

These achievements were due to his performance at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Alumni Invitational that was held at Lynchburg University. 

With his participation in the 110M hurdles, Moffo placed himself in the top ten nationally. Currently, he sits ninth in the category of 110M hurdles, regionally he sits second and first in ODAC. 

In the 110M hurdles competition, he ran a 15.04 time, finishing behind three DI athletes. Moffo also competed in the 200M dash in which he finished 18th in the event with a time of 23.60. 

He also participated in the men’s 4×100 relay, finishing third in the event with a time of 46.33.

By Steven Serrano