Fencers have strong showing at NCAA Regionals

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Selected fencers chosen to represent Penn State Saturday (March 8) at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regionals competed and dominated much of the competition at Lafayette College. Many of the competing Penn State fencers finished in the top ten for their events.

Penn State saw stand out performances from senior Adrian Bak (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and sophomore Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco, Calif.) who both finished 1st place in their events of men's saber and men's foil, respectively.

Sophomore Kaito Streets (Redwood City, Calif.) locked in 6th place in his event of men's saber while senior Jeremy Goldstein (Westport, Conn.) finished 2nd for the day in his event of men's foil.

In men's epee, freshman Conor Shepard (Colleyville, Texas) finished 4th while junior Jeffrey Miller (Centennial, Colo.) finished 6th and sophomore Yasser Mahmoud (Quincy, Mass.) finished 8th.

In women's epee, freshman Jessie Radanovich (Frisco, Calif.) finished 4th while sophomore Jessica Lyublinsky-O'Niell (North Salem, N.Y.) finished 7th on the day.

Sophomore Clarisse Luminet (Lyon, France) finished 3rd in her event of women's foil. Other notable finishes include Alina Antokhina (Moscow, Russia) and juniors Kane Gladnick (Wynnewood, Pa.) who finished 5th and 9th, respectively.

Senior Nicole Glon (State College, PA) had a solid performance and managed to finish 2nd for the day in women's saber. Other notable finishes include freshman Teodora Kakihani (Tbilisi, Georgia) and junior Elizabeth Rapp (Portland, Ore.) who finished 4th and 7th, respectively.

As a team the Nittany Lions look to improve on last year's third place finish at Nationals as they are set to compete at the NCAA Championships on March 20th in Columbus, Ohio. Penn State will be searching for its thirteenth National Championship, and its third in the last six years.

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Last Updated March 10, 2014