Yenchik sets Penn State Behrend pole vault record

ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend track and field athlete Haley Yenchik set a school record in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.61 meters at the Slippery Rock University Open. Yenchik, a junior from Cecil, also cleared a height of 3.36 meters at the Behrend Invitational, winning the event.

The college’s baseball, softball, tennis and golf teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:


Pitt-Greensburg 2, Penn State Behrend 1

Penn State Behrend 21, Pitt-Greensburg 12

Penn State Altoona 4, Penn State Behrend 3

Penn State Behrend 21, Penn State Altoona 8

Allegheny 17, Penn State Behrend 5

Head Coach Paul Benim earned his 600th career victory with the win over Pitt-Greensburg. The Lions scored nine runs in the fifth inning of that game.


Penn State Behrend 6, Mt. Aloysius 1

Penn State Behrend 6, Mt. Aloysius 1

Penn State Behrend 6, Alfred 3

Penn State Behrend 6, Alfred 3

Carson Hauser, a junior from Westfield, New York, hit .538 over four games last week, including a triple in the opener against Mt. Aloysius — her 100th career hit.

Men’s track and field

Grant Rodgers, a sophomore from Oil City, set a school record in the 400-meter race at the Behrend Invitational with a winning time of 48.62. Braeden Smith, a freshman from Erie, won the high jump with a height of 2 meters. Jack Georgetson, a freshman from Aliquippa, won the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.31 meters.

Women’s track and field

Rachel Pell, a senior from Elizabeth, won the 400-meter hurdles at the Slippery Rock University Open, finishing in 1:10.00. Riley Crissman, a sophomore from Bradford, won the 5,000-meter run at the Behrend Invitational, finishing in 18:35.07.

Men’s tennis

Franciscan 5, Penn State Behrend 0

Penn State Behrend 5, Penn State Altoona 0

The Lions finished second at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship, ending their season with a 13-8 (4-1 in conference) record.

Men’s golf

Sixth (of eight teams) at the Mercyhurst Invitational

Sixth (of 10 teams) at the Gannon Spring Invitational

Alex Shindledecker, a senior from Erie, shot a team-low 75 at the Gannon invitational. Sean Sculley, a senior from Waterford, shot a 156 at the two-day Mercyhurst invitational; he tied for ninth overall.

Scores, results and updates for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at

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Last Updated April 24, 2018