Kutz­town se­nior We­ber places 3rd at West Ch­ester tour­na­ment

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - SPORTS - By Bill Arse­nault For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

SHAN­NON WE­BER (KUTZ­TOWN) » The Kutz­town se­nior fin­ished third out of 65 golfers to help the Golden Bears cap­ture the team ti­tle for the third time in four years at the Dr. Ed­win B. Cot­trell in­vi­ta­tional April 9-10 at the Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Ch­ester. We­ber had rounds of 78 and 81 for a 159 to­tal. She has now fin­ished in the top three of the leader­board in seven straight tour­na­ments in­clud­ing tak­ing medal­ist hon­ors at the Kutz­town Fall In­vi­ta­tional in Oc­to­ber and the Evann Parker Me­mo­rial in Septem­ber.

HUNTER MEASE (KUTZ­TOWN) » The 6-foot-3, 215-pound ju­nior right-han­der has pitched in eight games with one start for the 8-13 Delaware Val­ley base­ball team. He has no record and a 4.20 earned run av­er­age. In 15 in­nings, he’s given up 23 hits and 17 runs, seven earned, with seven walks and three strike­outs. Mease was solid in two re­cent ef­forts. He pitched two in­nings with­out a hit or a run in a 3-1 loss to Cabrini on April 4 and worked four in­nings, giv­ing up two hits, one run, which was un­earned, with two walks and a strike­out in a 6-3 11 in­ning loss to FDU-Florham.

BLAKE ROBERTS (HAM­BURG) » Wes­ley Col­lege se­nior of­fen­sive line­man Blake Roberts was named to the 2018 Na­tional Foot­ball Foun­da­tion & Col­lege Hall of Fame (NFF) Hamp­shire Honor So­ci­ety. Roberts was a cap­tain and started all 12 games at cen­ter in 2017. Roberts helped pave the way for the best of­fense in New Jersey Ath­letic Con­fer­ence (NJAC) with 5,295 to­tal yards, in­clud­ing 2,477 yards on the ground. In his ca­reer, Roberts was a four-year let­ter win­ner and played in 31 games with 24 starts for the Wolver­ines. He picked up Al­lNJAC Honor­able Men­tion hon­ors and was se­lected to the Col­lege Sports In­for­ma­tion Di­rec­tors of Amer­ica Aca­demic All-Dis­trict First Team in 2016.

A nurs­ing ma­jor and mul­ti­ple-time Dean’s List at Wes­ley, Roberts car­ries a 3.32 grade-point av­er­age. Roberts is a mem­ber of the Stu­dent Nurs­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, Col­lege Repub­li­cans and the Lead­ers Em­pow­er­ing for To­mor­row. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, he plans on be­com­ing a nurse prac­ti­tioner with a fo­cus in Pe­di­atric Car­di­ol­ogy.

The NFF Hamp­shire Honor So­ci­ety is com­prised of col­lege foot­ball play­ers from all di­vi­sions of play who each main­tained a cu­mu­la­tive 3.2 GPA or bet­ter through­out their col­lege ca­reers. An all-time high 1,251 play­ers from a record-ty­ing 302 schools qual­i­fied for mem­ber­ship.

JONATHAN BIEBER (EX­ETER) » Jonathan Bieber is do­ing a great job com­pet­ing in the hur­dles this spring for the Al­bright men’s out­door track team.

Bieber, a 6-foot-1, 150-pound se­nior from Birds­boro (Ex­eter Town­ship), cap­tured the 110 me­ter hur­dles in 16.08 and the 400 me­ter hur­dles at the school’s Golden Wolves Open April 7 in Read­ing. He also fin­ished eighth in the 400 me­ter run 52.84. On April 12-14 at Mes­siah’s Multi/In­vi­ta­tional in Gran­tham, Bieber was sec­ond in the 100 hur­dles in 16.08 and sec­ond in the 400 hur­dles in 1:00.98. He also fin­ished sev­enth in the 800 me­ter run in 2:26.59).

Bieber fin­ished first in the 110 hur­dles in 15.56 and eighth in the 400 hur­dles in 1:03.20 at the Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence Out­door Cham­pi­onships last spring. He has his eye on re­peat­ing that ef­fort in the 100 hur­dles and bet­ter­ing his stand­ing in the 400 hur­dles when the cham­pi­onship is held May 3-5 in Ch­ester.

XAVIER SMITH (DANIEL BOONE) » The Penn State se­nior sprinter had his best day of the sea­son at the Bat­tle on the Bayou on April 7 in Ba­ton Rouge, La. He fin­ished third of 11 run­ners in the 100 me­ter dash in 10.45 and third out of 17 in the 200 me­ter dash in a wind-aided time of 20.96. Smith also ran legs on the 4x100 re­lay which fin­ished sec­ond in 39.91 and third in the 4x400 me­ter dash in 3:14.21. He fin­ished 10th in the 100 in 10.46 and sev­enth in the 200 in 20.99 at the Florida Re­lays on March 29-31 in Gainesville, both meets were com­peted against some of the top ath­letes in the east.

Kutz­town se­nior Shan­non We­ber (Kutz­town).

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