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March 21, 2018

Redhawks Winter Sports Summary

Indoor Track and Field: The indoor track and field programs had yet another successful season with the men placing third overall in the East Coast Conference Championships and the women placing first overall to capture their fourth straight conference trophy.

Sprinter Chelsea Hayward again represented the Redhawks at the national level. The senior competed in the 200m dash at the NCAA Division II National Championships, finishing 2nd in the nation with a personal record of 23.80 seconds. Hayward, who was also undefeated over six meets, was named East Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year and the East Coast Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Year.

In total there were seven student-athletes between the men’s and women’s teams named to the All-Region team and 10 named to the All-Conference team.

Men’s Basketball: The Roberts Wesleyan men’s basketball team finished the season with a 14-14 overall record and a 7-11 East Coast Conference mark. It was the best record a men’s basketball team has had at Roberts since the 2010-2011 season. The Redhawks made ECC post season play for the first time in program history, but fell to Daemen in the first round. Sophomore Isaiah Lewis was named third team All-Conference.

Women’s Basketball: The Roberts Wesleyan women’s basketball team posted a 20-win season for the fourth straight year. The team finished 20-10 overall and 13-5 in the East Coast Conference. The Redhawks earned the No. 3 seed in the ECC Championships for the second straight year. After defeating Daemen in the first round of the playoffs the Redhawks lost to the eventual ECC Champions, St. Thomas Aquinas in the semifinal game. Four players were named to All-Conference teams and sophomore Emily Miller earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and is eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American status.

Swimming: It was a historic year for the Roberts Wesleyan swim teams as the program kicked off its inaugural season. On December 9th, 2017 the men’s and women’s team hosted its first ever home meet against Genesee Community College. The women’s team went 2-6 in dual meets while the men finished 1-6.

 


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