FREDERICK, Md.—Sophomore Michael Beidleman of the men's track and field team and freshman Keerstie Robinson of the softball have been named Hood College athletes of the week for the week ending March 31.
Beidleman had a fantastic day at the office at the Goucher Track & Field Classic over the weekend. A product of Magruder in Washington D.C., Beidleman won the 200-meters with a time of 22.80 to best the field of 21 other sprinters. In addition to his 200-meter victory, Beidleman was also able to pick up a third-place finish in the 100 meters and ran anchor on Hood's third place 4 x 100 meter relay team to help the Blazers finish in third place out of eight teams at the classic. Overall it was a very successful day for Beidleman and he will look to continue his top form as the season progresses towards the MAC Championships.
Originally from Windsor, Pa., Robinson had a phenomenal week for the blue-and-grey and certainly one of the most exhausting. Robinson pitched all 13 innings in an 11-10 marathon victory over the weekend against Commonwealth Conference rival Arcadia. In the ultimate test of stamina, the freshman delivered time and time again when the team needed her in the longest game in program history. Robinson threw more than 200 pitches in the contest, while striking out four Arcadia batters to collect her seventh win of the season.
Two days prior, Robinson pitched a gem against Wilson, as she allowed just two hits over seven innings in a 7-0 Hood victory. Robinson did not allow an extra base hit in the contest en route to picking up her sixth win of the season. Robinson has been one of the best pitchers in the conference this season and will look to continue her ways in the coming weeks.
The track and field team will take part in the Frostburg State University Invitational this Saturday, while the softball team (12-5, 3-2 Commonwealth) returns to action this Thursday when they host Notre Dame (Md.) at 3 p.m.