We have had a lot of great moments since Goucher joined the Landmark Conference in 2007. While the college athletics world is still on pause due to COVID-19, we will look back at events from our teams from the past since we joined the conference. Each week we will focus on the days that occur from Monday to Sunday for the 2020 calendar year with events from our winter sports every Thursday. Our fall sports have concluded with the exception some outstanding performances by our cross country runners at the NCAA Mid-East Regional. In addition, action on the hardwood is starting this week along with more swimming performances.
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Cross country has had some great success at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional and we start the look at the national race with the first one as a member of the Landmark Conference on November 10, 2007. J. Fraley Coles finished 12th in the event with a school-record time of 22:32 to earn all-region honors. Five years later, Katherine Currier and Katelynn Zidanic crossed the finish line back-to-back at the regionals. Currier was 58th with a time of 24:23.3 and Zidanic was 59th with a time of 24:23.5 in 2012.
Also on this date in 2007, the women's swimming team defeated Gallaudet 121-73 for its first win of the season. Sam Keifer won the 50 free (24.48) and the 100 breast (1:22.13) while Sam Surtherland was also a double winner with wins in the 200 IM (2:24.56) and the 500 free (5:51.50). Sutherland also helped the 200-medley relay (2:13.16) to a win by swimming the third leg while Candace Crasto, Kait Van Schoick and Lindsey Phillipson-Weiner put in the work on the other three legs. Britt Hogstrom won the 100 free (58.39) and Bethany Natoli took home first in the 1000 free (12:22.15).
Anise Williams and Alayna McFadden combined for 37 points in the second half to power the women's basketball team to a 62-58 season-opening win against Gallaudet on November 11, 2019. The key to the win was the third quarter where the Blue and Gold outscored Gallaudet 24-10. McFadden finished with a then career-best 28 points while Williams added 27 points. Kyani Quarles registered 10 rebounds in her collegiate debut to help Goucher to its first season-opening victory since 2015-16.
Currier finished 53rd at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional to help the women's cross country team to its best-ever finish at the regional with a 16th-place standing on November 12, 2011. Currier posted a time of 24:36 to also garner Mid-East Region's All-Freshman Team honors. Taylor Burr and Zidanic also finished in the Top-75 in 71st place (24:50) and 74th place (24:54), respectively.
Joey Negreann also put his talents on display at the regional for the men's cross country team in 2011, finishing 12th with a time of 25:58 to earn all-region honors in his final season with the Gophers.
Negreann became the third male cross country runner to earn all-region honors in his junior campaign after finishing 32nd at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional on November 13, 2010. He posted a time of 26:06.8 to earn the region distinction for the first time.
Also in 2010 on the women's side at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional, Kelsey Myette finished 74th (24:26.9) and Burr placed 94th (24:48.9) to register two runners in the Top-100.
Negreann broke through the Top-100 at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional on November 14, 2009 to notch the first Top-100 finish for the men since 2003 thanks to a time of 27:10.9.
Kevin Miles scored 33 points to help head coach Tom Rose earn his first win as the men's basketball coach at Goucher in an 84-68 win against Rochester Institute of Technology on this date in 2015. Mychal Stefanides added 10 points in the win in the consolation game of Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Memorial Tournament.
Julian Livingston posted 19 points to guide the Blue and Gold men's basketball team to an 80-67 win in the season opener in the Goucher Tip-Off on November 15, 2013. Alex Noble added 11 points off the bench and Jesse Mondry tallied 10 points and seven rebounds in the contest.
Olivia Nono scored 24 points to help the Gophers women's basketball team to a 97-25 win against Valley Forge to initiate a three-game winning streak to start the season on this date in 2014. Joyce Woolen (15 points), India Perkins (14 points), Briana Bull (13 points, 10 rebounds), Jaida Scarborough (11 points) and Dominique White (10 points) also found double figures in the win.
Cody Nelson won a pair of events to help the men's swimming team to a 118-70 win against Gallaudet on this date in 2014. Nelson took first in the 1000 free (11:15.71) and the 100 back (1:02.38). Ian Furst (200 free, 2:03.51), Morgan Richter (200 IM, 2:10.50), Colin Richter (100 fly, 56.68) and Joey Hughes (500 free, 5:57.51) also posted individual wins on the day. Morgan Richter, Connell Altschiller, Sam Davis and Duncan Miller opened the meet with a win in the 200-medley relay (1:55.18).
Nicole Craver, Kellyn Brower and Kyanna Cadwallader helped the women's swimming team to a win in the 200-medley relay and each one an individual event in a 111-71 victory against Gallaudet on this date in 2014. Nicole Lynch joined the trio on the first place relay with a time of 2:12.33. Craver also won the 200 free (2:10.82), Brower took the 100 fly (1:11.94) and Callwallader won the 100 free (58.25). Rachel Kiefer touched the wall first in the 50 free (28.06) and second in the 100 free (1:02.96). Sydney Patterson (1000 free, 12:43.91), Elizabeth Hannifin (100 back, 1:09.46), MaryKate Malone (500 free, 6:15.87) and Alexis Regopolous (200 IM, 2:26.36) were also victorious on the afternoon. The squad also defeated Juniata on this date in 2008, 54-37.