GENEVA, Ohio — Salem High School graduate Davonta Womack of Bridgewater College finished sixth in the men’s long jump at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field national championships Thursday, earning first-team All-America honors.

Womack had a jump of 24 feet, 3 3/4 inches.

He was also part of the Bridgewater 4x100 relay team that advanced from Thursday’s prelims to Saturday’s finals.

Drew Pranka of Washington and Lee took 10th in the prelims of the men’s 400 hurdles (53.65 seconds). He did not advance to Saturday’s nine-man finals.

Salem graduate Tye Meador of Bridgwater was 13th in the women’s long jump (18-3 3/4).


Hokies, Cav earn berths

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Virginia Tech’s Deakin Volz won the men’s pole vault on the first day of the NCAA East meet, earning a berth in next month’s NCAA national championships.

Volz had a vault of 17 feet, 5 inches.

Hilmar Jonsson of Virginia won the men’s hammer throw (236-9), earning a berth in the national championships.

Virginia Tech’s Eszter Bajnok finished sixth in the women’s long jump (20-1 3/4), also earning a bid to the national meet.

Virginia Tech’s Pavla Kuklova took 11th in the women’s hammer throw (202-6) to earn a bid to the national championships as well.


UNC Greensboro 4, VMI 2

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Zack Budzik belted a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the third-seeded Spartans (34-19) a win over the seventh-seeded Keydets in an elimination game in the Southern Conference tournament Thursday.

The Keydets (17-41) had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Chad Sykes struck out the final two batters to end the game.

Cody Warner hit his second RBI single of the game to give VMI a 2-1 lead in the fifth, but UNCG tied the game in the seventh.

Second-seeded Wofford beat VMI 12-7 on Wednesday night.

Ryan Hatten belted a three-run homer for VMI in that game. Jake Huggins had a two-RBI double.


Emory 7, Randolph-Macon 5

TYLER, Texas — The Eagles (37-12) beat the Yellow Jackets (30-16) on the first day of the eight-team Division III World Series.

Randolph-Macon will meet Illinois Wesleyan in an elimination game Friday.


Cavaliers honored

Virginia’s Dox Aitken (39 goals, seven assists), Ryan Conrad (28 goals, 18 assists) and Jared Conners (five goals, 26 forced turnovers) have been named to the All-America first team by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

UVa’s Michael Kraus (35 goals, 32 assists) made the third team.

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