Alfredo Santana of La Salle was named the men's outstanding track performer in the Atlantic Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C.
Santana, a graduate of Philadelphia's Nueva Esperanza Academy, won the 5,000-meter run in 14 minutes, 25.19 seconds, and the 10,000 in 29:58.69. The Explorers, who finished seventh in the team competition, also won the 4x800-meter relay in 7:32.33 with Brett Shepherd (Monsignor Bonner), Nick Crits (Wissahickon), Wayne Bartholomew, and Paul Reilly (Upper Dublin).
Temple placed fourth, and St. Joseph's was sixth. The Owls were sixth in the women's competition as Margo Britton took second in both the discus and the shot put. La Salle was 11th, and St. Joseph's 13th.
Samuel Ellison of Villanova successfully defended his championship in the men's 800-meter run in the Big East Conference Track and Field Championships in Piscataway, N.J. Ellison, a former Upper Dublin High star, clocked 1:49.90. The Wildcats were ninth among the teams.
Villanova's Emily Lipari won the women's 1,500 in 4:24.25, and anchored the 4x800-meter relay team to victory in a meet-record 8:34.23. Stephanie Schappert, Kelsey Margey, and Nicky Akande ran the first three legs. Villanova's women placed fourth among the teams.
Penn freshman Sam Mattis hurled the discus 191 feet, 5 inches to win the event in the Heptagonal Track and Field Championships in Princeton. The Quakers were seventh in both the men's and women's team competitions. Penn's Heather Bong took second in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Softball. Liz Mendez allowed two hits and no runs and struck out seven in 41/3 innings for top-seeded St. Joseph's (35-8-1), which rallied to beat No. 5 St. Louis, 4-3, in the second round of the Atlantic Ten tournament in Amherst, Mass. On Friday, the Hawks will face No. 2 Fordham, an 8-2 winner over No. 3 Temple (31-25).