Keeping up

Updates on local athletes competing at the next level

By Barbara Boxleitner, Special to Gulf Coast Newspapers
Posted 4/18/18

Olivia Swan has been recognized for her track and field performance. The Spanish Fort High School graduate was named April 11 as the Sun Belt Conference women's field athlete of the week. The University of South Alabama junior was recognized after winning the high jump and the 400-meter hurdles at the South Alabama Invitational. She was part of ...

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Olivia Swan has been recognized for her track and field performance. The Spanish Fort High School graduate was named April 11 as the ,. The University of South Alabama junior was recognized after winning the high jump and the 400-meter hurdles at the South Alabama Invitational.

She was part of the 4-by-400 relay that was second. Swan tied her career-high jump of 5 feet, 10 1/2 inches, which is tied for second in the school records. That mark also ranked second in the conference to begin the week. She won the high jump and 400 hurdles at the South Alabama Jaguar Classic in March.

More women's track and field
Bayside Academy graduate Jane Ann Cicco finished third in the 100 dash for Mississippi College at the Rhodes 7-Way meet. The sophomore was part of the 4-by-100 relay that won.

Men's golf

University of Southern Mississippi sophomore Matt Lorenz had a 74.93 stroke average through nine events. The Gulf Shores High alumnus shot a 229 (75-77-77) to tie for 46th and place fifth among the Golden Eagles at the Lake Charles Invitational.

Fairhope resident John Racciatti had a 75.7 stroke average through seven tournaments for University of Alabama Birmingham. The freshman from McGill-Toolen Catholic carded a 234 (76-77-81), which was fifth among the Blazers, at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

Men's tennis

Spanish Fort graduate Barry Booth had a 8-5 overall record, including an 8-3 dual mark, for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The freshman tied for second on the team in wins and was 7-2 at third singles. Booth and team wins leader Andrew Carey had a 10-5 overall doubles record, including 10-3 at No. 1 in dual play.

Foley resident Joshua Martin entered the week with a 16-10 overall singles record for the U.S. Naval Academy. The senior had a 9-2 mark in dual matches at the third through sixth spots, including 6-1 at No. 5. Martin had a 19-5 overall doubles mark. His 10-3 record in dual matches included an 8-0 at No. 3.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@gmail.com.