---- — Mt. Vernon track opens with victory
SALEM — Mt. Vernon’s boys track team opened the outdoor season with a win.
The Rams beat Salem and Marion after scoring 89 points. Mt. Vernon finished the meet with 12 first-place finishes.
They were: the 3,200 meter relay team of Jake Wilson, Ethan Badger, David Modert and Karson Hahn with a time of 8:42; the 400 meter relay team of Steve Boss, DeMontez Miller-Gray, Crayton Turner and Robert Grider with a time of 45.3 seconds; Jordan Wilemon in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:17; Brykell Patton in the 110 high hurdles in a time of 16.5 seconds; Robert Grider in the 100 meters in a time of 11.3 seconds; Ethan Badger in the 800 meters with a time of 2:08; the 800 meter relay team of Turner, Dylan Reeves, Devarr Davis and Drew Hester in a time of 1:36.7; Boss in the 400 meters with a time of 52.9 seconds; Patton in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 43.2 seconds; Grider in the 200 meters with a time of 24.7 seconds; Miller, Modert, Hahn and Boss in the 1,600 meter relay with a time of 3:36.4 and Joesph McDaniel with a leap of 12 feet in the pole vault.
The Rams had four second-place finishers. They were: Crayton Turner in the 200 meters with a time of 25.1 seconds; Daniel Flood in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09; Boss in the 100 meters with a time of 11.6 seconds and Nic Meyer in the shot put with a throw of 43 feet, 5 inches.
Triad tops Mt. Vernon baseball
Triad’s baseball team edged Mt. Vernon 3-1 Friday.
Clayton Reeves had a hit and two stolen bases for the Rams.
Tyler Ellis started the game and pitched six innings for Mt. Vernon.
The Rams are 3-2 this season and host Mattoon for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. today.
Fla. Gulf Coast upsets Georgetown
PHILADELPHIA — Florida Gulf Coast sure made an entrance at the NCAA tournament.
A school that hasn’t even celebrated its first 20-year reunion yet, and is in just its second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, busted a load of brackets with a 78-68 victory over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.
The Eagles used a 21-2 run in the second half to pull away from the Hoyas and then held on in the final minute to become the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2.
Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast.
, the champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference
FGCU (25-10) will play the winner of the game between seventh-seeded San Diego State and No. 10 Oklahoma in the third round on Sunday.