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Former South Carolina track sprinter joins ODU football team – The Virginian-Pilot

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Old Dominion secured the commitment of Dom Dutton, a former Glen Allen High running back, wide receiver and kick returner who spent his first year as an All-Southeastern Conference sprinter on the South Carolina Gamecocks track.

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He has four years of football eligibility.

Dutton finished second in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2021 VSHL Class 5 State Championships.

Lafayette rising senior Jaylen Pretlow, a wide receiver who also plays defensive back, revealed his commitment to the Navy via Twitter.

During the 2021 regular season, Pretlow made 42 catches for 1,112 yards and 18 touchdowns. He intercepted three passes.

ACADEMIC

Six Old Dominion student-athletes were named Virginia Sports Information Directors University Honorees: Tommy Bell (baseball), Yevhen Sirous (men’s tennis), Zander Johnson (men’s swimming), Madeline Doherty (women’s rowing) , Emily Garrick (women’s soccer) and Leah Onosato (women’s golf).

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 GPA. Each school in Virginia could nominate up to six student-athletes.

Norfolk State winners included: DJ Djonkam (soccer), Siera Jones (volleyball), Marquis Hall (soccer), Rachel Williams (volleyball), Anthony Blume (soccer) and Zada ​​McMorris (women’s tennis).

The winners of William & Mary: Elizabeth Upright (women’s athletics), Emma Wiley (women’s gymnastics), Daniel Pellerito (men’s tennis), Caroline Donovan (lacrosse), Keaghan Schafer (women’s gymnastics) and Alek Kuzmenchuk (men’s gymnastics).

Virginia Wesleyan winners: John Wampler (men’s golf), Christopher “CJ” Morris (baseball), Stephanie Hoke (field hockey), Alexandra Bewster (women’s tennis), Sydney Collins (volleyball) and Biana Atkinson (women’s basketball).

Christopher Newport winners: Adrianna DeSantis (women’s indoor and outdoor athletics), Sondra Fan (women’s basketball), Shreya Ganta (women’s golf), Davis Pillow (men’s soccer), Dylan Rice (men’s lacrosse) and Max Wayne (men’s lacrosse) .

SOCCER

Former Old Dominion women’s football star Kathryn Hill has re-signed with WFC of Scotland Rangers after a five-year run in England.

An All-Conference USA selection at ODU, she previously played for Durham WFC in the FA Women’s Championship in England.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team will visit Tennessee on December 4 as part of the Jimmy V Women’s Classic. UConn will play Notre Dame in the other game of the event.

The Hokies game will be broadcast on ESPN2. A start time will be announced later.

HOME BASEBALL

The Peninsula Drivers snapped a two-game losing streak on Thursday night with a 10-8 triumph over the Martinsville Mustangs at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton.

Ty Swaim went 2 for 4 with a run and three RBI for Drivers (15-20), while Elijah Dickerson scored three runs, Lincoln Ransom was 2 for 4 with two runs, Huck Wathan was 1 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs and Tevin Tucker stole three bases.

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Peninsula was scheduled to play Friday night at the Asheboro Zookeepers and Saturday night at the Holly Springs Salamanders.

Peninsula’s next home game is Monday at 7 p.m. against the Tri-City Chili Peppers.

* Brandon Rechsteiner, a 6-1 point guard from Etowah High in Woodstock, Georgia, announced on Twitter on Friday that he has committed to Virginia Tech. Rechsteiner, who was also considering Clemson and Georgia Tech among other schools, is a three-star recruit, according to 247sports.com.

*Norfolk State men’s and women’s track and field teams have received academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. This is the fifth consecutive year that the women’s team has won this award.

* Lionsbridge FC will look to cap off an unbeaten regular season when they host the Commonwealth Cardinals at 7pm on Saturday at TowneBank Stadium in Newport News. This will be the Military Appreciation Night, which will include post-game fireworks.

* Christopher Newport women’s soccer star Riley Cook has been named the 2021-22 Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference Female Athlete of the Year. CNU Men’s Lacrosse Player Max Wayne has been named C2C Male Athlete of the Year.

* Radford grad student Nicholas Taliaferro shot a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead at the Virginia State Open on Friday at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian. Defending champion Evan Beck, a former Norfolk Academy star, was tied for 21st at 71.

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