Compiled by Sports Editor Adam Lindner
— On Jan. 13, the women’s track & field team tied for first place in the first-ever Marshall Women’s Classic at the Jeff Small Track at Chris Cline Indoor Athletic Complex. Duquesne won five events on the day, tying Marshall with 160 total points.
— Jenny DelSignore won the 3000-meter run (10:00.33), while Maiah Yankello won the 800-meter run (2:16.54), Kel-Lisa Sebwe won the 400-meter dash (58.62), Victoria Soeder finished first in the long jump (5.55m jump led field), and Yankello, Gabby Holmberg, Sebwe and Bethany Evankovich won the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:55.45.
— On Jan. 17 at Palumbo Center, the Duquesne women’s basketball team beat La Salle, 78-50, to remain a perfect 8-0 at home on the season. Chassidy Omogrosso and Julijana Vojinovic combined for 44 points for the Dukes, who now sit 15-3 overall and 5-0 in the Atlantic 10.
— The Dukes will return to action on Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. vs. George Mason at Palumbo Center.
— As the city’s other professional teams, the Steelers and the Pirates, have had the attention of fans lately, the Penguins have quietly won four straight games since losing to Carolina, 4-0, on Jan. 4. Pittsburgh begins a West Coast trip on Jan. 17 at Anaheim (late). Following the Ducks game, the Penguins will travel to face the Kings on Jan. 18 and the Sharks on Jan. 20 before returning home to host the Hurricanes on Jan. 23.
— On Jan. 17, goalie Matt Murray returned home to Ontario following the passing of his father, James. Murray will be out for an indefinite period of time to be with his family.
— Center Sidney Crosby has recorded at least two points in each of his last four games, which is one game shy of matching the longest streak of his career. Crosby nears another milestone, as well, as his career goal tally rests at 399. He would be the third Pens player to reach 400, and the second player since 2005-06 to do so.
On This Day…
— On Jan. 18, 1996, MLB owners unanimously approved interleague play for the 1997 season. Prior to that, A.L. & N.L. teams never met in the regular season.