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Eagles fan writes reader’s choice for “blog of the year”

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Bryn Swartz
The picture was taken two years ago. Bryn says if he retook the picture now, McNabb and Curtis would be replaced by Vick and Jackson. Oh, and his collection of jerseys now numbers 32.

Junior Bryn Swartz’s beloved Philadelphia Eagles might have lost their chance at a Super Bowl ring this year, but his blog about the team–Eagles Central–racked up its own recognition when’s readers voted it “Reader’s Choice Award for Best Blogger of 2010.”

Swartz, who is a full-time student with a job and plenty of other responsibilities, finds time to post upwards of 100 blog posts a month about his beloved Eagles.


Great indoor track and field season capped with athlete Kristen Bates winning two national titles

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Kristen Bates hurdles

Senior Kristen Bates won both the 55-meter hurdles and the pentathlon at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships on March 13, collecting her eighth and ninth All-American honors — and thus becoming the most decorated athlete in Messiah history.
Bates ran a :08.00 in Saturday’s 55-meter hurdles finals to beat the field by .09 of a second, then wrapped up the last event of the pentathlon immediately thereafter, scoring 3,555 points — the third-highest mark in NCAA Division III Championships history.
Bates’ honors are the icing on the cake for an indoor track and field program that enjoyed a very successful season. The women clinched the conference title (for the third straight year), and the men finished fourth. Bates was named Indoor Field Athlete of the Year, and Coach Dale Fogelsanger was named Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year.

NCAA Event Results

Track and Field at Messiah College