DeafDigest Sports – May 15, 2018

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— Indiana baseball

— deaf boxer makes his pro debut

— deaf women’s rugby

— final Gallaudet athletic event of the year

— college deaf softball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— football mystery at a deaf school

DeafSports picture of the day


Gallaudet track

Hahn and Haynes compete at Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Juniors Gunner Hahn (Stevens Point, Wis.) and Michael
Haynes (Edwardsville, Ill.) had one final chance to qualify for the NCAA
championship meet here Monday at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet.

The pair ran in the 110-meter hurdles together and Hahn competed in the
400-meter hurdles.

Hahn finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles as he crossed the finish
line in 15.46 seconds, a full second off the first-place time of 14.34 set
by Rowan University’s Bobby Cooks. Hahn earned one team point for the
Bison as they finished tied for 42nd place. This was Hahn’s fastest time
in this event this season, his previous best time was 15.47 seconds set at
the Battleground Relays on April 7.

Haynes was four spots behind Hahn in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of
15.90 seconds. The NCAA qualification mark is under 15 seconds.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Hahn placed 20th out of 22 runners with a time
of 59.53 seconds. Rowan University’s Anthony Salemo ran away with first
place in the event with a blistering time of 51.78 seconds, the second
best time in the country this season in this event. The NCAA qualification
mark is under 55 seconds.


— Haynes best time this year in the 110-meter hurdles was 15.56 set at
Atlantic Independent Championship (April 28)

— Hahn’s best time this year in the 400-meter hurdles was 57.76 set at the
Gallaudet University Invitational (April 21)

This concludes the season for Hahn and Haynes as their times did not meet
the NCAA championship qualification marks.

NCAA track and field qualifiying marks can be tricky and misleading

Years ago, a deaf female trackster (forgot her name and also forgot
the college she attended) threw the javelin.

In the very first track meet of the season, her first javelin throw
exceeded the NCAA qualifying mark.

Yet for the remainder of the track season she was unable to equal
or exceed that first-time throw.

She ultimately decided not to go to NCAA, feeling it was not right.


Indiana baseball

George Washington 0
Indiana Deaf     14


deaf rugby


Ace Watson helps England become world champions

A rugby talent from Sedlescombe helped England become the official world
deaf women’s champions.

Sharn-Louise Watson was part of the England Deaf Rugby Union (EDRU)
women’s team which triumphed at the first World Deaf Sevens competition
in Sydney, Australia.

The women’s squad played its first ever international fixture against
another rugby deaf nation. England played a five-game series over two days
against the Australia women’s deaf team and although all the matches
were very close, England won the series 5-0.

The men played fixtures against Australia, Fiji, Japan, Wales, Australia
Barbarians and World Barbarians (teams from South Africa, Italy, Hong Kong
and New Zealand).

The competition gave huge awareness to deaf rugby on a global scale and a
second World Deaf Sevens competition is undoubtedly on the horizon.


deaf boxer


Young boxer Reece Cattermole wants to inspire the deaf community
of Great Britain.

Reece Cattermole is about to make his pro boxing debut.

When talented young boxer Reece Cattermole makes his pro debut later this
weekend, he won’t just be fighting for himself – he wants to inspire a
whole community.

The 21-year-old, who was 4-1 as an amateur, took up boxing as part of
anger management sessions as an 11-year-old as he battled to come to terms
with his condition.


college deaf softball player

Kasidy Chileen



University of Msry (North Dakota) – NCAA-II

her profile is:

Current Stats
Career Stats
Season Highs
Kasidy Chileen Headlines
Apr 28, 2018 Miscues costly in pair of Marauders road losses to Golden
Apr 25, 2018 Big bats, strong pitching lead Marauders to sweep over
Apr 20, 2018 BEK Broadcasting airing first Marauders home softball games
of season April 21-22
Apr 18, 2018 Big start, finish carries Marauders to sweep of Golden Eagles
Apr 16, 2018 Marauders softball to host Golden Eagles on April 18 in site
swap for 1st home game
Apr 8, 2018 Early deficits too much for Marauders to overcome in
late-night clash with Wildcats
Apr 7, 2018 Freshmen key Marauders split with #16 Vikings
Mar 31, 2018 Big innings burst Marauders hopes in pair of losses to
Mar 30, 2018 Power game not enough for Marauders as Huskies sweep
Mar 27, 2018 Big blows power Marauders to NSIC opening day road split
against Beavers SHOW MORE
An All-Conference player her junior season, Kasidy Chileen of Brooklyn
Center, Minn., signed her National Letter of Intent last November to play
softball for the Marauders starting this fall.
A two-sport athlete in high school, Chileen’s versatility will allow
valuable flexibility within the UMary softball lineup.
The Blaine High School student-athlete finished the season with a .400
hitting percentage and one of her career highlights was hitting a grand
slam in a section game last May. She also received the 2016 Hitting Award.
The daughter of Greg and Jolynn Chileen, Kasidy plans on pursuing a degree
in Audiology at the University of Mary.

Quote from coach: “We are excited to bring Kasidy into the Marauder
softball family. She has a passion that is very contagious as well as
being a strong and versatile player. Her work ethic, desire, and spirit
should allow her to contribute immediately.”

this season:
played 35 of her team’s 37 games, starting 31

hit .330 (31 hits in 94 at bats).

Despite hitting one homer, is not one of the team’s power hitters,
having driven home only 9 runners. Basically a contact hitter.