Aaron EllisonTrack and field


Last week: Ellison, a junior, established DODDS-Europe season-bests in the 200 meters (22.70 seconds) and the 110-meter high hurdles (15.80) Saturday at Black Forest Academy.

In addition, according to coach Theo Jones, Ellison ran the 100 meters for the first time this season and qualified for Europeans by clocking 11.30.

“His work ethic is second to none,” Jones wrote in an e-mail.

“As one of our team captains, he really gets the team going.”

Ellison nipped Tim Chew of BFA in the 110 highs. Both runners were clocked in 15.80 and will meet again in the European championships May 19-20 in Wiesbaden.

Ellison has another rematch at Europeans against Ansbach’s Dominique Whaley, who ran a 22.80 Saturday at BFA. Kaiserslautern’s Adam Harper also posted a 22.80.

Both should be warned, however, that the 200 is Ellison’s best event.

“He has that race down to a science,” Jones said.

Whitney LynchSoccer


Last week: Lynch, a junior, scored three goals and assisted on a fourth Saturday in Rome as Sigonella blanked Marymount International 6-0.

The 2005 European Division III tournament MVP has eight goals and four assists in five games this season.

“Whitney is a physically strong player with both speed and agility,” Sigonella coach Shawn McCarthy wrote on Tuesday in an e-mail.

“She is hitting lanes on her passes to open teammate and is beginning to move well without the ball.”

Lynch said she’s enjoying the chance to team up with newcomer Jaimie Jennett, who had two goals and two assists at Marymount, as well as with the rest of Sig’s rebuilt team. Lynch said the Jaguars, who improved to 3-2, are rounding into shape to defend their title.

“We really came together this game,” wrote Lynch, an All-Europe basketball and all-conference and all-tournament volleyball player.

“Our defense also held up.”

— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff

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