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Indiana State sprinter Katie Wise, an Indian Creek High School graduate, won the 60-meter dash at the Alex Wilson Indoor Track and Field Invitational at Notre Dame. Her time in the preliminaries, 7.36 seconds, is the 22nd-fastest time recorded in the United States this year.

Her final time was 7.39.

This season the sophomore has won the Hoosier Hills Invitational, the Air Force Academy Team Challenge, the Wisconsin Elite Invitational and the Eastern Illinois Earlybird Invitational and finished second at the Indiana Relays to an Alabama competitor, her only loss of the season.

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Franklin’s Anna Murdock won the 800-meter race in 2:32.22 and was third of 15 in the mile (5:26.50) at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The IUPUI softball team

(5-6) defeated Northern Kentucky 21-5 and lost 12-1 to Louisville and 15-6 to Central Michigan. Lindsey Richards had a single, a double, a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in eight at-bats in the three games.

The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team (8-16, 4-10) lost 89-75 to Akron and 85-77 to Central Michigan. Ally Lehman had 14 points (7 for 8) and team highs in rebounds (6) and assists (3) in 20 minutes against Akron, and three rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot in 23 minutes against CMU.


Alex Lovelace had five hits, two RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases in 10 at-bats for the Taylor softball team (5-1), which won twice against

Brescia and split two with Cumberland. The freshman is batting

.500 (9 for 18) and leads the Trojans in RBIs with eight.

The Southeastern softball team (4-5) won twice against Georgetown College in games played in Lakeland, Fla. DeVyn Barker had one hit, a grand slam home run, in five at-bats in the two games and is hitting .273

(6 for 22) while leading her team in RBIs (9) and home runs (3).

Chelsea Norwood has played in 12 games for the Butler softball team (4-9) and is batting .154 (6 for 39) with one double, one home run, six RBIs and two runs scored.

Franklin’s Erica Christy finished second of 19 in the shot put (40-7) and 13th of 17 in the weight throw (29-8¼) at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Ryan Hammer won 8-2 at

No. 1 doubles and lost 5-7, 6-4, 10-6 at No. 1 singles in Franklin’s 8-1 tennis loss to Alma.


The Franklin baseball team split its first four games in Florida. Tyler Ison had one single, one double, one RBI and two runs scored in 11 at-bats in the four games.

The Liberty baseball team (3-5) won two of five games last week. Ashton Perritt pitched

2²⁄³ innings, giving up one hit and no runs while striking out one. He picked up his second save of the season and has yet to give up a run. At the plate he was 3 for 19, with one double, one RBI and five runs scored and is batting .212

(7 for 33).

The Indiana State softball team (5-3) won four games at the Tiger Classic in Nashville, Tenn., defeating Youngstown, Dayton, Temple and Tennessee State.

Shelby Wilson had two RBIs in four at-bats in three of the wins.

Franklin’s Jared Hunt lost 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles and 8-6 at No. 2 doubles in an 8-1 tennis loss to Alma.

Haley Howard had 11 points (3 for 3, 1 for 1, 4 for 4), four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot in 21 minutes in 12-14 Butler’s 97-64 basketball loss to DePaul.

The Danville Community College basketball team (20-9) defeated Lincoln 87-51 and Lincoln Land 64-50. Kelsie Ratliff had 18 points (7 for 11, 1 for 5, 3 for 3), two assists, four steals, one blocked shot and a team-high eight rebounds against Lincoln and 10 points (4 for 6, 1 for 2, 1 for 2), eight rebounds, one assist and two blocked shots against Lincoln Land.


Jeremy McKinney has pitched in five games for the Northwest Florida Community College baseball team (11-4) and has a 1-0 record and a 0.75 ERA. The freshman has given up six hits and five walks while striking out 11 in 12 innings. In his latest outing, he pitched four hitless innings against Rend Lake and combined with two other pitchers for a seven inning no-hitter.

Clay Warner finished second of 10 in the triple jump (42 feet) and third of 17 in the long jump (20-7¼) at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The Vincennes basketball team (21-6) defeated John A. Logan 71-52 and Southwestern Illinois 70-43. Shelby Parmer had four points (2 for 18, 0 for 4), 10 assists, three rebounds and two steals in the two games.

Swimming at the Summit League Championships, IUPUI’s Jenny Oleksiak was second of 44 in the 200 IM (2:04.31), second of 32 in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.00), fourth of 30 in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.14) and was a member of two second-place relay teams. In the men’s events, the Jaguars’ Mason Hamilton was 28th of 46 in the 50 freestyle (21.78), 23rd of 33 in the 100 butterfly (53.79) and 30th of 36 in the 100 freestyle (48.45).


Competing at the Heartland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, Franklin’s Ashley Myers was ninth of 15 in the mile (5:42.98), eighth of 15 in the 800 (2:33.84), 10th of 14 in the long jump (14-8½) and 10th of

13 in the triple jump (30-9¼).

The Elmhurst basketball team (14-11, 6-8) defeated Millikin 87-81 and lost 80-76 to North Central. Kyle Wuest had 13 points (2 for 6, 1 for 3, 8 for 10), three assists, eight rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes in the win and 18 points (5 for 14, 1 for 5, 7 for 8), two rebounds and team-highs in assists (5) and steals (3) in 29 minutes in the loss.

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The Ball State tennis team lost 6-1 to Xavier and 4-0 to Notre Dame. Luke Andersen scored the Cardinals’ only point against Xavier with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles, and he was winning 7-6, 5-5 against Notre Dame when the match was stopped because the Irish had clinched the win. He lost 8-3 at No. 1 doubles against Xavier.

Anna Gunderson had five singles, one home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in 14 at-bats for the Taylor softball team (5-1) in two wins against Brescia and a win and a loss against Cumberland.

Natalie Lalich was 4 for 4 at the plate, with one double and one RBI in 1-12-1 Indiana’s 3-3 tie with Troy. She is batting .385 (5 for 13).

The Notre Dame softball team (10-3) won four of six in California. Kimmy Sullivan played in four games and had two hits and one run scored in seven at-bats and is hitting .267 (4 for 15).

Indiana’s Allie Day was second in the 200 backstroke (1:54.67) and sixth in the 100 (53.91) at the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships.

Kenyon’s Haley Townsend had a season-best time winning the 200 IM in 2:08.72 at the Kenyon First Chance Swimming Invitational.

Austin Mudd, the Wisconsin record-holder in the indoor mile (3:57.93), won that event in 4:02.36 at the Red and White Indoor Track and Field Invitational. The junior also won the 800 in 1:57.13.

Anderson’s Jacob Branam was 17th of 22 in the 3,000 meters (9:40.50) at the Heartland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Franklin’s Max Bomber was 14th of 23 in the 800 in 2:06.82. Rose-Hulman’s

Nathan Catt was second of 20 in the mile (4:21.80) and fifth of 22 in the 3,000 (9:02.86), and teammate Ryan Meyer was ninth of 22 in the 3,000 (9:13.60).

Notre Dame’s Conner Stapleton was 11th of 16 in the 400 (48.78) at the Alex Wilson Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Butler’s Shelbi Burnett was a member of the third-place women’s distance relay team at the Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Joe Reed had 12 points (6 for 9, 0 for 3), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes for the IPFW basketball team (20-9, 8-4) in an 84-60 defeat of IUPUI.

Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School. Send ideas for the College Update column to rmorwick@dailyjournal.net.

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