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Haley Townsend, a freshman swimmer at Kenyon College, won the 100-yard freestyle (51.24) in a field of 51 swimmers at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.

The Center Grove graduate was third of 63 in the 200 freestyle (1:51.83), fourth of 60 in the 50 freestyle (23.85) and a member of the record-setting 800 freestyle relay team.

Kenyon finished second to Denison in the nine-team championships.

Center Grove

Azusa Pacific distance runner Sarah Higgens was third of 31 in the 3,000-meter race (10:26.11) and third of 22 in the 5,000 (17:56.61) at the National Christian Colleges Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Rose-Hulman’s Nathan Catt finished third of 14 in the mile (4:21.70) and seventh of 20 in the 800 (2:03.91) at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Teammate Ryan Meyer

was seventh of 23 in the 3,000 (9:15.14).

Running at the Wisconsin Red and White Indoor Track and Field Open, the Badgers’ Austin Mudd was second of 22 in the 400 meters (50.76) and fifth of eight in the 600 (1:21.51).

Indianapolis’ Kyle Schwartz was 12th of 24 in the 200 (23.19) at the Boilermaker Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Shelby Music has played in three games for the Illinois State softball team (3-5) and has one hit in three at-bats (.333).

Jamie Claeys won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles in Bellarmine’s 7-2 women’s tennis win against Campbellsville.

Katie Lucaites made all seven of her shots for 14 points and had six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 16 minutes in 9-16 Oberlin’s 66-59 basketball win against Denison.

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team (11-12, 8-6) defeated Stetson 73-68 and lost 68-53 to Florida Gulf Coast. Melody Doss played 21 minutes in the two games and had four points (2 for 6), five rebounds and one assist.

Kelcey Daugherty had two points (1 for 1) and a steal in one minute of play in 8-17 Manchester’s 51-40 women’s basketball win against Anderson.

The Indianapolis women’s basketball team (17-6, 10-5) defeated Southern Indiana 70-66

and Kentucky Wesleyan 75-64. Kirsten Gliesmann had four points (2 for 3), six rebounds, four blocked shots, one assist and two steals in 15 minutes against Southern Indiana and 13 points (5 for 8, 3 for 4), nine rebounds, four blocked shots and one steal in 22 minutes against Kentucky Wesleyan.

Nikky Moan had two assists and one blocked shot in six minutes in 11-13 Elmhurst’s 55-44 women’s basketball win against Augustana.

The IPFW men’s basketball team (12-16, 5-9) lost 70-65 to

Missouri-Kansas City and won 64-51 against South Dakota. Joe Reed had 12 points (4 for 5, 4 for 5), four rebounds and one blocked shot in 21 minutes against Missouri-Kansas City and three points (1 for 2, 1 for 2), three rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes against South Dakota.

Andrew Smeathers had one rebound in five minutes for the Butler basketball team (22-5, 9-3) in a 71-67 loss to Charlotte.

The Evansville baseball team opened its season by winning one of three games against Arkansas-Little Rock. Starting catcher Chris Pearson had one hit and one run scored in 13 at-bats in the three games.

Swimming at the Appalachian Conference Championships, Urbana’s Siara Chupp was 21st of 26 in the 1,650 freestyle (20:34.17) and 13th of 16 in the 400 IM (5:17.62).

Whiteland

The Indiana State softball team (6-4) lost to Auburn,

Kansas and Chattanooga and

defeated Bryant and Tennessee State. Shelby Wilson, hitting

safely in each game, had six

hits in 16 at-bats, including her fourth double and second home run, with five RBIs and five runs scored. She is batting .419 (13

for 31).

The Southern Indiana

softball team opened its season with three wins and three

losses. Brooke Harmening (2-1) was the winning pitcher in

two complete games, shutting

out Wayne State 1-0 in the season-opener and winning 4-1 against West Georgia. In four games

and 20 innings, she has a 2.80 ERA. At the plate she had four hits in 19 at-bats (.211), one home run, five RBIs and three runs scored.

Swimming at the College Conference of Illinois and

Wisconsin Championships, Rose-

Hulman’s Stephanie Wolfersberger was 13th of 42 in the 50 freestyle (25.07), 12th of 32 in the 100 freestyle (55.31) and 21st of 36 in the 200 freestyle (2:05.55).

Franklin’s Seth Morin was fourth of 19 in the 1,650 freestyle (16:54.20), ninth of 31 in the 200 freestyle (1:48.68) and seventh of 27 in the 500 freestyle (4:55.20) at the Liberal Arts Swimming Championships at Coe College, Iowa.

Swimming at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, Defiance’s Braden Perry was 12th in the 200 freestyle (1:55.75) and 13th of 17 in the 1,650 freestyle (18:01.19).

Drea Mize had one rebound in nine minutes in Indiana’s 72-42 women’s basketball loss to Michigan State.

Indianapolis’ Farin Hickman was eighth of 24 in the women’s shot put (42-2¼) and sixth of 20 in the weight throw (49-2½) at the Boilermaker Indoor Track and Field Invitational. Marian’s Charles Harmening was 15th of 20 in the men’s weight throw (38-7½).

Franklin

In 26 games for the Vincennes women’s basketball team (10-16), Shelby Parmer is averaging 8.8 points per game (38.6 from the field, 31.3 from 3-point range and 66.2 from the foul line), 3.2 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 3.2 turnovers and 1.7 steals.

J.D. Morris was ninth of 11

in the 3,000 (10:12.48) at the

Trine Indoor Track and Field Open.

Competing at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, Franklin’s Jeff Murr was 10th of 22 in the 400 (53.99) and fifth of seven in the pole vault (12-11½). Teammate Kye Durbin was 16th of 23 in the 60 (7.58) and 12th of 19 in the long jump (18-7¾).

Carleton swimmer Claire Wilson was 24th of 32 in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.05) and 30th of 33 in the 200 breaststroke (2:45.34) at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.

Swimming at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, Evansville’s Abby Smith was third in the 50 freestyle (23.61), 15th in the 100 freestyle (53.55) and 17th in the 200 freestyle (1:55.45).

DePauw’s Alex Grissom was 15th of 53 (46.81) in the 100 freestyle, eighth of 52 in the 200 freestyle (1: 41.22) and fifth of 24 in the 500 freestyle (4:36.52) at the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

Indian Creek

Franklin’s Anna Murdock won the 800 at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 2:27.71. She was seventh of 15 in the 400 (1:02.82).

Indiana State sprinter

Katie Wise won the 60-meter

dash (7.51) in a field of 22 runners at the Eastern Illinois Indoor Friday Night Track and Field Special.

Lindsey Richards has started all nine games for the IUPUI softball team (3-6) and is batting .367 (11 for 30) with two doubles, one home run and seven RBIs. She has pitched one scoreless inning.

Erica Von Stein had three points (1 for 7, 1 for 2), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes in the 9-13 Regis women’s basketball team’s 64-49 loss to Metro State.

The Bellarmine women’s basketball team (17-9, 7-8) lost 77-65 to Lewis and 70-45 to Wisconsin-Parkside. Kylee Hamilton had three points (1 for 4, 1 for 2, 0 for 0) in 26 minutes against Lewis and two points (1 for 3), two steals and one rebound in 23 minutes against Parkside.

The IUPUI tennis team lost 6-1 to Northern Illinois, 7-0 to Western Michigan and 6-1 to Bradley. Shelby Hullett lost 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and 8-1 at No. 1 doubles to Northern Illinois; 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 at No. 3 singles to Western Michigan; and 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and 8-6 at No. 1 doubles to Bradley.

Greenwood

Jessica Vleck has played in two games, both starts, for the Indianapolis softball team (5-1) and is 0 for 4 at the plate.

The Southeastern softball team (3-2) defeated Coastal Georgia 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader and lost 6-4 in Game 2. DeVyn Barker had a double and a stolen base in six at-bats in the two games.

Taylor Eckert lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and 8-2 at No. 1 doubles in Indianapolis’ 9-0 women’s tennis loss to Northern Illinois.

Allie Osen had two points (1 for 5) and three rebounds in 16 minutes in 17-9 Bellarmine’s 77-65 women’s basketball loss to Lewis and two rebounds in 11 minutes in a 70-45 loss to Wisconsin-Parkside.

Edinburgh

Franklin’s Ashley Myers was fifth of 19 in the 800 (2:31.01) and 10th of 12 in the triple-jump (30-5) at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Kyle Wuest had 11 points (3 for 10, 1 for 3, 4 for 4) and three rebounds in 24 minutes for the Elmhurst basketball team (6-18, 2-11) in a 66-61 loss to Augustana.

After 22 games, all starts, Ancilla basketball player Corey Burton averaged 3.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.7 turnovers and 1.4 steals per game. He was shooting .347 from the field, .333 from 3-point range and .630 from the free-throw line. Ancilla was 8-14, 2-10 in league play.

Taylor Murray has started all four games behind the plate for the Taylor softball team (1-3).

Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School.

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