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The University of Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd, a Center Grove High School graduate, finished second of 129 runners in the 1,500-meter event at the Brian Clay Track and Field Invitational at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.

His time of 3:41.61 was .07 second behind the winner from the University of Colorado and .44 second off the stadium and meet records for that event.

Center Grove

Notre Dame’s Conner Stapleton finished 17th of 24 competitors in the 400-meter hurdles (55.15) at the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Championships. The Irish finished third.

Rose-Hulman’s Nathan Catt was second of 42 runners in the 1,500 meters in 4:00.87 at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Track and Field Invitational. Teammate Ryan Meyer was 13th in 4:10.23.

Anderson’s Jacob Branam was ninth in a field of 19 in the 5,000-meter race (16:32.14) at the Anderson Track and Field Invitational.

Indianapolis’ Katy Watson was 18th of 42 in the discus event (137-11) at the Jessie Owens Track and Field Classic at Ohio State.

The Marian baseball team (16-19) lost twice to Mount Vernon Nazarene and won four games against Goshen. Brice Laigle had six hits, including a double, in 18 at-bats and is the leading hitter on the Knights with a .333 batting average in 28 games, 20 as a starter.

Jamie Claeys lost 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 singles and 8-4 at No. 3 doubles in Bellarmine’s 5-0 loss to Missouri-St. Louis in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.

The Indiana softball team (13-33-1) split two games against Ball State and lost three to Northwestern. Natalie Lalich had three hits in 10 at-bats and scored a run in four games and is batting .267 (18 for 65).

The Taylor softball team (34-11, 20-6) won twice against both Huntington and St. Francis and lost two to Spring Arbor. Anna Gunderson had seven hits, with two home runs, one double, five RBIs, five runs scored and one stolen base in 24 at-bats in the six games and is hitting .329 (47 for 143) with four home runs.

The St. Joseph’s softball team (14-24) split two games with Quincy and lost two to Truman State. Alex Franklin had one hit in two appearances as a pinch hitter and is batting .211 (4 for 19).

The Notre Dame softball team (29-9, 9-4) defeated Toledo and swept three games with Virginia. Kimmy Sullivan was hitless with one RBI and one run scored in two pinch-hitting appearances and is batting .222 (6 for 27).

The Purdue lacrosse team lost 7-5 to Illinois and 19-5 to Michigan State. Brandon Gridley had six ground balls and won

9 of 16 faceoffs against Illinois and had four ground balls and won five of 27 faceoffs against Michigan State.

Edinburgh

Sammy Wilkerson was the losing pitcher in Grace’s 4-0 loss to Spring Arbor, giving up three hits and three earned runs and striking out two in four innings. He has a 3-2 record with a 3.72 ERA.

Franklin’s Ashley Myers was 13th of 21 in the 1,500 meters (5:13.72), 14th of 16 in the triple jump (30-9) and 17th of 19 in the javelin (69-1) at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Track and Field Invitational.

Franklin

Brett Schultheis (3-2 with a 6.55 ERA) was the winning pitcher for 16-19 Marian in a 6-5 baseball win against Goshen, giving up nine hits, three walks and three earned runs in six innings and striking out five.

The Rose-Hulman baseball team (17-12, 11-7) defeated Wabash and lost three times to Earlham. Donnie Waters was 1 for 15 with one RBI in the four games and is hitting .255 (25 for 98).

Hannah Moore had one hit in six at-bats for the Ancilla softball team (10-12) in two wins against Glen Oaks and is batting .167 (9 for 54).

Greenwood

The Taylor softball team (34-11, 20-6) won two against both St. Francis and Huntington and lost two to Spring Arbor. Alex Lovelace was 6 for 21 in the six games, with one double, one RBI, three runs scored and one stolen base, and is hitting .454 (74 for 163).

The Butler softball team

(19-24, 7-7) won two of three against Villanova. Chelsea Norwood had two hits in eight at-bats, with one RBI and one run scored, and is hitting .255 (28 for 110).

The Franklin softball team (17-15, 5-7) won two against Defiance. Katie Struewing had three singles, one double and four runs scored in six at-bats and is hitting .368 (39 for 106). Anne Schwomeyer had one hit in one at-bat in

one game and is batting .217

(10 for 46).

The Southeastern softball team (30-15) split two games with Warner and won two against

Eckerd. DeVyn Barker was 4 for 13 with one run scored and her 17th stolen base and is batting .325 (38 for 117).

Franklin’s Erica Christy was second of 16 in the shot put

(39-5¾), 11th of 17 in the discus (93-0) and 13th of 14 in the hammer throw (79-11) at the Rose-

Hulman Twilight Track and Field Invitational.

Brittany Toney won 7-6, 6-2 at No. 6 singles and 8-2 at No. 1 doubles in Ohio Northern’s 9-0 tennis win against Baldwin-Wallace.

The Southern Indiana

tennis team defeated IU-

Southeast 9-0. USI’s Alyssa Hoover won 7-6, 6-1 at No. 5 singles; and IU-Southeast’s Katie Walsh lost 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and 8-6 at No. 1 doubles.

Competing at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament, Indianapolis defeated Rockhurst 5-1 in the first round, lost 5-1 to Drury in the semifinals and lost 5-1 to Missouri-St. Louis in the third place match. Taylor Eckert won 8-6 at No. 1 doubles against Rockhurst, lost 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and 8-6 at No. 1 doubles to Drury and lost 6-4, 6-2 in singles and won 8-4 in doubles against Missouri-St. Louis.

Zack Shultz had eight hits in 12 at-bats, with two doubles, four runs scored and one RBI in the 11-16, 7-10 Hanover baseball team’s three-game sweep of Defiance. He raised his batting average 45 points to .320 (33 for 103).

The Anderson baseball team (18-11, 11-7) defeated Manchester and won one of three against Bluffton. Conner Morris had

four hits in 18 at-bats, with

two doubles, two runs scored

and two RBIs, and is batting

.282 (31 for 110).

The Iowa Western baseball team (37-8) won two against Metropolitan Community College, Maple Wood, Mo., and four against Marshalltown. C.C. Alex Krupa had five hits in 17 at-bats, with two doubles and nine runs scored, and is hitting .384 (33 for 86).

The Marian baseball team (16-19) lost twice to Mount Vernon Nazarene and won four games against Goshen. Conner Beidelman had two hits in 10 at-bats in five of the games and is hitting .185 (10 for 54).

Indian Creek

Indiana State sprinter Katie Wise won the 100-meter dash in 11.52 at the Jessie Owens Track and Field Invitational at Ohio State. She is undefeated in outdoor competition after earning All-American honors by finishing fifth in the nation at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Franklin’s Anna Murdock was second of 23 in the 800 meters in 2:13.73 at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Track and Field Invitational. Her time is the ninth-best in the country this year among NCAA Division III runners.

The IUPUI softball team (18-17) won two of three against South Dakota. Lindsey Richards, who has started each of the Jaguars’ 35 games, had two home runs and one double in 10 at-bats in the three games and is hitting .220 (20 for 91).

Whiteland

Indianapolis’ Farin Hickman was ninth of 44 in the women’s hammer event (183-2) at the Jessie Owens Track and Field Classic at Ohio State. The Greyhounds’ Robert Geis was 23rd of 30 in the 110 hurdles (15.34) and 24th of 28 in the 400 hurdles (57.77).

The Franklin baseball team (19-13, 10-8) defeated Rose-

Hulman and won two of three against Transylvania. Tyler Ison had four hits, one RBI and one run scored in 17 at-bats and is hitting .263 (26 for 99).

The Liberty baseball team (32-9) defeated Gardner Webb twice and Clemson. Ashton Perritt had two hits in eight at-bats in the three games and is batting .250 (37 for 148). As a pitcher, he earned a win and a save in two appearances. He closed a 4-3 win against Clemson with one perfect inning to get credit for his ninth save and gave up one walk, no hits and no runs with two strikeouts, in 1-1/3 innings to get the win against Gardner Webb. His ERA is 1.64.

The Indiana State softball team (24-21, 6-13 MVC) split two games with Loyola and won one of three against Bradley. Shelby Wilson had two doubles and one home run in 15 at-bats in the five games and is hitting.282

(29 for 103).

The Southern Indiana softball team (19-20) lost twice to both Maryville and Missouri-St. Louis. Brooke Harmening had one double and one RBI in 10 at-bats in the four games and is hitting .320 (40 for 125). She was the losing pitcher in two games, giving up 21 hits, nine earned runs and four walks in 14 innings while striking out 13. She has a 12-9 record with a 2.36 ERA and has given up 140 hits and 53 walks in 151 1/3 innings, with 160 strikeouts.

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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