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Kenyon swimmer Haley Townsend won the 100-yard freestyle in a field of 60 competitors in pool-record time (51.01) at the nine-team North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.

In addition, the Center Grove High School graduate was a member of the winning 800 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams, both of which set NCAC records, and the winning 400 medley relay team. The sophomore was fourth of 51 in the 200 freestyle (1:52.16) and ninth of 52 in the 50 (24.13).

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Indianapolis’ Regina Perez was 19th of 32 in the 50 freestyle (25.24) and 20th of 29 in the 200 (2:02.04) at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming Championships.

Competing at the Appalachian Conference Swimming Championships, Urbana’s Siara Chupp was 27th of 34 in the 500 freestyle (6:13.93), 12th of 15 in the 400 IM (5:44.42) and 15th of

19 in the 1,650 (21:20.60).

Rose-Hulman’s Nathan Catt won the mile run in a field of

29 runners at the DePauw Indoor Track and Field Invitational in 4:25.17. Teammate Ryan Meyer was fifth in 4:31.37. Franklin’s Max Bomber was 24th of 27 in the 800 in 2:16.08.

Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd was seventh of 13 in the 800 (1:50.67) and ninth of 12 in the mile (4:13.12) at the Tyson Indoor Track and Field Invitational

in Arkansas.

Indianapolis’ Katy Watson was fifth of 20 in the shot put

(41-11¼) and 10th of 21 in the weight throw (45½) at the Tom Hathaway Indoor Track and Field Challenge at Indianapolis. Southern Indiana’s Jordan Jones was 10th in the shot put (34-5) and

12th in the weight throw (40¾).

Butler’s Shelbi Burnett was ninth of 25 in the 800 (2:18.59) at the Fred Wilt Indoor Track and Field Invitational at Purdue.

Indiana’s Sydney Clute was fourth of 16 in the pole vault

(13-1¾) at the Hoosier Hills Indoor Track and Field Invitational in Bloomington.

The Anderson women’s basketball team (2-21, 1-15) lost

54-39 to Manchester and 71-52 to Hanover. Shelby Shaffer led the Ravens in scoring with 18 points (5 for 17, 3 for 10, 5 for 8) and had three assists, three steals and one blocked shot in 33 minutes against Hanover, and had nine points

(3 for 16, 1 for 6, 2 for 3), five rebounds, three assists and one steal against Manchester.

Nikky Moan had 10 points (3 for 5, 1 for 3, 3 for 5), four rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes for the Elmhurst women’s basketball team (13-10, 5-7) in a 75-71 defeat of Augustana.

The Indianapolis women’s basketball team (20-6, 11-4) defeated Truman State 87-74 and lost 87-75 to Quincy. Kirsten

Gliesmann played 36 minutes

in the two games and had

14 points (7 for 10), eight rebounds, four steals, two assists and five blocked shots.

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team (14-10, 10-3) defeated North Florida 78-65 and Jacksonville 69-61. Melody Doss had 15 points (6 for 15, 1 for 4, 2 for 3), eight rebounds, two steals, one blocked shot and one assist in 35 minutes against North Florida and 18 points (8 for 15, 2 for 5, 0 for 0), two rebounds, five assists and one blocked shot in 33 minutes against Jacksonville.

The IPFW men’s basketball team (19-9, 7-4) defeated

South Dakota 75-69 and lost

73-62 to Denver. Joe Reed had

seven points (1 for 2, 5 for 8), eight rebounds and one blocked shot in 21 minutes in the win, and

10 points (5 for 6), three rebounds, and three assists in 34 minutes in the loss.

The Franklin men’s basketball team (13-10, 5-7) lost 96-89 to Transylvania and 61-59 to Earlham. J.T. Barton had three points (1 for 3, 1 for 3, 0 for 0), one rebound and two assists in 10 minutes against Transylvania, and six points (3 for 4, 0 for 1, 0 for 2) and three rebounds in 21 minutes as a starter against Earlham.

Jamie Claeys won 6-1, 1-6, 10-4 at No. 5 singles for the Bellarmine women’s tennis team in an 8-1 defeat of Centre.

Kimmy Sullivan had a pinch-hit single for the Notre Dame softball team in a 6-1 defeat of Louisville and was 0 for 2 in a 9-1 win against Jacksonville.


Kyle Wuest, who recently was named conference player of the week, had eight points (1 for 14, 6 for 6), six rebounds and one steal in 46 minutes in the Elmhurst (13-10, 5-7) basketball team’s losses to Carthage and Augustana.

Franklin’s Ashley Myers was sixth of 28 in the mile (5:39.54), 10th of 20 in the long jump (15-2) and 11th of 11 in the triple jump (29-2½) at the DePauw Indoor Track and Field Invitational.


Franklin’s Erica Christy won the shot put in a field of 22 with a put of 39-4½ and was seventh of 14 in the weight throw (34-2¾) at the DePauw Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Indianapolis’ Kailey Evans was second of 10 in the long jump (16-10¾) and second of five in the triple jump (34-8½) at the Tom Hathaway Indoor Track and Field Invitational at Indianapolis.

Nichole Thompson had 22 points (9 for 12, 4 for 4), one rebound, one steal and one blocked shot in 19 minutes in Franklin’s 98-76 women’s basketball win against Earlham, and eight points (3 for 7, 2 for 4) six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes in a 72-54 loss to Transylvania.

Tyler Eckert won 8-4 at

No. 1 doubles and lost 6-4, 0-6, 1-0 at No. 6 singles in Indianapolis’ 7-2 women’s tennis win against Rockhurst.

Brittany Toney won 9-7 at No. 1 doubles and lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6 singles in Ohio Northern’s 7-2 tennis win against St. Mary’s.

Kent Austin won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles in Norfolk State’s 4-0 men’s tennis defeat of Hampton.

Freshman outfielder Alex Lovelace had two doubles, two singles, six RBIs, and one run scored as the leadoff batter for the Taylor softball team in two season-opening wins against Northwood.

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Franklin’s Anna Murdock won the 600 meters (1:42.98) and was third of 28 in the mile (5:35.79) at the DePauw Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Indiana State’s Katie Wise won the 60-meter dash in 7.45 in a field of 20 at the Hoosier Hills Track and Field Invitational at Indiana University. The second-place time was 7.60.

Ally Lehman had six assists, three rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in 27 minutes for the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team (8-14, 4-8) in a 66-57 loss to Buffalo.

Erica Von Stein had four assists, one rebound and one steal in 30 minutes for the Regis basketball team (13-9, 11-7) in a 72-61 defeat of Metro State.

The IUPUI softball team (4-4) won two of three against Austin Peay. Lindsey Richards had a home run and two RBIs in seven at-bats for the Jaguars.


Evansville’s Abby Smith was seventh in the 50 freestyle (24.02), 20th in the 200 (1:56.60) and 16th in the 100 (53.63) at the Missouri Valley Swimming and Diving Championships.

Carleton’s Claire Wilson

was 19th of 26 (1:11.88) in the

100 breaststroke, 22nd of 26 in the 200 (2:39.24) and 37th of 39 in

the 50 freestyle (27.91) at

 the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming Championships.

Swimming for DePauw at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, Alex Grissom, with a time of 1:39.92, was one of five competitors in a field of 58 who broke the pool record at Denison College in the 200 preliminaries, and he finished sixth in the final in 1:40.91. The sophomore was ninth of 63 in the 100 freestyle (46.61) and ninth of 55 in the 500 in 4:37.42, after posting a time of 4:35.22 in the preliminaries.

Franklin’s Clay Warner was ninth of 13 in the high jump

(5-8), 11th of 31 in the long jump (20-1½), and sixth of 17 in the triple jump (41-7) at the DePauw Indoor Track and Field Invitational.


The Franklin swimmers won the 11-team Liberal Arts Championships at Principia College, and Seth Morin won both the 500 (4:43.90) and 1,650 (16:24.87) and was eighth in the 200 (1:46.58).

Defiance’s Braden Perry, swimming at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, was 14th of 20 in the 500 freestyle (5:06.56), 14th of 21 in the 200 (1:56.09), and 13th of 16 in the 1,650 (18:07.14).

Illinois College’s Jordyn Perry, swimming at the Midwest Conference Championships, was 30th of 41 in the 200 freestyle (2:27.53), 29th of 33 in the 100 (1:16.91), and 29th of 32 in the 200 backstroke (2:44.58).

The Eastern Michigan gymnasts defeated Western Michigan. Eastern’s Kim Ebeyer was seventh of 12 in the vault (9.675), 10th of 12 on the beam (9.675) and 10th of 12 in the floor exercises (9.525).

Morgan Johnson had 17 points (5 for 8, 5 for 6, 2 for 2), two rebounds and one assist for the Lindenwood women’s basketball team (12-11, 7-9) in 21 minutes in a 94-82 defeat of Southwest Baptist, and 13 points (4 for 5, 3 for 4, 2 for 2), two rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 20 minutes in an 88-69 loss to Central Missouri.

The Butler women’s basketball team (12-13, 7-7) lost 61-46 to Villanova and defeated Georgetown 67-59. Haley Howard had nine points (4 for 9, 1 for 2, 0 for 0), three rebounds and one blocked shot in 27 minutes in the loss, and three points (1 for 6, 1 for 2, 0 for 0) and four rebounds in 24 minutes in the win.

The Liberty baseball team (1-2) defeated Richmond and lost to North Florida and South Florida. Ashton Perritt had one double, three singles, two runs scored and one RBI in 14 at-bats (.286) and earned a save on the mound with two scoreless innings in which he gave up one hit and struck out one.

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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