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College update: Local graduates win in track meet


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Two county graduates were winners at the six-team DePauw Tiger Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Franklin’s Ashley Myers, an Edinburgh graduate, won the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.46; and teammate Erica Christy, a Greenwood graduate who set a school indoor shot put record last week at the Rose-Hulman Invitational, won that event with a toss of 38-10½, more than 5 feet better than the second-place finisher. Franklin, DePauw, Spalding, Union (Kentucky), Rend Lake and Kentucky Wesleyan took part in the meet.

EDINBURGH

The Elmhurst men’s basketball team (13-8, 5-5) defeated North Park 99-93 and lost 80-68 to Illinois Wesleyan. Kyle Wuest had 11 points (2 for 9, 2 for 6, 5 for 8), two steals, seven rebounds and a team-high seven assists in 28 minutes in the win and 19 points (6 for 13, 2 for 4, 5 for 5), three rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes in the loss.

Taylor Murray was hitless in seven at-bats for the Taylor softball team in two wins against Northwood in games played at West Palm Beach, Fla.

GREENWOOD

Southeastern opened its softball season with a 7-6 loss to Georgia Gwinnett. DeVyn Barker had one hit in two at-bats, with two RBIs, one run scored and one stolen base.

Butler freshman Chelsea Norwood had one hit, a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in 10 at-bats in three softball games for the 2-2 Bulldogs in games played in Tennessee.

The Franklin women’s basketball team (11-9, 9-4) lost 67-64 to Hanover and defeated Bluffton 75-53. Nichole Thompson had seven points (3 for 9, 1 for 2), one assist, two steals and a team-high 10 rebounds in 31 minutes in the loss and six points (3 for 3) and two assists in 19 minutes in the win.

Competing for Indianapolis at the University of Indianapolis Indoor Track and Field Relays, Kailey Evans was 12th of 16 in the long jump (16-8) and sixth of seven in the triple jump (33-7¼).

Brittany Toney lost 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6 singles and 8-3 at No. 1 doubles in Ohio Northern’s tennis loss to Kalamazoo.

The Indianapolis women’s tennis team defeated Tennessee Wesleyan 8-1, lost 4-3 to Butler and lost 7-2 to Illinois State. Taylor Eckert won 8-2 at No. 6 singles and 8-2 at No. 1 doubles against Wesleyan; won 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 in singles and lost 7-5 in doubles against Butler; and lost 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 and 9-7 to Illinois State.

Kent Austin lost 6-4 at No. 3 doubles in Norfolk State’s 6-1 tennis loss to Old Dominion.

INDIAN CREEK

Franklin’s Anna Murdock was second of 12 in the women’s mile (5:35.63) at the DePauw Tiger Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

The Marian men’s tennis team opened its season with four losses. Taylor Kinney was 1-2 at No. 6 singles, 0-1 at No. 5 singles and 1-3 at No. 3 doubles in the four matches.

The IUPUI softball team opened its season at Rosemont, Ill., with two wins and three losses. Lindsey Richards started each game for the Jaguars and had one hit, one RBI and one run scored in 10 at-bats.

The Regis women’s basketball team (12-9, 10-7) lost 73-70 to Colorado Christian and defeated Colorado Mines 66-63. Erica Von Stein had five points (1 for 7, 1 for 7, 2 for 2), four rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes in the loss and three points (1 for 4, 1 for 4, 0 for 0), two rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes in the win.

The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team (8-13, 4-7) lost 71-67 to Akron and 63-50 to Ball State. Ally Lehman had two points (1 for 7), three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes against Akron and eight points (3 for 5, 2 for 3), one assist and two steals in 21 minutes against Ball State.

WHITELAND

The Southern Indiana softball team opened its season in Alabama with three wins in four games. Brooke Harmening had two doubles, three singles, two RBIs and three runs scored in 12 at-bats in the four games and is batting .417. On the mound she won two and lost one and had one save with a 1.94 ERA in 18 innings.

Indiana State opened its softball season with one win and three losses in games played at Ames, Iowa. Shelby Wilson had two singles, one home run, two RBIs and one run scored in 10 at-bats in three games.

The Southern University softball team opened its season with two losses to Buffalo. Cleanup hitter Haley Roller had three hits and one RBI in four at-bats for Southern.

The Eastern Michigan gymnasts lost to Central Michigan. Kim Ebeyer was fifth of 12 in the vault (9.775), eighth of 12 on the beam (9.675) and ninth of 12 in the floor exercises (9.725).

The Ball State gymnasts lost to Western Michigan. Sarah Ebeyer was ninth of 12 in the vault (9.600), 10th of 12 on the beam (8.800) and 10th of 12 in the floor exercises (9.575).

Competing at the University of Indianapolis Indoor Track and Field Relays, Marian’s Jacob Walls was third of 20 in the 400 meters (51.01) and fifth of 32 in the 200 (23.22). Indianapolis’ Robert Geis was ninth of 16 in the 60-meter hurdles (8.60), and the Greyhounds’ Tyler Barker was 39th of 48 in the mile run (4:51.32). In the women’s events, Indianapolis’ Farin Hickman was second of 17 in the shot put (44-2 ½) and second of 24 in the weight throw (58-6). The winner of both events was a former Indiana State all-American who was competing unattached. Teammate Melissa Rios was fourth of 25 in the 60-meter dash (8.01) and ninth of 27 in the 200 (27.01).

Army’s Corey Stewart was fifth of eight in the 5,000-meter run (16:11.90) in the Army Four Way Indoor Track and Field Meet held in January.

The Butler women’s basketball team (11-12, 6-6) lost 58-56 to nationally ranked St. Johns and defeated Marquette 74-70. Haley Howard had six points (2 for 8, 1 for 4, 1 for 3), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes in the loss and eight points (3 for 8, 2 for 5, 0 for 1), four rebounds and three assists in the win.

The Danville Community College women’s basketball team (17-8) defeated Lincoln College 83-49 and lost 91-77 to Parkland. Kelsie Ratliff had two points (1 for 10), six rebounds, three assists, seven steals and one blocked shot in the two games.

The IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (13-10, 8-5) defeated Brescia 97-63, Point Park 70-66 and Carlow 78-47. Michaela Harris played 59 minutes in the three games and had 15 points (5 for 11, 5 for 6), nine rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Kaitlyn Phillips is no longer a member of the Coker women’s basketball team.

The Lindenwood women’s basketball team lost 67-58 to Lincoln University and defeated Missouri Western 72-60. Morgan Johnson had three rebounds and one blocked shot in 11 minutes against Lincoln and eight points (3 for 7, 2 for 5, 0 for 0), three rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot in 25 minutes against Western.

Center Grove

Butler’s Shelbi Burnett was 11th of 32 in the 3,000-meter race (10:04.21) at the Meyo Indoor Track and Field Invitational at Notre Dame. Indiana’s Sydney Clute was seventh of nine in the women’s pole vault (12-3½), and Notre Dame’s Conner Stapleton was 26th of 42 in the men’s 200 meters (22.41) and 23rd of 47 in the 400 (49.04).

Ball State’s Jordan Timmons was third of 29 in the women’s 800 meters (2:26.16) and 16th of 21 in the mile (5:25.43) at the Hillsdale College Wide Track Indoor Track and Field Classic.

Indianapolis’ Katy Watson was fifth of 17 in the shot put (40-5½) and seventh of 24 in the weight throw (46-2) at the University of Indianapolis Indoor Track and Field Relays. Southern Indiana’s Jordan Jones was ninth in the shot put (35-6½) and 15th in the weight throw (39-2½).

Competing at the Ohio Northern Indoor Track and Field Invitational, Rose Hulman’s Nathan Catt was fourth of 16 in the 1,000 meters (2:32.04), and teammate Ryan Meyer was 11th of 29 in the mile (4:36.05).

Competing at the Armory Indoor Track and Field Meet in New York City, Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd was 11th of 15 in the elite 800 meters race in 1:52.54. Seventy-three runners competed in the regular 800 meters event, and only two had times better than Mudd’s.

Franklin’s Max Bomber was sixth of 14 in the 800 meters (2:07.83) at the DePauw Tigers Small College Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

The Arizona women swimmers defeated Arizona State in a dual meet. Emma Schoettmer won the 100 breaststroke (1:02.59) and the 200 (2:16.51), was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team and was fifth of seven in the 200 IM (2:10.68).

Xavier swimmer Mikaela Saugstad was fourth of six in the 400 freestyle (4:19.91) and sixth of six in the 150 breaststroke (1:56.64) in a dual-meet loss to Ohio University.

The St. Joseph’s softball team was two and four in games played in Alabama. Alex Franklin was one for 10 at the plate in five games, three as the DH and two as a pinch hitter.

The Taylor softball team opened its season in West Palm Beach, Fla., with two wins against Northwood. Anna Gunderson played in the second game and was 0 for 3 and scored one run.

The Notre Dame softball team won three of four games in Alabama. Kimmy Sullivan had one hit in five at-bats in three games. That hit was a sixth-inning line drive lead-off pinch hit double over first base on a 3-2 pitch against Auburn, and she scored to tie the game at 2-2. The Irish scored a run in the eighth inning to win 3-2.

The University of Indianapolis men’s tennis team defeated Marian 9-0, Tennessee Wesleyan 8-1 and IUPUI 5-2. Playing No. 3 doubles, Caleb Fellers won 8-3 against Marian and 8-1 against Wesleyan. His match against IUPUI was not finished since the Greyhounds’ win was assured.

The Ball State men’s tennis team won four of its first six matches. Luke Anderson played in five of the matches and was 3-0 at No. 4 singles, 0-2 at No. 3 singles and 3-2 at No. 2 doubles.

The Bellarmine women’s tennis team defeated Georgetown College 8-1, lost 8-1 to Missouri-St. Louis and won 8-1 against Truman State. Jamie Claeys won at No. 3 doubles by default against Georgetown, lost 8-6 at No. 3 to St. Louis and won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles and lost 3-6, 7-5, 10-5 at No. 4 singles against Truman. The Truman win was her 79th career victory, placing her eighth all time in Bellarmine career wins.

Victoria Sluka is 3-10 in the sabre event for the 10-8 Notre Dame women’s fencing team.

The IPFW men’s basketball team (18-6, 6-3) lost 79-51 to South Dakota State and 69-58 to North Dakota State. Joe Reed had two points (1 for 2), three rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes against South Dakota and three points (1 for 4, 1 for 2) and seven rebounds and three assists, both team highs, in 28 minutes against North Dakota.

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team (12-10, 8-3) defeated Mercer 72-64 and lost 53-39 to Kennesaw State. Melody Doss had 10 points (4 for 10, 2 for 4, 0 for 0), five rebounds, six assists and one blocked shot in 30 minutes in the win and one point (0 for 6, 1 for 2), three rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes in the loss.

The Indianapolis women’s basketball team (19-5, 10-3) defeated Maryville 73-57 and lost 85-64 to Missouri-St. Louis. Kirsten Gliesmann had six points (3 for 6, 0 for 1), one assist, one steal and team highs in rebounds (7) and blocked shots (6) in 20 minutes in the win and 20 points (7 for 10, 6 for 6), three rebounds and one blocked shot in 25 minutes in the loss.

The Anderson women’s basketball team (2-19, 1-13) lost 61-53 to Defiance and 85-65 to Transylvania. Shelby Shaffer had six points (1 for 9, 1 for 4, 3 for 4), three assists and one rebound in 37 minutes against Defiance and 14 points (4 for 11, 2 for 5, 4 for 6), three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 28 minutes against Transylvania.

FRANKLIN

Ball State swimmer Michael Oaks finished fifth of six in the 200 freestyle (1:49.31) and third of six in the 100 (48.49) in a dual meet loss to Miami, Ohio.

Franklin’s Clay Warner was seventh of nine in the long jump (19-9) and second of three in the triple jump (39-3) at the DePauw Tiger Small College Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

The Vincennes women’s basketball team (17-5) defeated Olney Central 68-57 and Lincoln Trail 80-58. Shelby Parmer had 13 points (2 for 15, 9 for 13), six assists, four steals and one rebound in the two wins.

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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