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College update: Whiteland graduate wins throwing event


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Competing for the University of Indianapolis at the 19-team Indiana Wesleyan Indoor Track and Field Invitational, Farin Hickman, a Whiteland graduate, won the women’s weight throw in a field of 32 competitors with a toss of 50 feet, 2 inches.

The sophomore finished 13th of 34 in the shot put with a throw of 35-10 ¾.

Whiteland

Indianapolis’ Robert Geis was 27th of 54 in the 200-meter dash (24.45), fourth of 15 in the 60 hurdles preliminaries (8.58) and sixth in the 60 hurdles finals (8.62) at the Indiana Wesleyan Indoor Track and Field Invitational. Teammate Tyler Barker was 17th of 25 in the 3000 meters in 9:59.67.

The Indiana women’s basketball team (10-10, 1-6) lost 61-43 to Michigan and 53-39 to Northwestern. Drea Mize played a total of seven minutes in the two games and had one assist and one rebound.

Illinois College swimmer Jordyn Perry was fourth of 10 in the 200 freestyle (2:32.82) and fourth of seven in the 100 backstroke (1:19.16) in a three-way meet with Knox and Eureka, won by Illinois.

Rose-Hulman’s Stephanie Wolfersberger won the 50 freestyle (26.0) and the 100 freestyle (58.38) and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay team at the Heartland Conference swimming and diving championships. The Engineers were second of four teams. In the men’s events, Defiance’s Braden Perry scored all of his team’s points by finishing third in the 200 freestyle (1:47.73), eighth in the 50 freestyle (25.99) and eighth in the 200 backstroke (2:23.92). Franklin’s Seth Morin helped the Grizzlies to a second-place finish by placing second in the 1,650 freestyle (17:24.75) and third in the 500 freestyle (4:59.01).

Indian Creek

Indiana State sprinter Katie Wise was first of 41 in the 60-meter dash preliminaries (7.57) and first in the semifinals (7.54) at the Indiana Indoor Track and Field Relays. Due to a new rule this year that stipulates there must be semifinals and only one final, many coaches are not running their competitors in the final. Wise did not run in this final. Previously, multiple-timed finals were permitted.

The IUPUI women’s tennis team lost 6-1 to Milwaukee and 4-3 to Dayton. Shelby Hullett won 8-3 at No. 1 doubles and lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles against Dayton and lost 6-2, 6-2 in singles and 8-6 at No. 2 doubles against Milwaukee.

The Indianapolis men and women won dual swimming meets against Lewis. In the men’s meet, the Greyhounds’ Richard Gregg was seventh of eight in the 50 freestyle (23.81). In the women’s meet, Lewis’ Catie Reese was second of seven in the 100 backstroke (1:04.76) and fourth of eight in the 100 butterfly (1:03.28).

The Regis women’s basketball team (7-10, 6-7) defeated Western State 71-48 and lost 74-58 to Colorado-Mesa. Erica Von Stein played 26 minutes in the two games and had three assists and two rebounds.

The Bellarmine women’s basketball team (16-4, 6-3) defeated St. Joseph’s 67-51 and Indianapolis 75-72. Kylee Hamilton played a total of 27 minutes in the two wins and had two points (1 for 6, 0 for 2), three rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot.

Franklin

Alex Grissom won both the 200 freestyle (1:43.48) and the 500 freestyle (4:47.60) and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay team to help the undefeated DePauw men’s swimming team defeat No. 8 Chicago.

Competing at the Butler Invitational, IUPUI swimmer Mason Hamilton was seventh of 14 in the 50 freestyle (22.54) and 12th of 15 in the 100 freestyle (50.44).

The Ball State men and women swimmers and divers defeated Evansville in dual meets. In the men’s meet, the Cardinals’ Michael Oaks was second of six in the 100 freestyle (47.70) and was a member of the winning 400 medley relay team. In the women’s events, the Aces’ Abby Smith won the 50 freestyle (25.11); and Ball State’s Natalie Grissom was third of four in the one- and three-meter diving events.

Indiana distance runner Lyndsey Wall was 11th of 44 in the mile run (5:05.35) at the Indiana Indoor Track and Field Relays.

Vincennes women’s basketball player Shelby Parmer was averaging 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 6.7 assists and 3.3 turnovers per game after 19 contests. Last week she had 13 points in a 77-58 win against Southeastern Illinois.

Greenwood

Allie Osen led the Bellarmine women’s basketball team (16-4, 6-3) in scoring (5 for 6, 4 for 7-14) and rebounds (7) in 25 minutes in a 75-72 win against Indianapolis. The senior had 14 points (6 for 9, 2 for 2), six rebounds and one assist in a 67-51 defeat of St. Joseph’s.

Edinburgh

Corey Burton had five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one blocked shot for the Ancilla men’s basketball team (7-9, 1-5) in a 75-72 loss to Kellogg Community College.

Kyle Wuest had eight points (2 for 4, 1 for 2, 3 for 4) and four rebounds in 11 minutes for the Elmhurst men’s basketball team (4-15, 0-8) in a 77-52 loss to Illinois Wesleyan.

Center Grove

Competing at the Rose-Hulman Engineer Indoor Track and Field Invitational, the Engineers’ Nathan Catt was sixth of 28 in the mile (4:30.12); Ryan Meyer was sixth of 20 in the 3,000 meters (9:07.50); and Evan Land was 31st of 35 in the 400 meters (56.55).

Indiana’s Nick Stoner was third of 44 in the 60-meter dash preliminaries (6.85) and fourth in the semifinals (6.89) at the Indiana Indoor Track and Field Relays. He did not run in the finals.

Carthage’s Isaac Smith was 17th of 18 in the 600 meters (1:31.74) at the Todd Metzger Indoor Track and Field Invitational at Carthage.

The Indianapolis men and women competed at the Indiana Wesleyan Indoor Track and Field Invitational. Kyle Schwartz was third of 24 in the men’s 600 meters (1:25.20); and Erica Blackburn was 11th of 18 in the women’s high jump (4-9¾) and 16 of 21 in the 60-meter dash preliminaries (11.05). St. Joseph’s Kelli Lippold was ninth of 22 in the women’s 3,000 meters (11:14.37).

Azusa Pacific’s Sarah Higgens was fourth of 13 in the 3,000 meters (10:25.25) at the Azusa Pacific Indoor Track and Field Qualifier.

The Ball State men’s tennis team defeated Detroit, Eastern Illinois and Dayton by 7-0 scores. Austin Sansone won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles against Detroit, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 6 singles against EIU and 8-3 at No. 3 doubles against Dayton. He lost 8-5 at No. 3 doubles to EIU.

Jon Clawson played in three games in one match for the Ball State men’s volleyball team (5-0) and had 6 kills (.625 hitting percentage), two blocks, one assist and one service ace.

The Indianapolis women’s basketball team (13-4, 6-3) won 81-39 against McKendree and lost 75-72 to Bellarmine. Kirsten Gliesmann had 10 points (4 for 7, 2 for 2), seven rebounds, two blocked shots and three steals in 25 minutes in the win and four points (2 for 2), one assist and a team-high six rebounds in 27 minutes in the loss.

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team (7-11, 4-5) defeated Kennesaw State 65-49 and lost 77-67 to Mercer. Melody Doss had eight points (4 for 7), three rebounds, three steals and one assist in 25 minutes against Kennesaw and two points (1 for 4) and one rebound in eight minutes against Mercer.

The Oberlin women’s basketball team (8-11, 3-7) lost 65-37 to Wittenberg and 53-35 to Denison. Katie Lucaites played 26 minutes in the two games and had six points (3 for 6), three rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.

The Elmhurst women’s basketball team (9-10, 3-5) lost 67-52 to Wheaton and 67-51 to Illinois Wesleyan. Nikky Moan played 13 minutes in the two games and had six rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot.

The IPFW men’s basketball team (10-13, 3-6) lost 43-40 to Western Illinois and 80-79 in overtime to IUPUI. Joe Reed had two points (1 for 3) and four rebounds in 14 minutes against Western Illinois and four points (2 for 4), one assist and a team-high six rebounds against IUPUI.

Kristen Nunnelly was second of 10 in the 500 freestyle (5:04.84), third of eight in the 400 IM (4:29.49) and fifth of seven in the 200 butterfly (2:07.00) for the Toledo swimmers in a loss to

Miami, Ohio.

The Arizona swimmers defeated California and lost to Stanford. Emma Schoettmer was second in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.96) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.09) against California and fifth in both the 100 (1:03.19) and 200 (2:15.97) breaststrokes and seventh in the 200 IM (2:10.34) against Stanford.

Indiana’s Allie Day was third of eight in the 100 backstroke (56.16), second of seven in the 200 backstroke (2:01.43) and third of eight in the 200 IM (2:06.08) in a dual meet win against Purdue.

Indianapolis swimmer Regina Perez was fourth of seven in the 50 freestyle (25.57) in a dual meet win against Lewis.

Eastern Michigan swimmer Grant Schwarz was sixth of eight (59.18) in the 100 breaststroke and seventh of eight in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.25) in a dual meet win against Buffalo.

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

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