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Indiana State, Franklin College runners post impressive results

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Indian Creek graduates Katie Wise and Anna Murdock continued their outstanding track performances last week.

Wise, the Indiana State sprinter who finished fifth in the nation in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season, won the 100- and 200-meter dash events at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, breaking the facility records in both events. Her time in the 100 (11.23) is the ninth-fastest in the country this year; and her 200 time (23.06) ranks 17th in the nation.


Franklin’s Murdock had a time of 2:11.84 in the 800-meter race at the Louisville twilight meet, finishing fourth in a field of 20 runners, many from Division I schools. Her time is the ninth-best in NCAA Division III this year and earned her the ninth seed at the Division III National Championships May 23-25 at Delaware, Ohio.


The Liberty baseball team lost to Elon and lost two of three to Radford. Ashton Perritt had six hits in 14 at-bats in the four games, with two home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored and is batting .267 (48 for 180).


The Rose-Hulman baseball team, competing in the NCAA Division III regional tournament, lost to St. Thomas, defeated Webster, Buena Vista and DePauw and lost to St. Thomas again. Donnie Waters had two hits in 15 at-bats in the five games, with one run scored, and hit .265 for the season (41 for 155) in 43 games, 40 as a starter.


The Taylor softball team (42-17), competing in the NAIA National Tournament, lost to Biola, defeated Georgetown College and lost to Biola again. Alex Lovelace had five hits in 10 at-bats in the three games, with one double, one RBI, one run scored and one stolen base and hit .427 (90 for 211) for the season.

The Iowa Western baseball team (51-11) won two of three against Wabash Valley and defeated South Suburban. Alex Krupa had four hits in 11 at-bats in three of the games, with two RBIs, one triple and three runs scored and is batting .401 (55 for 137). Iowa Western opens play today in the JUCO World Series at Grand Junction, Colorado.

The IU-Southeast tennis team lost 8-1 to Oklahoma Baptist in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament. Katie Walsh lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and 8-0 at No. 1 doubles.

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Competing at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships, Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd finished third in the 800 meters in 1:49.55, and Indiana’s Sydney Clute was 11th in the women’s pole vault (13½ feet).

The Taylor softball team (42-17) lost to Biola, defeated Georgetown College and was eliminated by a second loss to Biola at the NAIA National Tournament. Anna Gunderson was one for eight with one RBI in the three games and hit .328 (63 for 192) for the season.

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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