By Joey Bennett
TERRE HAUTE —
Several Wabash Valley natives helped pace the University of Indianapolis to men’s and women’s team titles at the 2010 Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Allgood Bailey Stadium in Rolla, Mo.
The Greyhound men, who captured the 2010 GLVC indoor track and field title earlier this year, took top honors with 230 1/2 team points, bettering second-place Missouri S&T who finished with 196 1/2. The UIndy women accumulated 218 points during the two-day event, topping runner-up Lewis’ 192 1/2.
Two Terre Haute South grads scored points for the Indy men, as Josh Bridwell was fourth in the shot (49’ 6 1/4") and Ben Bertoli was fourth in the 400 hurdles (55.53).
South grad Christina Carrick ran the second leg of the winning 1,600-meter relay team, which won in a time of 3:54.08.
Carrick also placed fourth in the 400 in 59.29.
Bethany Schroeder of Greencastle placed in the long jump for the Hounds, adding a valuable team point with an eighth-place finish at 16-8 1/2.
In other track and field news:
• Wabash senior Emmanuel Aouad of Terre Haute North added four more All-North Coast Athletic Conference awards to his totals in his final conference meet, along with one new meet record.
Aouad won the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.52, edging the old meet record of 14.53 of Dwight Carter from Wittenberg in 1994. The time also broke Aouad’s own school record in the event of 14.68 set last season. He was also the individual champion in the long jump (6.87 meters; 22 feet 6-1/2 inches) and took third in the triple jump (13.21 meters; 43 feet; 4-1/2 inches).
Aouad ran second in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.14.
• Clay City grad Adam Schroer qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Championships at Indiana Wesleyan from May 27-29 in the marathon.
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• Shelton to IU-Southeast — White River Valley senior point guard Jared Shelton will continue his basketball career at Indiana University-Southeast in New Albany, where he will play for former University of Louisville player Wiley Brown.
Brown, who earned a national championship under hall of fame coach Denny Crum, took over the program three seasons ago.
"We’re getting a very good player that we’re very happy to get," Brown told the Greene County Daily World. "He’s going to fulfill some of our needs since we’re losing seven seniors this year."
Shelton averaged 14.0 points per game while connecting on 26 of 79 3-pointers last season, with 2.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
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• Murphy, Davis honored — Southern Illinois-Edwardsville softball standouts Megan Murphy of Casey-Westfield and Whitney Davis of North Vermillion have been honored for their academic achievements.
Murphy has been named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District V team as a second-team outfielder.
Murphy was the leadoff hitter for most of the season for the Cougars. She recorded a .292 batting average and played in all 51 games this season, leading the Cougars to a 27-24 record in its second season with an NCAA Division I schedule.
She was second in hits with 45 and finished with 13 runs batted in and eight stolen bases.
Murphy, a sophomore, holds a 4.00 grade point average in nursing.
She was previously honored as an All-American Scholar and a member of the Dean’s List by SIU-E.
Davis, who has not yet declared a major, was also an All-American Scholar and was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Joey Bennett is a former Tribune-Star sports reporter and copy editor who now teaches at Northview High School in Brazil. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wabash Valley collegiate track athletes
TRACK AND FIELD
Laura Riggins, Jr., Indianapolis — Finished 30th running unattached in the 800 meters in the Butler Stan Lyons Invitational in 2:37.69.
Marcus Williams, Jr., Eastern Illinois — Placed fourth in the 400 in 47.56 at the Billy Hayes Invitational at Indiana.
Cole Schroer, Jr., Southern Indiana — Finished sixth in the 600 meters at the IU Relays with a time of 1:29.13.
Adam Schroer, Jr., Taylor — Adam Schroer was seventh in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:34.38.
James Green, Fr., Trine — No results available.
Kristen Ness, Sr., Indiana — Got consecutive career bests in Big Ten Championships, posting heaves of 53.61m (175-10) and then 53.80m (176-06) in the shot put to place sixth. Her career best entering the day was 53.26m (174-9). Bethany Schroeder, Jr., Indianapolis — Was fifth in the triple jump (35' 1/2") and eighth in the long jump at the GLVC Championships.
Andy Weatherford, So., Indiana — Took fifth in the championship section of the men’s steeplechase at the Billy Hayes Invitational. Weatherford finished just .02 seconds out of fourth with a time of 9:04.81. Weatherford was less than a half second off his career best.
D’Aundra Williams, Fr., Franklin — No results could be found.
Aubrey Sears, So., Vincennes — No results available.
Robert Shiflett, So., Purdue — No results could be found.
Ethan Jacob, Fr., Southern Indiana — Finished ninth in the 3,000 in the Tiger Invitational with a time of 9:21.61.
Devon Chamberlain, Sr., Marian — Finished 14th in the 100 in 11.95 at the Taylor Invitational.
Andrea Thomas, So., Hanover — Placed second in the pole vault at the HCAC meet (9-4.25), was member of sixth-place 400-meter relay team (53.97).
Jordan Maurer, So., Rose-Hulman — Technical difficulties prevented information from being gathered for Rose-Hulman athletes. It will be included in the May 30 column.
John Latta, So., Southern Indiana — Finished 11th in the GLVC Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:53.70.
Kylee Thacker, Fr., Indiana State — Has team’s second-best time in 3,000 meters (10:51.44) and 5,000 meters (18:45.13) as well as third-best 1,500 time of 5:02.97.
Allie True, Fr., St. Mary-of-the-Woods — Results unavailable.
C.J. Barnett, Fr., St. Mary-of-the-Woods — Results unavailable.
Josh Henson, Jr., Taylor — Was fifth in the triple jump (44-8) in the NCCAA meet.
Sasha Leeth, Sr., Southern Illinois — Finished fourth in the hammer throw in the Missouri Valley Conference meet.
Mitch Downs, So., Franklin — No results could be found.
Brittany Sherron, So., Millikin — Won the discus at 136-02 in the CCIW meet. Was seventh in the shot put with a throw of 38-11.50. Sherron’s mark was a personal best and moved her up to the seventh position on the Millikin all-time outdoor track performance list in the event.
Anthony Witt, So., Grand Valley State — Won the 10,000-meter race in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet in 30:18.62.
Jaret May, So., Rose-Hulman — Technical difficulties prevented information from being gathered for Rose-Hulman athletes. It will be included in the May 30 column.
Caitlin Croan, Jr., Franklin — Placed fifth in the 10,000 meters at the HCAC meet in 44:19.67.
Shannon Egold, So., Franklin — Placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the HCAC meet (10th in the 3,000 meters at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet (12:03.56).
Shelby Johnston, So., Franklin — Placed sixth in the 100 meters at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference meet in 13.5.
Julia Costello, Sr., Indiana State — No results listed.
Jessica Haraburda, Sr., Rose-Hulman — Technical difficulties prevented information from being gathered for Rose-Hulman athletes. It will be included in the May 30 column.
Alex Walsh, Sr., Bethel — Placed 15th in the triple jump in the National Christian College Athletic Association Championships in 39-10.75.
Erica Moore, Sr., Indiana State — Has set many school records and won numerous conference championships.
Gene Bradford, Fr., Vincennes — Was eighth in the javelin (109-11) in the Butler Stan Lyons Invitational.
Terre Haute North
Kayla Alexander, Sr., Indiana State — No results listed.
Kylie Hutson, Sr., Indiana State — Has won numerous Missouri Valley Conference and NCAA Championships.
Emmanuel Aouad, Wabash — Won two events and placed in two others in the North Coast Athletic Conference meet.
Justin Hall, Sr., Marian — Finished 12th in the javelin in the Mid-Central Conference meet with a throw of 40.28 meters, and had the team’s third-best time of the year in the 400 at 57.22.
Michael Burris Rose-Hulman — Technical difficulties prevented information from being gathered for Rose-Hulman athletes. It will be included in the May 30 column.
Jonathan Rogers Rose-Hulman — Technical difficulties prevented information from being gathered for Rose-Hulman athletes. It will be included in the May 30 column.
Josh Bedford, Jr., Indiana State — No results listed.
Miracle Thompson Southern Illinois — Won the pole vault at 12-9.5 at the SIU Spring Classic.
Shaun Smith, So., Vincennes — Finished 10th in the 100 in 10.81 at the Indiana University Billy Hayes Invitational.
Chad Braun, So., Rose-Hulman — Technical difficulties prevented information from being gathered for Rose-Hulman athletes. It will be included in the May 30 column.
Zach Mayhew, Fr., Indiana — Seventh-place finish in the 10,000 meters in the Billy Hayes Invitational in 29:26.01.
Brandon Query, Fr., Indiana State — Has team’s eighth-best 5,000 meters time (15:28.68).
Frank Willis, Fr., Taylor — No results available.
Dayne Hosier, Fr., Vincennes — Was 10th in the javelin (98-4) in the Butler Stan Lyons Invitational.
Terre Haute South
Adriane Wunderlich, Sr., Indiana State — Has team’s second-best time in 800 (2:14.30) and 3,000 meter steeplechase (12:08.27).
Christina Carrick, Sr., Indianapolis — Ran for the winning 4x400 relay team and was fourth in the long jump in the GLVC Championships. Derrelle Hankins, Jr., Marian — Placed third in the discus in the MCC meet at 153-8, and was eighth in the shot put in 42-0.75.
Ben Bertoli, Jr., Indianapolis — Finished fourth in the GLVC Championships in the 400 hurdles (55.53).
Kristy Twitchell, So., Indiana State — Has team’s sixth-best 800 time of 2:25.32.
Andrew Sullivan, Fr., Indiana State — Has team’s eighth-best 1,500 meters time (4:04.56).
Adam Austin, Fr., Lipscomb (Tenn.) — Finished second in the high jump at 6-4 in the Vanderbilt Invitational.
Josh Bridwell, Fr., Indianapolis — Was fourth in the shot (49' 6 1/4") at the GLVC Championships.
John Haley, Fr., Wabash — Was a member of the school-record setting 1600-meter relay team that placed first with a time of 3:15.07 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College.
Emily Adams, Fr., Franklin — Placed fourth in the shot put at the HCAC meet with a throw of 37-0.25.
Brianne Steppe, Fr., Franklin — Placed fifth in the 400 hurdles at the HCAC meet (1:11.21), placed sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.33).
Tyler Crooks, Fr., Indiana State — No results listed.
Christy Barrett Sherman, Rose-Hulman, women’s assistant coach — Finished her seventh season as throwing coach.
White River Valley
Tyra Schantz, Sr., Ball State — Placed 13th in hammer throw in the Mid-American Conference meet at 150-1.
Samantha Goodman, Fr., Vincennes — Was ninth in the discus (112-9) in the Butler Stan Lyons Invitational.