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The Missouri Valley Conference chose to honor six athletes with their weekly track and field honors this week with Indiana State athletes garnering three of those with their performances last weekend.
Senior Leeann Michl was named the MVC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, while senior Greggmar Swift was the co-winner of the MVC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week honor and junior Chris Fields was honored as co-winner of the MVC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.
Illinois State’s Brittany Smith was named the MVC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, while Southern Illinois’ Zach Dahleen (track) and Dougie Palacious (field) shared the men’s honors.
Michl, a senior on the Sycamore women’s team, has the fastest time in the nation and leads the Missouri Valley Conference after winning the 800 meters at the Coughlan-Malloy Cup, a dual meet between Indiana State and Illinois State conducted Saturday at Rose-Hulman. Michl dominated the event with a winning time of 2:10.34 on the 200-meter track, defeating Illinois State’s Kristen Zillmer by five seconds (2:15:28). She was six seconds better than Sycamore teammate Shelby Higginbottom (2:16.13), who was third.
Michl’s converted time of 2:08.85 is the fastest in the nation after this weekend’s events and ranks as the top time in the Valley. She also ran the third leg of the winning 4x400 relay team that finished first in 3:49.14. Also on that relay were Macey Black, Stacia Weatherford and Shelby Higginbottom. The converted time of 3:46.14 is the best in the Valley to date and ranks 30th in the nation. Illinois State was second in 3:58.85.
Swift, a senior on the Sycamore men’s team, continued his dominance in the 60 hurdles as he won for the second straight time during this indoor season with a time of 7.78 in the finals at the Coughlan-Malloy Cup. Swift leads the Valley and ranks fourth in the nation with his season best time. The junior ran past Sycamore freshman Adarius Washington, who had a personal-best 7.98 in finishing second. Swift’s time set a new “Cup” record and a new record for Rose-Hulman’s Sports and Recreation Center.
Fields, a junior on the Sycamore men’s team, was a double winner at the Coughlan-Malloy Cup as he won the shot put with a distance of 53 feet, 9 inches and also won the weight throw with a distance of 62-2 1/4. Fields ranks fifth in the Valley in the shot put and second in the weight throw. He also ranks 15th nationally in the weight throw and 69th in the shot put.
Also recognized from Indiana State was freshman Kimyana Rudolph as a notable performance. Rudolph is continuing a long line of outstanding ISU pole-vaulters as she posted her first collegiate victory at the Coughlan-Malloy Cup. Rudolph was the only competitor to clear 12-6 1/4 to win the event over Sycamore teammates Richelle Kimble and Lauren Rice, both clearing 12-0 1/2 to tie for second. Rudolph leads the Valley with a height of 12-6 3/4 she cleared at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Meet in December. That height also ranks 29th in the nation.
Indiana State is preparing for the annual Edmonds Cup competition, a dual meet between the Sycamores and Purdue Boilermakers, which will take place Saturday at West Lafayette.
n Rose women fall — At Franklin, Franklin shot 49 percent from the field and relied on a strong defensive effort to top Rose-Hulman 56-39 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action Wednesday night.
Lindsay Rich led the Grizzlies with 17 points and Krista Schott pitched in with 11 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals for Franklin.
For Rose, junior Kelsey Ploof posted 14 points and eight rebounds.
FRANKLIN (56) — Rich 6-8 5-6 17, Schott 4-11 2-2 11, Dall 4-6 0-0 8; Prewett 4-8 0-2 8, Dale 2-5 0-1 6, Farmer 1-2 0-2 2, Thompson 1-3 0-0 2, Barnhill 1-1 0-0 2, Elliott 0-1 0-0 0, Lory 0-0 0-0 0, Tarkington 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-47 FG, 7-13 FT, 56 TP.
ROSE-HULMAN (39) — Ploof 5-11 4-5 14, Gibbs 4-5 0-2 8, Morris 3-5 0-0 7, Cain 2-6 1-1 5, Ottone 1-1 1-4 3, Johnson 1-7 0-0 2, Fuhs 0-1 0-0 0, Dalton 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Evers 0-2 0-0 0, Gilliam 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-41 FG, 6-12 FT, 39 TP.
Halftime score — FC 29, RH 13. 3-point goals — FC 3-8 (Dale 2-5, Schott 1-2, Tarkington 0-1), RH 1-7 (Morris 1-2, Cain 0-2, Johnson 0-1, Fuhs 0-1, Williams 0-1). Rebounds — FC 24 (Schott 5), RH 30 (Ploof 8). Assists — FC 17 (Schott 7), RH 11 (Cain 3). Total fouls — FC 11, RH 12.
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Indiana State women move within one win from MVC title
Senior Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir had 23 points to lead Indiana State to a 73-71 win at Drake on Thursday. The point guard led four Sycamores in double figures in the win.
Anna Munn, Jasmine Grier and Chelsea Small each chipped in 11 points as ISU shot 10-of-21 from 3-point range as a team.
Sycamores rejuvenated heading into MVC Tournament quarterfinals
Indiana State point guard Jake Odum is sick-and-tired of being sick and tired.
He’s tired of hearing about the team’s three-game losing streak. He’s tired of the Sycamores playing below par. He’s tired of the team not fulfilling its potential.
He plans to do something about it this weekend. Second-seeded ISU begins its Missouri Valley Conference Tournament trek at 7:05 p.m. tonight against either No. 10 Loyola.
Rose-Hulman seniors lead Engineers into NCAA Division III Tournament
For Rose-Hulman’s six senior men’s basketball players, this weekend will mark the beginning of their third and final appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Having left Terre Haute by bus Thursday, Rose (22-5) will open the Division III four-team regional at Hope College in Holland, Mich., today against Wheaton College (19-8) at the unique time of 5:30 p.m.
Coach Jim Shaw’s Engineers are coming off Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular-season and tournament championships for the second consecutive year.
ISU women seek top MVC seed
Defense and rebounding are the staples of Teri Moren’s fourth Indiana State team, a squad that hits the road trying to defend and rebound its way to a regular-season conference title. The Sycamores women’s basketball can clinch the No. 1 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference with wins tonight against Drake and Saturday against Northern Iowa.
Nebraska completes sweep of Indiana
Indiana’s slim hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid are all but done, unless the Hoosiers can win the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska never trailed Wednesday night, completing a season sweep of the Hoosiers with a 70-60 win. The loss ensures a losing conference record for IU (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten) while boosting the Huskers’ chances at an at-large berth.
ISU reserve Smith earns two MVC honors
Indiana State sophomore Khristian Smith has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Bench and Most Improved Teams, according to an announcement by the league office Wednesday.
Two Sycamores with Scott during Saturday incident
A Vigo County’s Sheriff’s case report of Brenton Scott’s arrest last Saturday indicated that Scott, an Indiana State basketball player, tried to pass himself off as his twin brother and that two of his teammates were with him at the time of the incident.
Metro Sports: Sycamores to be represented at NCAA indoors
Three members of the Indiana State track and field team will compete in the 2014 NCAA indoor championships March 14-15 at Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Greggmar Swift will represent the men, while sophomore Katie Wise and senior Mary Theisen will represent the women.
Rose meets Wheaton in NCAA opener
Rose-Hulman will open its third straight trip to the NCAA Division III basketball tournament at 5:30 p.m. Friday when the Engineers play Wheaton in a four-team regional hosted by Hope College.
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Indiana State’s baseball home opener that was to be played today has been pushed back, according to Sycamore head coach Mitch Hannahs.
ISU's Scott booked for OWI, possession
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Odum can't get roll on game-winning attempt on Senior Day
The storybook was ready to be opened at Hulman Center on Saturday.
Down two with 4.5 seconds to go, Indiana State rebounded a free throw miss by Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle. ISU senior point guard Odum timed his dash perfectly up the floor. He released his shot from just behind the 3-point line at just the right second. The shot was true and online.
TODD GOLDEN: Lansing's belief in his team has not wavered
In the wake of Indiana State’s 71-69 loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, and the three-game losing streak that comes with it, ISU coach Greg Lansing wanted to get one point across crystal clear in his postgame press conference.
VIDEO: Munn has made her mark on ISU women's program
Anna Munn has been a dependable leader in the Indiana State women’s basketball program. Her leadership has helped coach Teri Moren build to back-to-back 10-or-more win seasons in the Missouri Valley the last two years.
Rose-Hulman wins third straight HCAC tournament crown
Tied with Hanover 26-26 at halftime of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball championship game Saturday night, host Rose-Hulman knew it had a couple of things in its favor.
Rolling along: Third straight victory helps Sycamores tie for second in MVC
Aside from Teri Moren sticking with her pink Chuck Taylor shoes on the sideline for superstitious reasons, Indiana State’s three-game winning streak can be explained by strong play in nearly every aspect of the game.
Sycamores stay positive in face of adversity
After Indiana State’s 77-59 loss at Illinois State on Wednesday, ISU players had an idea of how the tone of Thursday and Friday’s practices would be prior to today’s regular-season finale against Northern Iowa.
Engineers, Hanover to vie for HCAC title
For the second year in a row, the men’s basketball teams of Rose-Hulman and Hanover will square off for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in Terre Haute.
Metro: ISU softball win streak reaches 6
Indiana State improved its college softball winning streak to six games Friday by beating Wright State 4-3 and IUPUI 3-2 on the opening day of the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic.
Odum's final chapter is here; how will he author the ending?
If you compare a college basketball career to a book, Indiana State point guard Jake Odum has been a page-turner from day one.
Odum has dazzled ISU fans from the time he became a starter during the first weekend of his first season in 2010. The Sycamores have not had a losing season during the Odum era, a run of success unprecedented in ISU’s Division I history.
VIDEO: Indiana State women looking to add to winning streak at home
Indiana State looks to put a three-game winning streak together tonight against Loyola, who topped the Sycamores behind 30 points by senior forward Troy Hambric for one of the Ramblers’ nine wins this season.
The Sycamores’ women’s basketball team stifled Missouri State last Friday and knocked off first-place Wichita State on Sunday for a pair of road wins last weekend. They'll look to build upon that momentum tonight at home.
Sheehey's career-high 30 helps Hoosiers over No. 20 Iowa
Will Sheehey scored 19 of his career-high 30 points in the first half and Stanford Robinson added a career-best 17 to lead Indiana over No. 20 Iowa 93-86 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed last week.
A.J. Reed picks up multiple NCAA baseball honors
Kentucky junior pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed has been named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and a National Player of the Week by NCAA.com, according to separate announcements.
A member of the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List, the Terre Haute native was named National Hitter of the Week by the NCBWA, with VMI right-hander Reed Garrett earning NCBWA Pitcher of the Week.
Redbirds dominate Sycamores 77-59
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is running out of answers for its recent woes ... and it’s running out of time to fix them. The slumping Sycamores added defensive problems to their offensive slump on Wednesday at Illinois State. The Redbirds made the Sycamores pay dearly for their poor all-around effort out of the gate as the Sycamores fell 77-59.
Rose coach expects wide-open race for HCAC title
Both Rose-Hulman basketball programs hope their teams will still be talked about in the Wabash Valley media after this weekend when they compete in their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournaments.
No. 16 Michigan rallies past Purdue
Glenn Robinson III got a late bank shot to roll in as time expired Wednesday night, giving No. 16 Michigan a 77-76 overtime victory at Purdue.
Metro roundup: Hutson awarded USA Track and Field grant
Terre Haute native and 2016 Olympic hopeful Kylie Hutson was awarded a $7,000 grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation.
No. 14 Wisconsin beats Indiana 69-58
Sam Dekker scored 16 points and No. 14-ranked Wisconsin shrugged off a slow start to beat Indiana University 69-58 in men’s basketball Tuesday night.
The Hoosiers (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten) held Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5) to its lowest point production in the first half this season, taking a 29-19 lead.
Rose coach still ‘hanging around’
Approaching the start of his 25th season as Rose-Hulman’s baseball coach, Jeff Jenkins remembers some of his 601 victories, most of his teams’ highlights from five NCAA Division III tournament appearances and pretty much all of Art Nehf Field’s significant upgrades. He also can count on one hand how many times that umpires have tossed him from a game — two.
Metro: MVC honors Lockwood, Abdul-Qaadir; national award for A.J.
Indiana State sophomore Taylor Lockwood was named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after pitching one of two ISU softball shutouts Sunday and earning Most Valuable Player honors at Tennessee State’s Tiger Classic.
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