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January 26, 2013

METRO ROUNDUP: Indiana State throwers enjoy huge day at IU

BLOOMINGTON — Felisha Johnson and Brandon Pounds led the Sycamore contingent at the Indiana Relays Saturday with Johnson winning the women’s invitational weight throw and setting a new school record in winning the invitational shot put while Pounds the top collegian in the men’s invitational weight throw.

Johnson, the nation’s leader in the weight throw, dominated the event with a winning distance of 70-feet-10-inches, which was four feet better than Purdue’s Dani Bunch. The Sycamore followed that effort with a school record toss of 58-4 3/4 to win the invitational shot put.

Pounds equaled the nation’s best throw in the men’s weight throw with a distance of 68-0.5 in finishing third overall and top collegian in the invitational weight throw.

Greggmar Swift dominated the 60-meter hurdles as he raced to victory with a time of 7.78 seconds in the finals. Swift had the top time after the semifinals earlier in the day at 7.84.

Indiana State will be in South Bend next weekend for the Meyo Invitational.

Track and field

• Rose-Hulman men take second — The Monmouth University women’s squad earned a nine-point win over Bellarmine, and the Wabash men topped Rose-Hulman by 1.5 points at the 10th Engineer Track and Field Invitational at the Sports and Recreation Center on Saturday.

Rose-Hulman claimed six first-place efforts, including two school record performances on the afternoon. Senior Liz Evans provided the day’s top performance by tying the fieldhouse record by clearing 5-10 in the high jump. The mark ranks No. 1 nationally in NCAA Division III and in the top 20 nationally in all three NCAA Divisions.

Senior Creasy Clauser added a school record performance of 59.80 seconds in the women’s 400. Senior Greg Larmore contributed the day’s second school record with a men’s weight throw toss of 54-10 3/4.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at Ohio Northern University next weekend.


• Engineers’ men sweep — At Franklin, Rose-Hulman swept top honors in every event in the men’s competition, and the women dropped a narrow one point decision to Transylvania at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Invitational.

The Engineers captured first place honors in all 16 events in the four-team meet that featured Transylvania, Franklin and Defiance. On the women’s side, Transylvania topped the Engineers by the narrowest of margins by a 189-188 count.

Freshman Tai Enrico led the Engineers with three individual first-place finishes. Enrico brought home top honors in the 100-backstroke (56.98), the 200-backstroke (2:01.52) and the 200-individual medley (2:03.74).

Freshman Stephanie Wolfersberger led the women’s effort with sweeps of the 50-freestyle (26.01) and the 100-freestyle (58.38).  The women’s effort also included a win by the 400 freestyle relay team. The Engineers also swept both men’s relay events.  The 200-medley team included Huster, Martin, Podgorski and freshman Paul Hintz with a time of 1:37.80.  The same four swimmers combined to win the 400-freestyle relay in 3:15.48.

Rose-Hulman hosts DePauw University in the Senior Day meet next Saturday at the Sports and Recreation Center.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Team effort: The North Terre Haute Little League All-Starts won the District 4 championship by beating Clinton 4-0 Friday evening.

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  • Andy Amey: Just a small trip to talk about this time

    To paraphrase Carl Spackler, the heavy stuff’s not going to come for quite awhile. So while it’s true that I’m back from a week’s vacation, it’s not time — yet — for the big vacation column. Trips to Noblesville, Brunswick and Reelsville, while providing some nice family time, don’t really have the cachet to fill newspaper space.

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  • Pacers sign three free agents

    The Pacers couldn’t keep waiting around for Lance Stephenson to make up his mind. So on Friday, they went to work. The two-time Eastern Conference runner-ups announced they had signed three free agents — backup big man Lavoy Allen, swingman C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez, a sharp-shooting forward from Europe.

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  • Odum heads for Vegas with Kings summer team

    Terre Haute native Jake Odum scored three points in the Indiana Pacers’ 84-74 victory on Thursday over the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League.

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  • Metro sports: Rosselli, Biechler capture Prospect League honors

    The Terre Haute Rex swept the Prospect League Player of the Week honors this week.

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  • Thoroughbreds complete race card at Martinsville

    Thoroughbred races were on Friday’s card to wind up four days of Illinois racing at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair. Horses owned by Bart Baird and Lance and Stacey Holsapple won all six of the thoroughbred races on the card with two other features run for ponies and mules.

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  • LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

    LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

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  • SPT 071014 RAMER TROPHY.jpg Ramer, Kuppler claim junior city golf titles

    Megan Ramer and Colton Kuppler were two winners in the junior city golf tournament concluded Thursday in sunny, warm conditions at Rea Park.
    Both golfers claimed titles in the 15-17 age division for the first time while Ramer and Andrew Granda were two of the winners in the 2013 tournament.

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  • Rex return from All-Star break with a win at Danville

    The Terre Haute Rex returned to action on Thursday in winning fashion as they defeated Danville 4-1.

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