HILLSDALE, Mich. — University of Findlay track and field athletes Trey Everett and Alex DeVincentis were named male and female Athletes of the Meet as UF finished the second day of competition at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference indoor championships hosted by Hillsdale University.
The UF men won the league championship with 154 points, ahead of Hillsdale (135) and Malone (122). UF’s women were fifth with 54 points; Hillsdale (199), Walsh (981/2) and Ursuline (89) placed in the top three.
After winning Friday’s long jump and placing fifth in the pole vault, Everett continued his strong meet with a victory in the high jump with an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying jump of 6-81/4. He was third in the triple jump (44-111/2) and fifth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.48).
Saturday’s winners for the UF men included George Effah in the 400 (49.08), Austin Combs (Liberty-Benton) with a provisional qualifying throw in the shot put (58-31/4) and the 1,600 relay of Effah, Daniel Agbola, Lenell Shelby III and Kurt Grieger (3:20.84).
Dequan Lovell placed second in the shot put with a provisional qualifying throw of 54-41/2. Martin Etsey was second in the triple jump (47-21/2), Shelby was second in the 200 (22.30), Effah was fourth in the 200 (22.44) and Agbola was fourth in the 800 (1:57.22).
In the women’s meet, DeVincentis (Liberty-Benton) won the shot put with a 49-1/4. Holly Averesch (Leipsic) was second at 45-61/4. Both throws were provisional qualifying marks.
Semoy Hemmings won the 400 in 57.88, and the 1,600 relay quartet of Jenna Shipman, Mia Johnson, Aubreah Manns (Riverdale) and Hemmings was fourth in 4:08.71.
Arlington graduate Lauren Willow of Cedarville was third in the high jump with a provisional qualifying mark of 5-53/4. Patrick Henry graduate Marcus Myers of Walsh was fourth in the men’s shot at 51-113/4.
Women’s Team Standings
1, Hillsdale 199. 2, Walsh 981/2. 3, Ursuline 89. 4, Malone 69. 5, Findlay 54. 6, Cedarville 45. 7, Kentucky Wesleyan 44. 8, Lake Erie 281/2, 9 Davis & Elkins 13. 10, Ohio Dominican 9. 11, Trevecca Nazarene 8.
UF Women’s Finishes
200 — 8, Semoy Hemmings 26.41. 400 — 1, Hemmings 57.88. 7, Jenna Shipman 1:00.71. 1,600 RELAY — 4, Findlay (Shipman, Mia Johnson, Aubreah Manns, Hemmings) 4:08.71. DMR — 8, Findlay (Claire Crum, Johnson, Manns, Madisen Borer) 13:28.10. PV — 7, Nicole Scarberry 9-5. SHOT PUT — 1, Alex DeVincentis 49-3/4. 2, Holly Averesch 46-61/4.
Men’s Team Standings
1, Findlay 154. 2, Hillsdale 135. 3, Malone 122. 4, Walsh 118. 5, Alderson Broaddus 45. 6, Cedarville 43. 7, Ohio Dominican 22. Lake Erie 13. 9, Davis & Elkins 9. 10, Kentucky Wesleyan 8. 11, Trevecca Nazarene 1.
UF Men’s Finishes
60 — 5, Jacob Hill 7.05. 200 — 2, Lenell Shelby III 22.30. 4, George Effah 22.44. 400 — 1, Effah 49.08. 800 — 4, Daniel Agbola 1:57.22. 60 HURDLES — 4, Shelby 8.45. 5, Trey Everett 8.48. 1,600 RELAY — 1, Findlay (Effah, Agbola, Shelby, Kurt Grieger) 3:20.84. DMR — 6, Findlay (Ryoya Honda, Joe Lauck, Tyler Beck, Ty Gleason) 10:54.62. HJ — 1, Everett 6-81/4. TJ — 2, Martin Etsey 47-21/2. 3, Everett 44-111/2. SHOT PUT — 1, Austin Combs 58-31/4. 2, Dequan Lovell 54-41/2.
Cedarholm sets records
GAMBIER — The University of Findlay’s Hanna Cederholm broke a pair of school records to lead the Oilers’ swimming and diving teams at Saturday’s Kenyon Fast Chance Invitational.
Cederholm broke her sister Kaley’s school record in the 200 breaststroke (2:17.77) and 100 breast (1:03.03). Both were NCAA qualifying “B” standard times. Julia Snell also also earned a “B” cut qualiyfing time in the 200 breast.
Sydney Zimdars finished with B-standard times in the 1,000 free (10:31.8) and 1,650 free (17:24.94), Amanda Stiegal won the 50 free (23.67) and Kathryn Samuelson (Ottawa-Glandorf) captured the 100 backstroke in 56.02 seconds.
Findlay’s women’s team also touched the wall first in the 400 free relay (3:33.66).
In the men’s meet, Janko Radmanovic, Isaac Stretch, Conner Whitaker and Trent Williams won the 200 free relay with a school record time of 1:22.79. The Oilers also won the men’s 800 yard freestyle relay event.
Next up, UF will swim in the NCAA Division II national championships in Greensboro, N.C. beginning March 14.
ROSEMONT, Ill. — The University of Findlay softball team went extra innings in two games Saturday in the Chicago area, but eventually came up on the losing end in both.
The Oilers (2-4) lost their first game to Lewis University 7-6 in eight innings and later dropped a 5-4 decision in nine innings to Wisconsin-Parkside. The losses came a day after UF dropped a pair to Missouri S&T and William Jewell during their road trip to Illinois.
Trailing 1-0 after six innings in Saturday’s first game, UF scored three times in the top of the seventh, but Lewis (2-4) scored a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame to send the game to extra innings. The Oilers plated three more runs in the eighth, but the Flyers touched UF pitcher Megan Fisher for four runs in the bottom of the inning for the win. Starter Hailey Bryan gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings of work for the Oilers.
UF’s Destinie Keeton continued to swing a hot bat Saturday, going 3 for 4 with a triple and a double in the loss to Lewis. Amanda Delmonte was 2 for 3 and also drove in a run for UF.
Keeton and Meredith Shepherd each had a pair of singles in the loss to Wisconsin-Parkside (5-4). No other information was available from either team for that game.
UF will have one last shot today to claim a win on the road trip when the Oilers end their five-game swing against Illinois-Springfield (6-2) at 10 a.m.