GREENSBORO, N.C. — Janko Radmanovic just missed winning an NCAA championship for the University of Findlay Friday night.
Radmanovic finished second in the 200 butterfly to lead the University of Findlay’s swimming and diving teams on the third day of the NCAA Division II national championships at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.
Radmanovic touched the wall in a time of 1:43.15 just .99 seconds behind Queens’ Marius Kusch, who won the race in 1:42.66.
Radmanovic broke his own school record in the preliminaries with a time of 1:45.15 before breaking it again in the final.
It’s the fifth individual All-American award of Radmanovic’s career.
Hanna Cederholm competed in the women’s 100 breaststroke preliminaries and ended up 28th with a time of 1:03.97.
Three UF athletes will swim in the final day of competition today. Radmonovic is seeded 25th in the men’s 100 free, Emma Barnes is seeded 25th in the women’s 200 backstroke and Cederholm ranks 23rd in the 200 breast.
UF softball sweeps
Amanda Delmonte banged out four hits to power the University of Findlay to a nonconference softball sweep of Davenport University Friday at the Marathon Diamonds.
Delmonte smacked three doubles and a single driving in one run as the Oilers improved to 9-12 with 5-0 and 5-2 wins.
Destinie Keeton smashed a triple, double and two singles with two RBIs while Salwa Al-Hajabed added a two-run single in the nightcap for UF.
Megan Fisher got the win in the circle for the Oilers in the opener as she tossed a two-hit shutout striking out nine and walking two in seven innings of work.
Hailey Bryan went five innings to get the win in the nightcap. She allowed two runs on two hits with three strikeouts.
FINDLAY 5-5, DAVENPORT 0-2
Davenport 000 000 0 — 5 2 4
Findlay 202 100 x — 0 2 4
WP — Fisher (2-3). LP — Teunissen (8-3). top hitters: (UF) Delmonte 2-2B, RBI; Keeton 2B, 1B, RBI. (DU) Jewell 1B.
Davenport 200 000 0 — 2 3 1
Findlay 000 221 x — 5 9 1
WP — Bryan (5-3). LP — Mullenberg (5-3). top hitters: (UF) Delmonte 2B, 1B; Keeton 3B, 1B, RBI; Harvey 2B; Shepherd 2B, RBI; Al-Hajaben 1B, 2 RBI. (DU) Alexa Flores 2B, 1B; Allen 2B, 2 RBI.
records: Davenport 13-6, Findlay 9-12.
UF duo honored
University of Findlay senior forward Taren Sullivan was named first team all-Midwest Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Sullivan, who was a first team all-region pick by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association as well, earned Great Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors for the Oilers.
Sullivan scored 17.2 points with 6.0 rebounds per game while helping lead Findlay to a Sweet 16 appearance and an overall record of 28-5.
The Lima Bath grad ranked 12th all-time at Findlay with 1,595 career points and has been named to the Midwest Region all-tournament team twice during his tenure with the program.
In addition, senior guard Martyce Kimbrough captured second team all-Midwest Region honors.
Kimbrough led the Oilers in scoring at 17.7 points per game and racked up 584 points this season, the ninth-highest total in school history. He also hit 104 three pointers and averaged 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.
NWC scholar athletes
BLUFFTON — A total of 89 area athletes were named to the Northwest Conference scholar athlete teams for the winter sports season.
To qualify for the award, athletes must have lettered in their sport and achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for gold level status or 3.0 for the silver award.
CHEERLEADING GOLD — Lyric Jones, Anabel Alexander, Nora Dellifield, Barrette Jones, Courtney McLaughlin, Emma Jameson.
BOYS BASKETBALL GOLD — Cade Mullins, Jackson Conrad, Seth Conley. SILVER — Ethan Swaney.
GIRLS BASKETBALL GOLD — Madisyn Gossard, Teara Coulson, Raina England, Miranda Wills. SILVER — Rilan Conley.
WRESTLING GOLD — Chase Sumner, Carson Hissong, Erryk Katayama. SILVER — Xander White.
BOYS SWIMMING GOLD — Zach Beaschler, Hunter Wells, Isaac Spar, Brevin Sizemore. SILVER — Ian Dellifield.
GIRLS SWIMMING — Sydney Van Atta, Klava Katayama,Alex Waugh, Ella Poling, Katie Butterfield, Bella East, Paige Cole, Sidney Gossard. SILVER — Gizem Tanriverdi, Melina Temple.
CHEERLEADING GOLD — Hannah-Grace Perry, Kaitlynn Rieman, Maria Spallinger. SILVER — Annie Campbell, Sidnie Koontz.
BOYS BASKETBALL GOLD — Jared Piercefield, Mason Ault, Luke Denecker, Kaleb Jefferson, Dakota Bricker. SILVER — Mason Soper, Cole Fruchey, Joel Piercefield.
GIRLS BASKETBALL GOLD — Laykin Garmatter, Brinkley Garmatter, Ashley Eachus , Libby Schaadt, Averey Rumer, Katie Prater. SILVER — Kayla White, Alivia Koenig.
WRESTLING — Jesse Montel, Tayton Kleman, Joshua Mehaffie, Elijah Conley, DeAndre Nassar. SILVER — Jeremy Sturgeon.
CHEERLEADING GOLD — Madison Nusbaum, Kylie Coffey, Kayla Reynolds, Emily Blankemeyer, Grace Cassidy. SILVER — Klarissa Garmatter, Dakota Alt, Olivia Delarosa, Madisyn Ditto.
BOYS BASKETBALL GOLD — Dylan Mason, Blake Reynolds, Tayt Birnesser. SILVER — Grayson Flores, Garett Nemire, Dane Selby.
GIRLS BASKETBALL GOLD — Paige Bellman, Carlee McCluer, Lauren Schroeder, Teyah Sautter, Rylee Sybert, Amy Vorst, Abigail Gladwell. SILVER — Sydney Witteborg.
WRESTLING GOLD — Enoch Jones, Caleb Langhals, Evan Schroeder, Ezra Jones, Tanner Blankemeyer.
ADA — Ohio Northern University senior Amy Bullimore was named honorable mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
It’s the second year in a row she’s received an honorable mention award.
Bullimore finished her career as Ohio Northern’s all-time leading scorer (1,484 points), all-time leading rebounder (891 rebounds) and ranks second all-time at ONU with 174 career blocked shots.