LOUISVILLE. Ky. — Findlay High School graduate Jennifer Spieldenner won the women’s professional division in Sunday’s Louisville Ironman Triathlon.

Spieldenner topped the 11 competitors in her division that finished the event. The 32-year old recorded the fastest times in the swimming (12:24) in the 9/10-mile swim and 112-mile bike race (5:05:40) portions of the event. She also added a time of 3:16:22 in the marathon run to end up with a time of 8:43:22.

The swimming portion of the event was shortened from 2.4 miles to 9/10 of a mile because of dangerous currents in the Ohio River.

The swim didn’t start until 8 a.m. because of currents in the Ohio River, and the swim was shorted from 2.4 miles to .9 miles.

Another Findlay competitor, Hilary Fenton was third among the 59 competitors in the 25-29-year old women’s division at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

She recorded a time of 1:04:13 in the swim, 5:05:26 on the bike and 3:27:43 in the running portion of the race for a time of 9:44:38.

UF’s Sier named

University of Findlay goalie Nathan Sier has been selected Great Midwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer after posting two shut outs last week.

Sier made five saves in two matches and did not allow a goal in 174 minutes of action in UF wins over Kentucky Wesleyan (3-0) and Tiffin (2-0).

OAC tabs Watson

ADA — Ohio Northern University senior Chase Watson, who kicked two PATs and a 22-yard field goal in the Polar Bears 49-17 loss to John Carroll, has been selectd as the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week.

For the season, Watson is 26-for-26 in extra points and three-for-four on field goal attempts.