Swimming continues momentum

  • Just before Thanksgiving the men’s and women’s swim teams swept their meets against Franklin College. They continued their success in the DePauw University Invitational, where the women finished fourth and the men fifth. Friday, the teams collectively dropped over 200 seconds, while both senior Yunan Yang and junior Amanda Skinner (in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400 individual medley, respectively) achieved NCAA “B” cuts. For the women, top finishers were fourth place in the 200 IM by junior Lindsey Anderson, fifth in the 100 breaststroke by Skinner, which broke the school record she set last year, and sixth in the 100 freestyle by senior Ali Cahill. The relay team of Skinner, Cahill and sophomores Chelsea Diamond and Carly Hubbard finished third overall. For the men, the 200 freestyle relay of Yang and fellow seniors Brent Vorst, Joseph Porter and Jonathan Rankin finished second.
  • Skinner won the 400 IM Saturday, breaking the DePauw pool and meet record, set in 2003. She also set a new school record. Other top finishers were Anderson’s third in the 400 IM, Cahill’s third in the 50 freestyle, Diamond’s second in the 100 backstroke and Hubbard’s fifth in the 100 butterfly. On the men’s side, the relay of seniors Rankin, Yang, Vorst and Porter placed second in the 200 medley relay. Other exciting finishes were Vorst’s third in the 50 freestyle and his second in the 100 butterfly. The men’s relay team also finished strong with a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle.

Men’s basketball continues success

  • The men are now 4-0, 1-0 in the Heartland Conference, after three more wins. They topped Centre College 74-62 before edging Thomas More College 85-80. Their latest win was over Anderson University in their Heartland Conference opener. Sophomore Tate Cox had a career-high 26 points on seven for 10 shooting and junior Ethan Spurlin added a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) to lead the Pioneers to an 82-67 win over the Ravens. Other contributors were junior Barrett Meyer (16 points) and senior Chris Owens (14 points).
  • Yesterday the men won 81-57 over Earlham. Junior Brandon Rash and Spurlin led with 20 points. Four others were in double figures.

Women’s basketball stifles Midway

  • In the Pioneers’ 70-49 win over Midway College, first-year Alex McKenzie notched 20 points and eight rebounds. Other contributors were senior Kennae Demus (six points, three steals, two blocks) and first-years Jariana Gillespie (10 points, three assists), Nicole Coffman (seven points, two steals) and Kayla Dodson (nine points, three rebounds).
  • Last night the women won 73-59. McKenzie had 16 points and junior Terra Lucas added 13.

 

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