Greyhound Sports Update: Mar. 6, 2019

Track & Field

Photo contributed by Joseph Harrison
The men’s indoor track team consecutively won the 2018 and 2019 Indoor Track and Field Championship. In 2018, they celebrated by wearing new medals and holding their trophy.

On Feb 24, the men’s indoor track and field team won their second GLVC indoor championship, which was hosted at UIndy. The women’s team was beat by just a point and a half, earning the title of runner-up behind Lewis University. According to the UIndy Athletics website, the men have won their sixth conference title in their last 10 seasons. This is also the most GLVC titles won by a single university.

In the 60 meter hurdles, junior hurdles Keri Ertel earned her second conference title. Freshman pole vaulter Brittney Clark participated in her first GLVC tournament, placing first overall. The women vaulters swept pole vaulting for a podium finish.

Senior high jumps DeAndre Bluitt secured his second straight first place finish, jumping 2.07 meters, a personal best for him.

Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Scott Fangman won the Men’s Coach of the Year award, along with throws Austin Hogan taking field athlete of the year. The Greyhounds won 13 event titles total.

Men’s Lacrosse

Continuing an undefeated season, the men’s lacrosse team have beat their second ranked opponent with a 11-9 win against No. 8 Mercyhurst University bringing the team to 4-0 on the season.

The team put up a 9-8 win on Feb. 23 against Lincoln Memorial University where junior attacks Shawn Kimble scored four goals. The defense forced 20 turnovers with junior defends Jordan McKenzie leading with four caused turnovers to help lead the Hounds to a victory.

Against Mercyhurst, the scoring front was led by senior attacks Parker Kump, freshman attacks Drew Billig and senior midfielder Matthew Johnson who all scored three points for the Hounds. The defensive was able to force 16 turnovers and 13 saves. After the pair of wins the Lacrosse team is now ranked No. 9 in the nation at the Division II level.

Softball

The softball team has been able to keep its 10 game winning streak going with wins in two double headers. The team started off Feb. 23 with games against Northwood University and then Tiffin University.

The Hounds fought off a late game push by Northwood in a 5-4 victory. Against Tiffin, they doubled the score with a four RBI performance from sophomore infielder Brooke Montgomery winning 10-5 and leaving them undefeated on the day.

On Feb. 27 the team had their second double header against Urbana in which they called the game after six innings or less in both games. Both starting pitchers for the Hounds put up a solid performance with sophomore Halie Waters racking up seven strikeouts in five innings and junior Lauren Honkomp struck out five batters in four innings.

Swimming & Diving

Starting on March 13 and going until March 16, 27 members of the University of Indianapolis swiming and diving team will be participating in the 2019 NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships. The Championship will take place at the IU Natatorium located in downtown Indianapolis. Twenty-two swimmers have qualified to compete as well as five of the divers.

Men’s Basketball

The No. 6 ranked men’s basketball team wrapped up their regular season this week. After suffering two losses from No. 9 ranked Bellarmine and Southern Indiana University. They rebounded with wins against Truman State University and Quincy University.

Against Truman State, starting point guard Jimmy King recorded his fourth double-double of the season. Along with King, senior center Jesse Kempson scored 17 points with eight rebounds.

Against Quincy, the scoring was led by King and sophomore center Trevor Lakes who both scored 21 points shooting seven 3-pointers made between the both of them.

The basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 19-9 overall record and a GLVC record of 12-6.

Men’s Tennis

The No. 9 ranked men’s tennis team was able to add three wins against Ferris State University on Feb. 22, Northwest Missouri State on March 2 and Drury University on March 3.

Against Ferris State University, the doubles parings for the Hounds did not drop a match with  all three pairs winning within one set. While on the singles side the only loss for the Hounds was sophomore Dario Huber.

While against Northwest Missouri State University the Hound’s didn’t drop a match with all singles and doubles winning their matches.

Against Drury the Hounds took another shutout victory taking all sets 7-0 with four of the singles matches being taken to three sets.

The Hounds pick back up with a trip to San Antonio Texas to play Barry University on March 13.