Athletes of the Week-January 28, 2019

Track 
Mount Union 
4x400 Relay 
Sam Printy (Sandusky, Ohio / Perkins)
Clark Etzler (Elida, Ohio)
James Roth (Massillon, Ohio / Perry)
AJ Digby(Tontogany, Ohio / Otsego)

Mount Union won the 4x400 relay at the SPIRE Midwest Open on Saturday, posting the best time in NCAA Div. III this season (3:15.72).

Field
Lucas Cooper
Mount Union
Senior
Hanoverton, Ohio/United Local

Cooper placed second in the shot put on Saturday at the SPIRE Midwest Open with the third best mark in Div. III this season (54-1)

Track 
Ashura Powell
John Carroll
Junior
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit

Powell won the 400-meter dash at the SPIRE Midwest Open with a time of 57.98, to break her own school record. Powell was also a member of the second place 4x400 relay team that posted one of the fastest times in school history (3:59.06). 

Field
Emily Finnegan
Otterbein
Senior
New Paris,Pa./Chestnut Ridge

Finnegan won the shot put (13.10m) and finished runner-up in the weight throw (15.19m) at the MIAA/NCAC/OAC Challenge host by Baldwin Wallace. Finnegan now ranks 12th in Div. III in the shot put and 27th in the weight throw.


Wrestling
Luke Hernandez
Mount Union
Sophomore
149-pound
Nashport, Ohio/Tri-Valley

Hernandez went 5-0 at the Pete Wilson Wheaton Invite to win the 149-pound weight class and help the Purple Raiders to the team title. 

Results: 

Hernandez over Wilyonde Bell (Millikin), MD 17-8

Hernandez over David Dudych (Wisconsin-Eau Claire) Dec 13-10

Hernandez over #4 Stanley Bleich (Baldwin Wallace), SV-1 3-1

Hernandez over #2 Zachary Cooper (Alma), Dec 6-3

Hernandez over Noah Nieman (Adrian), Fall 4:09


Basketball
Kyle Dixon
Marietta
Senior
Forward
Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary

Dixon led the Pioneers to a pair of OAC wins last week, averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and two assists-per-game. He shot an impressive 11-of-16 (.667) from the floor, including 6-of-9 from three-point range and was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. 

Dixon scored 17 points in a 96-67 win over Otterbein. Against John Carroll, Dixon scored 20 points to become the 34th member of the Pioneer's 1,000-point club and grabbed nine rebounds to surpass 500 career rebounds.

Basketball
Ali Cartnal
Otterbein
Senior
Guard
Newark, Ohio/Newark

Cartnal helped the Cardinals to two OAC victories this week, scoring 15 points in a 78-72 overtime win against Marietta and career-high 38 points in a 72-61 win at Capital. On the week, Cartnal averaged 26.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and three assists-per-game and tallied a total of four steals and two blocks. 


Swimming
Matt Ramsey
John Carroll
Junior
Allison Park, Pa./Hampton

Ramesy place first in all five of his events to lead the Blue Streak past Ashland and Wilmington over the weekend. 

Results vs. Ashland
400 Medley Relay (anchor)-3:35.45 1st
50 Free-21.47 1st
400 Free Relay (anchor)-3:17.45 1st

Results vs. Wilmington
200 Medley Relay-1:38.47 1st
100 breast-1:02.95 T-1st

Swimming
Shelbi Shearer
John Carroll
Junior
Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier

Shearer led the Blue Steaks past Wilmington (156-95) and to an exciting come from behind tie against Div. III Ashland. Shearer won five out of six of her events. 

Results vs. Ashland
400 Medley Relay (free leg)-4:05.53 1st
50 Free-25.99 3rd
400 Free Relay (2nd leg)-3:47.79 1st 

Results vs. Wilmington
200 Medley Relay (free leg)-1:58.22 1st
200 Breast-2:39.28 1st
200 Free Relay (2nd leg)-1:44.70 1st. 

 

 

 

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