Lydy up to 15 wins as first-year wrestler

College update

Week of January 21


Purdue defeated Maryland 29-6 and lost 29-9 to No. 11 Rutgers. Dylan Lydy , competing at 165 pounds, was one of two Boilermakers who won in each match, defeating his Maryland opponent 3-2 and his Rutgers opponent 6-4. His wins were the 14th and 15th of his redshirt freshman  season.


Indiana State’s Marcus Neely, competing at the Gladstein Invitational at Indiana, finished second of 16 in the 60 meter hurdles in 7.87. The winner was representing Adidas.

Marian, Wabash, and Indianapolis competed at the Indianapolis Intercollegiate Challenge. Marian’s Moussa Conde won the 200 meter dash in a field of 54 sprinters with a time of 22.20 and was second of 60 in the 60 meter dash in 6.80. The Knights’ Aaron Murray was eighth of 34 in the 600 meters (1:26.35).Jordan Boyd of Indianapolis was second of 39 in the shot put (48-10 ¼); and Wabash’s Dallas Pitts was third in that event, with a toss of 45-5.

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson competed at Eastern Illinois’ John Craft Invitational and was a member of the winning 4 X 400 meter relay team, 10th of 15 in the long jump (20-6 ¼), and 10th of10 in the 60 meter hurdles (13:47). His seed time for the hurdles was 8.50.

DePauw’s Demarco Henry was ninth of 21 in the shot put (39-1/2) at the Rose-Hulman Friday Night Invitational.


Marian’s Destiny Patterson was 17th of 33 in the 60 meter dash (8.34) at the Indianapolis Intercollegiate Invitational.

Indiana State and I.U. competed at Indiana’s Gladstein Invitational. The Sycamores’ Alethia Marrero had the second best time of 21 runners who participated in two sections of the 600 meters (1:31.65). Her time was .09 seconds behind the winning time. She also was  member of the fifth place (15 teams) 4 X 100 relay team. Indiana’s Maya Caudle had the 11th best time of 33 sprinters who competed in two sections of the 200 meter dash (25.29) and had the 17th best time of 33 women who ran in two sections of the 400 meter dash (58.06).


Lincoln’s Erynn Young had a team high 29 points (12 for 26, 0 for 4, 5 for11), nine rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocked shots, and five turnovers in a 93-70 defeat of the Millikin junior varsity.

Kaskaskia (10-5) defeated the Lindenwood junior varsity 82-72 and Southwestern Illinois 58-49. Jessie Kee did not play against Lindenwood, but led Kaskaskia in scoring with 13 points (4 for 16, 0 for 0, 5 for 6) and in rebounds with 12, and had one assist and two turnovers as a starter against Southwestern Illinois.

Ancilla (11-6) defeated Grand Rapids 66-50. Shelle Daniels had 11 points (5 for 12, 0 for 1, 1 for 4), five rebounds, two steals, and seven turnovers in 24 minutes before fouling out. Shae Damiels had five points (2 for 6, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), two assists, one blocked shot, four turnovers, and team highs in rebounds with nine and steals with seven in 21 minutes.

Texas State (9-9, 4-3) defeated Louisiana-Monroe 63-50 and Louisiana-Lafayette 62-40. Amber Jones started for Texas State in both wins and had seven points (0 for 4, 0 for 0, 7 for 8) and seven rebounds in 29 minutes against Monroe and eight points (3 for 4,  0 for 0, 2 for 2), three rebounds, and one turnover in 14 minutes, while picking up four personal fouls, against Lafayette.


Naeem Freeman had four points (2 for 4, 0 for 0, 0 for 0) and two rebounds for Southwestern Illinois (6-9) in a 61-55 loss to Kaskaskia.

Vermont (16-5, 6-0) defeated New Hampshire 71-59 and Massachusetts-Lowell 81-67.  Harry Wills had six points (3 for 5, 0 for 1, 0 for 0), two rebounds, and one turnover in 17 minutes against New Hampshire; and six points (3 for 5, 0 for 0, 0 for 2), two rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one turnover in 23 minutes against Lowell.

Ohio State (12-8, 2-5) defeated Nebraska 67-66 and lost 74-72 to Northwestern in a home game, their first loss to the Wildcats at home in 40 years. Trevor Thompson had 10 points (4 for 7, 0 for 0, 2 for 6), nine rebounds, one steal, and three turnovers in 21 minutes before fouling out in the win; and 11 points (4 for 6, 0 for 0, 3 for 6), 15 rebounds, and two turnovers in 33 minutes in the loss.

Northern Kentucky (13-8, 4-4)( lost 79-70 to Oakland and defeated Detroit 101-87. Brennan Gillis played a total of six minutes in the two games and had one rebound, one blocked shot, and one turnover.

Illinois State (16-4, 8-0) defeated Bradley 69-49 and Drake 72-58. Tony Wills continues to be a starter for the Redbirds and had four points (2 for 6, 0 for 3, 0 for 0), two rebounds, two assists, and one blocked shot in 24 minutes against Bradley; and five points (2 for 5, 1 for 4, 0 for 0), two assists, two blocked shots, and one steal in 27 minutes against Drake.