Brahm now at Illinois


Luke Brahm is now a redshirt senior at the University of Illinois after transferring from Princeton with a year of eligibility available.  He is eligible due to the rule that permits college graduates, with eligibility remaining,  to transfer to other institutions for graduate work in a field not offered by the undergraduate school. Brahm is earning a Master’s Degree from the College of Law. In his first meet at Illinois, the two time Ivy League runner-up in the 1000 meters, won that event in the Border Battle, a meet involving Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, with a time of 2:26.54. At the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet at the University of Kentucky, he was 11th of 31 in the 800 meters (1:51.92).

Indiana State’s Marcus Neely was third of 12 in the 60 meter hurdles (7.95) at the five school (Northern Iowa, Milwaukee, Drake, South Dakota State, Indiana State) Mark Messersmith Invitational at Cedar Falls, Iowa,

Indianapolis’ Jordan Boyd was third of 15 in the shot put (48-10 ¼) and second of 13 in the weight throw (53-5 ¾) at the Indianapolis Tom Hathaway Classic.

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson competed in the heptathlon at the Black and Gold Premier at the University of Iowa.  The freshman was fourth of eight in the 60 meter dash (7.132), second of seven in the 1000 meters (2:21.264), seventh of seven in the 60 meter hurdles (0.65), fourth of eight in the high jump (6-4 ¾), seventh of seven in the pole vault (9-6 ¼), seventh of eight in the long jump (21-2 ½), seventh of eight in the shot put (35-10 ½), and seventh of seven in point totals.

Miami’s (Ohio) Zubin Coleman fouled on each of his weight throw attempts at Indiana University’s  Indiana Relays.

Purdue’s Jalil Brewer, competing unattached, fouled on his shot put attempts at the Boilers’ Fred Wilt Invitational.

Wabash’s Dallas Pitts was third of 21 in the shot put (44-10 ¾) at the Rose-Hulman Engineers Invitational.


Indiana State’s Alethia Marrero won the 400 meter dash in a field of 18 runners in 56.46 and was a member of the winning 4 X 400 meter relay team at the five team Mark Messersmith Invitational at Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Indiana’s Maya Caudle was 13th of 29 in the 400 meters (58.33) and a member of the fourth place 4 X 400 meter relay team at the University of Indiana Relays.


Purdue (8-5, 3-4) lost 28-9 to Nebraska and 29-12 to Minnesota. Competing at 165 pounds, Dylan Lydywon 3-1 against the Cornhuskers and lost 13-4 to a 15th ranked Gopher.


Texas State (10-10, 5-4) defeated Appalachian State 53-37 and lost 64-48 to Coastal Carolina. Amber Jones started for Texas State in both contests and had eight points (3 for 6, 0 for 0, 2 for 3), four rebounds, and two turnovers in 25 minutes in the win; and four points (2 for 6, 0 for 0, 0 for 0), three rebounds, and two turnovers in 25 minutes in the loss.

Ancilla (12-7) defeated Glen Oaks 65-33. Coming off the bench, Shelle Daniels had team highs of 17 points (6 for 16, 0 for 1, 5 for 7), 13 rebounds, and seven steals and had two turnovers. Shae Daniels had eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one blocked shot, but was held scoreless (0 for 10, 0 for 1, 0 for 4).

Jessie Kee scored 31 points (13 for 21, 2 for 3, 3 for 5) and had 14 rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one turnover for Kaskaskia (11-6, 5-4) in an 83-79 win against Shawnee. Kaskaskia is one of 186 junior colleges competing in Division One of the NJCAA, and Kee is 33rd in scoring in the division (17.7) and 49thin rebounding (8.6).

Lincoln (9-10) lost 111-69 to Illinois Central and 82-63 to Parkland. Erynn Young led Lincoln in rebounding (8), assists (3), steals (4), blocked shots (2), and turnovers (8), and had 13 points (5 for 16, 0 for 2, 3 for 4)in 36 minutes against Central; and had a team high 21 points (9 for 21, 2 for 8, 1 for 4) and team highs in rebounds (7) and assists (4), along with one steal and no turnovers against Parkland.


Ohio State (13-9, 3-6) defeated Minnesota 78-72 and lost 85-72 to Iowa. Trevor Thompson had a team high 19 points (8 for 14, 0 for 0, 3 for 4), 10 rebounds, one assist, three blocked shots, one steal, and one turnover in 32 minutes in the win; and six rebounds, one steal, two turnovers, and no points (0 for 2, 0 for 0, 0 for 0) in 13 minutes before fouling out in the loss.

Illinois State (18-4, 10-0) defeated Indiana State 71-66 and Evansville 69-59. Tony Wills had three points (1 for 3, 1 for 3, 0 for 0), one rebound, two assists, and two steals in 33 minutes against the Sycamores; and six points (2 for 6, 2 for 6, 0 for 2), two rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two turnovers in 30 minutes against the Aces.

Vermont (18-5, 8-0) defeated Albany 60-49 and Stony Brook 71-64. Dre Wills had eight points (4 for 4, 0 for 0, 0 for 1), three rebounds, and one blocked shot in 12 minutes against Albany; and four points (2 for 6, 0 for 0, 0 for 2), five rebounds, and two turnovers in 21 minutes against Stony Brook.

Northern Kentucky (14-9, 5-5) defeated Illinois-Chicago 79-62 and lost 65-58 to Valparaiso. Brennan Gillisplayed a total of 18 minutes in the two games and had four points (2 for 4, 0 for 0, 0 for 0), one rebound, and one turnover.

Southwestern Illinois (7-11) lost 80-69 to Vincennes. Naeem Freeman had one rebound and missed his only shot for Southwestern.