Marrero wins 400 hurdles

College Alumni Update

Week of  April 1


Competing at Eastern Illinois’ Big Blue Classic, Indiana State’s Alethia Marrero was first of 22 in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:02.08.


Three Ben Davis graduates from different schools competed at the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic. Indiana State’s Marcus Neely was third (second collegian) of 22 in the 110 hurdles (14.17, 14.09 in the prelims); the winner was an ISU graduate who participated in the Olympics. Illinois’ Luke Brahm was fourth of 47 in the 800 meters (1:53.61). Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson anchored the winning 4 X 400 meter relay team, was a member of the second place 4 X 100 relay team, finished 15th of 27 in the javelin competition (140-08), and was 18th of 22 in the 100 meter hurdles (16.06).

Competing for Marian at the Oliver Nickolff Invitational at The University of Cincinnati, Moussa Conde was second of 12 in the 110 meter hurdles (14.67) and a member of the third place (five teams) 4 X 100 meter relay team. Teammate Aaron Murray was fourth of 14 in the 400 meter dash (50.94) and a member of the second place (six teams) 4 X 400 meter relay team.

Miami (OH) thrower Zubin Coleman was 11th of 21 in the hammer competition (162-2) and 13th of 28 in the discus (141-8) at the Miami Duals. Indianapolis’ Jordan Boyd was 14th of 21 in the hammer (152-9), 19thof 24 in the shot put (43-9 ¼), and 17th of 28 in the discus (134).

DePauw’s Demarco Henry was third of 43 in the discus (137-07), 19th of 53 in the shot put (40-5), and 48thof 51 in the 100 meter dash (12.39) at the Centre College Invitational.


The Indiana varsity four with cox, with Connie Brahm rowing in the bow position, finished behind Michigan State and ahead of Kansas in a three team race.


Daniel Eanes was third for Calumet College of St. Joseph and 18th of 25 overall with scores of 85-81-166 at the IU-East Spring Invitational.


Marian lost 5-4 to Georgetown College. The Knights’ Ian Deiters won 6-1, 4-6, 10-7 at No. 4 singles and lost 8-5 at No. 2 doubles.

Manchester’s Garrett Bear won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles and lost 8-6 at No. 2 doubles in a 5-4 defeat of Mount St. Joseph.

Jacob Volbers won 8-6 at No. 1 doubles for Ohio Wesleyan in a 9-0 win against Capital, but lost 8-4 at No. 2 doubles in a 7-2 loss to Kenyon.


Cody Turpen is batting .200 (2 for 10) in 21 games, eight as a starter, for Marian (12-14).


Eastern Illinois (19-15, 5-1) defeated Southwest Missouri twice, 7-5 and 4-1. Kayla Bear had a double and one RBI in  nine at bats in the two wins and is hitting .333 (39 for 117) in 34 games, all as a starter.

Indiana Wesleyan (21-9, 8-6) won three and lost three, splitting two games with Grace, winning two against St. Francis, and losing two to Marian. Kaisey Carson had 12 hits (including three doubles) , two RBIs, and five runs scored in 22 at bats in the six games. She leads the nation’s NAIA Division One schools in RBI’s (57), home runs (15) and total bases, and is second with a .578 batting average (63 for 109). The senior pitched in the first game of each doubleheader, winning in a 5-1 defeat of Grace while giving up seven hits, one walk, and one earned run in seven innings and striking out seven; and  shutting out St. Francis 2-0, while giving up three hits and one walk and striking out four in seven innings. She took the loss in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Marian, giving up six hits, two walks, and one earned run in seven innings and striking out five. Her pitching record stands at 10-4 with an ERA of 1.75.