Bluitt wins high jump for U of Indy

Ben Davis alumni sports update

Week ending February 24


Competing for The University of Indianapolis at the Great Lakes Valley Conference  Championships, DeAndre Bluitt won the high jump with an  personal best indoor height of 6 feet-9 inches and Jordan Boyd was third of 20 in the shot put (51-2 ¾) and third of 18 in the weight throw (58-8). The Greyhounds won the mens championship.

Purdue’s Jalil Brewer placed sixth of 22 in the shot put (61-6 ¾) at the Big Ten Championships.

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson placed seventh of 13 participants in the heptathlon at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. He placed first in the 60 meter dash (6.98); sixth in the long jump (22-3); seventh in the shot put (37-8); third in the high jump (6-2 4/5); ninth in the 60 meter hurdles (8.78); ninth in the pole vault (11-5 4/5); and eighth in the 1000 meters (3:02.63). The sophomore business management major also was a member of the winning 4 X 400 meter relay team. Illinois State’s men won the nine team conference championship.


Iowa’s Kyara Avant placed seventh of 27 in the 60 meter dash (7.51) and 11th of 28 in the 200 (24.23) at the Big Ten Championships.

Ralen Campbell,  competing for Southern Indiana at the GLVC Championships, placed 13th of 19 in the long jump (15-10 ½).

Competing at the Mid-American Conference Championships, Ball State’s Maritza Rodriguez placed 12th of 20 in the 3000 meters (10:02.51)  and 15th of 20 in the 5000 (17:26.39).


Cody Turpen has played as a reserve in three games for Marian (2-5) and did not get a hit in his only plate appearance.


Jacob Volbers won 9-8 at No. 3 doubles for Ohio Wesleyan in a 7-2 defeat of Centre.

Garrett Bear won 9-7 at No. 3 doubles for Manchester in a 5-4 loss to Alma.


Eastern Illinois (11-3) defeated Western Michigan 11-3, Chattanooga 4-3, Evansville 9-6, and IUPUI 5-3. Kaya Bear, who is batting .370 (17-46) as a starter in all 14 games, had five singles, one double, two RBIs, three stolen bases, and four runs scored in 17 at bats in the four wins.


DePauw (25-2) defeated Allegheny 90-40 in the quarterfinals of the North Central Conference Tournament, but suffered its second loss of the season 72-68 to Wittenberg in the semi-finals. Imani Graham played a total of 22 minutes in the two games and had two rebounds and two turnovers. She missed three shots, one from three point range.  The Tigers will learn today if they have been selected to play in the NCAA D-III Championship Tournament.

Fort Wayne (4-23, 1-13) lost 77-55 to South Dakota State. Diamond Williams had two rebounds, one missed shot, and one turnover in 16 minutes in the loss.

Shelle Daniels played 18 minutes for Tuskegee (6-20, 5-13) in a 72-64 loss to Kentucky State and had nine points (4 for 8, 0 for 1, 1 for 5), seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Kaskaskia (11-15) lost 76-60 to St. Louis and defeated Shawnee 95-64. Jessie Kee had a team high 18 points (8 for 16, 1 for 4, 1 for 4), 11 rebounds, one steal, one blocked shot, and one turnover in the loss; and 16 points (7 for 12, 1 for 2, 1 for 4), 10 rebounds, a ream high eight assists, one steal, and three turnovers in the win.

Ancilla (20-5) defeated Grand Rapids 72-68 and Lansing (74-67). Shae Daniels had four points (1 for 3, 0 for 0, 2 for 4), three rebounds, two steals, and four turnovers in 19 minutes against Grand Rapids; and 11 points (3 for 6, 0 for 0, 5 for 10), a team high 17 rebounds, three blocked shots, and two turnovers, playing as a non-starter, against Lansing.


IU-East (29-2) defeated Brescia 92-80 and IU.-Kokomo 99-74. Datrion Harper had 17 points (6 for 7, 2 for 3, 3 for 4), one rebound, one steal, and one assist in 15 minutes against Brescia; and eight points  (4 for 7, 0 for 2, 0 for 0), four rebounds, one blocked shot, one steal, two assists, and two turnovers in 18 minutes against I.U.-Kokomo.

Wabash Valley (20-8, 12-4) defeated Lincoln Trail 86-77 and Shawnee 91-76. Jalen Newsom had two points (1 for 5, 0 for 3, 0 for 0), three assists, and one steal against Lincoln Trail; and three points (1 for 2, 0 for 1, 1 for 1), one rebound, and two assists against Shawnee.