Lydy finishes season strong

Weekly alumni college update

Week ending March 23


Purdue’s Dylan Lydy competed at the NCAA Championships at 174 pounds and won three of five matches, the best showing by a Boilermaker wrestler. The redshirt junior lost to an Army opponent 8-3 in the first round, but then won his next three matches against Binghamton (3-1), Duke (5-4), and Ohio State (4-2) before losing by .06 riding time after a 3-3 tie in regulation and no points scored in overtime against Nebraska.


Michigan State (30-6) defeated Bradley 76-65 and Minnesota 70-50 in the first two rounds of the NCAA Championships to move to the Sweet 16 this weekend. Aaron Henry had eight points (3 for 7, 0 for 2, 2 for 2), three rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot, and five turnovers in 29 minutes against Bradley; and nine points (4 for 5, 1 for 1, 0 for 0), a team high nine rebounds, three assists, and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Gophers.


Franklin finished seventh of 11 teams at the Tusculum Invitational in Greenville, Tennessee. Robert Turner was fifth for the Grizzlies and 57th of 67 overall with scores of 85-83-168.


Hanover’s Jalen Simmons lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5 singles in the Panthers’ 6-1 loss to Bellarmine.


Ohio University (5-16) lost to Dayton, and won one of three against Central Michigan. Zyon Avery had two hits in six at bats in three of the four games and is batting .147 (5 for 34).

Logan Butrum has pitched 5 2/3 innings in six games for Wabash (8-7) and has no decisions and an ERA of 6.35 while giving up 10 hits and 10 walks and four earned runs.


Competing for Southern Indiana at Transylvania’s Pioneer Invitational,Sheniya Brown was second of 34 in the 100 meter dash (12.77) and a member of the third place 4 X 100 meters relay team.  Teammate Ralen Campbell was ninth of 32 in the long jump (15-9) and was also a member of the 4 X 100 relay team.


Rose-HUlman’s Noah Thomas was third of 25 in the 100 meter dash (10.91) and third of 37 in the 200 (22.31) at the Washington, St. Louis Mini Meet.

Wabash’s Isaiah Campbell, competing at the Polar Bear Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan, was eighth of 32 in the shot put (46-9.5), 17th of 47 in the discus (121-9), and 23rd of 36 in the hammer (120-10).