Lydy continues winning ways

Almuni sports update

Week ending Jan. 25


Purdue’s Dylan Lydy, still ranked number four at 174 pounds, defeated an Indiana opponent 3-1 in overtime and an opponent from Maryland 12-4. Both of these wrestlers were listed as the 25th ranked 174 pounders.  Purdue defeated Indiana 23-9 and Nebraska 37-4.


Lincoln (13-7) defeated Lincoln Christian 79-36 and lost 74-67 to the College of the Ozarks. Erynn Young had 17 points (7 for 12, 1 for 2, 2 for 2), nine rebounds, three assists, five blocked shots, one steal, and two turnovers in 24 minutes in the win; and 19 points (8 for 19, 0 for 0, 3 for 6), six rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot, four steals, and three turnovers in 30 minutes in the loss.

DePauw (17-1, 9-0) defeated Kenyon 59-42. Imani Graham missed two shots for the Tigers and had one rebound, one steal, and two turnovers in 10 minutes.

Tuskegee (11-8, 7-3) won 79-71 against LeMoyne-Owens and 51-48 against Lane. Shelle Daniels had 11 points (5 for 8, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers in 21 minutes against LeMoyne-Owens; and 10 points (1 for 8, 0 for 1, 8 for 12), a team high 12 rebounds, two steals, and five turnovers in 32 minutes against Lane.


Michigan State (15-5, 7-2) lost 67-63 to Indiana and defeated Minnesota 70-52. Aaron Henry had 12 points (5 for 11, 2 for 4, 0 for 0), two rebounds, and five turnovers in 31 minutes against the Hoosiers; and nine points (4 for 8, 1 for 2, 0 for 0), four rebounds, two assists, four steals, and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Golden Gophers.

Lindenwood (8-10, 2-8) lost 71-62 to Lewis and 95-88 to Illinois-Springfield. Jalen Newsom had three points (1 for 3, 1 for 3, 0 for 0), four rebounds, and two steals in 16 minutes against Lewis; and one rebound, one assist, and two missed three point shots in seven minutes against Illinois-Springfield.

Taylor (12-10, 4-6) lost 88-85 to Huntington and won 69-59 against Spring Arbor. Jeff Clayton played a total of 16 minutes in the two games and had two rebounds and one turnover.


Purdue’s Jalil Brewer, competing at the Rod McCravy Memorial at the University of Kentucky, was third of eight in the shot put (63-11 ¾).

Indianapolis hosted the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic. The Greyhounds’ Aaron Trejo was ninth of 28 in the 800 (2:07.74). Three other teammates who were Giant graduates participated. Ajarus Jones was 14th of 38 in the 60 meter dash (7.28) and 35th of 52 in the 200 (24.93). Trace Perez was 32nd of 57 in the mile (4:53.79), and  Hayden Baldwin was 15th of 28 in the 3000 meters (9:28.68).

Indiana Tech’s Maurice Macklin placed 22nd of 41 in the 800 meters (2:01.57) at The 2020 Liberty University Kickoff in Virginia.

Wabash’s Isaiah Campbell placed eighth of 29 in the weight throw (47-9) and eighth of 33 in the shot put (44-1 ½) at The NCAC/OAC/HCAC  Challenge at Wittenberg.

Franklin’s Corbin Lee finished 22nd of 23 in the mile (5:15.73) at Rose-Hulman’s Friday Night Spike Invitational.

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson placed sixth of seven in the heptathlon at the Jack Jennett Open at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was fourth in the 60 meters (7.15), last in the 1000 meters (Didn’t finish—0 points), seventh in the 60 meter hurdles (9.21), third in the high jump (6-3 ¼), second in the pole vault (12-11 ½), second in the shot put (39-10 ¾), and fifth in the long jump (21-0 ¾).

Vincennes’ Manny Opiew was a member of the winning distance relay team at the Jack Gartland Invitational at Indiana State. Others in the field included four year D-I schools, Indiana State, Valparaiso, and Evansville. Teammate Jahad Fair was a member of the 4 X 400 meter relay team that was fifth of six teams.