Wilkerson sets school record


Alumni sports update

Week ending February 29, 20202


 Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson (see attachment), competing at the nine school Missouri Valley Championships, defended his heptathlon championship with a personal and school record performance-5,255 points. The senior had personal bests in the shot put (41-4), placing second of 13; the high jump (6-7 ½), first of 13; and the pole vault (14-9 ½), first of 11. His other events included the long jump (22-5), fourth of 13; the 60 meters dash (7.08), first of 13; the 1000 meters (2:59.54), ninth of 11; and the 60 meters hurdles (9.05), eighth of 11.  Illinois State placed second in the team competition.

Isaiah Campbell helped Wabash win the nine team North Coast Athletic Conference Championship with a win in the shot put (44-8 3/4), first of 19; and a third place finish in the 21 participant weight throw (50-10 ½).

Purdue’s Jalil Brewer placed eighth of 17 in the shot put (59-6 ½) at the Big Ten Championships.

Competing for Hanover at the Anderson University Fred Wilt Invitational, Jalen Simmons placed third of eight in the pole vault (13-11) and fifth of five in the triple jump (37-5).


Indianapolis sprinter Sheniya Brown placed third of 19 in the 60 meters dash (7.71) and 15th of 26 in the 200  (26.35) at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships.


Isaiah Davis has played in 10 games for Central Methodist (12-3), nine as a pinch runner and one as a pitcher. The junior transfer from Vincennes has scored nine runs and is three for three in stolen base attempts as a pinch runner, and has a 1-0 pitching record as a result of his completing two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out two, in a 20-2 defeat of Bethany, a game in which he was awarded the win.

Logan Butrum pitched 2 2/3 innings in a starting role for Wabash (2-1) in a 6-0 loss to Baldwin Wallace and gave up three hits, four walks, and three runs, while striking out one. The junior was the losing pitcher.


Eastern Illinois (9-8) defeated Western Carolina twice and Northern Kentucky once and lost once to Georgia and twice to Boston College. Kayla Bear had six hits, including one double and one home run, in 19 at bats in the six games and is batting .340 (17 for 50).


Taylor McDaniel, who completed a distinguished four year soccer career in the fall, joined the Franklin College women’s basketball team (17-9) and played in all 26 games 21 as a starter. The 5-4 point guard played an average of 20.4 minutes per game and averaged 4.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.0 steals. The Grizzlies finished in third place in the Heartland Conference, qualifying for the post season tournament this past weekend at Transylvania, and defeated Earlham in the quarterfinals before bowing to Hanover in the semi-finals.

DePauw 27-1 won the North Atlantic Conference Championship Tournament with wins against Hiram (89-48), Ohio Wesleyan (62-38), and Denison (66-47). Imani Graham played a total of 27 minutes in the three wins   and scored one point (0 for 1, 0 for 0, 1 for 2). The Tigers will play in the NCAA D-III National Tournament.

Tuskegee (14-11, 10-8) lost 73-69 to Spring Hill. Shelle Daniels had six points (1 for 2, 0 for 0, 4 for 6), two rebounds, two blocked shots, two steals, and no turnovers in 19 minutes for the school founded by Booker T. Washington.

Lincoln (19-9) lost 67-66 to Voorhees in the first round of the Association of American Institutions Conference Championship Tournament. Erynn Young had 15 points, six rebounds, and four assists for Lincoln.


Michigan State (20-9, 12-6) defeated Iowa 78-70 and Maryland 78-66. Aaron Henry had 17 points (5 for 10, 1 for 4, 6 for 8), six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Hawkeyes; and nine points (3 for 8, 1 for 3, 2 for 3), four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one blocked shot, and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Terrapins.

Miami, Ohio (12-17, 5-11) lost 74-61 to Kent State and won 76-57 against Central Michigan and 73-55 against Bowling Green. Josh Brewer played a total of three minutes in the two wins and had one rebound.

Creighton (22-7, 11-5) defeated Butler 81-59 and lost 91-71 to St. John’s. Jalen Windham played six minutes against Butler and had three points (1 for 3, 1 for 3, 0 for 0), one rebound, one steal, and one turnover. In three minutes against St. John’s he had one rebound and missed a three point try.

Taylor (17-15, 8-10) defeated Grace 88-85 in the first round of the Crossroads League Championship Tournament before losing 100-64 to Bethel in round two. Jeff Clayton played seven minutes in the loss and was 0 for 2 from the field with one rebound.