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Fetherolf earns MOP at Horizon Indoor championships

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Mar 22, 2018 at 8:44 PM

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Norwalk standout runner Sydnie Fetherolf earned the Most Outstanding Performer award for the University of Detroit Mercy at the Horizon League Indoor track and field championships, held Feb. 25 in Youngstown.

Fetherolf finished with two first-place finishes to become just the fifth runner in UDM history to win the award. She won the mile (1600) with a sub-five minute mark (4:57.34) and won the 800-run in 2:16.58, which a new personal best.

Her 31 career points at the HL indoor championships is 13th in UDM history.

Fetherolf is a 2014 Norwalk graduate. At Norwalk, she won the Northern Ohio League cross country championship race three times and was runners-up once.

She was also a regional qualifier all four years of high school, and ran at the state championships as a freshman.

Fetherolf is next in action to begin the outdoor season this weekend at the Winthrop Invitational.

Morgan Luedy (New London 2017), a freshman at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich. recently competed at the NAIA women’s indoor national championships March 1-3 in Pittsburg, Kan.

She teamed up with three others in the 4x400 relay that finished in a time of 3:59.3 — which just missed out on a spot in the finals (13th). She also competed in the 400 dash, finishing in a time of 59.49 (18th).

Luedy advanced to the NAIAs after earning second team honors in the All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference championships.

Last weekend, Cornerstone began its outdoor season at the annual Coastal Carolina Invitational, where she PR’d in the 200 dash (26.03) along with the 4x100 relay (50.02).

Brooke Buckhannon (Western Reserve 2016) was one of three Baldwin Wallace University women's track and field athletes to garner USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region accolades.

Buckhannon capped off a stellar indoor campaign with her first All-Great Lakes Region selection after earning her first two All-OAC honors with career-best marks in both the weight throw and the shot put.

The Yellow Jackets opened the outdoor season on Saturday at the Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology meet. Buckhannon won both the discus (128-feet-1) and shot put (37-2.5) events at the meet.

Sarah Bedell (Bellevue 2015) earned her second All-America honor after placing sixth with the Otterbein University 4,000-meter distance medley relay (11:43.66) at the Div. III women’s indoor track and field national championships held March 9-10 in Birmingham, Ala.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Luke Landis (Norwalk 2015) helped the Ohio State University men’s program to win its sixth Big Ten indoor championship on Feb. 25 in Geneva, Ohio.

Landis scored three team points for the Buckeyes by placing sixth in the mile run, as the junior finished in a time of 4:15.02. He then helped OSU to five more team points with the distance medley run, as Ohio State placed fourth in the event with Landis running the anchor.

Caden Foos (Norwalk 2015) recently finished the indoor season as a middle distance runner at Mississippi State University.

At the SEC indoor championships, Foos placed 18th in the mile run on Feb. 25 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Tex. Also during the winter, he turned in a personal-best time of 4:09.88 in the mile at the Music City Challenge.

The Bulldogs host their annual relays this weekend on the Starkville, Miss. campus. The men’s team is ranked No. 14 in the country.

Dan Stoll (Edison 2016) helped the Heidelberg University 4x400 relay team win the Ohio Northern University Final on March 3 in Ada. Stoll also finished second in the 400 dash (50.14).

Wes Fritz (St. Paul 2015) finished second in the high jump at the Ohio Northern University Polar Bear Final while jumping for the Heidelberg University men’s track and field team.

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Jimmy Langhurst (Willard 2006), the area’s all-time points leader recently finished his third season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at LeMoyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.).

The Dolphins finished the season 27-7, winning the Northeast-10 Conference championship and three Div. II NCAA tournament games to reach the Elite Eight, where they fell to No. 11 West Texas A&M Liberty on Tuesday.

Langhurst is an assistant to Patrick Beilein, the son of University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein, who had the Big Ten champion Wolverines in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night.

BASEBALL

Michael Finch (Norwalk 2013) is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in four starts for Div. II Wheeling Jesuit University. In 21 innings, he has allowed nine earned runs on 22 hits with 15 strikeouts for the Cardinals.

Adam Wolf (Edison 2015) has made five strong starts for the No. 11-ranked University of Louisville baseball team this season. He allowed just an unearned run in six innings at Wake Forest on March 16. He struck out 11 and walked three in the Cardinals’ 2-1 loss.

In five starts, Wolf is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA. He’s struck out 38 batters and yielded just nine walks in 30 innings of work. He’s allowed six earned runs on 20 hits.

Clay Cooper (Edison 2017) picked up his second win of the season with one earned run over six innings in a start for the Malone University baseball team on March 10 in Winterhaven, Fla.

Cooper allowed three hits and had four strikeouts in the win over West Virginia Wesleyan College.

He is 2-1 with a 6.00 ERA in four appearances (three starts) so far this season, including 16 strikeouts in 18 innings.

SOFTBALL

Kaylee Fox (Edison 2014) finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle after finishing 3 for 5 with four RBIs for the Trine University softball team (12-2) on March 7 vs. Hiram College.

Fox hit a two-run home run in the game played in Tucson, Ariz. For the season, she is batting .475 in 16 games with 11 doubles, three home runs and 27 RBIs.

TENNIS

Sara Stoll (Norwalk 2014) is a senior at Geneva College (Beaver Falls, Pa.), which next competes on April 4. Stoll is 11-3 in singles action and 10-3 in doubles so far this season.

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