Indiana’s collegiate track and field athletes moved outdoors for the first time in 2022 to set their standards for the season.
Rose-Hulman hosted the Early Bird Meet Saturday at William L. Welch Track Complex and five Shelby County graduates were in action for their respective schools.
Southwestern graduate Taylor Tatlock (photo) finished runner-up for Franklin College in the javelin with a best throw of 104 feet, nine inches. She also placed third in the discus at 105-1.
Shelbyville graduate Jill Anspaugh finished sixth in the 5,000 meters for Franklin College. She crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 1.67 seconds.
Franklin College’s Dalen Williams, a Waldron graduate, placed third in the discus (124-2) and 14th in the shot put (33-5.75).
Triton Central graduate Kenneth Gipson finished 13th in the hammer throw (98-1) for the host Engineers.
And Shelbyville graduate Zaleeya Martin won the 100 meters (12.53 seconds) and finished second in the 200 (26.62) for Hanover. She also helped the Panthers win the 400 relay in 51.56.
Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.
The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-3 Sunday for Indiana State’s softball team in a 1-0 loss to Valparaiso that closed out the three-game series.
The Sycamores opened its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a 10-0 win over Valparaiso Saturday at Price Field in Terre Haute, Indiana. Bringle went 0-for-1 with a walk and hit by pitch.
In the first game Sunday, Indiana State rolled to a 9-0 victory.
With the series win, Indiana State is 14-11 this season and 2-1 in the MVC.
The Shelbyville graduate was part of the Valparaiso softball team visiting Indiana State.
Weaver went 0-for-1 with a walk in the series opener. She was hitless in game two and went 0-for-2 with a walk in game three.
Valparaiso is 9-11 this season and 1-2 in the MVC standings.
The Shelbyville graduate went 3-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored and collected the win in the circle for Olney Central College in a 14-9 win Monday over Shawnee Community College.
Henry pitched the final 3.1 innings and allowed three hits and no runs to improve to 2-0 this season and give Olney the opportunity for the comeback win.
Shawnee led 9-1 going to the bottom of the fourth when Olney scored four runs. Henry didn’t allow Shawnee to extend the lead and Olney erupted for nine more runs in the bottom of the sixth to get the win.
In the second game of a doubleheader, Henry went 1-for-2 at the plate in a 6-5 victory that improved Olney to 16-9 this season.
The Shelbyville graduate collected her first collegiate run batted in Saturday for DePauw in a 10-2 win over Wartburg at Elizabethtown Sports Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Mathies went 1-for-1 at the plate with a walk and RBI.
DePauw, ranked No. 11 nationally, defeated Trine Saturday, 3-0.
On Sunday against Washington University in St. Louis, DePauw prevailed 6-2. Mathies went 0-for-3 with a walk.
The Tigers then closed out the invitational with an 8-7 win over Spalding.
DePauw improved to 9-5 this season.
The Shelbyville graduated teamed with Cameron Watson to secure a No. 3 doubles victory for Rose Hulman Saturday in a match against Manchester.
Perry and Watson defeated Blake Rentschler and Anna Hollingsworth, 8-7 (7-1), to contribute to Rose Hulman’s 9-0 team victory.
Perry is 2-0 in doubles matches for a Rose Hulman squad that is 4-6 this season.