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Collegiate Update: Kemper, Taylor win Purgatory Intercollegiate golf tournament

Taylor University’s women’s golf team won the Purgatory Intercollegiate golf tournament for the fourth straight year Saturday in Noblesville, Indiana.

Ranked No. 19 nationally, Taylor put together a two-day score of 641 on the Purgatory Golf Course to defeat six other teams in the field, including No. 18 Campbellsville (647) and No. 25 Bethel (656).

Triton Central graduate Elizabeth Kemper carded rounds of 85 and 82, Friday and Saturday respectively, for Taylor University to finish 13th overall in the field.

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.



Benny Thompson

The Shelbyville graduate came out of the Anderson bullpen Wednesday to pitch 1.1 scoreless innings.

The right-hander allowed three walks and struck out two in the Ravens’ 9-2 loss to Franklin College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader played at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana.

Anderson won game one, 10-5.

The Ravens are 11-10 this season and 3-1 in the HCAC standings.



Damon Lux

The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-1 at the plate but had three walks Wednesday in Duke’s 6-5 win over Longwood in 13 innings in Durham, North Carolina.

The Blue Devils (13-16) racked up 13 walks in the win, including nine after the seventh inning.



TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-4 with a run batted in for Indiana State Wednesday in an 11-5 win over Butler at Price Field in Terre Haute, Indiana.

With the win, the Sycamores (18-14) swept the two-game season series with the Bulldogs.



Hannah File

The Shelbyville graduate went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a run batted in for Louisville Saturday in a 9-7 win at North Carolina State.

On Friday, North Carolina State defeated the Cardinals, 7-5. File went 0-for-3.

The Wolfpack won the series Sunday with a 10-6 victory. File went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.

Louisville is 19-15 overall and 3-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) standings.



Erica Henry

The Shelbyville graduate improved to 3-0 this season for Olney Central College Saturday in a 5-4 win over Lincoln Trail College.

Henry pitched one scoreless inning of relief and allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two. After Henry kept the score 4-0, Olney rallied with a five-run seventh inning to steal the win.

Henry pitched again Monday in Olney’s 8-3 loss to Southeastern Illinois College. She worked one-third of an inning and allowed two unearned runs.

At the plate, Henry went 1-for-1 with a run scored and a run batted in.

Olney is 21-12 this season.



Layton Stieneker

The Shelbyville graduate lost a No. 2 doubles match Saturday for Franklin College.

Stieneker and his doubles partner, Owen Pickerill, were defeated by Hanover’s Jedrek Brodzki and Pablo Gallart, 8-2.

Hanover defeated Franklin College, 9-0, to drop the Grizzlies to 5-5 this season (0-1 HCAC).



Chandler Martin

The Shelbyville graduate tied for third in the high jump competition Saturday at the 2022 Knight Open at Marian University.

Competing for the University of Indianapolis, Martin cleared 1.80 meters.

Martin also placed 10th in the long jump (6.12 meters).



Kenneth Gipson

The Triton Central graduate finished seventh in the hammer throw (120 feet, four inches) and sixth in the discus (110-11) for Rose-Hulman Saturday in the Millikin Invitational in Decatur, Illinois.



Madisen Hinderliter

The Shelbyville graduate placed 19th in the discus (90-8) and sixth in the hammer throw (126-9) for St. Francis (Ind.) Saturday in the George Glass Invitational hosted by Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.



Zaleeya Martin

The Shelbyville graduate won the 100 meters (12.76 seconds), the 200 meters (26.52) and the long jump (16-4.5) Saturday for Hanover College at the Grizzly Invitational hosted by Franklin College.

Martin was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Track Athlete of the Week.



Dalen Williams

The Waldron graduate was the runner-up in the discus competition for Franklin College Saturday at the Grizzly Invitational. Williams’ best throw was 141-9.

Williams also finished 11th in the shot put (35-6.5).



Jill Anspaugh

The Shelbyville graduate clocked a time of 19:49 in the 5-kilometer event Friday in the WashU Distance Carnival in St. Louis, Missouri.

On Saturday, she finished fifth in the one-mile run (5:54.72) for Franklin College in the Grizzly Invitational.



Taylor Tatlock

The Southwestern graduate moved into the Top 50 in the nation in two events Saturday at the Grizzly Invitational.

Competing for Franklin College, Tatlock won the javelin competition with a top throw of 121-7. She also finished second in the discus with a throw of 125-0.