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On Campus: Greyhounds win GLVC men's track title

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The University of Indianapolis men's track and field team won the Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor Championships Saturday at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
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By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com

The University of Indianapolis men's track and field team captured the team title Saturday at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships, held at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

The Greyhounds' 222 points were 88 points more than runner-up McKendree.

Chandler Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, placed sixth in the high jump, clearing 1.95 meters, to score points for Uindy. Martin also finished 16th in the triple jump (12.18 meters) and 14th in the javelin throw (40.71 meters).

Steffen Shackelford, a Southwestern graduate, finished 14th in the high jump (1.85 meters) for UIndy.

Here's a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level:

Brady Gossett

Wabash College collected its seventh North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field men's championship Saturday. The Little Giants' racked up 209 total points to outdistance Ohio Wesleyan (139) and Wooster (113).

Gossett, a Triton Central graduate, helped Wabash finish runner-up in the 400-meter relay with its fastest time of the season (42.0 seconds) to earn all-conference honors.

Gossett also finished ninth in the 100 (11.23) and third in the 200 (22.51).

Daniel Kuhn

The Shelbyville graduate helped Indiana University's men's track and field team to sweep the top four spots in the 800 on May 3 in the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana.

Kuhn won the 800 in a season best time of 1:48.91.

Kaden Branam

The Waldron graduate finished 10th in the high jump, clearing 1.87 meters, for Indiana Tech at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Track and Field Outdoor Championship Meet in Caledonia, Michigan.

Indiana Tech scored 294 points to capture its seventh straight WHAC title.

Abey Bass

An eighth-inning sacrifice fly plated the game-winning run and lifted DePauw University's softball team to the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship.

The Tigers defeated Denison, 6-5, Sunday. Bass, a Shelbyville graduate, was 0-for-3 for DePauw in the win but was still named to the All-Tournament Team.

DePauw reached the championhip game with a 6-0 win over Kenyon and a 1-0 win over Denison on Friday. Bass was 2-for-3 with a stolen base in the win over Kenyon. Against Denison, she was 1-for-2.

DePauw (31-12) was selected as one of 16 regional hosts and will face St. Vincent today in Greencastle. In the other regional semifinal game at DePauw, Trine will face Maryville (Tenn.).

Natalie Weber

The Shelbyville graduate was one of eight Franklin College softball players named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference (HCAC) teams.

Weber was named First Team after leading the Grizzlies in batting average (.443), hits (51), home runs (5), runs batted in (31), runs (29), doubles (8) and slugging percentage (.696) while playing in 36 games.

Franklin College's softball team ended its season with an 18-18 record after going 0-2 in the HCAC tournament.

The Grizzlies lost 4-2 to Transylvania on May 2 in their tournament opener. Weber was 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the loss. Defiance ended Franklin's season with a 4-1 victory. Weber was 2-for-4.

Hannah File

James Madison improved its win streak to 16 after closing out its regular-season schedule Saturday with a 15-5 win at Delaware in Newark, Del. The Dukes improved to 44-7 and have  maintained a steady presence in the top 20 rankings all season.

File, a Shelbyville graduate, had a career-high four hits for James Madison and tied the school record with three doubles in the win. She also scored three runs, drove in two and had a stolen base.

On Friday, the Dukes swept the Blue Hens, 5-1 and 7-1. File was a combined 1-for-7 in the doubleheader.

On Tuesday, File learned she was one of nine Dukes to earn All-Conference honors. Starting in all 51 games this season, File hit .354 with 11 doubles, six home runs and 34 RBIs to secure an All-Colonial Athletic Association Second Team award.

James Madison, host of the 2019 CAA Tournament, defeated College of Charleston Wednesday, 12-0. File was 1-for-3 from the leadoff position with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs.

The Dukes were scheduled to face Elon at noon Thursday.

Dillon Nelson

Nelson, a Triton Central graduate and senior football player at Manchester University, was one of two athletes named M-Club Male Athletes of the Year at the school's annual athletic awards reception.

Nelson was a D3Football.com Honorable Mention All-American and was a D3Football.com All-North Region First Team honoree. He earned a spot on the All-HCAC First Team after posting a career-high 63 tackles n 2018.

Logan Young

The Indiana University South Bend baseball team's season ended Saturday with a 3-2 loss to Trinity Christian College in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in Joliet, Illinois.

Young, a Shelbyville graduate, pitched one-third of an inning in the loss for the Titans (13-38).

IU South Bend opened the tournament with a 7-6 loss to St. Xavier. Young was 0-for-2 as the designated hitter in the Titans' lineup.

Daniela Joseph

The Shelbyville graduate received an Earlham College Scholar-Athlete Award for sustained academic excellence while competing for the women's golf program.