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Illinois Wesleyan senior Amelia Glueck finished second in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Birmingham (Ala.) CrossPlex on Friday.

Glueck, a Tremont High School graduate, went 18 feet, 11¾ inches as Wadeline Jonathas of Massachusetts-Boston took first with a 19-6 effort. In her long jumping career at national indoor championships, Glueck has finished second (2015 and 2018), fourth (2017) and fifth (2016).

IWU's Karly Goodman placed 15th in the weight throw with a toss of 51-5.

Glueck also was the recipient of the Elite 90 award during a banquet Thursday. The health promotion and wellness management major carries a 4.0 grade-point average.

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.

Baseball stays unbeaten: Gino Cavalieri's single drove in Brandon Skopnick in the bottom of the 10th inning as IWU's baseball team edged Rhodes, 4-3, in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at Auburndale, Fla.

Skopnick had three hits for the Titans (4-0), while Mike Plecki had two hits and two RBIs. Starter Nick Brune allowed one hits in six innings while walking two and striking out six. Brady Hough (1-0) didn't give up a run in 3⅔ innings of relief, giving up three hits and striking out three, to get the win.


Softball loses two: Indiana downed Illinois State, 5-2, before two-time defending NCAA champion Oklahoma beat the Redbirds, 9-0, in a five-inning game during the OG&E Tournament at Norman, Okla.

Caitlyn Daly drove in both runs for ISU (8-14) in the seventh against Indiana, which scored four runs in the fourth off Sarah Finck (6-5). Andrea Coursey had two of ISU's three hits against fifth-ranked Oklahoma, which erupted for seven runs in the first off Shannon Felde (0-4).

Three earn track all-Americans: ISU sophomore Derrius Rodgers earned second-team all-America honors for the second straight year in the 60-meter dash preliminaries at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships at College Station, Texas.

Rodgers finished in 14th place in 6.80 seconds.

Two other Redbirds took second-team all-America honors in the 60 high hurdles prelims — sophomore Jaylan McConico (7.84), who placed 11th, and freshman Kentre Patterson (7.99), who finished 15th.

Swimmers in national meets: Jensen Keck finished 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke B final to give the ISU swimmers their best result in the CSCAA National Invite in Annapolis, Md.

Keck also joined Molly Hill, Morgan Clark and Mary Katherine Tillotson on a 200-yard medley relay team that finished 18th. Meanwhile, Caroline Lecoeur, finished 43rd in the 3-meter diving event at the NCAA Diving Zones meet in Columbus, Ohio.


Softball wins pair: Gabbi Uhrin went 5-for-5 and drove in two runs to help Heartland down Mott (Mich.), 8-7, in eight innings at Leesburg, Fla.

The Hawks then beat Anderson JV (Ind.), 9-1, in five innings as Marissa Adams allowed two hits and an unearned run while striking out four. Nicole Grazioli drove in four runs with a pair of hits.


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