ROUNDUP: Rose's Hobbs, Youndt qualify for NCAA DIII Indoor Track Championships

Mar. 4—Rose-Hulman seniors, Jailen Hobbs and Tim Youndt, have qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Friday and Saturday at Virginia Beach, Va.

Hobbs qualified in the 60-meter sprint with his school record time of 6.77 seconds at the Indiana State University Open, earning him the No. 4 overall seed in the event.

The North Carolina native earlier qualified for two NCAA Division III championships.

Youndt qualified in the triple jump with his career-best mark of 47 feet, 6.5 inches to get the 11th overall seed in the event.

College men's basketball

—Pomeroys to play for title — The No. 2-seeded Saint Mary-of-the-Woods plays top-seeded Point Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Pa., in the River States Conference Tournament. SMWC (25-5 overall, 17-1 in RSC) is coming off a 74-64 semifinal win Saturday over Shawnee State.

Coach Jesse McClung's Pomeroys have already secured a berth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Tournament, because one of the RSC's two automatic berths goes to Point Park's title game opponent.

College baseball

—Rose-Hulman 12, Houghton 5 — At Auburndale, Fla., the Engineers capped their spring trip with a win Saturday morning in the Sunshine State.

Kade Kline provided the highlight for Rose, becoming the first player in recorded school history to hit for the cycle. Kline roped a double into the left center in the first inning and added a triple in the right center gap in the second. After a fourth inning home run, Kline delivered a two-strike single into right field in the sixth inning to complete the record day. He also added another triple in the eighth inning.

Rose-Hulman (4-4) plays host to Calvin on March 15, the start of a three-game series at Art Nehf Field.

Men's volleyball

—Woods falls to Sienna Heights — Siena Heights went out to a quick 2-0 lead to start the second match of the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference doubleheader weekend before Saint Mary-of-the-Woods came roaring back in the third set. But the Pomeroys ultimately fell by scores of 25-20, 25-11 and 28-26 at Knoerle Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Pomeroys fell to 9-6 overall and 2-4 in the WHAC, while the Saints improved to 7-7 and 5-5.

College golf

—Woods women sixth — At Nashville, Tenn., led by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods freshman Bri Andres' hole-in-one, the Pomeroys women's team finished in sixth last weekend at the Music City Shootout at The Legacy Golf Course.

Freshman Renae Jaeger was the low finisher for the team, firing a second round 84 to finish in a tie for 12th place individually. Brooklee Bussing added an 87 for a 16th place finish. The major highlight in Round 2 was a hole-in-one by Andres on the 130-yard par-3 12th hole. Andres is the third SMWC golfer to card an ace during the 2023-2024 season, with Shea Andrews and Jaeger both getting their first at the Brescia Invite in the fall.

In men's play at Nashville, Woods freshman Grant Schlue turned in a college-best 72 in the second round of the Music City Shootout at Nashville National Golf Links on Sunday to lead the Pomeroys' weekend effort.

The two Pomeroy teams finished 8th (blue) and 11th (grey) overall in the team scoring.

Prep girls basketball

—Lily Graves honored — Lily Graves, the daughter of Indiana State University men's basketball assistant coach Matthew Graves, has been selected to play for the Indiana Junior All-Stars.

The 5-foot-11 guard from Franklin Central High School averages 11.7 points per game. She'll play for Indiana's Girls Red squad against the Kentucky Juniors on June 2.


—Parke Heritage standout placed third — Parke Heritage wrestler Katie Dowell placed third in the Class 1A/2A State Tournament at Southmont over the weekend.

Dowell, a Manchester University recruit, finished the tournament with a 3-1 record and pinned two of her opponents. She is Parke Heritage's first wrestler to place in the event.

Dowell's lone loss of the tournament was to the eventual champion.