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Senior Brandon Eddy finished first of eight competitors at the 2014 All-Ohio Division II Multi-Event Championships.
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Senior Brandon Eddy finished first of eight competitors at the 2014 All-Ohio Division II Multi-Event Championships.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Sophomore Melanie Winters and freshman Rachel Holowecky finished first and second of ten competitors in the five-event pentathlon at the 2014 All-Ohio Division III Multi-Event Championships hosted by Denison University on Sunday, February 9.
Winters scored 3,488 points and placed first in all but one event.  The 3,488 points is the seventh best point total in the NCAA.  She had season-bests in every event except the shot put. Winters won the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.94 (922 points), the high jump clearing 5’ 3.75” (759 points), the shot put with a throw of 31’6.50” (504 points), the long jump with a leap of 17’10.25” (683 points).  She took second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:35.97.
Holowecky scored 2,863 points and set season and career-bests in all events.  She placed second in the high jump clearing 5’0.25” (655 points) and the long jump with a leap of 16’ 0.50” (530 points).  Holowecky was third in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 9.82 (746 points) and 800-meter run in a time of 2:38.33 (592 points).   She also was ninth in the shot put with a toss of 23’ 2.75”.
The Yellow Jacket women were led in the running events by senior sprinter Nicole Smith who won the 400-meter dash in a career-best of 59.85 seconds and senior Brooke Hradisky who won the 800 meter run in 2:21.99.

In the field events, sophomore Kim Gallavan, this week’s Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, won the weight throw with a throw of 49-feet and 11 inches, and senior Victoria Brown won the high jump with a leap of 5’2.25”.
The Yellow Jacket track and field teams are back in action on Friday, February 14 when they host the annual Mid-February Meet on the Harrison Dillard Track at 5:00 p.m.  The final home indoor meet is the following Friday, Feb. 21 when BW hosts the annual Greater Cleveland College Indoor Championship Meet at 5:00 p.m.

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

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Senior All-American Brandon Eddy finished first of eight competitors and won the seven-event heptathlon title at the 2014 All-Ohio Division III Multi-Event Championships hosted by Denison University in the Mitchel Fieldhouse
Eddy scored 5,091 points and took first in three events. The 5,091 points is third best point total in the NCAA this season. He had season-bests in every event.  Eddy won the high jump with a leap of six-feet and five and one-half inches (776 points), long jump with a leap of 21’4.25” (700 points) and the pole vault 15’ 7” (834 points).  He had three second places finishes in the shot put with a throw of 39’5.75” (608 points), the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:01.79 (647 points) and the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.62 (832 points).  Eddy was fifth in the 60-meter dash in 7.56 seconds (694 points).
The Baldwin Wallace University men’s indoor track and field team placed fourth at the Denison University Invitational in the Mitchel Fieldhouse.
The BW men scored 91 points and placed fourth of eight teams.
The Yellow Jackets men were led by senior sprinter Kevin Johnson who won the 60-meter dash in a Mitchel Fieldhouse and track-record of 6.90 seconds. It was .01 shy of his Yellow Jacket school-record of 6.89 seconds set a year ago. In addition, the 4×200-meter relay team of Johnson, senior Shawn Cordes, freshman Otis Conel and senior Josiah Holt won with a time of 1:32.77.
The Yellow Jacket track and field teams are back in action on Friday, February 14 when they host the annual Mid-February Meet on the Harrison Dillard Track at 5:00 p.m.  The final home indoor meet is the following Friday, Feb. 21 when BW hosts the annual Greater Cleveland College Indoor Championship Meet at 5:00 p.m.

Wrestling

Senior 133-pounder Andrew Taylor won an individual title as the Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team finished fourth of nine teams at the 28th Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament, hosted by the Yellow Jackets, in the Lou Higgins Center Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 8.
BW scored 83 team points to place fourth.  Waynesburg (Pa.) University was the team champion with 130 points followed by Thiel (Pa.) College in second and the College of Brockport (N.Y.) was third.
On his way to the 133-pound title, Taylor won his first three matches by pin fall.  He first beat Trevor Wood of Thiel at 3:50, then Victor Mowen of Washington & Jefferson (Pa) at 1:39 and James McCabe of Brockport at 7:24 in the semifinals.  Taylor posted an 8-2 decision over Filippo Crivelli of Waynesburg in the championship match.
Also placing for the Yellow Jackets were sophomore 165-pounder David Shapiro who went 3-1 on the day.  Shapiro pinned Shawn McGowan of Thiel at the 1:55 mark, then was defeated by Nicholas Carr of Washington & Jefferson by a 5-3 decision.  He bounced back and pinned Jacob Sowers of Ohio Northern University at the 3:21 mark, then defeated Tyler Wilkes of Thiel in the third place match 5-3.
Placing fifth was sophomore 157-pounder Garrett Chase and freshman 149-pounder Graham Montague. Chase finished with a 3-2 record and Montague finished with a 3-1 record for the tournament.
Chase defeated Shane Foster of Waynesburg, 8-5, then won against Michael Falcon of Brockport in a 9-0 major decision.  He then lost his next two matches as he was defeated by Nathan Ball of Lake Erie College 12-5 and Brandan Collins of Thiel, 6-2.  In the fifth place match, Chase defeated Dan Bruni of Waynesburg University in an 8-2 decision.
Montague pinned his first two oppenents, Jared Orr of Ohio Northern at the 1:02 mark and Timothy Keblash of Washington & Jefferson at 6:00.  He was then defeated by Luke Lohr of Waynesburg by a 16-4 major decision and Wonsik Kim of Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) 6-4 in overtime.  In the fifth place match, Montague won on a forfeit by Stevan Feucht of Ohio Northern.

Men’s Basketball

Baldwin Wallace University senior All-OAC guard Kevin Krakowiak scored a career-best 36 points and set a school record for three-pointers in a game with nine, but the Yellow Jackets lost to Ohio Athletic Conference-leading the University of Mount Union, 104-98, in an OAC game in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center on Wednesday, February 5.
In addition to Krakowiak for BW (10-10 overall and 6-7 in the OAC), junior point guard Jaron Crowe tallied his second career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 13 assists.
Senior forward Skyler Simpson scored a career-high 13 points as he was perfect from the field, including making all three of his three-pointers. Senior guard Grant Fairhurst chipped in with 12 points in his first start or the season.  The Yellow Jackets as a school record for three-pointers made in a game with 18.
Mount Union (16-3, 11-1 OAC) had six players score in double figures, led by sophomore forward Jarrett Ruffin with 21 points and a game-best six blocked shots.  Senior guard T.J. Gillespie tallied 20 points, freshman guard Miles Griffin had 15, freshman guard DeAllen Jackson contributed 13 and junior guard Nate Jacubec and sophomore guard Cody Dillon each chipped in 11.
BW opened the scoring when senior forward Tyler Ferrell scored on a layup with 19:31 remaining.  The Purple Raiders responded with an 8-0 run to take an 8-2 lead on a pair of free throws by Ruffin at the 17:13 mark.   The Yellow Jackets tied the game at 8-8 on back-to-back three-pointers from Crowe and Krakowiak with 16:27 remaining.
The Purple Raiders then went on an 8-3 run to take a 34-25 lead on a jumper by senior forward Jimmy Darnley at the 6:09 mark.  The Yellow Jackets responded with an 11-6 run to cut the lead down to 41-36 on a three-pointer by Krakowiak with 2:32 remaining.  Mt. Union closed out the half on an 8-2 run to led 49-38 at the intermission.
The Yellow Jackets answered to cut the lead to 76-74 on a three-pointer by Fairhurst with 10:02 remaining.  Mt. Union responded with a 5-2 run to take an 81-76 lead at 8:42 as Jackson scored all five points.
BW cut the lead to 92-86 when Krakowiak knocked down his school-record ninth three-pointer with 5:01 left to play, and to 95-93 on a trey by Fairhurst at 3:03; but the Purple Raiders outscored BW 9-5 down the stretch to secure the win and remain in first place.
The Yellow Jackets hosted Senior Night on Wednesday, February 12 against the John Carroll Blue Streaks.

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