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  • Courtesy photo The Indiana Tech men's 400-meter relay team took first at the WHAC meet Friday in Caledonia, Mich.

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Sunday, May 05, 2019 1:00 am

College roundup

Warriors women, men win WHAC

Journal Gazette

The Indiana Tech men's and women's track and field teams continued their dominance in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference championships Friday, with both teams winning titles in Caledonia, Michigan.

With 294 points, the men left no room for questions as to whether the Warriors would win their seventh consecutive title. Siena Heights finished in second (141), Aquinas took third (130), Cornerstone fourth (107), Madonna fifth (94), and Concordia sixth (38).

Coby Bailey won the 100 and 110 hurdles in 10.60 and 14.96 while also taking second in the 200 (21.40) and helping the 4x100 relay to a win. Bailey was named Most Valuable Performer, and Zavier Allen was named Newcomer of the Year.

Cayce Griffin set the program record in the 10,000 run with a time of 30:46.70, and Gairy Springer set the WHAC record in the 400 with a time of 48.06.

The women scored 215.5 points, beating second place Siena Heights (199.333) by a comfortable margin to notch their second consecutive and seventh overall WHAC title.

Aquinas finished third (193.166), Cornerstone in fourth (134), Madonna fifth (46), Concordia sixth (18) and Rochester College in seventh (8).

Freshman Destiny Copeland was named the Most Valuable Performer of the Meet and Newcomer of the Year, as the freshman had a record day.

She won the long jump (18-10.75), triple jump (37-5.75) and 400 hurdles (1:04.12) while being a part of the winning 4x400 relay that set a new conference record with a time of 3:54.49.

Head coach Doug Edgar was named the WHAC Coach of the Year for the seventh time.

Baseball

INDIANA TECH 5, UNOH 1: At Warrior Field, the No. 23-ranked Indiana Tech baseball (36-15-1) team advanced to the WHAC Tournament championship for the second straight season, setting up a best-of-three series with No. 2 Madonna.

The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first off a wild pitch and went up 2-1 in the fourth on an RBI ground out from Javier Castaneda. The Warriors tacked on three more runs in the eighth. Seth Sorensen tossed a complete game, giving up just one run while striking out 13 on 115 pitches.

Game 1 of the WHAC championship is 6 p.m. Monday, Game 2 is 3 p.m. Tuesday and Game 3 (if necessary) is right after.

Softball

HOPE 5, TRINE 4: In Angola, a Hope (24-12) home run in the bottom of the ninth broke the tie, ending Trine's run in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament. Trine (30-6) took a 4-1 lead in the top of the fourth when Lexi Clark doubled, bringing home Claire Ryan and Michaela Hartline. But Hope rattled off a run in the fourth, two in the seventh and the final homer in the ninth to get the win.

Crossroads League

Saint Francis was scheduled to play an elimination game against Goshen on Saturday at noon, but because of continuous rain in Indianapolis, the remainder of the Crossroads League Tournament was rained out. NAIA No. 2 Marian and Taylor got automatic bids for the NAIA Opening Round from the Crossroads League, as the remaining two teams in the winners' bracket.