Athletes of the Week-February 5, 2018

Wrestling
Anthony Arroyo
Baldwin Wallace
165-pounds
Junior
Maumee, Ohio/Maumee

Arroyo went a perfect 5-0 last week to lead the nationally ranked Yellow Jackets past Muskingum on Tuesday and to fourth-place at the 32nd Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament.

Arroyo opened the week with a tech fall (16-0) against Tanner of Muskingum.  He closed out the week by posting a perfect 4-0 record and the 165-pound championship at the Summa Tournament.  At Summa, Arroyo pinned Nick Walker of Brockport (N.Y.) University in 4:09, earned a 17-2 technical fall over Brock Jones of Ohio Northern University, won by pinfall over Tanner Walker of Muskingum in 1:30 and claimed the championship with an 8-0 major decision over Keegan Driscoll of NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) University 8-0.

 

Swimming
Tyler Fry
Mount Union 
Senior
Massillon/Washington

In loss at Westminster on Saturday, Fry won the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.49 and the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:57.17. Fry was also a member of the 400 yard freestyle relay team that finished second with a time of 3:21.03 where his split was 25.08. As a member of the 200 yard medley relay team, his split was 25.08 while his team finished third with a time of 1:39.92

 

Swimming
Lauren Oktavec 
Mount Union
Junior
Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick

In a loss at Westminster, Oktavec recorded wins in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke with a times of 1:01.61 and 2:15.45, respectively. Oktavec was also a member of the 400 yard freestyle team that placed first with a time of 3:48.93 where her split was 56.96. As a member of the 200 yard medley relay team that finished second, her split was 29.41 while her team finished with a time of 1:56.12. 

 

Field
Zak Dysert
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
McDonald, Pa./Fort Cherry

Dysert won the weight throw at the Hillsdale "Wide Track" Classic, hosted by Hillsdale (Mich.) College. He had a career-best mark of 59 feet, 2.75 inches, which currently ranks as the 12th best throw in Division III this season.

 

Track
Matt Molinaro
Ohio Northern
Senior
Sterlin Hts., Mich./DeLaSalle)

Molinaro finished third overall in the 800-meter run at the Camel City Elite Races in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His time is currently the fastest time in  Div. III.

 

Track 
Emily Richards
Ohio Northern
Senior
Delaware, Ohio/Hayes

Richards finished sixth overall in the 800-meter run at the Camel City Elite Races in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Richards finished the race in 2:07.46 and broke her own school record in the event and recorded the third fastest time in Div. III history in the event.

 

Field
Harmony Knolling
Otterbein
Senior
Greenville,Ohio/Greenville

Knolling took home second place in the pole vault with a mark of 12-4 ¾ to help the Cardinals to the team title at the ONU Joe Banks Invite. Her mark currently ranks third in Division III. 

 

Basketball
Kiersten Taylor 
Otterbein
Senior
Forward
Cambridge, Ohio/Cambridge

Taylor, help the Cardinals to a 2-0 record last week to extend their winning streak to six-straight. Taylor averaged 18 points and 5.5 rebounds-per-game. She posted 21 points, shooting nine-of-11 with three rebounds against John Carroll and then added 15 points and eight rebounds against Baldwin Wallace.  

 

Basketball
Ryan Bruns
Ohio Northern
Junior
Forward
Chickasaw, Ohio/Marion Local

Bruns averaged 27.5 points and 10 rebounds-per-game last week to lead the Polar Bears to a 2-0 record.  Bruns posted 29 points and six rebounds in the overtime win over Baldwin Wallace and followed that performance up with a 28-point and 14-rebound effort in an 82-69 win at Muskingum. He was a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line, was 4-of 9 from 3-point range and shot .559 from the floor.

 

 

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