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Marion County College Report

Langenfeld Swims To Three School Records

Andrew Langenfeld has made a habit etching his name into the record books.

Most recently, the Purdue University senior posted three school records on Saturday, February 7. The Centralia High graduate, who already held the 50-yard freestyle mark at 19.90 seconds, lowered it to 19.82 seconds.

Later in the day, Langenfeld finished the 100-yard butterfly in 47.21, the fastest time in Boilermaker history. Chris Etherington, who swam a 47.50 in 2006, posted the former record.

"I always strive for better times, but I don't think about the records," Langenfeld said. "Against Indiana, we just tried to concentrate on scoring points and I was concentrating on that."

The two individual records came on the heels of a new standard in 400-yard medley relay. Langenfeld joined forces with Tim Watts, Aaron Koger and John Schmitt to finish in 3:12.61. The former Purdue record, also set in 2006, was 3:13.54.

Langenfeld won the 100-yard butterfly and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle. The 400-yard medley relay team finished first. Indiana escaped Lafayette, Indiana with a slim 156-144 victory. Both teams are nationally ranked. Purdue is currently 16th in the country, while Indiana is ranked seventh.

Four days earlier, Langenfeld was named the Big 10 Male Swimmer of the Week. Langenfeld earned the honor after his performances against University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin where he finished first in two events. The outing between the three Big 10 schools was reported in this column one week ago.

"Getting the Big 10 honor is awesome," Langenfeld said. "They are so tough to get. The meet against Wisconsin and Minnesota is a big meet for us and it is an important meet in the Big 10. It may only feature three teams, but it is intense."

The three Purdue records brings Langenfeld's total number of school records to seven. Even though he has not competed for West Virginia University since 2007, he still has him name on four separate relay records at the school. He is also still holds the 100-yard butterfly record in the Big East Conference Championships with a 47.72 in 2007. ...

Women's Basketball

Salem graduate Ellen Young poured in 20 points to help the University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team defeat Missouri University of Science and Technology 79-25. Young, who hit 7-of-11 field goals including a pair of treys, added four free throws, eight rebounds and two steals. The former Salem Wildcat also had seven points, seven rebounds and two steals in USI's 71-61 loss to Quincy University. USI is 11-9 overall and 4-7 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. ...

Kaskaskia College player Whitney Williams posted a pair of double-doubles last week. The Centralia grad scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in KC's 69-66 loss to Washington University. Kaskaskia was a little more fortunate against Olney Central College, finishing with a 66-46 win, thanks in part to 12 points and 11 rebounds from Williams. ...

The United States Air Force Academy has lost their past nine games, most recently falling to Nevada-Las Vegas (78-64) and Wyoming (52-41). Former Salem Wildcat basketball player and Air Force senior Kim Kreke had her better game against UNLV, finishing with 13 points by hitting 6-of-10 field goals, which included 1-of-4 from beyond the arc. She also had five rebounds in her 35 minutes of play. Air Force is 4-16 overall and 0-7 in the Mountain West Conference. ...

For Shana Stein (Salem) and Julie Garrison (Centralia), it must have felt like old times when Illinois-Springfield faced McKendree this past week. Stein, a basketball player for UIS, scored 10 points by nailing 4-of-8 field goals and 1-of-2 free throws. She also had five rebounds and three steals and one 3-pointer in the contest.

Garrison finished with nine points and six rebounds in 16 minutes of play. McKendree defeated UIS by a 69-49 count, improving to 13-7 overall and 5-3 in the American Midwest Conference. Illinois-Springfield slipped to 3-17 overall and 1-7 in the American Midwest Conference. ...

Maryville University is 15-5 overall and 11-0 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. With five conference games left to play, Maryville is one game away from locking up at least a share of the SLIAC regular season title as every other team has at least four losses. Former Centralia Annie Samantha Maines, a Maryville senior, helped Maryville defeat MacMurray College (94-54) and Principia College (97-49) this past week. In the win over Principia, Maines finished with nine points, seven rebounds and two assists. She also had four points and three assists against MacMurray. ...

Men's Basketball

Centralia grad Matt Shaw scored in double figures for LaPalma, but the Spanish-based professional team lost to Leche Rio Breogan Lugo 89-73. Shaw hit 4-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the stripe to finish with 13 points. He also drained his only three-point shot attempt and collected four rebounds for. The former Southern Illinois University-Carbondale player also had four rebounds. LaPalma is 8-11. ...

Andy Wolff, a Centralia resident and Metro East Lutheran grad, led the McKendree Bearcats in rebounds (eight) and assists (seven) in McKendree's 82-74 win over University of Illinois-Springfield. Wolff also scored 11 points by netting 4-of-8 from the field, 2-of-4 from the stripe and 1-of-2 from beyond the arc. Wolff was one of three Bearcats in double figures in the contest. McKendree has won its last 12 games to improve to 19-4 overall and 7-0 in the AMC. ...

Centralia grad John Fischer, a Greenville College junior, has scored 97 points and pulled down 38 rebounds this season for respective averages of 4.6 and 1.8 per game. Fischer also has 28 assists and 16 steals. Fischer nailed 32-of-83 field goals and 18-of-23 free throws. Of his field goals, 15-of-37 were from three-point land. Greenville is 11-10 overall and 8-4 in the SLIAC. ...

Baseball

Kyle Walker was 3-for-4 and drove home one run as his college team, Coker College, defeated Augusta State 4-1. The contest occurred in the first round of the Francis-Marion Tournament in Florence, S.C. Coker is 3-1. ...

Though he is far from a college player, we will be covering Brian Dinkelman, a minor league baseball player for the Minnesota Twins.

The Centralia grad, who played college baseball at McKendree, will report to camp in Fort Myers, Fla., on March 12. Dinkelman played Class A ball in Fort Myers before being promoted to the New Berlin Rock Cats during the summer months. ...