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Marion County College Report

Langenfeld Competes in 3 Events

at NCAA Division I Nationals

There have been some legendary athletes that have walked the halls of Centralia High School.

Many have been basketball players. But, as Andrew Langenfeld ends his career at Purdue University, there can be no doubt that Langenfeld is the best swimmer in Orphans’ history.

At a towering 6-foot-6, Langenfeld likely could have suited up for CHS and had a very successful basketball career. But, as a swimmer, Langenfeld made his mark not only at Purdue, but at West Virginia as well.

The senior recently competed in the NCAA Division I Nationals, which were held at College Station, Texas. He was the lone Purdue swimmer to earn an individual invitation to nationals.

Swimming against the NCAA’s best in three different events, finishing 25th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 46.99 seconds. He was also 38th in the 50-yard freestyle (19.82) and 43rd in the 100-yard freestyle (44.77).

While the times were not his best of his career, it is important to note that Langenfeld had suffered the loss of a family member only weeks before the national championships.

For the record, Langenfeld finished the year with Purdue's top times in the 50-yard freestyle (19.34) and 100-yard butterfly (46.15). His best time in the 100-yard freestyle (43.37) was the second fastest of the year.

Had Langenfeld swam his best times of the year at the nationals in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, he would have placed in the top 16, garnering him NCAA Division I All-American status. ...

Baseball

Salem grad Scott Murfin, a Maryville University pitcher, worked six innings to improve to 4-2 on the year. Murfin allowed three earned runs and six hits, fanning six in the 14-4 win over Principia College. Maryville is 19-14 overall and 15-6 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. ...

McKendree University hurler and Odin graduate Alex Young worked five innings to defeat Hannibal-LaGrange College 5-1. Young, who allowed only four hits, fanned a pair and walked one in the victory.

Young got some local help from Centralia grad Craig Session who smacked a solo homer and finished 1-for-2. He also walked, drove home one and scored once. McKendree is 29-16-1 overall and 12-3-1 in the American Midwest Conference. ...

Coker College's Kyle Walker, a Centralia grad, was 2-for-4 with one run scored as Coker lost a 10-2 decision to Mount Olive College. In a 14-3 Coker loss to Mount Olive, Walker was 1-for-3 with one walk one run and one RBI. Coker is 17-20 overall and 4-12 in the Conference Carolinas. ...

Centralia grad Dayton Spears was 2-for-5 as his college team, Kaskaskia College, defeated Rend Lake College 9-3. Spears drove home one of KC's nine run. KC is 33-9-1 overall. ...

Golf

Centralia grad Nick Profancik and Salem grad Travis Ogelsby each competed at the Big Blue Classic, hosted by Millikin and held at the Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur.

Profancik, a Maryville senior, shot a 151 over 36 holes, closing with a 72 after shooting a 79 in the opening round. Ogelsby, who plays for McKendree, shot 79 in both rounds to finish with a 158 and finish 32nd overall. As a team, Maryville finished third with a 625, while McKendree was sixth with a 631. Illinois Wesleyan University won the title with a 580. ...

Miranda Gibson, a McKendree junior golfer and Salem grad, finished 37th at the Illinois College Spring Tournament held at the The Links Golf Club in Jacksonville. Gibson helped McKendree finish sixth with a stroke count of 365. Illinois Wesleyan won the outing with a 337. ...

University of Illinois-Springfield freshman Zach Phillips, a Salem grad, finished 77th at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational hosted by Western Illinois. Phillips shot a 169 over 36 holes at the outing held at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb.

Phillips shot a low round of 81 in the opening round to help Illinois-Springfield finish eighth with a 627. South Dakota State won the event with a 600. ...

Track

Eastern Illinois University sophomore Justin Helpingstine finished second in the 800-meter run at the Big Blue Classic held at EIU. The Salem grad finished the race in 1 minute, 53.46 seconds — less than one second behind teammate Wes Sheldon who won the race in 1:52.84. Team scores were not kept at the event. ...

Softball

Salem grad and Southern Indiana player Amanda Brendel was 3-for-4 during a 7-0 win over Bellarmine University. Brendel drove home two and scored one in the contest, earning USI its first Great Lakes Valley Conference win. USI is now 11-30 overall and 3-12 in the GLVC. ...

The DePauw University softball team has won 10 consecutive games to improve to 23-7 overall and 14-0 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. In a recent 14-0 win over Centre College, Centralia grad and DePauw pitcher Kristin Barrow worked two innings, allowing one hit and one walk against four strikeouts. ...