Redshirt senior Autumn Heath, a Lakota East High School graduate, is among the top sprinters for the Purdue University women’s indoor track & field team. PHOTO COURTESY OF PURDUE ATHLETICS

College Insider: East’s Heath among top sprinters for Purdue women’s track team

Purdue University redshirt senior Autumn Heath notched a pair of top-three finishes last weekend at the Boilermakers’ Fred Wilt Invitational indoor track & field meet in West Lafayette, Ind.

Heath, a Lakota East High School graduate, won the 60-meter dash in 7.64 seconds and placed third in the 200 with a time of 25.55 seconds.

The Purdue women’s runners will compete at the Tiger Paw meet in Clemson, S.C., this weekend.

• Sophomore Bekah Robertson (Lakota West) helped Wright State place third among eight teams last Friday at the Cedarville Intercollegiate Invitational.

Robertson finished third in the long jump (16 feet, 9.75 inches), sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.83 seconds) and 10th in the 800 (2:35.91).

In addition, senior Lara Aull (Lakota West) took ninth place in the long jump (14 feet, 3.75 inches) and 14th place in the shot put (31 feet, 1 inch).

The Raiders will travel to Huntington, W.Va., this weekend for the Marshall Chipotle Invitational.

• Mount St. Joseph junior Emma Roth (Lakota West) won the 800-meter run in 2:29.67 last Friday at the DePauw Small College Invitational.

The Lions will send athletes to the DePauw Invitational and the All-Ohio Invitational at Otterbein this weekend.

Wrestling: Otterbein freshman Joey Bradberry (Lakota West) made a quality run through the Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational on Jan. 25-26.

Bradberry lost his opening match at 157 pounds by a 4-3 margin, then reeled off six straight wins in the consolation bracket — with five of those being bonus-point victories — before taking sixth place.

The Cardinals will visit Alma, Mich., for the Mid-States Tournament on Saturday.

Men’s indoor track & field: Mount Vernon Nazarene senior Joey McDonald (Lebanon) was a first-place finisher in the shot put at Denison’s Bob Shannon Invitational last Saturday.

McDonald hit the NAIA “A” standard with a season-best throw of 15.88 meters (52 feet, 1.25 inches).

The Cougars will head to Upland, Ind., for the Crossroads League meet this weekend.

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