Sports Round-Up

Record: 13-13 overall, 11-5 NCAC
Recap: The Lords' 11-5 conference mark was their second best in program history and their thirteen wins were the most since the 1994-95 season. The team earned the right to host a conference tournament game but was eliminated in the first round. Fifth-year head coach Matt Croci earned NCAC Coach of the Year honors, while freshman Kodey Haddox was selected as the conference's Newcomer of the Year. Bryan Yelvington averaged 15.3 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game to pick up the Lords' first All-NCAC first-team selection in four years.

20-7 overall, 16-0 NCAC
Recap: Senior Anne Dugan became the seventh Kenyon player to score over 1,000 career points and was honored as the NCAC's Player of the Year. As part of its third twenty-win season in the past four years, Kenyon went undefeated in conference play. Senior Alisha Moreno, an All-NCAC first-teamer, set a new College single-season record with 132 assists, and her .395 career three-point shooting percentage also tops the record books. Head coach Suzanne Helfant won her 200th game on the Ladies' bench and was tabbed NCAC Coach of the Year.

Seventh at NCAC championship
Recap: The Kenyon men turned in a seventh-place showing at the NCAC championship. Distance-specialist Matt Riley led the way with a pair of fourth-place finishes. Riley, a sophomore, crossed the line in 8:53.40 in the 3,000-meter run, and then turned in a time of 15:28.29 in the 5,000-meter run. The Lords also received fifth-place finishes from senior Brandon Balthrop in the 400-meter dash and sophomore Milen Kozarov in the high jump.

Record: Seventh at NCAC championship
Recap: Freshman Shaakira Raheem annihilated the sixteen-year-old College record in the 55-meter hurdles at the conference championship. Raheem blazed to an 8.75-second finish in the preliminaries, breaking the old mark of 9.32 seconds. She narrowly missed first place at the finals when she clocked in two-hundredths of a second behind the winner. As a team, Kenyon finished in seventh place and improved by one its place in the final standings from a year ago.

NCAC and NCAA champions
Recap: The Lords won nine of twenty events, scored a whopping 635 points, and claimed their record twenty-ninth straight NCAA Division III swimming and diving championship. Senior Josh Mitchell won the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard freestyle, and swam a leg on four winning relay teams. At the conclusion of the meet, Mitchell, who earlier in the season was named the NCAC Swimmer of the Year and guided the Lords to their twenty-third conference title, was voted the NCAA Division III Swimmer of the Year. Junior Matt Harris also won six titles at the championship meet. He swept the butterfly events and logged time with four winning relay teams.

NCAC and NCAA champions
Recap: The Ladies captured their twenty-second national championship, giving Kenyon its fiftieth combined national swimming title. At the meet, Kenyon received six top-five finishes from freshman Lauren Brady and a national title from classmate Kati Meirs, who won the 1,650-yard freestyle. Kenyon's quartet of Brittany Hurd, Elizabeth Carlton, Alyssa Toran, and Jessica Wise also won a national title in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Prior to hoisting the national title, the Ladies won their fourth straight and twenty-third overall conference championship.

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