Bryan native Kenny Beucler recently wrapped up a successful college track career at Heidelberg University by placing fifth in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles and earning All-American status at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva on Saturday.
Beucler, a 2015 Bryan graduate, clocked a career best 52.32 seconds to earn the 19th outdoor All-American honor in his school’s history. In a tight race, Beucler was less than a second off of Wartburg’s Dallas Wright, who won in 51.35.
Beucler recently graduated from Heidelberg with degrees in accounting and management and will begin an accounting internship in Toledo this summer. After that, he’ll pursue a master’s degree in accountancy at Bowling Green State University, where he hopes to serve as a graduate assistant with the track team.
Logan Bloir continues his success at NAIA nationals
Logan Bloir, a 2018 Edon graduate and Indiana Tech freshman, wrapped up a promising track season at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Saturday by taking part in the national runner-up 4x100 relay team.
Bloir, along with teammates Qawtavis Johnson, Coby Bailey and Brandon Smiley placed second in the nation in a time of 40.31 seconds, which trailed only first-place Tennessee Wesleyan, which won in 40.22.
Landon Bloir takes part in 2019 NAIA World Series
Landon Bloir, a 2016 Edon graduate, recently earned a win in the NAIA World Series as a pitcher for the Indiana Tech baseball team.
With a game against Bellevue tied 2-2 on Friday, Landon came in during the top of the ninth inning and pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball with two strikeouts.
Indiana Tech’s Jake Defries then hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th to drive in Brandon Burch to give the Warriors a 3-2 victory.
Indiana Tech lost to Tennessee Wesleyan 11-3 in the next round and then fell 6-5 in 10 innings to Southeastern in the losers bracket to end its 2019 season.
In 16 appearances out of the bullpen this season, Landon finished with a 3-1 record, a 1.17 earned run average with 38 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched for the 42-16-1 Warriors.