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July 20, 2019

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3rd consecutive runner-up finish for ONU men’s swimming team

The Ohio Northern men's swimming and diving program recorded its third successive runner-up finish at the 2018-19 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at the University of Akron in February, headlining the Polar Bears' first season under head coach Austin Veltman.

"This year, our swimmers and divers competed hard all season long," Veltman noted. "The athletes definitely earned the success they had this season, and I am incredibly proud of their efforts."

This year, the Polar Bears recorded a 4-3 overall record for the program's 12th consecutive winning season. In addition, Northern posted a 3-1 conference mark to end second in the OAC Regular Season title race.

ONU men and women celebrate Senior Day in style

By dominating the A.J. Cody Invitational

ONU men’s and women’s track and field teams celebrated Senior Day by dominating the A.J. Cody Invitational Friday and Saturday at Kerscher Stadium.

Women’s results
The Polar Bears (54-8 overall) won the meet with 186 points. Heidelberg was second with 119 points, Manchester (Ind.) was third with 47 points and Bluffton was fourth with 32 points. 

Senior Tia Harris (Newton Falls) won the hammer throw (44.64 meters), the discus (35.13 meters) and the shot put (12.56 meters) to lead Ohio Northern

ONU goalkeeper OAC defensive player of the week

Junior goalkeeper Kelli Hill (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for the April 8-14 voting period, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Last week, the Worthington native rewrote the school record books with a program-best 22 saves on a 62.9% save percentage in a 13-7 loss to Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday. She went on to secure 14 saves on a 77.8% save percentage in an 18-4 triumph over Marietta, guiding ONU to a 1-1 record on the week.

Loughman, Anderson week OAC softball honors

Ohio Northern senior infielder Hailee Loughman (Brookville) and freshman pitcher Maddie Anderson(Akron/Ellet) swept the Ohio Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors in softball for the April 8-14 voting period, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Loughman was named the OAC Hitter of the Week while Anderson garnered OAC Pitcher of the Week honors after leading the Polar Bears to an undefeated 4-0 record last week over No. 24 Baldwin Wallace and John Carroll.

ONU men stay undefeated on OAC

Sophomore Vinh Thai (Galloway/St. Charles) broke a 4-4 tie with a thrilling 6-3, 7-5 victory at No. 1 singles to lead the Ohio Northern men's tennis team to a 5-4 victory at Mount Union on Tuesday afternoon at Whitehill Courts.

The Polar Bears improve to 11-6 overall and stay undefeated in Ohio Athletic Conference play with a 5-0 mark, while the Purple Raiders fall to 9-6, 3-3.

Baseball: Crestview boys run-rule Ada

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Crestview pieced together a 10-run fifth inning to defeat Ada 16-2 in Northwest Conference baseball action on a warm but overcast Thursday night.

The loss dropped Ada to 8-7 overall and 1-3 in NWC play. The Knights improved to 5-6 and 4-1 in league action with the victory.

The Bulldogs led 2-0 after the first inning. Zac Swaney singled, stole a base and scored on a Brandon Hull double. Hull then came in to score on a Phillip Coulson groundout.