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Four Tigers Earn NCAC Athlete Of The Week Honors

Offensive Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week – Trey Killens, Wittenberg
Wittenberg junior Trey Killens (Cincinnati, OH/Mason) guided the Tigers to a 2-0 start in league play, defeating Oberlin (76-74) and Ohio Wesleyan (85-80, OT). Despite a slow start against the Yeomen, Killens sank the game-winning shot with two seconds remaining in regulation. Additionally, the guard scored a career-high 39 points in the Tigers’ win over the Battling Bishops. During overtime, Killens scored 13 of Wittenberg’s 16 points to help secure the five-point victory. On the week, the Cincinnati, Ohio native recorded 49 points, seven rebounds, and four assists to go along with one steal and one block.

Men’s Indoor Track Distance/Mid-Distance Athlete of the Week – Ian McCandlish, Wittenberg
Wittenberg senior Ian McCandlish (Lancaster, OH/St. Francis DeSales) won the 800 meter run in a time of 1:53.49 to best several NCAC competitors. McCandlish currently ranks first nationally in the 800 meter run. Additionally, the senior was a part of the third-place 4x400 relay team that finished in a time of 3:21.97.

Women’s Indoor Track Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – Meghan Frazier, Wittenberg
Wittenberg junior Meghan Frazier (Alliance, OH/Alliance) finished second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.69, which broke the previous program record set in 2003 by Kristen Mumper (58.6). Frazier’s time currently ranks second nationally. The junior was also a member of the 4x400 relay that finished third in a time of 4:02.06.

Women’s Indoor Track Distance/Mid-Distance Athlete of the Week – Ella Webster, Wittenberg
Wittenberg sophomore Ella Webster (Van Buren, OH/Van Buren) competed at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener at Boston University on Saturday. Webster was the third highest Division III finisher in the 3,000 meter run, crossing the line in 9:53.56. Her time broke the program record set in 2022 by Corin Turkovich (East Liverpool, OH/Beaver Local) (10:40.13) and currently ranks third nationally.

Other Tigers in the NCAC Milestones & Records

Wittenberg, Men’s Swim & Dive – At the Wooster Invitational, sophomore Mason Steen (Leroy, OH/Riverside) dropped more than five seconds from his season-best time of 1:00.42 during the prelim of the 100 breaststroke.

Wittenberg, Women’s Swim & Dive – First-year Sophie Paskiet (Toledo, OH/St. Ursula) rounded out a strong weekend at the Wooster Invitational with a personal-best time in the 200 breaststroke of 2:27.88, claiming the sixth-best time in program history. Additionally, Paskiet competed in the 100 breast and finished with a time of 1:08.37 for sixth place and the eighth all-time mark in program history.

Wittenberg, Men’s Track & Field – At Wittenberg's Tiger Opener, sophomore sprinter/jumper Grayson Ring (Tipp City, OH/Tippecanoe) ran a personal best time of 22.27 in the 200 meters. Ring’s performance was good for a third-place finish and currently ranks 11th nationally.

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