UL graduate Kemp cited by USTFCCA, sets WLU mile mark

WEST LIBERTY — Whether it’s on the cross country course, indoor track or classroom, Union Local grad Hannah Kemp has simply gotten it done since she arrived on the Hilltopper campus in August.

Kemp was bestowed another academic honor Thursday when she was honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

This award combines the academic side of college with the athletic performance because to be recognized, a student-athlete must finish in the top 30 percent of his or her respective regional meet.

Kemp was one of 403 female runners to be recognized nationally.

This award follows up an impressive showing at the SPIRE Institute last weekend where she set a new West Liberty school record in the mile run in 5:20, which is the second best time in the Mountain East Conference this winter.

Here is a listing of how area products in their sports:


CAITLYN KROLL, Ohio — Bridgeport product scored seven points and had two rebounds against Bowling Green. She played against Akron.

ANGELA STAFFILENO, Duquesne — Brooke product played in a loss to St. Louis.

LILLY RITZ, Wheeling — Cambridge grad continued to dominante in the post in a pair of victories. She scored 24 points and grabbed 26 rebounds in a win over West Liberty. She then had 25 points and 19 boards against West Virginia Wesleyan.

MORGAN BRUNNER, West Liberty — Linsly product scored 24 points and had three rebounds in a loss to Wheeling. She scored five points and had two rebounds against D&E.

EMILY HOLZOPFEL, Wheeling — Buckeye Local product scored nine points in a win over West Liberty and was held scoreless against West Virginia Wesleyan.

MONICA BRAGG, West Liberty — Madonna product played against Wheeling and scored two points against Davis & Elkins.

KELSI CHAPMAN, Wheeling — Magnolia grad played in games against West Liberty and West Virginia Wesleyan.

VIVIAN ALLISON, Mercyhurst — Linsly product scored two points in a win over California, Pa. and had seven in a loss to Edinboro.

TAYLOR DUPLAGA, Fairmont State — Wheeling Central alumnus had four assists in win over Frostburg. In a big win over West Virginia State, she scored five points and grabbed six rebounds.

LAUREN FLANNERY, Lake Erie — River graduate scored 10 points and had three rebounds in a loss to Trevecca Nazarine.

ANNA DEFILIPPO, Cedarville — St. Clairsville product scored five points in a win over Ohio Valley.

ALLI DELANEY, Waynesburg — Union Local grad scored nine points and had three rebounds in a loss last Saturday and this past Wednesday, against Chatham, she scored 16 points.

KALLEE DOWLER, Westminster (Mo) — Barnesville product had a big week. She scored 15 points and had four rebounds in a loss last Saturday and came back with 19 points and five rebounds in a win over Iowa Wesleyan.

RILEIGH SIMPSON, Muskingum — St. Clairsville grad didn’t play in games against Capital or John Carroll.


CHASE HARLER, West Virginia — Wheeling Central product scored two points in a win over Missouri and had six in last Wednesday’s loss at Texas Tech.

LOGAN ROUTT, West Virginia — The senior from Cameron played in both the Missouri and Texas Tech games, but didn’t socre in either.

PRESTON BOSWELL, West Liberty — The former Magnolia standout had 10 points in a win at Wheeling and went for 16 more in a win over Davis & Elkins.

PHIL BLEDSOE, Glenville — Wheeling Park graduate had just four points and four rebounds in an overtime win on Wednesday. He scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds in a win last Sunday.

LUKAS ISALY, Marietta — Sophomore from River had 14 points in a win over Baldwin-Wallace and then on Wednesday recorded 16 points in a win over Otterbein.

TRENTON TIPTON, Wooster — Senior from Union Local scored 14 points in a win over Hiram and had 12 in a loss to Allegheny.

LUKE McDONOUGH, LaRoche — Bellaire product had nine points and seven rebounds in a win last Saturday and started in Wednesday’s victory.

TREY SINGLETON, Muskingum — Sophomore from Meadowbrook scored 17 points and had five rebounds in a loss at John Carroll.


TARIQ WILSON, N.C. State — Steubenville grad picked up another win by decision in the Wolfpack dual against Virginia. He and the Wolfpack have a dual at Pitt on Saturday.


HANNAH KEMP, West Liberty — Union Local product continued her brilliant early running career with a school record in the indoor mile. She ran 5:20 for a time that’s ranked second in the MEC.

CHRISTIAN OBERDICK, West Liberty — St. Clairsville product and first-year Hilltopper set the school record in the 60M hurdles with a time of 8.52.

MCKAYLA KINEMOND, Wheeling — Shadyside product ran the 600 meters in the SPIRE meet in a time of 1:51.09.

REBECCA BODO, Walsh — Steubenville Catholic grad ran on the Cavaliers’ 4×4 team that finished third at SPIRE in 4:06.90

ZACH EKEY, Wheeling — Steubenville grad finished fifth in the shot put in a meet at SPIRE last weekend.

MAGGIE KOVALCIK, W.Va. Wesleyan — Oak Glen grad finished sixth in the long jump at SPIRE.

KALEB MCDIFFITT, Waynesburg — Union Local grad competed in the long jump at the SPIRE meet.

LUKE WATT, Marietta — Freshman from St. Clairsville placed seventh in the pole vault at a meet at Capital last week.

Staskey can be reached via email at sstaskey@timesleaderonline.com or at twitter.com/TLSportsSeth


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