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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Williams and Jaguars back on a roll

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Fountain Central grad and IUPUI senior Macee Williams and the Jaguars hit a COVID-19 quarantine followed by a mid-season losing skid.

And now they are as hot as they were to start the season.

IUPUI won eight of its first nine games to start the season, before four-straight games were canceled due to COVID-19. And then three-straight losses occurred.

The defending Horizon League champion righted the ship by winning its last five games. Williams has averaged 17.8 points per game, eight rebounds, and 4.6 assists during the five-game swing. The two-time defending Horizon League Player of the Year was named League Player of the Week for a 40 point combined effort in a pair of wins over Youngstown State. The Veedersburg native is second in the Horizon at 17.9 points per game and leads the league with 9.3 rebounds per game. 

IUPUI is 13-4 on the season and 11-3 in league play, currently holding the second seat in the standings.

Pietrzak breaks record for Sycamores

Former Fountain Central standout distance runner Logan Pietrzak broke a facility-record in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 14:56.18 at the Indiana State Individual last Saturday. 

Long competes in mile for Jags

Former Southmont standout distance runner Brooks Long finished second in the one mile run with a time of 4:25.79 for IUPUI in the recent Mastadon Opener.

More college stories to come

Look for more on area college athletes in the near future, including some fall athletes who battled through COVID-19 to enjoy collegiate success. If you know of a college athlete from Montgomery or Fountain County, please email sports editor Jared McMurry at jmcmurry@jrpress.com.

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