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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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Hunter Shawley begins his second year running track at Thaddeus Stevens after winning a national championship in the 400 hurdles as a freshman.
Photo courtesy of Thaddeus Stevens Athletics
Hunter Shawley begins his second year running track at Thaddeus Stevens after winning a national championship in the 400 hurdles as a freshman.

Some Bellwood-Antis graduates have started off their college seasons well and are preparing for the Spring. 

Freshman Caleb Beiswenger has been running the 3k and 5k for Shenandoah University. He competed in cross country in the fall, and the team qualified for the NCAA Division III regional race. During his indoor track season, Caleb became 9th all time for the indoor 3k and 5k. His best time for the 3k is 9:17, and his best time for the 5k is 16:18. He recently just ran at the ODAC conference championship where he qualified and ran both the 3k and 5k. 

“I’m very happy about how the indoor season has gone and now I am looking to have a very successful outdoor season,” said Caleb. “I’ve been working hard all year long and it has been paying off. I have qualified for a lot of big meets as a freshman, where I have competed against good competition from D-3 through D-1 and have been able to travel all over from Southern Virginia to New York. I’ve been training with the top guys on the team and I’m excited to see what I can do in the outdoor season and for the next three years.”

Another freshman, Dylan Andrews, is currently competing in pole vault in his first year at Saint Francis University. He just recently finished 4th place in an indoor NEC conference meet by jumping 4.30 meters, or roughly 14 feet. 

“I’ve been fighting through injury all season, so I’ve had a rough start, but I’m glad that I was able to put everything together for the conference meet,” Dylan said. “I’m still not jumping as high as I’d like, but I’m excited to see what I can do this outdoor season.” 

Many other former B-A athletes are preparing for their spring sports season including:

  • Freshman Kamdan Bailor is preparing for his first year doing jumps and hurdles for Westminster College. 
  • Sophomore and 2022 B-A graduate  Hunter Shawley is competing in his second year of track for Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Last year he won 400m hurdles in the NJCAA Division III championship in Utica, New York.
  • Sophomore and 2022 BA graduate Jack Luensmann is gearing up for his second year pitching for Rochester Institute of Technology. Last year during his first start on the bump, he went three innings while allowing one hit and striking out four. He ended the season with 2 wins and 4 losses on the mound. 
  • Senior and 2020 BA graduate, Travis Luensmann has been a lights out pitcher for Penn State over the last couple years. Last year he was tied for eighth in the Big Ten with six wins and was named Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week. Last year he appeared in 14 games on the mound and ended the season 6-5 with a save. He struck out 59 while throwing 60 innings.

Good luck to all these spring sport athletes on their seasons coming up.

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