Ohio Wesleyan University senior Khloe Dubenion, freshman Rainer Holl, and sophomore Eleanor Luttman have been named North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week for the week of April 17, it was announced by the NCAC.
Dubenion, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan women’s track and field team, was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Week; Holl, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan men’s tennis team, was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week; and Luttman, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan women’s track and field team, was named Women’s Distance Athlete of the Week.
Dubenion won the hammer throw at the All-Ohio championship meet with a mark of 172-8 on Saturday, bettering the second-place finisher by more than 9 feet. The performance set an Ohio Wesleyan record, breaking the previous mark of 169-3 by more than 3 feet. The All-Ohio citation was Dubenion’s second straight All-Ohio award in the event after a second-place finish in 2022. Dubenion’s performance leads the NCAC by a margin of more than 12 feet and ranks 13th in NCAA Division III this season. The win helped Ohio Wesleyan to a second-place finish in the team standings, just 2 points away from the team title.
Holl was a double winner in Ohio Wesleyan’s 5-4 win over Wittenberg on Wednesday, helping the No. 3 doubles team to an 8-6 win and then posting a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles. On Saturday, Holl again was a double winner, this time in a 5-4 loss to Wooster. He helped the Bishops No. 3 doubles team post an 8-6 win and notched a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles.
Luttman won the 10,000-meter run at the All-Ohio championship meet on Saturday, breaking the tape in 42:53.17, to become first Ohio Wesleyan woman to win a distance event at the All-Ohio meet since 2017, when Sarah Fowler won the 5,000-meter run. Luttman’s time ranks fourth in the NCAC this season. The win helped Ohio Wesleyan to a second-place finish in the team standings, just 2 points away from the team title.
OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.