On Campus: Santmyers, Reynolds lead way

Ferrum’s Dustin Santmyers (Skyline ’14) and Daniel Reynolds (Strasburg ’13) are off to good starts this season wrestling for the Panthers.

Santmyers has compiled an 8-7 record in his freshman season. Santmyers went 3-2 in his first tournament of the season in the Pembroke Classic in Pembroke, North Carolina on Nov. 9.

Wrestling at 165 pounds this season, Santmyers followed that up with a pair of wins against Washington and Lee and King’s College on Nov. 22.

He suffered three losses in the Gator “Boots” Duals on Dec. 20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Santmyers has been solid in 2015 so far, as he won by major decision over Luke Yox, 10-2, in a 25-15 win over McDaniel College on Jan. 3 in Stafford.

Santmyers went 2-2 this past weekend at the Virginia Duals in Hampton.

Reynolds, a sophomore, is 3-3 this season wrestling at 157 pounds, including a 3-2 record in the Pembroke Classic to start the season.

The Panthers are 5-6 on the year and wrestle Southern Virginia University on Friday at home.

VERSATILE IN THE POOL: Morgan DeJong (Sherando ’13) has shown how valuable he is to Navy’s swimming team this season.

DeJong competed in four different events in the Midshipmen’s loss to the University of North Carolina on Saturday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

DeJong finished third in the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.51). He was also seventh in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.01) and fifth in the 100 breaststroke (56.60). DeJong was also part of the fifth-place 200 medley relay squad (1:32.24).

The sophomore was also fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:09.33) against Princeton on Jan. 3 in Princeton, New Jersey. He placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke (58.75), sixth in the 200 IM (1:55.63) and sixth in the 200 medley relay (1:34.86).

Navy travels to swim against Penn State on Jan. 24.

HITTING HER STRIDE: Sara Mead (Millbrook ’12) is having her best season yet for Columbia University’s women’s basketball team this year.

Mead has started 10 of the 13 contests and is fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 7.4 points per game.

The junior leads the team with 22 steals and is third on the team with 25 assists.

Mead is averaging 3.1 rebounds and is 79.5 percent (35-for-44) from the free throw line. She is shooting 41.1 percent (23-for-56) from the field, including 38.1 percent (8-for-21) from 3-point range.

Mead had 17 points, three assists and two steals against Bradley in an 81-74 overtime home victory on Nov. 26. She shot 50 percent from the field and went 9-for-9 from the free-throw line.

In a 79-69 overtime home win over Rhode Island on Nov. 24, Mead had a career-high 18 points, six assists, six rebounds and four steals.

The Lions are 5-8, but have not played any Ivy League games yet.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com