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Breaks a 52-Year School Record While Setting Two Personal Records

Last May, sophomore Randy Fry broke one of the longest-standing records in Adrian College track and field history at the North Central College Last Chance Meet to wrap up the regular season for the Bulldogs. In the 100-meter dash, he sprinted to a third-place finish in a time of 10.8 seconds, which eclipsed the previous school benchmark of 10.84, set by John Fundukian '64 in 1964. Fry later established another personal record, this time in the 200-dash in 22.11 which was good for eighth place.

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Synchronized and Figure Skating Collegiate


NCAA Men’s Hockey




Men’s Wrestling NCAA Champs

Bass Fishing

NCAA Women’s Hockey


ACHA Women’s Hockey



Men’s Bowling Collegiate Club Championships

ACHA Men’s Hockey




Adrian College sophomore Rachel Kanaziz, of North Branch, Mich., finished fifth in the nation in the Western Novice Horsemanship at the 2016 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association held at Kentucky Horse Park last spring. She is the first student-athlete from the College to participate at the IHSA Nationals. Kanaziz drew an AQHA bay gelding named Rocky, and she was the last one to enter the pen at the jog to begin the rail work portion of her class. After rail work was completed, she was the first up to execute her pattern, preferring to go first or second. "Going first at nationals, Rachel had to leave it all out there and set the bar for the class," said former Coach Jaclynn Gray, who completed her first season at the helm in 2015-16. "Her horsemanship pattern was executed beautifully with one slight bobble that she managed to save and not draw attention to. "Rachel has been the vital key to the team this semester. When I think of what an athlete is, she has all the qualities. She maintains the highest GPA, she is coachable, and she loves horses and the nature of this sport,” Gray said about Kanaziz’s intangibles to the program. “She is always there to lend a hand and the first one to congratulate her team members. We are very proud of her." That Adrian made its first-ever appearance at a national-level competition in only its third year of existence, caught the eyes of many in attendance. "It was the coolest thing to hang our school flag around the ring in the most prestigious arena in the country. We had multiple people ask us about our program, 'Where we were from,' and it was great to get to brag a bit on Adrian College and our program as a whole," recalled Gray. "Bob Cachione, who is the founder of IHSA, personally congratulated Rachel and I, and this institution for making it here and competing with the best of the bests. If that doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will." "As the first Adrian athlete to ever qualify for Nationals, I couldn't be happier to have finished fifth in the nation. I think that (achievement) made a lot of people more aware of the College as a whole," said Kanaziz. For Kanaziz, she didn't begin the season thinking about becoming a national qualifier. But as the show season progressed, she came on strong and improved every day. She still finds her place as a surreal experience. "Heading into Nationals, I never really thought about what placing I would earn. I knew I would be competing against a lot of other tough riders, so I simply focused on preparing myself as best I could. Ideally, I thought it would be awesome to place in the top 10, but I was just glad for the experience, so I was content to just have the opportunity to show at such a high level. It still awes me that I'm one of top-five riders in the nation for IHSA," she reflected.



Rachel Kanaziz Lopes into Fifth Place at IHSA Nationals in Equestrian

4 Individual National Champions at the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Championships


Student-athletes were named to Academic All-Conference Teams


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