SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Graham Jones finished 10th in sabre to lead¬†Lawrence University in Saturday’s individual competition at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships at the University of Notre Dame.
Jones, the ninth seed, won a pair of matches before dropping a 15-10 decision to Notre Dame’s Alex Coccia in the round of 16.
Jake Hodges grabbed 18th place for the Vikings in foil. After going 6-0 in his pool, Hodges was eliminated with a 15-4 loss to¬†the University of¬†Michigan’s Geoff Marino in the round of 32. Moses Zarkin-Scott took 24th¬†in epee to pace the Vikings. He went 4-1 in pool play and was eliminated after a 15-6 loss to Ohio State’s Matt Bogard in the round of 32.
Mariah Wilkerson was the top finisher among the women as she took 15th in epee. She went 5-1 in pool play and then advanced to the round of 16 before being eliminated 15-4 by Northwestern University’s Dina Bazarbayeva, who went on to¬†win the title.
In women’s foil, Laura Barksdale placed 22nd to lead the Vikings. She went 5-0 in pool play¬†but was beaten 15-11 by Northwestern’s¬†Sarit Kapon in the round of 32. Shelby Guinn led the Vikings by placing 26th in sabre. She went 4-2 in her pool and was eliminted with a 15-5 loss to Northwestern’s Hee Kyung Oh.recap