Area college athlete updates
Senior Kyley Foster was in action for the University of North Dakota at the Jim Emmerich Alumni Invitational, hosted by South Dakota State Saturday afternoon at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Foster cleared 3.80 meters (12-05.50 feet) in the pole vault to place fifth overall.
Freshman Jay Nielsen competed in the men’s weight throw placing 19th overall with a throw of 13.99m (45-10.75).
Redshirt junior Shay Nielsen placed seventh for the University of Minnesota with a shot put of 14.75m (48-04.75) at the Wieczorek Invite on Saturday in Iowa City.
All-American AddieKay Johnson ran in a very fast 600m race for Bethel University placing third in a time of 1:39.13 at the Vanessa Seljeskog Classic, hosted by Macalester College Saturday. Johnson also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay with Sara Wegner, Hannah Sankey and Grace Scott. The team placed first with a time of 4:12.87.
Two Lakers competed for Concordia College Saturday at the Cobber Open.
Sophomore Connor Haugrud placed fifth in the 600m running a time of 1:30.41. Haugrud also ran the opening leg of Concordia’s seventh place 4x400m relay finish (3:48.67) with teammates Justin Kringler, Olsen Pancoast and Luke Lindhorst.
Freshman Jake Kerzman placed 21st in the shot put with a throw of 10.95m (35-11.25).Hockey
Wednesday, sophomore Jon Richards was 6-12 in the faceoff circle, had two shots and was a +1 for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hockey team in a 5-4 victory over UW-River Falls.
Richards’ BluGolds are 16-3-2 this season.Basketball
Sophomore Sam Priem led the M-State Spartans with 29 points in an 84-75 MCAC Southern Division loss to Riverland Community College in Austin. Priem was 9-of-14 from the three-point arc and added four assists.Swimming and Diving
In diving, sophomore Zane Freeman scored 238.90 points but just missed the cut for the finals taking 13th place for California Baptist University Sunday at the UCLA Dive Invite in Los Angeles.
Senior Grace and sophomore Clara Livermore competed in six events for the College of St. Benedict at the Carleton College dual Saturday.
Grace placed second in the 100-fly with a time of 1:06.33 and finished sixth in the 200-fly (2:38.06), She swam the third leg of the fourth place 200-medley team (2:00).
Clara placed eighth in the 200-breaststroke (2:59.16) and in the 100-breast swimming a time of 1:22.29. Both sisters led off the 400-free relay team that placed eighth overall in a time of 4:18. Grace led off the race handing over to Clara for the second leg.
Freshman Ella Henderson had a busy weekend for St. Kate’s swimming the third leg of the 200-freestyle relay with teammates Macy Klein, Sydney Grohman and Jordyn Wentzel. The team swam a first place time of 1.36.14, setting a meet record, program record and a 14th place NCAA top time.
Henderson swam a season-best 1:10.44 placing 22nd in the 100-back; she placed fourth in the 100-free (56.67), swam anchor leg of the first place 200-medley relay (1:49.03) and also anchored the 400 individual medley relay winning team (1:49.03). She placed 11th in the 200-free (2:02.88) and fourth in the 50-free (24.81) and swam anchor in the 400-free relay that placed second in a time of 3:40.77.
St. Catherine University placed first at the Grinnell Invitational with 1,116 points at Grinnell College in the two-day event.