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Area college athlete updates - Foster sets new UND pole vault record

Senior Kyley Foster of Detroit Lakes broke her own record in setting a new school pole vault record for the University of North Dakota (4.13-meters) at the SDSU Indoor Classic. UND Athletics

Records continued to fall for North Dakota in the final day of the SDSU Indoor Classic as the quartet of Erica Eades, Meghan Janssen, Hannah Oscarson and Madison Overby set the UND record in the 4x800 relay and Kyley Foster (Detroit Lakes) improved upon her school record in the pole vault.

"This meet was an eye opener for our team because all the Dakota teams from the Summit League were in the field this weekend. Those are some of the best teams in the conference and it was a good preview of the Summit League Championship for our team," said Head Coach Kevin Galbraithe.

In her first attempt at 4.13-meters (13'6.5"), Foster cleared the bar and proceeded to take three attempts at 4.25-meters (13-9.5) but was unable to further extend her school record height.

"As far as records go this weekend, that's a great indication of some of our athletes body of work this season. This is the time of the year you want to see those types of performances. Kyley and Madison had great weekends, and we had some great individual performances in the runs and jumps," Galbraithe added.

Freshman Jay Nielsen placed fifth in the discus for the UND men’s team with a throw of 42.76m (140-03) and 15th in weight throw (13.76m - 45.01.75).

More Track and Field

HANNAH SANKEY, DELIA LABATT, CORIN MCKINSTREY, ADDIEKAY JOHNSON

Senior anchor AddieKay Johnson (Detroit Lakes) and the Bethel women's 4x400m relay team of Hannah Sankey, Delia Labatt and Corin McKinstrey blitzed the field and won the event by over eight seconds at the Darren Young Classic at Grinnell College Saturday, Feb. 9.

Their finishing post of 3:57.61 is the top time in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) this year, as well as the fourth best time in NCAA Division III thus far.

In the open 400m, Labatt took third place in a race that featured three All-Americans from last year's indoor 400m.

Labatt’s time of 58.23 leads the MIAC and puts her 12th in Division III. Sankey placed fourth with a season best time of 58.53 (2nd in the MIAC and 17th in Division III), while Johnson placed fifth with a lifetime best of 59.68 (4th in the MIAC).

Bethel placed fourth out of 10 teams and the women will compete next weekend at the University of Minnesota as the Gophers host the Parent's Day Invite on Saturday, February 16 at 10 am.

ELIZABETH KVEBAK

Sophomore Elizabeth Kvebak (Detroit Lakes) placed 15th for Gustavus Adolphus with a 3,000- meter time of 12:46.36 at the College of Saint Benedict -St. John’s University Indoor Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Brady Labine (Detroit Lakes) was the 400-meter runner-up with a time of 50.59. Labine also ran the anchor leg behind teammates Omavi Collison, David Russell, Jackson Devereaux of the St. John’s winning 4x400-meter relay team (3:26.48).

The 4x400 race featured two former Lakers. Sophomore Connor Haugrud ran the second leg of the Concordia Cobbers’ seventh place 4x400m relay team (3:46.08).

Haugrud also placed third in the 1,000m run for the Concordia Cobbers men’s team in a time of 2:40.66.

Freshman Jake Kerzman (Detroit Lakes) placed 23rd in the shot put with a throw of 10.91m (35-9.5). He was also 23rd in weight throw 10.23m (33-6.25).

MOLLY LYNGAAS

Gymnastics

Sophomore Molly Lyngaas placed fifth on uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.3 for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse gymnastics team Friday, Feb. 8. UWL defeated UW-Oshkosh 186.750 - 184.675 at Mitchell Hall. UWL returns to action Friday, February 15 at Winona State University (Minn.) at 6:30 p.m.

SYDNEY PRUSSIA

Softball

Sophomore first baseman Sydney Prussia (Detroit Lakes) had seven hits for the No. 24 University of Jamestown softball team Sunday.

The Jimmies won two out of three games Sunday wrapping up the first weekend of the Presentation Dome Classic with a 4-1 record.

Prussia is hitting .625 with 10 hits in 16 at-bats through five games. She has scored six runs, has one home run and four RBI.

BRAYDON ORTLOFFWrestling

Freshman Braydon Ortloff (Detroit Lakes) won a 14-7 decision over the Mavericks’ Daniel Close at 157 pounds to give Minnesota State University Moorhead a 10-7 lead in an 18-16 loss to Minnesota State Mankato Sunday, Feb. 10. The Dragons are off until Feb. 23 when MSUM hosts the Super Region 5 tournament at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Northland Community College Freshman Payton Jackson was recently back in Detroit Lakes to watch the Lakers wrestling team. Jackson’s leg was in a boot after suffering a broken bone wrestling for the Pioneers at the Harper Open in Palatine, Illinois in late January.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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