Sports Briefs: April 17

April 17, 2018

National Signing Day

    On April 4, the women’s soccer team added midfielder and Daytona State College transfer Shanade Hopcroft from Aylesbury, England.

    On April 11, both track and field teams added a total of 10 athletes, three for the men and seven for the women. The lacrosse team also added three, while the baseball team added one.

    The men signed hurdler Tyler Watts from Caney, Kansas, pole vaulter and sprinter Sam Repsher from Carl Junction, Missouri and high jumper Ryan Goldhammer from Parker, Colorado.

    The women signed multi-eventer Ella McKinna-Worrell from Malibu, California;  sprinter Brittany Fuchs from Calhan, Colorado; hurdler Cameron Tracy from Plano, Texas; pole vaulter Grace Braune from Pueblo, Colorado; jumper Miah Keller from Burnsville, Minnesota; hurdler Diana Reynolds from Parker, Colorado; and former University of Sioux Falls sprinter and jumper Jada Carr from Tyler, Minnesota.

    The lacrosse team signed midfielder Holly Sodomka from Apple Valley, Minnesota, midfielder Angela Naughton from Lakewood, Colorado, and attacker Alexis Tolbert from Littleton, Colorado.

    The baseball team signed pitcher Tommy Trudeau from Anthem, Arizona.

Track and Field

    The athletes were split up to compete at two meets on April 7: the West Texas A&M Classic in Canyon Texas and the Colorado University Invitational.

    At the Colorado Invitational, junior Skylyn Webb and senior Molly Klotz earned fourth and sixth respectively in the 1500m. Both Webb and Klotz earned provisional qualifying times with the eighth and tenth fastest times in all Division II.

    At the West Texas A&M Classic, sophomore Connor Bertles earned a provisional mark in the discus throw. Bertles placed second at the meet and his throw ranks No.12 in Division II.

    Freshman sprinter Kayla Zink placed second in the 100m and fourth in the 400m. Junior sprinter Jonathon Douglas took third in the 100m and freshman sprinter Caleb Simons took third in the 200m with sophomore Deshon Elcock, senior LaChristopher Smith, and Douglas directly behind him taking fourth through sixth.

    Sophomore multi-eventer Andi Harrelson won the javelin throw.

    The women placed third out of 16 and the men placed second out of 14 teams. Both teams will be competing RMAC Championships April 27-29 in Golden, Colorado.


Compiled by Bryanna Winner

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