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Posted Online: April 07, 2013, 9:46 pm
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Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
Q-C college women's track & field
- Augie women 2nd at Wartburg:
Behind three-event wins, the Viking women finished runner-up to host Wartburg at the Knight's Select Invitational. Sarahbeth Jones won the 5000 run on the track while Astin Moravek won the long jump and Johanna Schnitzler won the heptathlon. Bacon's winning time of 17:27.69 was slightly slower than her school record albeit Saturday's meet was run in sub-par weather conditions. Former Rocky star Jessica Bacon ran 17:36.73 to finish second which ranks No. 3 all-time at Augustana. Those are also the 10th and 18th fastest 5Ks run in NCAA D-III this year. Moravek's winning leap was 16-10 and Schnitzler's score in the two-day event was 2990.

- St. Ambrose takes 4th at Ashford: The Fighting Bees had a school record as Drake University won the Spring Classic. It felt like anything but spring but surprisingly former Wethersfield star Nicole Wager broke the school record in the steeplechase by 13 seconds. Her time of 11:58.09 ranks her 25th in the NAIA. Monmouth sprinter and former Sherrard star Lacey Hainline ran fast times of 12.39 and 25.79 in the 100m and 200m dashes. Her 100 time ranks her 14th in D-III.

Q-C college men's track & field
-Augie men win Wartburg Select:
Victories in five individual events and two relays helped Augustana secure a win by just 2.5 points over the hosts. Augie, ranked 6th, needed every point to get past the 14th-ranked Knights. The gem of the day came in the last event when the Vikings 4x400 relay of Keith Cline, Antonio Owens, Greg Patton and Alex Rindone ran 3:17.54 which is the sixth fastest time in NCAA D-III this season. Augie looked dominant on the track as Cline won the 200, Patton won the 400, Chris Madison won the 800 and Justin Smith won the 1500. For good measure the 4x100 made up of Jay Graffagna, Patton, Cline and Rindone also took gold.

- Ambrose men 3rd at Ashford: The Fighting Bees had a trio of wins at the Spring Classic with former United Township star Raimon Clay leading the way. In the final of the 100, Clay ran under 11 seconds for the first time in his career, sprinting to a time of 10.93, ranking him No. 2 all-time at SAU. Winning in dramatic fashion was Wes Vaden in the shot put as he jumped to first on his final throw of the day, with a toss of 50-5. In the 800, John Darmody played a game of tactics and won in 1:57.77. Former Monmouth-Roseville star Kaz Johnson was the top collegiate in the high jump, clearing 6-4.75.

Q-C college baseball
- St. Ambrose splits with Grand View:
The St. Ambrose baseball team used a one-run performance by Zach Rolhf to take game one of a Midwest Collegiate Conference doubleheader at Grand View, 2-1, before losing the second game 7-0.In the first game, the Bees go their runs on a bases-loaded double by Jake Fields in the third inning.

St. Ambrose committed five errors and failed to score in the opener, and couldn't come back from a 5-run deficit in the second game to drop a pivotal MCC double-header to the Mustangs. Mount Mercy won the 5-0 and 6-4, and they scored in the the first four innings of both games. Sarah Frerichs had three hits for SAU in the second game.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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