Posted Online: March 09, 2013, 10:55 pm

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Q-C college men's track & field
Vikings earn All-American status at NCAA DIII Championships: Augustana senior Alex Rindone came within an eyelash of winning the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday. Rindone placed second with a time of :48.21, finishing behind the fieldhouse record of 48.20 put up by Aric Hoeschen of UW-LaCrosse. Rindone led the first of two laps, but Hoeschen took the lead and led by about five meters heading into the home stretch. Rindone closed, but could not quite catch him. Rindone's time of :48.21 established an Augustana school record, breaking his previous record set just the night before in the preliminary round. Viking senior Greg Patton placed eighth in :50.48 after running :49.17 in the qualifying round.

College men's tennis
Grinnell College 7, Augustana 2: Lawrence Palmer earned a hard-fought win at the No. 1 singles spot, winning 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. The Vikings' Andy Wall won another three-set battle, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6.

Ccollege women's lacrosse
Augustana 21, Loras 0: In the wet conditions, the Augustana Vikings mopped up Loras by scoring 17 goals in the first half. Kelly Stelzer scored four goals and Emily Handrahan led the team with three assist and added a goal. The Augie defense was outstanding, not allowing a shot on goal in the match.

Prep track & field
Sterling Westwood: The Geneseo track & field team put up a strong showing at an unscored meet at Sterling's Westwood Indoot Facility. Both AJ Marmion (50-feet, 10-inches) and Audrey Anderson (33-feet, 5-inches) logged winning tosses in the shot put. Rayne Bodeen added to the Maple Leafs' hot start by winning the 60-yard dash in 8.05 seconds, annah Waller won the 60-meter hurdles in 9.81, Samantha Mannon won the 400 (1:07.68) and Alex Platz leaped 14-even to win the pole vault.

Orion's Dylan Schultz won the 60 hurdles in 9.02.

Alleman's Ethan Adlfinger ran to a second-place finish in the 1600 (4:27.47) and the Pioneers Scott Schilb was runner-up in the shot put with a 48-8 toss.