Posted Online: April 07, 2013, 9:46 pm
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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.