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COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

UWS’ Linzmeier named All-American

Wisconsin-Superior junior guard Sally Linzmeier was named an All-American by “Women’s DIII News,” the same publication that named her a preseason All-American in October.

Linzmeier, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, averaged 18.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game in leading the Yellowjackets to the WIAC tournament championship game for the first time in school history. She previously was named a third-team All-American by d3hoops.com.

College track and field

UMD’s Rivard wins 10,000

Minnesota Duluth freshman Sam Rivard ran away with the 10,000-meter title and qualified first in the 1,500 preliminaries on the first day of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships on Friday at Paul Giel Field in Winona, Minn.

Rivard was timed in 35 minutes, 50.74 seconds in the longest event of the meet and ran 4:45.69 in the metric mile to help UMD place second in the team competition with one day remaining. The Bulldogs have 43.83 points, just behind Wayne State College’s 45 points.

UMD junior Kayla Wiltrout tied for second in the pole vault with a vault of 11 feet, 9 inches, trailing only the winning vault of 12-2¾ by Sioux Falls senior Brigitte Gross.

The UMD men are in fifth place after the first day with 27 points. Junior Nick Moran was runner-up in the hammer throw with a heave of 175-11, far behind Minnesota State-Mankato senior Christopher Reed’s winning toss of 215-11.

Freshman Jason Lilja earned points as the third-place finisher in the high jump (6-6¼) and fourth in the long jump (22-7).

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Saints earn pair of dramatic wins

St. Scholastica won both its games in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament as expected on Friday in the St. Paul area, but it certainly wasn’t easy.

The Saints had to rally for a 3-2 extra-inning victory over Bethany Lutheran and then edged Northwestern 6-4.

St. Scholastica trailed 2-1 against Bethany before Tyler Henderson tied it with a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. Trevor Bernsdorf then drove in Bret Moody in the bottom of the 10th inning to win it.

St. Scholastica scored five runs in the first two innings against Northwestern and then held on as Henderson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. St. Scholastica (29-10) will play for the championship at 1 p.m. today.

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