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UMD women chasing NSIC title

Minnesota Duluth’s Chanel Miller earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference athlete of the year at last year’s outdoor championships and the junior hopes to lead the Bulldogs to their first outdoor team title in five years at this weekend’s conference meet in Winona, Minn.

Miller was the top point-getter in 2013 and enters today’s meet already having put UMD in the team lead after repeating as heptathlon champion two weeks ago. Miller also will compete in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump. Junior Amelia Maher, who is the reigning high jump champion, was fourth in the heptathlon as the Bulldogs take 15 points into the two-day meet.

The UMD men placed seventh at last year’s event and return no individual champions from 2013, though juniors Chris Wilson (800 run), Dan Nielsen (3,000 steeplechase) and Nick Moran (hammer throw) all turned in fourth-place finishes while sophomore Mark Emlaw was fifth in the long jump. The Bulldogs’ last NSIC outdoor team title came in 2004.

College Golf

Kunst finishes 13th at region

Minnesota State-Mankato junior Tabitha Kunst of Duluth finished tied for 13th at the NCAA Division II Super Region 3 Women’s Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Tartan Golf Course in Lake Elmo, Minn.

Kunst finished with a three-round total of 18-over 234 as the Mavericks finished eighth in the team standings.

Central Oklahoma’s Taylor Neidy was the individual medalist with a 2-under 214 in leading the Bronchos to the team championship.