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Overby runs strong at Big Sky Outdoor Championship

TRACK AND FIELD

Austin senior Madison Overby wrapped up her freshman season with the University of North Dakota track and field team on a strong note recently.

Overby finished in 13th place in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:35.33 at the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Championship in Sacramento California recently.

Overby also ran for the UND cross country team in the fall.

Austin grad Carolyn Hackel had a solid day at her first Northern Sun Outdoor championship meet for Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Hackel competed in three individual events and she also competed in the heptathlon, which she just began learning this spring. Hackel took sixth in the heptathlon — finishing fourth in the 200-meter dash portion, 11th in the 800-meter run, first in the 110-meter hurdles, sixth in the high jump, fourth in the long jump, sixth in the shot put and eighth in javelin.

Individually, Hackel took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14:01, she was ninth in the long jump with a distance of 18-1, and she took 19th in the high jump with a distance of 4-11.50.

SOFTBALL

Hayfield grad Dani Wagner and the Minnesota Gophers had their historic season come to an end over the weekend at the NCAA Regional tournament when Minnesota beat Louisiana Tech twice, but lost a pair of games to Alabama by the score of 1-0 each.

Wagner, a junior center fielder, went 1-for-3 in the final game of the season for the Gophers, who finished with a record of 56-5 overall. Over the four games, she went 3-for-14 with a run scored.

BASEBALL

Former Lyle-Pacelli standout Jordan Hart and the Minnesota State University Mankato baseball team had their season come to an end when they were knocked off by Central Oklahoma 3-2 in the Regional tournament in Emporia, Kansas May 21.

Hart went 2-for-4 with a double in the final game for the Mavericks (46-11 overall).

Hart played in all four games in the Regional tournament and he finished 5-for-15 with two homers, a double, 4 RBIs, two runs and a walk.