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Catching up: Platte native Cutler hot at the plate for USF baseball team

University of Sioux Falls senior Keith Cutler continued his hot season from behind the plate, going 2-for-3 with one RBI in a 10-3 loss on Saturday to NCAA Division II No. 11 St. Cloud State at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Cutler, a Platte graduate, is batting .308 for the Cougars with nine RBIs and one home run. USF (4-13, 0-5 NSIC) continues their season on Friday and Saturday when it hosts Minnesota-Duluth for four Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.

- Caitlin Way, a sophomore for the Oklahoma State University women's track and field team, placed second in the women's hammer throw with a throw of 53.87m/180-00 on Friday at the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Okla.

This was just the second outdoor meet of the season for Way, a Mitchell native.

Way was an all-Big 12 selection in the outdoor hammer throw in 2012.

Oklahoma State continues its season today when it travels to Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays.

- Gregory native and University of South Dakota senior Alexa Duling finished fourth in the women's 400-meter hurdles on Friday at the Arizona State Invite in Tempe, Ariz.

Duling finished the race with a time of 1:00.40, the 10th-best time in the region. Duling also finished fifth in the women's 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.08 and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third with a time of 3:51.27.

This was the first meet of the outdoor season for the USD track and field teams.

- Air Force Academy senior Bethany Gross was part of the 4x400-meter relay squad that finished fourth and accounted for the fifth-fastest time in Academy history on Friday at the Arizona State Invite in Tempe, Ariz. The relay team finished with a time of 3:51.82 in its first time running the 4x400 this season.

In addition to running the second leg of the relay, Gross, a Hanson graduate, finished ninth in the 400-meter race with a time of 57.44.

The Falcons return to the track Friday and Saturday as they split up for several meets during the Academy's spring break.

- Alexandria native Rhianna Gullickson and the Augustana womens basketball team ended its season in a 76-54 loss to No. 3-seeded Dowling College in the Division II women's final four Wednesday at Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Tex.

Augustana (28-7, 16-6 NSIC) earned a spot in the final four after knocking off top ranked and previously unbeaten Clayton State 81-68 in the Elite Eight.

Gullickson, a redshirt sophomore, will still have two years of eligibility left for the Vikings.