Friday's sports briefs
DWU’s Van Essen wins triple jump By The Daily Republic
Van Essen leaped 6.39 meters, beating out Southwest Minnesota’s T.J. Dean, who finished second with a jump of 6.29.
Wesleyan’s Dan Porter finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 6.02 meters. Porter also took fifth in the men’s triple jump with a jump of 12.72 meters.
Abby Fossum, Jessica Fossum and Ariana Arampatzis also earned top-five finishes. Abby took fifth in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 10.1 meters. Jessica finished fourth in the women’s heptathlon and Arampatzis was fifth. Fossum had 3,239 points, while Arampatzis had 3,143.
Platte-Geddes, Fiscel win Scotland/Avon Invite By The Daily Republic
SCOTLAND — The Platte-Geddes girls golf team won the Scotland/Avon Girls Golf Invite Thursday in Scotland with a team score of 319, topping second-place Irene-Wakonda by five strokes.
Nikki Nelson was the top finisher for the Black Panthers, taking fifth with a 100.
Scotland’s Maggie Fiscel took the individual title with an 82, six strokes better than second-place finisher Sydney Benter, of Burke/South Central.