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Catching up: Way wins hammer throw at Tulsa Duals

Former Mitchell Kernel standout Caitlin Way helped the Oklahoma State University track and field team win its first meet of the spring outdoor season Saturday at the Tulsa Duals in Tulsa, Okla.

Way, a senior, won the hammer throw with a throw of 58.06 meters.

The Cowgirls travel to Austin, Texas, for the Texas Relays. The event begins today and continues through Saturday.

Area athletes earn scholar awards

Kelsey Schmidt, a junior for the Mount Marty women’s basketball team, was named an NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete. Schmidt, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, is a biology major and averaged eight points per game for the Lancers this season before suffering a knee injury with eight games remaining.

Northern State’s Devon Brecke was named to the 2013-14 Division II Women’s Basketball All-Academic team, the league announced last week.

Brecke, a sophomore biology major and native of Wagner, appeared in all 31 games for the Wolves this season, averaging 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds.

Northern (24-7, 17-5 NSIC) had its seasoncome to an end at the NCAA Central Regionals in Searcy, Ark.

Presentation College’s Trevor Flemmer was also a scholar athlete. The Mitchell native maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 to earn the honor. He was one of two student athletes from the North Star Athletic Association to be named an NAIA scholar athlete.

Docken, Neises earn All-Academic honors

Jayd Docken and Bradyn Neises were two of five Augustana wrestlers to be named to the 2013-14 Division II All-Academic wrestling teams. Docken, a junior and Winner native, was named to the first team, while Neises, a junior and Howard native, was honorable mention.

Docken’s season ended after losing two decisions at the NCAA Division II Championships and finished with a 17-5 record. He recorded a 3.12 GPA as a sports management major.

Neises finished his season with an 11-9 record, just one win shy of earning a spot at the NCAA Championships. He earns the All-Academic honors after maintaining a 3.05 GPA as a sports management major.

Docken and Neises also earned second-team all-conference honors, the NSIC announced Thursday.