Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell named All-Big Ten second team
University of Minnesota sophomore swimmer Tevyn Waddell was named to the All-Big Ten Conference swimming and diving second team after placing in six events during the conference meet last week in Columbus, Ohio.
Waddell, a former Mitchell Kernel, was a member of two relay teams—200-yard medley and 400 medley—that placed second and set school records. She took fourth in the 100 backstroke, fifth in the 200 free relay, seventh in the 200 backstroke and ninth in the 100 butterfly.
As a team, the Gopher women placed fourth with 1,049 points, while Michigan won the meet with 1,465 points. All three relay teams that Waddell is on qualified for the NCAA national championship swim meet. She also achieved standard B times in each of her individual events.
The NCAA Division I women's swimming and diving championships will be held March 12-17 in Columbus, Ohio.
Huber named NSIC indoor field athlete of the week
Augustana University senior thrower Anthony Huber was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference indoor field athlete of the week on Tuesday. The Ethan native took fifth place in both the weight throw and shot put at the South Dakota State Last Chance meet on Saturday in Brookings. He had the top Division II throw in the shot put at 15.49 meters and he hit a mark of 16.8 meters in the weight throw. His personal best weight throw of 19.04 meters set a new school record at the Ted Nelson Classic on Feb. 3.
Huber will compete at the NSIC indoor championships on Friday and Saturday in Mankato, Minnesota.
DSU's Wagner reaches 1,000 points
Dakota State University senior Kennedy Wagner become the 20th Trojan to reach 1,000 career points during DSU's 74-71 loss to Bellevue on Saturday in Bellevue, Nebraska. The Chamberlain native finished the contest with a game-high 24 points, going 10-of-11 from the free-throw line. Wagner leads DSU in points (11.6 per game), assists (4.3) and steals (1.23).
Determan, Fossum, Juffer wrap up seasons with Coyotes
University of South Dakota swimmers Gray Determan, Christian Fossum and Kathleen Juffer helped the Coyote men's team take second and the women fourth at the Summit League Championships at the Midco Aquatic Center on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Determan, a Mitchell native, along with Eric Erlenmeyer, Hunter Padgett and Steve Wacom, claimed the silver medal and set a school record with a finish of 3 minutes, 0.09 seconds in the men's 400-yard freestyle relay.
Juffer, a Wagner native, took seventh in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:05.21, while Fossum, a former Mitchell Kernel, placed eighth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:54.40.