Catching up with former area athletes: Jamestown's Rice ends career on high note
University of Jamestown's Jacob Rice capped his collegiate career with a fifth-place finish at the GPAC men's championships on April 23-24 at the Dakota Dunes Country Club.
The Mitchell native shot a seven-over-par 291 across the four rounds, which was nine strokes off the lead. Rice recorded rounds of 74 to start and end the tournament, but carded a 72 in Round 2 and 71 the third time through. The senior helped Jamestown finish fourth as a team during its first season in the GPAC.
Formerly playing in the North Star Athletic Association, Rice placed third, fourth and 13th in the NSAA conference tournament during his career.
Bull leads Doane at GPAC tourney
Former Burke standout Tressa Bull concluded her freshman season at Doane University with a top-25 finish at the Great Plains Athletic Conference women's championship.
She shot a 352 four-round total at The York Country Club in York, Nebraska, on Friday and Saturday. Bull carded rounds of 90, 83, 87 and 92 as she was Doane's highest placer. The Tigers finished eighth as a team in the 12-team field.
Bridgewater native Autumn Hurd also competed for Doane, but only golfed the final two rounds. The junior recorded a 96 and 97 in the final two rounds for the Tigers.
BHSU's Roth places in two events
Black Hills State University's Cailey Roth notched a pair of top-10 finishes at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference meet, which took place Friday through Sunday in Rapid City.
After finishing fourth in the 800-meter run prelims (2:16.21), the Freeman native improved to third place with a time of 2 minutes, 16.45 seconds in the finals. Roth narrowly edged past fourth-place Western Colorado's Jessica Cusick by 0.26 seconds.
The senior was also part of the seventh-place 4x400 relay team. Roth ran the second leg, helping the Yellow Jackets finish in 4:02.54.
BHSU competes in the Howard Wood Dakota Relays on Friday and Saturday in Sioux Falls.