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Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell captures three first-place finishes in Big Ten opener

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Mitchell grad and University of Minnesota swimmer Tevyn Waddell recently reached Olympic Trials cuts.

Mitchell High School graduate Tevyn Waddell claimed three first-place finishes for the Minnesota swimming and diving team on Oct. 26. The Gophers defeated Iowa by a 157-143 margin in their Big Ten Conference opener.

Waddell won the 100-yard backstroke (54.68), 500-yard freestyle (4:56.31) and 200-yard individual medley (2:01.93). She was also on the winning 200 medley relay team that won in a time of 1:41.05.

"It was an exciting meet," Waddell said in a press release. "A lot of us weren't doing the events we usually do, so it was fun to see people do different events. It was nice to see that even in our off events, we still came out on top."

The Gophers will host Big Ten foe Wisconsin at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Nov. 8.

Gustafson, Dordt off to 2-0 start

Ethan graduate Karly Gustafson helped the Dordt College women’s basketball team pick up a pair of wins to start her freshman campaign.

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The Defenders scored two convincing victories over Waldorf (113-40) on Oct. 25 and Buena Vista (91-63) on Oct. 29.

Against Waldorf, Gustafson finished with eight points and three rebounds. She added 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals against Buena Vista.

Dordt plays Trinity Christian and Rochester in Palo Heights, Illinois, on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, respectively.

Bormann, SDSU finish fall golf season

Parkston graduate and the South Dakota State University women's golf team concluded the fall portion of its season in fourth place at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Tuesday.

The Jackrabbits finished the tournament with 297-302-291—890 (+26). UNLV, which hosted the event at Boulder Creek Golf Club, finished first with a total of 879 (+15). San Francisco placed second with 887 (+23), while Long Beach State finished third at 888 (+24).

Bormann, a senior, fired a team-best 70 (-2) on Tuesday, improving 16 spots on the leaderboard to finish tied for 20th with a total score of 224 (+8).

The Jackrabbit women's golf team will resume play for the 2019-20 season, Feb. 21-23, at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Collegiate in Greensboro, Ga.

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