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Doppler qualifies in mile

Connor Doppler qualified for the NAIA nationals marathon on Saturday.

The sophomore from Anoka-Ramsey, Minn., placed second at the Circular Logic Marathon at West Lafayette, Ind.

Doppler covered the 23.2 miles in a personal-best time of 2 hours, 45 minutes and 9 seconds.

“Connor ran a great race. He’s put in a lot of time and miles training. He ran an outstanding race. We’re really happy for him and proud of the way he competed,” said University of Jamestown men’s track and field coach Ed Crawford. “That’s a great time for him. It’s a lot of work to put yourself in position to qualify, so he deserves a lot of credit. It’s a great thing for him.”

It’s the first time Doppler has qualified for nationals, which will be held May 22-24 in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Fearnside places first in OKC

Amy Fearnside went 6-0 and earned first place honors at 53 kilograms (116.68 pounds) at the Asics Women’s University Nationals on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Fearnside, a sophomore from Morgan Hill, Calif., posted three pins on the day and two technical falls. In the championship match she defeated Shelby Morrison of Oklahoma City, 5-3.

Two other Jimmies placed in the tournament.

Shai Mason won her first four matches at 63 kilograms (138.9 pound) with two technical falls, a decision and a fall. The junior from Los Angeles lost in the championship match 13-3 to Amanda Hendley of King (Tenn.) University.

Mary Westman finished third at 75 kilos (165.3 pounds). Three of her four wins came by pin. The sophomore from Cattaraugus, N.Y., won four of her six matches total.

Also competing for the Jimmies were Amber Schlatter (116), Dajan Treder (132) and Adrena Ng (152).

Kraft earns top career finish

Laura Kraft posted a career-best finish at the Mountain View Collegiate meet in Tucson, Ariz.

The Jamestown native, now a junior at the University of Missouri, posted rounds of 72-73-71 for a score of 216 to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place, and even par for the tournament.

Kraft was Missouri’s top placer in the meet, which featured over 50 golfers.

The winning score was 210, or 6-under par. Kraft’s 216 trailed only the 210 and two 213s in the meet.

Up next for Kraft and the Tigers is the Intercollegiate in Jacksonville, Fla., April 6-7.

Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
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