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Falcon Roundup: Track competes at St. Mary's; Softball splits with La Crosse, Stevens Point and Eau Claire

Track competes at St. Mary's

Freshman Emmy Farago of Hudson won the 3,000 meter steeplechase to highlight the UW-River Falls women's track and field team's performance at the St. Mary's Open Saturday, April 28, in Winona, Minn.

Farago won the race with a time of 12 minutes, 19.35 seconds to post UWRF's only first place finish of the day.

Freshman Katelyn Moore of Hudson turned in a sixth place time of 4:55.63 in the 1500 meter run and Emily Klatt of Barron was seventh in 4:57.20 while freshman Adyara Hanaman of Rice Lake recorded a pair of eighth place finishes with times of 12.95 seconds in the 100 meter dash and 26.57 seconds in the 200.

Junior Adam Kasper led the Falcon men with a third place time of 1:58.53 in the 800 meter run. Freshman Adam Jacobi took fourth in the 5,000 meter run in 16:59.62 and senior Colton Sorensen of Balsam Lake cleared 4.66 meters in the pole vault to finish fourth while senior Justin Barnes was fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.85 meters.

UWRF will host the WIAC Championships this Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, at Ramer Field.

Softball splits with La Crosse, Stevens Point and Eau Claire

The Falcon softball team finally got to play at home last Saturday, Sunday and Monday and split three doubleheaders with UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Eau Claire.

Amber Galloway's two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Falcons to a 3-2 victory in their opener Saturday, April 28, before the Eagles took an 11-7 win in the nightcap.

After losing to Stevens Point, 5-3, in the first game Sunday, April 29, Molly Kaspar provided the big blow in the second game with a three-run homer in UWRF's 7-5 victory.

Kaspar and Noelle Senour each hit two-run home runs to force extra innings Monday, April 30, against Eau Claire but the Blugolds pushed a run across in the top of the eighth to earn a 6-5 victory.

Senour hit her second homer of the day and Gallaway and Aiyana Ledwein drove in a run apiece in UWRF's 3-0 victory in the nightcap.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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