Senior Kierra Smith of the Gophers place second in the 200-yard breaststoke in the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships in Indianapolis. Her finals time of 2 minutes, 3.55 seconds broke the NCAA record, but so did the time of Lilly King, an Indiana sophomore who won in 2:03.18.
Smith, the 2015 NCAA champion, was a Rio Olympics finalist in the 200-meter breaststroke last year competing for Canada.
Lexi Tenenbaum of Minnesota finished eighth in platform diving (235.95). The Gophers were in ninth place with 157 points with one event left.
Wrestler commits to U
Apple Valley wrestler Gable Steveson tweeted Friday that he will wrestle at Minnesota. Steveson's older brother Bobby is a redshirt freshman 184-pounder for the Gophers.
The heavyweight is a three-time state individual champion and the nation's No. 1-ranked wrestler in the junior class. He finished the 2016-17 season with a 42-0 record and 41 pins. He is a two-time Freestyle Cadet world champion, having won 220-pound titles in 2015 and 2016.
U shows power
Toby Hanson and Jordan Smith hit solo homers to lead the Gophers to a 5-2 baseball victory over host Sacramento State. Terrin Vavra also had an RBI triple for Minnesota (11-8), which won two of three games with the Hornets (10-8).
Program's first no-hitter
Gus Varland pitched the first no-hitter in Concordia (St. Paul) baseball history. Varland, a sophomore righthander from Maplewood, struck out 14 in the Golden Bears' 6-1 victory over Southwest Minnesota State in the first game of a doubleheader at Veterans Field in Minnetonka.
• Gustavus Adolphus defeated Norwich 3-1 in the third-place game of the NCAA Division III Women's Frozen Four in Adrian, Mich. Erica Power had two goals for the Gusties (19-7-3), one on a power play, the other shorthanded. Teammate Diana Draayer got the winner with 1:44 left in the middle period.
• Roman Uchyn's goal at 13:54 of overtime enable host Norwich (Wis.) to beat Augsburg 4-3 in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal hockey game. Corbin Chapman scored twice for the Auggies (17-5-6)
• The Gophers defeated the University of Illinois-Chicago 413.500 to 372.700 in a men's gymnastics dual at the Sports Pavilion. Yaroslav Pochinka of Minnesota took first in rings (13.900) and vault (14.850). Teammate Zach Liebler took first in floor exercise (14.800) a day after being named a finalist for the Nissen-Emery Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding senior gymnast.
• The Gophers women's gymnastics team finished eighth in the Big Ten meet in Piscataway, N.J. Freshman Paige Williams tied for third in vault (9.875).
• Emma Paulson of St. Thomas finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.61) at the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. She also took third in the 50 freestyle (23.09) and the 100 backstroke (54:54).
• Ben Sathre of Chaska and Andrea Rediger of Minneapolis won the Hot Dash 10-Mile races in 49:59 and 57:24, respectively, on a Mississippi riverfront course.