Minnesota Scene: Carleton pentathlete wins national title

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: March 15, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Carleton College’s Amelia Campbell, a sophomore from Sturgeon Bay, Wis., won the pentathlon in record-breaking fashion Friday at the NCAA Division III track and field championships in Lincoln, Neb.

Her total of 3,884 points was a meet record and the second-highest total in Division III history to her 3,914 points last week at the MIAC championships.


Auggies sixth on mat

Augsburg was in sixth place with seven points after the first session of the NCAA Division III national wrestling championships on Friday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Auggies heavyweight Chad Johnson, a two-time defending champion, pinned his first opponent in 6:37. The senior from Ferryville, Wis., improved his record to 32-1. Teammate Mike Fuenffinger, a junior from Hibbing, Minn., won on a major decision at 125. He placed seventh a year ago.

The other six wrestlers for Augsburg, an 11-time national champion, lost either their first or second match. They competed in wrestlebacks on Friday night.



Hamline coach let go

Doc DelCastillo, the Hamline men’s hockey coach the past two seasons, will not return next seaosn.

“Doc has been a passionate leader of the men’s hockey program, and we wish him the very best as he pursues other coaching opportunities,” said Jason Verdugo, the Pipers’ athletic director. “We are, however, ready to move in a new direction with the men’s hockey program, and we are very excited about the opportunities we see for the future.”

Hamline finished last in the MIAC this season. The Pipers were 2-22-1 overall, 1-15 in the conference.



• Sara Moulton struck out 15 hitters in six innings and allowed only one hit as the Gophers beat Georgia State 7-0 in the Chanticleer Showdown in Conway, S.C. Nikki Anderson got another strikeout for Minnesota (18-3) in the seventh. Shortstop Tyler Walker was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

• The Gophers defeated host Sacramento State 2-1 in baseball. Starter Alec Crawford pitched six innings and gave up only one hit and struck out four for the victory. Outfielder Bobby Juan was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Minnesota (8-5).

• The No. 13 Gophers women’s gymnastics team (16-2, 3-1 Big Ten) will end its regular-season with a four-team meet Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Besides Michigan (4-0), the conference leader and nation’s No. 8 team, Iowa and Penn State also are in the meet.

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