Gophers Nicolle Murphy and Lyndsey Thorpe earned first-team All-America honors on Thursday at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.

Murphy placed fourth in the javelin with a throw of 183 feet, 2 inches — the second longest in Gophers history. She placed sixth last year.

Thorpe's school-record throw of 207-8 was good for sixth place in the hammer competition. Thorpe, at the national championships for the first time, broke her own school record of 203-6, set last month at the NCAA West prelim in Lawrence, Kan.

Her performance came a day after Sean Donnelly's fourth-place showing in the men's hammer throw.

Gophers honored

Five Gophers athletes were named 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-Americas.

They are gymnast Lindsay Mable (senior, first team) and hockey players Hannah Brandt (senior, second team) and Lee Stecklein (junior, second team) on the women's side and wrestlers Michael Kroells (junior, first team) and Brett Pfarr (junior, third team) on the men's side.

Mable and Brandt were honored for the second year in a row.

Manyang dismissed

Former Duluth East High School basketball star Akolda Manyang was dismissed from the Oklahoma team after the 7-foot junior center was accused of aggravated robbery in Minnesota.

Rochester police said that Manyang and another man were arrested early Wednesday after they allegedly assaulted a cab driver and took his keys. A month ago Manyang was charged in Oklahoma for allegedly punching a former OU football player.

Manyang played in 25 games last season for a Sooners team that reached the Final Four.

Saints beat Canaries

The St. Paul Saints (14-8) began their last series of a four-city, 14-game road trip with a 5-4 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Tony Thomas extended his hitting streak to 21 games.

• The American Association All-Star Game at CHS Field on Aug. 2 will be televised by FSN Plus.

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