The No. 23-ranked Gophers swept both Sam Houston State and the College of Charleston in three sets on Saturday to win the Charleston (S.C.) Classic with a 3-0 record in the volleyball round robin.

Daly Santana, named the MVP of the tournament, had 13 kills and 11 digs in Minnesota's 25-21, 25-17, 25-23 win over the host team. Paige Tapp and Alyssa Groehner both had 11 kills as the Gophers improved to 8-2.

Earlier, 14 players got in as the Gophers beat San Houston State 25-15, 25-13, 25-11. Minnesota hit .297 and had 13 blocks against the Bearcats.

First every 20 years

Bicycle racer Jeff Hall, 20 years after winning this race for the first time, won the 33rd annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival in Cable, Wis.

Hall, of Farmington, outsprinted David Flatten to win the 40-mile race in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 23 seconds.

"I've done countless Chequamegons … and the conditions this year were pretty good," Hall said. "It always feels great to be back."

Chloe Woodruff of Prescott, Ariz., won the women's race in 2:19.58. Last year's winner, Jenna Rinehart of Minneapolis, had a crash but came in third.


• Host St. John's and St. Thomas were tied at 297 after the first round of the St. John's Fall Invitational, a 20-team men's golf tournament. Ryan Gallagher of the Johnnies was the individual leader with a 1-under 71.