Former Gophers All-America Ben Blankenship of Stillwater placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run Saturday at the U.S. Track and Field championships in Eugene, Ore. Blankenship, 25, was timed in 3 minutes, 38.78 seconds, more than 1½ seconds behind winner Matthew Centrowitz.
In other finals Saturday:
• Minneapolis’ Jamie Cheever finished 12th in the women’s steeplechase in 9:56.74, well off the meet-record time of winner Emma Coburn (9:15.59).
• Former St. Francis star Maggie Ewen, now at Arizona State, threw 173 feet, 1 inch in the discus, good for 17th place.
• Waseca’s Shane Streich placed fifth in the junior men’s 800 in 1:50.29.
Saints top RedHawks
Dan Kaczrowski his a three-run homer that capped a four-run second inning — with all the runs scoring with two outs — and aded a sacrifice fly for the Saints in a 5-2 victory over the host Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
The game was interrupted by a 67-minute rain delay.
Kramer Sneed (6-1) allowed one earned run despite issuing five walks in six innings.