Sophomore Emilee Trost of Minnesota Duluth won the 1,500-meter race Saturday at the NCAA Division II track and field championships in Bradenton, Fla. Her time of 4 minutes, 2.64 seconds was 6.50 seconds better than the runner-up, Sarah Berger of Walsh.

Trost was second in the mile in the indoor championships March 9, and fourth in the national cross-country meet Nov. 19. UMD, with 24 points, finished ninth.

Winona State's Kathleen Taylor set a school record in the shot put (51-1¾), placing third. Teammate Katie Taylor was third in the shot put (51-1¾).

Hanneke Oosterwegel of Northern State was second in the 400 hurdles (58.07). Olivia Montez Brown of Augustana was fourth in the heptathlon (5,251).

Carleton runner places second twice

Junior Donason Cook-Gallar of Carleton placed second in the 800 (1:51.31) and the 1,500 (3:53.05) at the NCAA Division III track and field championships in Geneva, Ohio.

St. John's senior Ryan Bugler finished fourth (9:09.86) in the 3,000 steeplechase. Wisconsin-La Crosse's Ian Ewers won in 9:05.58.

Sophomore Carl Klamm of Bethel was fifth in the 400 (47.66) and anchored the Royals' 4x400 relay that placed second (3:11.24). Other relay members were Patrick Klamm, Karl Olsen and Isaac Erickson.

Wisconsin-La Crosse won the men's team title with 47 points; Carleton tied for 16th (16). Concordia (Moorhead) was 16th in the women's meet.

MSU Mankato softball in title series

Minnesota State Mankato defeated West Virginia Wesleyan 5-2 in the NCAA Division II Women's College World Series in Salem, Va., to advance to a best-of-three championship series vs. Angelo State. The Rambelles (60-5) are the top seed. The first game of the series will be 4 p.m. Sunday, the second 11 a.m. Monday, followed by a third game, if needed.

Ashley Thell hit her seventh homer of the season for the second-seeded Mavericks (62-7) vs. the fourth-seeded Bobcats (51-10). Coley Ries threw a five-hitter and struck out eight.


• The St. Paul Saints routed the visiting Kansas City T-Bones 10-3, scoring six runs in the third. Danny Oh started the big inning with a solo homer and Anthony Gallas had a bases-loaded triple.

• Madeline Strandemo of the Gophers placed fourth in the steeplechase, Emerald Egwim seventh in the 400 and Taylor Wiebke seventh in the high jump in the NCAA West Prelim in Austin, Texas, to qualify for the NCAA meet.