Aspen Abbott earns academic recognition
June 2, 2017
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
TRACK AND FIELD
ASPEN ABBOTT — Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Ore.), 2013 Douglas graduate: Abbott was named to the Academic All-District 4 track and field/cross country teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The program recognizes student-athletes for their athletic and academic performance. To be eligible for consideration, a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 is required. Abbott, a senior pre-physical therapy major with a 3.89 GPA, ended her four-year Southern Oregon career last weekend when she placed ninth in the 800 meters at the NAIA Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. She ran a school and personal record time of 2:13.73. Abbott also helped Southern Oregon's 4×400 relay team place ninth in 3:51.15.
SADIE GASTELUM — Chico State University, 2012 Douglas graduate: Gastelum placed second in the women's 10,000 with a time of 34:48.37 May 25 at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships in Bradenton, Fla. Gastelum earned All-America honors in the race and was two seconds slower than her personal record. She came back two nights later and placed 10th in the 5,000 with a personal best 16:45.88, good for second-team All-America recognition.
DUSTY FISHER — Boise State University, 2013 Douglas graduate: Fisher ran 20.81 in the 200 to finish 20th in the prelims on Friday at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas. Fisher also ran for the Broncos' 4×400 relay team that ran 3:16.18 to finish 22nd.
NICK MAESTRETTI — Kansas University, 2012 Douglas graduate: Maestretti ended his senior season for the Jayhawks at the NCAA regional meet last Friday in Austin, where he cleared 16-10¾ in the pole vault to tie for 18th.
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KELLY SONNEMANN — Humboldt State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: The Lumberjacks ended their season by winning one of three games at the NCAA Division II Championships in Salem, Va. One highlight for Sonnemann came in her role as catcher on May 26 when Madison Williams pitched her third no-hitter of the season as Humboldt State posted a 2-0 victory against Molloy. One day before, Sonnemann went 1-for-2 with one walk in the Lumberjacks' 5-1 opening round loss against Angelo State. The Lumberjacks were eliminated on Saturday when Armstrong State scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to win an elimination game, 5-1. Humboldt State finished its season with a 44-15 record and fifth in the Division II tournament.
Editor's note: Please send an email to Dave Price at firstname.lastname@example.org if a student-athlete has been left out.
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