Koontz competes at Big Ten finals
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
SWIMMING AND DIVING
SHELBY KOONTZ — Indiana University, 2016 Douglas graduate: Koontz won the C Final 100-yard butterfly (17th overall) in 53.35 last Friday during the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. The time was a personal record, made her the sixth fastest performer in school history and made the B NCAA cut. Her previous best of 54.20 was set one day before in the prelims. On Saturday, the freshman placed 24th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.27 in the C Final. Koontz qualified for the final earlier in the day with a personal record 49.78, which also made the NCAA B cut.
SHAELIN MOREFIELD — Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2014 Douglas graduate: Morefield placed third in the consolation final Saturday in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:07.51 during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships held at East Los Angeles College. She went 2:05.42 in the prelims. Morefield also clocked a 4:31.74 in the 400 IM prelims Friday and 2:09.09 in the 200 IM on Thursday.
TRACK AND FIELD
NICK MAESTRETTI — University of Kansas, 2012 Douglas graduate: Maestretti cleared a personal record 17-feet, 11 inches to place second Friday in the men’s pole vault at the Arkansas Qualifier in Fayetteville. The senior moved into the school’s all-time top-10 indoor list and to No. 11 on the most recent NCAA pole vault rankings. Those ranked 16th or better after Feb. 26 will qualify for the national championship meet to be hosted by Texas A&M on March 10-11.
MARSHALL MCKOWN — Yuba College (Yuba City, Calif.), 2014 Douglas graduate: McKown led a 1-2-3 Yuba sweep in the men’s discus with a throw of 147 feet, 9 inches and the shot put with a 47-2-1/4 Friday during the Golden Valley Conference preview meet held in Yuba City. McKown was a three-event winner, as he took first-place in the hammer throw (167-1).
DUSTY FISHER — Boise State, 2013 Douglas graduate: Fisher is the No. 7 seed in the men’s 400-meters for the Mountain West Championships, which opened Thursday in Albuquerque. Fisher won the 400 (48.22) on Feb. 11 at the Boise State Team Challenge.
KALEB FOSTER — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Foster started at catcher and hit cleanup for the Wolf Pack, who went 1-2 during a series against No. 23 Sam Houston State last weekend in Huntsville, Texas. The sophomore contributed one hit for the Wolf Pack in their 5-3 win on Friday. Nevada plays its home opener today, a 2 p.m. game against Virginia Tech at Peccole Park.
JACKSON KETRON — Midland University (Fremont, Neb.), 2012 Douglas graduate: Ketron had one RBI as a pinch hitter and scored one run in the Warriors’ 9-1 win at home Sunday against St. Mary. Ketron also pitched a scoreless seventh inning in relief, including a strikeout to end the game in Midland’s 8-3 win over Graceland University on Saturday.
CORRYNE MILLETT — College of San Mateo (San Mateo, Calif.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Millett scored 18 points Friday night in San Mateo’s 74-68 overtime loss at San Jose City College. Millett had three assists and five rebounds (three on the offensive end).
MADELINE LOWE — Sonoma State University, 2016 Douglas graduate: Lowe scored four points — on one layup and 2-for-2 shooting from the free throw line — during eight minutes of court time Saturday night in Sonoma State’s 65-50 victory against Cal State Dominguez Hills in Rohnert Park, Calif. The 5-foot-10 freshman also grabbed three rebounds.
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