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McKown places third in discus at state meet

Marshall McKown placed third in the men's discus at the California community college track and field championships Saturday in Sacramento.

Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:

TRACK AND FIELD

MARSHALL MCKOWN — Yuba College (Yuba City, Calif.), 2014 Douglas graduate: After a mishap one day before, McKown rebounded to take third-place in the men's discus on Saturday during the California Community College Athletic Association State Track and Field Championships in Sacramento. McKown logged a throw of 156-2 at American River College to earn his third-place medal and community college All-America recognition. McKown was seventh after the first round at American River College, fourth after two rounds and then unleashed his best throw of the competition in the third round. On Friday, the sophomore placed eighth in the hammer throw at 162-10 despite falling at the end of his second round attempt. "I wasn't very patient and tried to muscle it out there," McKown said, adding with a laugh. "I ended up taking some bruises … mostly a bruised ego … but it's all OK now."

DUSTY FISHER — Boise State University, 2013 Douglas graduate: Fisher has qualified to run the 200 meters and the 4×400 relay at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Championships this weekend in Austin, Texas. This is his second-career west preliminary appearance after qualifying in the 200 last season. He comes in with the 21st fastest 200 time (20.64) in the region.

NICK MAESTRETTI — Kansas University, 2012 Douglas graduate: Maestretti has qualified for the men's pole vault at the West Regional at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. Maestretti comes in with the 19th best mark in the region (17-4½).

SOFTBALL

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KELLY SONNEMANN — Humboldt State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Sonnemann and the Lumberjacks begin play Thursday at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Salem, Va. Sonnemann drove in one run on a second-inning fielder's choice last Friday to help the Lumberjacks defeat Dixie State, 8-6, to clinch their second straight West Region title. One day before, Sonnemann doubled and scored to bring Humboldt State even at 1-1 in the third inning of a game in which the Lumberjacks beat Dixie State in eight innings, 3-2.

KALI SARGENT — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Sargent pitched 4.0 innings, allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits last Thursday in the Wolf Pack's 3-0 loss against Cal Poly in the Postseason NISC regional championship game on Thursday at Bill Simoni Field in Stockton, Calif. Sargent also pitched a four-hitter Tuesday in a 1-0 loss against Cal Poly. In two games against the Wolf Pack, Cal Poly's Lindsey Chalmers allowed only three hits. Nevada went 2-2 in the tournament and finished the season with a 30-25 overall record (13-11 Mountain West). Sargent ended her season with a 9-10 record.

BASEBALL

KALEB FOSTER — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: The Wolf Pack open in the four-team Mountain West Tournament Thursday with a 6 p.m. game against top-seeded New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Field in Albuquerque. Nevada is scheduled to play again today (all tournament games are being live-streamed on the Mountain West Network). Foster is hitting .200 for the season (19-for-95 with 19 walks), five doubles, two triples and 12 RBI.

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