Nick Maestretti to compete at NCAA indoor meet today
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
TRACK AND FIELD
NICK MAESTRETTI — University of Kansas, 2012 Douglas graduate: Maestretti is one of three Jayhawks entered in the men’s pole vault at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in College Station, Texas. The senior’s personal best jump of 17-11 was set a month ago. The men’s pole vault competition begins at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) today inside Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. This marks just the seventh time in the 52-year history of the NCAA Indoor meet that more than two pole vaulters from a single school qualified, according to the KUathletics.com website. Nick’s father, Lane, was a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the decathlon and at one time held the American record in the decathlon pole vault.
KELLY SONNEMANN — Humboldt State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Sonnemann, hitting leadoff while playing center field, helped Humboldt State sweep a double header Friday against Stanislaus State. The Lumberjacks won 4-1 and 7-2 in Turlock, Calif. She had a walk and a double the first game, along with a run scored and two stolen bases. In the second game, Sonnemann had a double and walk, scoring once with one stolen base. On Saturday, she went 2-for-4 in both ends of the double header and led off the second game with a triple as the Lumberjacks split the double header. On Monday, Sonnemann had three walks, two stolen bases and two runs scored in a 6-1 win over Cal State East Bay in Hayward, Calif. The Lumberjacks improved their season record to 14-1 overall and 9-1 in California Collegiate Athletic Association and are ranked No. 1 in the nation among Division II teams.
SAM BROERSMA — Feather River College (Quincy, Calif.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Broersma is part of a Feather River team that defeated Las Positas 101-95 Saturday to become one of eight teams still standing in the California community college state tournament. Feather River (25-3 overall and averaging 91.0 points per game) played East Los Angeles in the quarterfinals on Thursday in Livermore, Calif.
JAMES HERRICK — Sacramento State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Herrick saw action for the Hornets Tuesday night in their 91-76 win over Idaho State at the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno. The Hornets advanced to play in the quarterfinal round on Thursday against No. 2 seed Eastern Washington at the Reno Events Center. The Big Sky semifinals are tonight and the championship game is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
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