College athletes roundup: Bates running strong at Boise State

Boise State runner Emma Bates of Elk River ran the 12th-fastest women’s 10,000 meter time in NCAA history at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford, Calif., on May 3.

In a race stacked with past NCAA champions and Olympic medalists, Bates placed 13th of 37 entrants and first among college runners as her 32:20.83 time also broke the Mountain West outdoor record.

Bates won two Mountain West outdoor titles in Laramie Wyo, on May 17, taking the 1500 in 4:40.06 and the 5000 in 17:37.68. She has earned seven titles in the five Mountain West meets counting indoor and outdoor.

Emma Bates
Emma Bates

Ryan Trapp, St. Thomas freshman trackster from Elk River, qualified for NCAA-III nationals in the 800 with his season-best 1:51.80 in a last-chance meet at LaCrosse, WI, placing third of 35. At nationals he ran 1:54.42 in a slow heat of prelims and didn’t advance, in Delaware, Ohio.

Sam Krick, Anoka-Ramsey sophomore from Elk River, batted . 463 with 10 homers, four doubles and five homers among 38 hits, driving home 30 runs and scoring 26, all of which led the team. The Rams were 8-20.

Tucker Morrell, Anoka-Ramsey sophomore pitcher and infielder from Elk River, batted .302 with 17 runs and 12 walks. He pitched 33.3 innings and had a 3-3 record and 4.86 ERA.

Hannah Fordahl, junior from Zimmerman on the Concordia-Moorhead track team, led off a 4×100 relay that placed third in the MIAC meet.

Cassandra Ortberg, Minnesota-Duluth track freshman from Zimmerman, placed sixth in the 400 meter hurdles at the NSIC meet with 1:02.52.

Madeline Schaeffer, UM-Duluth sophomore trackster from Rogers, ran the second leg on the Bulldogs 4×100 team that placed second in the NSIC meet with 47.85.

Lindsey Lowe, Winona State freshman trackster from Elk River, took up the heptathlon this spring and placed ninth in the NSIC meet.

Andrea Dwyer, Concordia-St. Paul junior golfer from Elk River, averaged 84.3 strokes this year, fifth on the team. She tied for fifth at the Augustana Spring Invitational and ninth at the Tiburon Invitational in Omaha.

Ashley Lindeen, St. Cloud State sophomore golfer from Elk River, averaged 89.3 in a season curtailed by bad weather.

Kathi Opsahl, freshman outfielder from Elk River on the St. Mary’s softball team of Winona, batted .350 (third on the team) with one homer, eight doubles, and a team-leading 24 runs-batted-in. The Cardinals were 14-18.

Kayti Hanson, Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne junior second baseman from Elk River, almost got to play in the four-team regional hosted by the Gophers two weeks ago, but the Mastadons (40-15) lost to North Dakota State in their conference finals. Hanson hit .233 with 28 runs.