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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Geneseo grads compete in college spring sports

  • During the spring sports season, Geneseo High School was not only well represented on the high school fields, but in the collegiate arena.
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  • During the spring sports season, Geneseo High School was not only well represented on the high school fields, but in the collegiate arena.
    Olivia Goethals started in all 47 games during her freshman year with the North Central College softball team.
    Goethals had 64 at bats with 15 runs, 14 hits, eight RBIs and two doubles. She was second on the team with eight sacrifice bunts.
    North Central finished the season at 35-12 overall and 7-7 in conference.
    Karissa Herrman saw action in 34 games this season for Black Hawk College softball team in her freshman year. Herrman totaled 101 at bats with 14 runs, 19 hits, three doubles and two RBIs.
    Kassi Anderson also played in 34 games for the Black Hawk College softball team during her freshman year. Anderson had 86 at bats with 17 runs, 25 hits, six doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBIs.
    Black Hawk finished the year at 11-27 overall and 5-15 in the conference.
    Taylor Wise, a freshman softball player for Kirkwood Community College, had only two at bats this season for the squad, and missed the rest of the season due to injury.
    Kirkwood finished the year at 55-3 overall and 28-0 in the conference.
    Meghan Wethington competed in the spring tennis season for Augustana College to close out her college career.
    Wethington suffered losses at No. 5 singles, 0-6, 6-4 and 10-3 and at No. 2 doubles, 9-7 against Alma; won at No. 2 doubles against Davenport, 8-3; won at No. 5 singles, 8-2 and No. 2 doubles against Hanover; and was victorious at No. 2 doubles, 8-4 against Concordia Moorhead.
    She also fell 6-2 and 6-2 at No. 6 singles and 8-1 at No. 2 doubles at UW-Whitewater; lost 6-2 and 6-0 at No. 6 singles and 8-2 at No. 2 doubles to Coe College; lost 6-4 and 6-4 at No. 6 singles and 8-0 at No. 2 doubles to St. Ambrose; and won at No. 2 doubles against Upper Iowa University.
    Rounding out the season, Wethington lost 6-2 and 6-2 at No. 6 singles and 8-1 at No. 2 doubles to Ashford; lost 7-6 and 6-3 at No. 6 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles against Luther; won 6-2 and 6-3 at No. 5 singles and 8-1 at No. 2 doubles vs. Dubuque; won 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3 at No. 6 singles and lost 8-6 at No. 2 doubles against Carthage; and lost 6-0 and 6-1 at No. 6 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles against Wheaton.
    Rebecca Barnhart is a freshman member of the North Central College women’s tennis team, but did not see any action in the spring season.
    Kyle Reiling, a freshman runner for the North Central College men’s track and field team, competed in six meets this season.
    Reiling placed ninth at the Gregory Invite in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33 minutes and 42.50 seconds; 17th at the Wheaton Quad in the 5,000-m run at 16.14.5; 24th at the Wheaton Twilight in the 5,000-m run at 15:54.9; 29th at the Chicagoland Championships in the 5,000-m run at 16:17.41; 32nd at the Benedictine Invite in the 3,000-m run in 9:18.07; and 45th at the Dr. Keeler Invite in the 5,000-m run at 15:48.15.
    Page 2 of 3 - Megan Wyffels finished her senior year of track at Western Illinois this spring. Wyffels’ highest finish of the season was second place in the javelin at the Lee Calhoun Invite with a throw of 108-11.
    She also took fifth at the Gateway Invite in the javelin at 94-5; ninth at the SIU Spring Classic in the javelin with a toss of 99-6; and 14th at the league championships in the javelin of 84-0.
    Paige Gatter competed in four meets during her freshman year of track for Lewis University. She nabbed a 15th-place finish in the 1500-m run in 5:03.33, her highest of the year, at the GLVC Championships and also took 20th in the 800-m run at 2:32.00.
    Gatter came in 21st in the 1500-m run at the Hillsdale Invite in 5:15.94 and 22nd in the 800-m run in 2:34.61; 29th in the 800-m run at the Washington University Invite at 2:30.15 and 35th in the 1500-m run at 5:13.03; and 37th in the 1500-m run in the Chicagoland Championships at 5:19.22.
    Branden Smith, a sophomore member of the St. Ambrose University men’s track and field team, was injured for most of the season so didn’t see any action this year.
    Kaci Storm earned All-Big 12 honors during her freshman year as the first leg of the 4x100-m relay that took eighth at the Big 12 Championships in 48.39 for the Iowa State University track team.
    Storm also finished 14th in the heptathlon at the Big 12 Championships. She took 11th in the 100-m hurdles in 15.22; had no height in the high jump; 12th in the shot put at 29-4 1/2; 10th in the 200-m dash at 26.60; 15th in the long jump at 15-7 3/4; 10th in the javelin at 102-02; and ninth in the 800-m run at 2:28.91.
    Also this season, she took ninth in the 100-m hurdles at the Jim Duncan Invite in 14.87; and 10th in the heptathlon at the Cal Multis (10th, 800-m run, 2:26.75; sixth, 100-m hurdles, 15.07; 12th long jump, 16 1/4; and 11th javelin, 85-0.
    Amanda Egan concluded her sophomore year with the Bellarmine University women’s track and field team this year. Her highest finish of the season was sixth in the discus at the University of Kentucky meet of 111-11, and also came in ninth in the shot put at 37-1 1/4.
    Egan finished eighth at the Bellarmine Classic in the shot put with a toss of 11.60 meters and 11th in the discus at 30.24m. At the GLVC Outdoor Championships, she placed 10th in the discus at 35.73m and 12th in the shot put at 10.84m; while at the Hilltopper Relay she came in 16th in the discus at 120-11 and 16th in the shot put at 38 1/4.
    Curt Jensen competed as an unattached athlete this season as he redshirted this year for the Illinois State University men’s track and field team.
    Page 3 of 3 - Jensen placed first in the shot put at 64-4, third in the discus at 166-10 and ninth in the hammer throw at 174-02 at the Joey Haines Invite. He had a throw of 61-9 3/4 at Beloit; and fourth in the Tucson Elite Classic with a throw of 64-5.
    At the Chicagoland Throws Series, Jensen placed fifth in the shot put at 64-1 3/4 to advance to the U.S. Outdoor Nationals.
    Jensen took 12th in the shot put at nationals with a throw of 62-1.
     
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