Bluffton High School graduate Trevor Bassitt and Ohio Northern University alum and assistant coach Emily Richards will be attempting to earn spots on the United States Olympic Team this week during trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Bassitt, who completed his senior season at Ashland University, is scheduled to compete in the 400 meter hurdles with the first round scheduled to start at 10:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday. While at Ashland, Bassitt collected six Division II national championships and 13 All-American honors. His top outdoor time this year in the 400 hurdles is 48.8 seconds.
Richards, who turned professional in 2018, is a nine-time NCAA champion and 13-time All-American. To qualify for the Olympic Trials, she ran a 2:02.10 at the Stumptown Twilight Meet on June 3 in Portland, Oregon. The qualifying mark for this year’s trials in the 800 is 2:02.50. The first round of the 800 is scheduled for 10 p.m. Thursday.
The top three finishers in each event will qualify to be on Team USA for the Tokyo Games, postponed from 2020 to July 23-Aug. 8 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth-place finisher will be an alternate.
HARROD — Ryan Klausing won a playoff against Carson Harmon to win the boys 16-18 division Tuesday after each shot 2-over-par 73s in the McDonald’s Junior Series Reineke Ford Open at Colonial Golfers Club.
In the boys 14-15 tourney, Louis Magoto was first with an 81 followed by Keaton Foster (88).
Kayla Nartker won a playoff for first place against Bridget Mulcahy after each shot 81 on the girls 16-18 par 72 layout.
In the nine-hole par 36 competition, Brevin Brandt shot a 38 with Calvin Byrum (44) second among the 12-13 boys. Kallie McKinley shot a 57 as the only girls 15 and younger competitor.
The next LJGA event is Thursday’s Bach Promotional Products Open at Delphos Country Club. Head to bluegolf.com/junior/programs/limajga/index.html for more information.
Jet Box 3, Locos 2
MILFORD — Jet Box (12-3) scored in the bottom of the 10th inning for the victory. After trailing 2-1, Lima tied the game in the top of the fifth inning.
Seth Tucker had two hits and Colton Ledbetter doubled for Lima (8-7). Locos starting pitcher Dylan Freeman allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out six in five innings. Teammate Kyle Moseley didn’t give up any runs in three innings of relief while allowing one hit and three walks and striking out five.
Lima travels to Sandusky for a game against the Ice Haulers at 7:05 tonight.
Bluffton duo named
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University senior Darian Greeley and freshman Montez Archer Jr. have been named First Team All-America by D3football.com.
Greeley had his season cut short in his fifth game with a knee injury. He finished fourth in the country with 644 rushing yards. His eight touchdowns were tied for second in the nation.
Archer Jr.’s seven interceptions leads all of NCAA Division III for pickoffs. He is also tops in the country with 531 kickoff return yards and 234 punt return yards. His 21.3 yards per punt return is currently third in the nation.
He also has been named a 2021 preseason First Team All-America selection by the Lindy’s Sports College Football Preview publication.
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