Princeton’s Hunter Mickow ran himself to All-American Honors in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
The University of Illinois senior placed 15th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 30 minutes, 9.21 seconds to earn Second-Team All-American. He became the first Illini runner to place in the 10K since 1987.
Illini assistant coach Jake Stewart said Mickow “ran a very smart and controlled race.
“Hunter’s ability to work himself through the race evenly is one of his strongest attributes,” he added. Hunter started his drive to the finish line from further out tonight and was able to run down a lot of guys in front of him in the last 2K. I’m very happy for Hunter ending his career as an All-American.”
Princeton’s Gwen Holmes capped her career for Olivet Nazarene University’s at the NAIA Championships May 21-24. She finished in 143rd place at 171 with rounds of hot 90 and 81.
The music ed major was also named as a 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Princeton’s Reid Clary and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits won the Summit League Tournament for the first time in school history to advance to the NCAA Tournament in Eugene, Ore.
The Jackrabbits fell to host Oregon 3-2 on May 31 with Clary going 1-for-3. The next day, SDSU (39-21) dropped a marathon, 13th-inning elimination game to San Francisco. Clary had two hits with a run scored, grounding out to end the game in the 13th inning.
For the season, Clary batted at a .269 clip, going 29 for 108 with six doubles, two triples, a homer and 19 RBIs.
Track and field
Lorraine Stamberger, a sophomore distance runner from LaMoille, earned her second letter with the Augustana College track and field team.
• Lincoln College’s Taylor Hewitt, a freshman infielder/pitcher from Manlius, was named to the NJCAA Division II all-Region Softball team.
She also received Academic All-Conference and NJCAA Academic All-American honors.
• Wyanet’s Sam Shepard, a sophomore for Iowa Wesleyan, was named to the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Softball National Championships All-Academic Team. Honorees must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher and are sophomores or higher Shepard batted .246 for Wesleyan (20-15).
• Anna Phillips, Shepard’s classmate at Bureau Valley, was the leading hitter for Trinity Christian, batting .356 with 47 hits in 132 at-bats. The Trolls finished 12-32.