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BSU SPORTS ROUNDUP: BSU takes ninth in NSIC Championship

MORTON -- The BSU women's golf team finished in ninth place in the NSIC Championship that concluded Sunday in Morton.

The Beavers entered Saturday's action in ninth place and climbed into eighth after shooting a 357 (+69) Saturday in the third round, but lost ground with a 369 (+81) Sunday.

The first two rounds of the tournament were played back in October in Brainerd.

Augustana's team score of 1304 was 33 strokes better than any other school and its pair of 324's last weekend proved to be the best rounds of the entire tournament.

BSU shot 1455 as a team and finished 25 strokes behind Sioux Falls, who scored 340 in the final round to leap into eighth place.

Augustana's team championship was led by Maggie Leland, Marisa Toivonen, and Allie Ostrander who all finished in the top four among individuals. Despite shooting her worst round of the tournament Sunday at an 87, Leland turned in the best individual score of 322.

The Beavers were led by Olivia Knutson, who finished in a tie for 13th place with a score of 349 (+61.)

The tournament marked the end of the season for BSU.

Johnson sets BSU triple jump record

Kaneeshia Johnson's mark of 36 feet, 4.25 inches, was enough to surpass Ashley Spolarich's record set in 2005 and finish second in Saturday's Al Cassel Relays in Valley City, N.D.

Austyn Eng tied for third in the pole vault by clearing 10-2.25, just a half inch shy of her season best of 10-2.75.

Sara Melom, Chloe Miller, Brittany Koss, and Nikki Anderson took second place in the 4x100 relay with a time of 49.73 seconds. The time was the best of the season and just over a second off of a school record which is 48.49.

As a team, BSU turned in nine season-best marks Saturday.

The Beavers will return to duty Saturday, May 3, when they travel to Moorhead for the Ron Masanz Open.