Sport shorts: Softball, Indoor track and field

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On July 30, 2007

Softball goes to regionals

The Lady Miner softball team earned its first-ever berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament this spring, playing in the Great Lakes Regional at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill. Watch for information on the Lady Miners’ tournament run in the Fall issue of UMR Magazine.

Indoor track and field

The Miners indoor track and field team posted its highest finish ever at the NCAA. UMR participants Lucas Handley, Jordan Henry and Tyrone Smith earned All-America honors.

Handley finished third with a school record-mark of 16-8, which earned him his second All-America award in his third national meet. He finished sixth at the 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships. Henry finished seventh overall and received his first All-America award.

Smith, who took fourth in the indoor long jump last March and followed that with a runner-up finish at the NCAA-II outdoor championships, took second place. That tied the highest finish ever for a Miner at the NCAA Indoor Championships with J.R. Skola, AE’05, who finished second in the pole vault in the 2003 meet.

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