Archive - Jun 28, 2011 - Sports Article
EUGENE, Ore. â€” Waverly Neer was never known for a tremendous kick during her high school athletic career.
But she sure picked the right time to come up with one.
Neer, a recent Culver Girls Academy graduate, outsprinted Kayla Beattie of Woodstock, Ill., in a dramatic homestretch drive to win the womenâ€™s 3,000-meter run Saturday night at the U.S. Outdoor Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Her winning time â€” 9 minutes, 16.23 seconds â€” is equivalent to running two miles in less than 10 minutes.
Beattie was just a step behind at 9:16.39.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouthâ€™s Trisha Neidlinger has chosen Dominican University to continue her soccer career next fall.
Neidlinger was a four-year varsity starter for the Lady Rockies while at Plymouth.Â She helped her team to the Northern Lakes Conference championship as a freshman and a conference co-championship her sophomore year, and as a junior and senior helped lead the team to consecutive sectional runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010.