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Susan Randall, of Beavercreek, qualified third at the USATF Racewalk Trials, earning her a spot for Team USA. The national team will compete at the Racewalk World Cup this May in Taichang, China.
Susan Randall, of Beavercreek, qualified third at the USATF Racewalk Trials, earning her a spot for Team USA. The national team will compete at the Racewalk World Cup this May in Taichang, China.
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WHITING, N.J. — Beavercreek racewalk athlete Susan Randall finished third March 30 at the USA Track and Field world cup trials. By placing third, Randall will be on the USA Track and Field team at the Racewalk World Cup, which will be held May 3-4 in Taichang, China. Randall was born and raised in China before immigrating in 2001 to the Dayton Area.


“I am thrilled to be able to represent my new country in my original country,” Randall said at the awards ceremony.


Randall, a member of the PowerBar team Elite and the Miami Valley Track Club, walked the 20-kilometer distance in 1:43:17. While not her fastest race ever, she was happy with it due to the cold and heavy rains that were experienced during the competition. This will be her fourth international team event, but her first World Cup event. She previously represented the USA at the Pan American Cup events, in El Salvador (2009), Columbia (2011) and Guatemala (2013). She earned a Bronze Team medal in the El Salvador event.


COLLEGE BASKETBALL


Former Skyhawks battle in NCAA NIT game


Brooklyn Pumroy, a sophomore from Marquette University, faced off against her former teammate, Alexis Gassion, a freshman at Indiana University, in the second round Women’s National Invitational Tournament. The Lady Hoosiers defeated Marquette, 72-69, to move on to the Sweet 16 of the NIT. Gassion scored nine points, all from behind the three-point line. Coming into the second half of the game Pumroy took over and got the Golden Eagles within a point with less than one minute to go in the game, but Indiana hung on for the win.


COLLEGE SOFTBALL


Beavercreek alumnae battle


Jessica Robinson and Liz VanSant, two Beavercreek natives, played against each other in a softball match when Muskingum took on Capital University. Capital University’s Robinson came in as a pinch runner and Muskingum’s VanSant did not play in this game. VanSant is a freshman playing infield for Muskingum. Robinson is also a freshman who plays infield for Capital University. Muskingums next game will be held Wednesday at Wilmington, and Capital will be also playing, Wednesday at Heidelberg.


COLLEGE BASEBALL


Rockets defeat Wright State


TOLEDO — Wright State University went up against Toledo on April 1, at Mercy Field. Wright State’s Andrew McCafferty and Jason DeFevers both drove in two runs. Cody Simon scored twice, and Michael Timm and McCafferty each scored, but Toledo took the 10-4 win.


PRO SPORTS


Reds looking for ‘Honorary Bat Girl’

CINCINNATI – Join Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds in the fight against breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to submit stories about how they, or someone they know, are “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” and why they would like to be an “Honorary Bat Girl” for the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Sunday, May 11, which is Mother’s Day. Fans can visit www.HonoraryBatGirl.com to share their story. The deadline for submissions is March 24.
The 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Contest is a Major League Baseball initiative designed to raise greater awareness and support for the breast cancer cause. One winner representing each MLB team will be chosen by a panel of judges.
The Reds winner will be recognized during pregame ceremonies on May 11 (Reds vs. Colorado Rockies, 1:10 p.m.) at Great American Ball Park. Please visit www.HonoraryBatGirl.com for full contest rules. The winner will receive on-field recognition, complimentary tickets to the game, Louisville Slugger pink bat engraved with winner’s name, commemorative jersey and pink wrist bands.
(Briefs written by Central State communications intern Cierre Maxey.)

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