Sports in Brief: Skarda qualifies for national meet

College Track & Field

Skarda qualifies for national meet

Mesa State distance runner Alexis Skarda has qualified for the NCAA Division II national indoor track and field championships March 11-12 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Skarda has the eighth seed in the 1-mile run, with a qualifying time of 4 minutes, 54.18 seconds. The top time belongs to Grand Valley State’s Monica Kinney, 4:43.64.

College Softball

Parra selected player of week

Mesa State outfielder Gabriella Parra is the RMAC Softball player of the week.

The senior from Albuquerque, N.M. hit .600 with four doubles, one triple and six RBI to led the team to three wins in four games last weekend against New Mexico Highlands.

Parra had a slugging percentage of 1.000 and had multiple hits in three games. She leads the team in hitting (.485), at-bats (33), runs (10), hits (16) and doubles (six). She is second on the team in RBI (nine).

The Mavs host CU-Colorado Springs in a doubleheader at noon on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday at Bergman Field.

Youth Skiing

Locals qualify for Junior Olympics

Two racers from the Powderhorn Racing Club’s J4 team qualified for the Rocky Mountain Division/Central Division USSA Junior Olympics.

Jed Wilson, 12, and Birgit Morris, 11, qualified during the Prater Cup Alpine races last week in Crested Butte.

Wilson placed 10th & 14th in the boys giant slalom and Morris placed eighth in the girls super G and 12th in the giant slalom.

Youth Wrestling

Outlaw wrestlers place in Denver

Seven Colorado Outlaw youth wrestlers placed in the top five last weekend at the Colorado State Youth Championships in Denver.

Jacob Seeley won his fourth state title in the age 15-under, 152-pound division. Dylan Martinez won his second state title in the 10-under, 60-pound division.

Dawson Collins (10U, 55 lbs.) and Isaac Rodriguez (15U, 145 lbs.) took first place. Cody Lacy (12U, 78 lbs.) was second, Skyler Marx (12U, 78 lbs.) placed third and Brendon Barnes (10U, 60 lbs.) was fifth.


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