Sports briefs – May 20

North, East, Hauser athletes land call-backs

Several Columbus North and Columbus East track and field athletes, along with Hauser shot and discus thrower Pete Trotter, have earned call-backs to Tuesday’s Warren Central Regional.

North’s Logan Abbott in the discus, Damon Hunter Jr. in the 100 meters, Sam Horak in the 1,600, Mitchell Burton in the 200 and Elijah Brooks in the 3,200 all landed call-backs.

East’s call-backs included Corde Yarbrough in the high jump, Jared Clark and Zach Clark in the shot, Paul Bean in the 1,600, T.C. O’Neal in the 400 and the Olympians’ 4×800 and 4×400 relay teams.

Those athletes join several who qualified with top-three finishes in Thursday’s North Sectional.

East grad helps Purdue to Big Ten track title

Sarah Loesch finished second in the hammer throw to help Purdue win the Big Ten women’s outdoor track and field championship.

Loesch, a redshirt-sophomore from Columbus East, threw 60.49 meters in the hammer in the meet hosted by Penn State. She also finished 14th in the discus with a throw of 47.11 meters.

Loesch has qualified in the hammer for the NCAA Regional, which will be Wednesday through May 27 in Lexington, Kentucky.

North grads play in NAIA golf championships

Nick Waskom helped Taylor University to a 19th-place finish in the NAIA National Championships.

Waskom, a junior from Columbus North, carded rounds of 81 and 80 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.

Another North graduate, Indiana Wesleyan senior Jake Coffey, missed the cut to the final two rounds after shooting 78 and 81 on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was playing as an individual.

Hauser grad helps Pomeroys to national softball title

Bree Lange played on her third United States Collegiate Athletic Association championship team in four years this week for St. Mary of the Woods.

Lange, a senior from Hauser, played in Monday’s national tournament opener, a 12-0 win against UC-Clermont in Akron, Ohio. The Pomeroys beat Cleary 5-4 in the winners bracket final Wednesday, then downed Cleary again 8-4 Thursday for the championship.