Charlevoix County college sports: featuring Jeakle, Hankins, Novotny, Larmond and more

See what local college student athletes are doing in their respective schools with this unique feature from the Boyne City Gazette’s contributor Chris Graber. Get this story and more delivered to your home every week by calling Chris Faulknor at (231) 582-2799

SPOTLIGHT
• Molly Jeakle (Charlevoix 2012) captured the No. 4 performance in the 5,000-meter run among the Big Ten Conference after placing 12th in the event at the North Carolina State University Raleigh Relays with a season-best time of 16 minutes, 40.17 seconds for the Michigan State University women’s outdoor track and field program from March 25-26 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The meet was not scored.

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL
• Zach Hankins (Charlevoix 2014) contributed four points and four rebounds at center for Ferris State University (24-10) in an 89-87 victory against the University of Indianapolis (21-8) in the second round of the NCAA Division II National Championships Tournament on March 13 in Somers, Wisconsin.
In the Sweet Sixteen round, the sophomore followed by providing three points, two blocks, one rebound and one assist in a 63-61 loss to Saginaw Valley State University (25-7) on March 15 in Somers.
For the season, he’s compiled 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

MEN’S GOLF
• Chandler Novotny (Charlevoix 2014) is a redshirt freshman for Northwood University, which clinched sixth among the field of 13 teams at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Spring Invitational from March 25-26 in Lexington, Kentucky.

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
• Tevin Larmond (Boyne City 2013) is a junior at sprints for Spring Arbor University, which opened at the Indiana Wesleyan University Polar Bear Invitational on March 24 in Marion, Indiana.
The meet was not scored.
In Larmond’s most recent effort, he placed ninth in the 200-meter dash (22.97 seconds) and 22nd in the 60-meter dash (7.24 seconds) at the Hillsdale College Wide Track Classic from Feb. 5-6 in Hillsdale.
The meet was not scored.

• Tristan Rudolph (Charlevoix 2014) is a sophomore at distance for Aquinas College, which opens at the Marian Invitational on April 1 in Indianapolis.
In the sophomore’s most recent performance, he clinched eighth in the mile at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 4:34.89 for the Saints in a third-place finish among the field of six teams on Feb. 20 in Grand Rapids.

• Luke Hawley (East Jordan 2012) returns as a senior at distance for Aquinas College, bringing the resume of a four-time qualifier to the NAIA National Track and Field Championships and personal bests in the 600-meter run and 800-meter run of 1:24.01 and 1:55.81, respectively.

• Andrew Plude (Charlevoix 2012) is a senior at distance for Saginaw Valley State University, which opens at the Bellarmine Invitational on April 1 in Louisville, Kentucky.
In his most recent effort, he collected 19th in the 1,500-meter run at the 2015 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 4:17.04.

• Nick Plude (Charlevoix 2015) is a freshman at distance for Saginaw Valley State University.

SOFTBALL
• Paige Hornbeck (Boyne City 2015) batted 1-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI for Lansing Community College (11-11) in a 9-1 victory at Lake Michigan College (0-8) on March 26 in Benton Harbor.
For the season, the freshman’s totaled three runs scored, one stolen base and a .143 batting average.

• Valorie Peters (East Jordan 2015) scored one run at outfield for Lansing Community College in a 10-0 sweep of Macomb Community College (6-10) on March 20 in Warren.
For the year, the freshman’s tallied three RBIs, two runs scored, one triple and a .143 batting average.

WOMEN’S GOLF
• Paige Podskalny (East Jordan 2014) is a sophomore for Northwood University, which clinched eighth among the field of 27 teams at the Lewis University Perry Park Spring Fling Invitational from March 19-20 in Perry Park, Kentucky.

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
• Kayla Keane (East Jordan 2015) is a freshman at distance for No. 8 University of Michigan, which collected a third-place finish among the field of eight teams at the Pac-12/Big Ten Conference Challenge from March 25-26 in Tempe, Arizona.
In her most recent effort, she ended 114th at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 18:14.5 for the Wolverines cross country program in a runner-up among the field of 21 teams on Oct. 3 in Louisville, Kentucky.

• Amber Way (Charlevoix 2015) is a freshman at distance for Michigan State University, which resumed competition at the North Carolina State University Raleigh Relays from March 25-26 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The meet was not scored.
In Way’s most recent effort, she clinched the No. 7 performance at the NCAA Division I National Championships by placing 202nd on the 6,000-meter course with a time of 21:39.8 for the MSU women’s cross country program in a 13th-place finish among the field of 31 teams on Nov. 11, 2015.

• Kylie Hicks (Boyne City 2014) is a sophomore at sprints for the NCAA Division II No. 5 Grand Valley State University, which opened at the Coastal Carolina University Alana Connie Shamrock Invitational from March 17-19 in Conway, South Carolina.
The meet was not scored.
From March 25-26, the Lakers followed by competing at the North Carolina State University Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The meet was not scored.
In Hicks’ most recent performance, she placed fourth in the 400-meter dash (58.32 seconds) and with the 4×400-meter relay (3:59.14) at home in the GVSU Tune-Up on Feb. 19 in Allendale.

• Kaleigh Beard (East Jordan 2012) is a senior at throws for Spring Arbor University, which opened at the Indiana Wesleyan University Polar Bear Invitational on March 24 in Marion, Indiana.
The meet was not scored.
In Beard’s most recent performance, she finished 17th in the shot put (23 feet, 6.25 inches), 19th in the discus (81-7.25) and 22nd in the hammer throw (98-1.5) at the 2015 Crossroads League Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

• Caroline Boss (Charlevoix 2014) is a sophomore at distance for Calvin College, which will resume competition in a head-to-head matchup at Hope College on April 1 in Holland.
In her most recent performance, she clinched ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the Birmingham-Southern College Invitational with a career-best time of 4:59.79 for the Knights in a sixth-place finish among the field of 20 teams from March 11-12 in Birmingham, Alabama.

WOMEN’S TENNIS
• Kirsten Malpass (East Jordan 2015) collected a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles for Lake Superior State University (2-12) in an 8-1 triumph at Lawrence Tech University (10-7) on March 25 in Southfield.
For the season, the freshman’s compiled a 2-2 overall record in singles play and a 3-9 mark in doubles action.
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