Palkie, Place Advance





Minnesota Duluth senior Liz Palkie of Carlton and freshman Morgan Place of Ellsworth, Wis., advanced to finals Friday in the NCAA Division II championships in San Angelo, Texas.

Palkie, a four-time All-American, was second in her 800-meter heat in 2 minutes, 10.79 seconds behind Northwest Nazarene senior Ashley Puga’s leading time of 2:09.93. UMD senior Alyssa Wendt just missed in advancing, finishing fourth in her heat in 2:12:39. Eight advanced to today’s 7:37 p.m. final.

Place was fifth in her 5,000-meter heat in 17:22.11. Western Washington sophomore Sarah Porter led 12 qualifiers in 17:15.90. The final is 8:43 p.m. today.

Also Friday, UMD senior Maria Swanson placed 11th in a field of 18 in the women’s shot put with a throw of 44 feet, 5½ inches. San Angelo State senior Adree Lakey won the event with 52-10.

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Palkie, Place Advance





Minnesota Duluth senior Liz Palkie of Carlton and freshman Morgan Place of Ellsworth, Wis., advanced to finals Thursday in the NCAA Division II championships in San Angelo, Texas.

Palkie, a four-time All-American, was second in her 800-meter heat in 2 minutes, 10.79 seconds behind Northwest Nazarene senior Ashley Puga’s leading time of 2:09.93. UMD senior Alyssa Wendt just missed in advancing, finishing fourth in her heat in 2:12:39. Eight advanced to today’s 7:37 p.m. final.

Place was fifth in her 5,000-meter heat in 17:22.11. Western Washington sophomore Sarah Porter led 12 qualifiers in 17:15.90. The final is 8:43 p.m. today.

Also Friday, UMD senior Maria Swanson placed 11th in a field of 18 in the women’s shot put with a throw of 44 feet, 5½ inches. San Angelo State senior Adree Lakey won the event with 52-10.

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