COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Notre Dame's Morrill reaches podium at national track and field meet

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Notre Dame girls track and field standout Claire Morrill reached the podium Saturday at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Morrill ran a personal-best time of 2 minutes, 17.11 seconds in the 800 to secure a fifth-place finish in the 17-18 division.

Morrill also took seventh in the 17-18 division of the steeplechase on Monday, finishing with a time of 7:49.34.

A rising senior for the Bulldogs, Morrill was one of five finalists for the Girls Track and Field award earlier this month at the 2017 Semoball Awards.

The USATF National Junior Olympic Championships will conclude today, as Morrill will compete in the finals of the 1,500.

Four-person scramble

The team of Andie Gregg, Kayli Hyten, Trevor Gregg and Sam Wiles claimed first place in a scorecard playoff at a four-person scramble Friday at Dalhousie Golf Club.

Bill Tegel, Sandy Tegel, Aaron Wright and Chris Sarakas tied the first-place team with a 57 but settled for second after coming up short in the playoff. Bill Morrow, Woody Williams, Kurt Schlogel and Chris Senn finished third with a 58.

Closest-to-pin winners were Morrow (No. 5), Les Anderson (No. 11) and Randy Dalton (No. 13), while Wright (No. 16) was the long drive winner.

Point Series

Brian Hammon claimed top honors at a Point Series event Saturday at Dalhousie.

Hammon posted a plus-5 in the event, which was scored by match play versus par.

Jeff Patton and Paul Giebler tied for second at plus-3.

From staff reports

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