Sports briefs

Beavers sign two more

The Minot State University volleyball team has signed two more additions to the 2013 roster, the program announced Tuesday.

Jenna Shane and Whitney Hightower both signed their intent to enroll with the Beavers, who finished the 2012 season 6-24 in their first year as an NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference member.

Shane, a 6-foot middle hitter from Aurora, Colo., recorded 75 kills in 49 sets during her senior season at Overland High School.

Hightower, a 5-5 libero and defensive specialist from Jefferson, Ore., won back-to-back state championships during her final two years at Santiam Christian High School, including a 35-2 record as a senior. During her senior season, Hightower recorded 250 digs and 36 aces. Hightower spent the last two years at Linn Benton College (Ore.), earning first-team all-conference honors as a sophomore.

-Daily News Staff

Yanosko sets triple jump record

DICKINSON – Minot High junior Alex Yanosko’s new school record in the triple jump highlighted a solid day for MHS at the Coke Invite at Biesiot Activities Center. The Minot boys and girls track and field squads each topped the standings at the four-team event.

Yanosko’s wind-aided mark of 44 feet shattered the previous record of 43 feet, 5.5 inches set by Alex Nelson in 2009.

The boys won nine events and had nine individuals or relay teams qualify for state en route to a team score of 253. Dickinson finished second with 164 points.

“What was really fun is just having the chance to compete with a small number of schools,” MHS coach Aaron Klingbeil said. “The guys got a good education about how to compete as a team in the track meet, and not just knocking out their individual events.”

The girls team was paced by junior Kelly Wu and sophomore Sophie Bengson.

Wu won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was a part of the Majettes’ winning 400 relay team. Bengson placed first in the 100 hurdles (17.14), the long jump (17-01.50) and the triple jump (34-04). She qualified for the state meet with her marks in each of the jumps.

The Majettes’ team score of 218.50 easily surpassed second-place Dickinson’s 145.

The MHS girls compete in Dickinson again on Thursday, while the boys will participate in the Mandan Invite on Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

Rosenau sets NDSU javelin record

MOORHEAD, Minn. – North Dakota State University freshman Sierra Rosenau set a school record in the javelin Monday at the Cobber Twilight hosted by Concordia College.

The Carrington native won the event with a toss of 150 feet, one inch, surpassing Jennifer Leddon’s 18-year-old record of 147-6.

Rosenau was the North Dakota Class B state champion in the javelin the last two seasons.

– Daily News Staff

WSC softball team tops Valley City

VALLEY CITY – Williston State sophomore Molly Li went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored Tuesday to lead the Tetons to a 4-3 victory over NAIA opponent Valley City State.

Meggie Reitz tossed a complete game for the Tetons (19-12), allowing seven hits while striking out eight. Kelsey Thompson added a pair of singles for WSC.

The Tetons also picked up a pair of blowout wins over the Jamestown College JV squad, defeating the Jimmies 15-1 and 9-1.

WSC plays at Dickinson State in a doubleheader beginning today at 3 p.m.

– Daily News Staff