Sports briefs

Flatland, Bates win titles

WINONA, Minn. – Junior Tyler Flatland and freshman Tyler Bates became the first two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships individual title winners in Minot State track and field history Saturday.

Flatland took the 400-meter hurdles title with a time of 53.59 seconds, 1.20 seconds ahead over Augustana’s Ryan Heuer. Bates claimed the 400 dash in 48.09, setting a new track record, which was set in 2010 by Concordia-St. Paul’s Dominique Gilmer.

The men’s team finished seventh with 49 points, four times its total in last year’s event.

“It was a great day overall,” MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. “The guys ran their hearts ut and the 49 points and seventh place is so much of an improvement over last year.”

The women’s team finished 11th with 16 points and broke four school records.

Minnesota State-Mankato won the men’s title with 177 points and University of Mary claimed the women’s title with 169.33 points.

-Daily News Staff

Majettes place third in Mandan

MANDAN -The Minot High girls track and field team finished third with 111 points at the nine-team Mandan Kiwanis meet on Saturday.

MacKenzie Gleason finished second in the discus with a throw of 122 feet, 8 inches and Jessica Drady placed third at 120-3. Drady also took third in the javelin with a distance of 120-3.

Kelly Wu finished runner-up in the long jump at 15-111/2.

Minot’s 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter relay teams all placed second behind Century, which won the event with 271 points, more than twice that of Bismarck (118), which took second.

The Majettes compete in the West Region meet on Saturday in Bismarck.

Dodin second at West Fargo Invite

WEST FARGO – Senior Ban Dodin had the best showing for the Minot High girls tennis team Saturday at the West Fargo Invite, finishing second to West Fargo’s Sammie Smith at No. 1 singles.

The Majettes finished tied for fifth with eight points in the 14-team tournament. Eighth-grader Jenna Coggins and senior Emily Beck finished fifth at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Beck lost her first-round match to Fargo Davies’ Heidi Wanzek before rattling off four straight victories.

Sophomore Tessa Wilson placed sixth at No. 6 singles.

Senior Kendra Collins and junior Latasha Klein teamed up at No. 1 doubles and placed fourth.

West Fargo claimed the invite title with 25 points, one point ahead of Century and two clear of St. Mary’s.

The Majettes compete in the West Region tournament beginning Thursday in Bismarck.

-Daily News Staff

Cabrera, Tigers top Twins

DETROIT (AP) – Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run second inning, sending Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 Saturday.

Cabrera connected for his fifth homer, tagging Kyle Gibson (3-3).

Scherzer (5-1) wasn’t sharp, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out six – his team-record streak of fanning at least seven in seven starts to begin a season ended.

On the day the Tigers honored former manager Jim Leyland, one of his favorite players made an immediate impact. Don Kelly, a utilityman who owes his major league career to Leyland’s patience and trust, reached over the left-field fence in the first inning to steal a homer from Kurt Suzuki.