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The Sideline: UCA softball, Sports Club and Hendrix track

Posted: May 10, 2014 - 5:47pm

SFA ENDS UCA SEASON

HAMMOND, La. — Stephen F. Austin’s Carlie Thomas tossed a two-hit and struck out five Saturday in leading the Ladyjacks to a 5-0 victory over the University of Central Arkansas in the rain-delayed Southland Conference softball tournament.

The loss in the elimination game ended the Bears’ season at 25-34.

Alicia Hamilton and Shalie Day had two hits for the Ladyjacks (25-27).

The game was delayed from Friday after the Hammond area got more than five inches of rain.

TERWILLIGER TO SPEAK AT SPORTS CLUB

Bill Terwilliger, the former boys basketball coach at West Memphis High School whose Blue Devils won 60 straight games and back-to-back overall state titles in 1979-80, will be the featured speaker at the May luncheon of the Arkansas Sports Club on Monday.

The luncheon, which begins at 11:15 a.m. and is free to all interested, will be at the China Town Restaurant at the Conway Towne Center on Skyline Drive. It was originally scheduled for the Centennial Special Events Center but was moved because of logistics from a graduation banquet Sunday night.

The program will begin at noon.

AMADI, KRUG HAVE STRONG EFFORTS

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Freshman Victoria Amadi won the triple jump and Elizabeth Krug had four high finishes for Hendrix College at the North Central College Dr. Keeler Invitational on Friday.

Amadi, of Denton, Texas, won the 15-woman field with a triple jump of 11.67 meters (38 ft.-3.5 in.). She currently ranks ninth in NCAA Division III in the triple jump.

Krug, from Heber Springs, competed in four events. She placed fourth in the 400 meters dash in 57.22 and eighth in the 200 in 25.54. She was also ninth in the high jump by clearing 1.59 meters (5 ft.-.25 in.) and 12th with a time of 15.62 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles.

Krug, the defending NCAA Division II national champion, in the heptathlon, currently ranks 10th in the country in the event.

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