The Sideline: Hendrix's Krug on Day 1; Vilonia plays for title; All-American honor for Raddack; Arkansas NFL players at Riverfest

Krug 2nd after first day

DELAWARE, Ohio — Hendrix College senior Elizabeth Krug, the defending national champion, sits in second place through four events of the heptathlon on the first day of the NCAA Division-III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Krug, from Heber Springs, scored 3,094 on day one, trailing just Amelia Campbell of Carleton with 3,204. Krug is a three-time All-American in the event.

She started the day with a sixth-place finish in the 100 hurdles, tying her own school record in 15.11 seconds. She tied for sixth in the high jump, clearing 1.60 meters (5 ft.-3 in.), just a quarter inch shy of her own school mark.

She moved up the standings with a second-place finish in the shot put at 11.74 meters (39 ft.-1.25 in.), only 3.75 inches shy of the 18-year old record.

Vilonia girls to play for state title Friday

Vilonia’s girls will try to break White Hall’s hex on Faulkner County teams in the state title softball game Friday.

The Lady Eagles will play White Hall for the 5A title at 2 p.m. at the University of Arkansas’ Bogle Park in Fayetteville.

White Hall downed Vilonia two years ago in the title game. Last year, Greenbrier lost a tight, 1-0 contest to White Hall.

The Lady Eagles reached the championship game by ending a 15-game winning streak by Paragould on the way to a 4-2 victory in the semifinals at Jacksonville.

Radack becomes an All-American for Hendrix

Hendrix College senior center fielder Collin Radack has been named to the All-American Third Team on Thursday.

Radack, from Austin, Texas, becomes the first All-American in Warrior baseball history.

Radack was the Southern Athletic Association Player of the Year and All-SAA First Team selection. He was also a All-West First Team pick.

McFadden, Wilson, Williams to appear at Riverfest

Three Arkansas natives currently playing in the NFL will be available throughout the weekend to sign autographs at the Verizon Karaoke stage at Riverfest in Little Rock.

On Saturday from 6-7 p.m., Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden of North Little Rock will sign autographs.

On Sunday from 6-7 p.m., Tennessee Titans quarterback Tyler Wilson of Greenwood, along with New England Patriots tight end D.J. Williams of Little Rock will be available.

To get an autograph, Riverfest attendees should be in line at the Karaoke stage by 6 each night.


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