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The Sideline: Arkansas Sports Club and Hendrix's Krug

Posted: December 8, 2012 - 8:47pm

Ausbie to speak at Sports Club

Former Harlem Globetrotter star Geese Ausbie, once known as the “Clown Prince of Basketball” will be the featured speaker Monday at December’s “icon” luncheon of the Arkansas Sports Club.

The luncheon, free to all interested, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Golden Corral. The program will begin at 12:05 p.m.

Each December, the club recognizes an “icon” speaker, someone who has established himself as a legend in Arkansas sports history. Also each December, the club makes a donation to a charitable organization, many times associated with the speaker. This year’s donation will go to the Geese Ausbie Foundation to buy toys for underpriviledged youngsters in the Little Rock area.

Hendrix’s Krug breaks more records

AMES, Iowa — Hendrix College junior Elizabeth Krug broke three school records as she placed fourth in the pentathlon at the Iowa State Holiday Preview on Friday.

The Heber Springs native tallied 3,338 points, breaking her old school record by 50 points.

With her score, Krug has the best pentathlon mark in the all of Division III in the early season. She finished behind two members of Big 12 member Iowa State and Division II powerhouse Lincoln (Mo.).

In the individual events, Krug took first in the shot put with a throw of 10.76 meters (35 ft.-3.75 in.), breaking her school indoor record by 13 inches. She also broke the indoor school record in the 800 meters in 2:27.77.

Krug also placed fifth in the long jump at 5.14 meters (16 ft.-10.5 in.) and tied for fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.53 meters (5 ft.-.25 in). She also finished seventh in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.62 seconds.

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