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Reed breaks own school record in 55 hurdles at UW-RF

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Turns out Jessica Reed is even faster than I gave her credit for.

Last week, I wrote about how Reed, a Hastings graduate, is the new school record holder at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the 55 meter hurdles.

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But by the time last week's paper came out, she had already broken her own record.

She ran at the NCAA indoor track and field championships on March 13 in Indiana, and broke her previous record with a time of 8.37 seconds.

While her time was a school record, she did not qualify for the finals. Still, not a bad way for her to go out in her senior season.

She was the 2006 Track and Field Rookie of the Year, and was an All-WIAC pick a total of four times throughout her career, including three times in the 55 hurdles.

More good stuff:

• Nicole Scholl, who coached the Hastings girls basketball team to a state championship in 1996, is now the head coach for the Binghamton University women's basketball team.

The Bearcats finished the season with a 14-17 overall record, including an 8-8 mark in America East conference play.

It was Scholl's first season as head coach, and her 10th season with Binghamton. She had previously served as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.

• Donald Mann was a freshman on the University of Sioux Falls men's soccer team this fall. He was a forward for the Cougars.

• Heidi Peterson, a Hastings native, is playing collegiate hockey at Colgate. She is a freshman forward for the Raiders. Between life in Hastings and school at Colgate, she played at the Hotchkiss School.

• Dan Campbell is an assistant Nordic skiing coach at Montana State University. Campbell is a Hastings graduate.

It is his third year coaching for the Bobcats.

Campbell was a member of the 2002 United States Olympic Biathlon team at Salt Lake City.

• Chase Aho, Hastings, is an incoming recruit for the University of Minnesota Bulldogs, the reigning NCAA Division II national champs.

Aho is a 6-3, 265-pound defensive lineman.

• Amber Wirth, the former Hastings girls basketball standout, is now working for the Minnesota Lynx ticket office. She played collegiate basketball at Long Island University.

• Adam Shemon, Hastings, is a member of the Navy wrestling team. He just finished his senior season at 133 pounds.

• Nate Roesler, Hastings, is swimming for Air Force. He is a freshman.

In February, he led the team in the 100 butterfly and placed second in a dual meet against Wyoming. He had a time of 51.49 seconds.

• Trey Bertram is wrestling for the University of Wisconsin. He is a Hastings graduate.

Bertram had 10 wins this season as a redshirt freshman.

• Lindsay Williams, a Hastings native, placed 46th at the 2009 Viessmann Cross Country FIS World Cup in Whistler, British Columbia, in January.

The former state Nordic ski champion from Hastings is a member of the United States Cross Country Ski Team.

• Matt Laine is wrestling collegiately at St. John's University in Collegeville. He is a Hastings native.

• Rikara Turner, a 2006 HHS graduate, earned the Midwest Independent Conference Gymnast of the Year award last weekend. She competes for the Southeast Missouri Redhawks.

Five times this season she won all-around honors.

She also received an Academic Excellence award for maintaining a GPA greater than 3.5. The Southeast Missouri gymnastics team members have been the National Academic Champions for the past two years for having the highest college gymnastic team GPA.

• Kelsey Matula, a 2006 graduate of Hastings High School, and now a junior at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, helped the Eagles capture the NCAA Division III women's national championship this past weekend at Hamline University in St. Paul.

During team competition Friday, Matula landed her first All-American honors in the all-around, helping LaCrosse win an unprecedented 13th national team championship. Matula also qualified for two event finals on Saturday, and went on to earn All-American rankings on the uneven bars and floor exercise.

During the regular season, she set a new UWL school record of 38.175 in the all-around.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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