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Hastings grad calling Drake Relays Broadcast in April

One of the great passages of spring for track and field fans is the Drake Relays, held annually at the Des Moines, Iowa, school.

The relays are broadcast, and again this year a familiar voice from Hastings will be behind the microphone. Brian Harrington will again be calling the relays for the Drake Relays Broadcast. He is a senior broadcast news/psychology double major and has called men's and women's basketball games for years at the school.

This year's event will be held from April 22-25.

More good stuff

• Hastings graduate John Vaith is wrestling collegiately at Saint John's University in Collegeville.

He is a sophomore at the school.

• Michael Gergen, a Hastings native, just finished his senior season with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

He had nine goals and nine assists in 42 games.

The Bulldogs had an amazing six-game playoff winning streak, but had their season ended Saturday night with a 2-1 loss to Miami University. The game was at Mariucci Arena.

Duluth finished the season with a 22-13-8 record.

• Brittany Cross, a native of Hastings, ran collegiately at Rollins College as part of the cross country team this fall.

• Kelsey Gergen, Hastings, is swimming for the University of Wisconsin. She is a sophomore who specializes in the individual medley.

Gergen was an All-American honoree in 2008 and named to the first-team All-Big Ten team in 2008. She is also part of a school-record and Big Ten record-holding 200 freestyle relay team.

The Badgers placed 14th at the NCAA Swimming and Diving championships recently.

• Mike Callahan, Hastings, is a junior on St. Cloud State University men's golf team.

The team began its season in Missouri earlier this week.

• Helen Jahr, who coached high school volleyball here in Hastings back in the mid-1980s is the head coach at Riverland Community College in southern Minnesota.

She has been with the Blue Devils for 15 seasons.

• Garrett Regan has completed his college hockey career at The University of Notre Dame. The Irish lost in the NCAA semifinals to Bemidji State over the weekend, 5-1.

In 40 games, Regan had seven goals and 11 assists. The Irish finished the season with a 31-6-3 record.

• Amy Kuplic is taking the field this spring with the MidAmerica Nazarene University softball team. She is a senior and plays second base for the team, located in Olathe, Kan.

• Jake Leudke-White was on the roster for the North Dakota State College of Science football team this fall as a freshman linebacker. The team finished with a 5-5 record.