Two Kansans earned All-American honors during the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines.
Jermy Postin, a Florida sophomore from Andover, placed eighth in the men's hammer throw, while Kansas' Heather Bergmann, a sophomore from Concordia, was seventh in the women's javelin.
Postin's first throw of the competition was his best, 217 fet, 2 inches. Alexander Ziegler of Virginia Tech won with a throw of 238-6.
"It's nice to be an All-American even though my technique was not that good today," Postin said. "I'm lucky I was able to get a good throw early and it held up."
Bergmann's best throw in the javelin was 161-2. Oklahoma's Brittany Borman won the event at 178-2.
Kansas State's Ryann Krais leads after the opening days of the heptathlon. She had the best mark in the high jump, second fastest 100 hurdles time and fourth-fastest 200. Wichita State's Tanya Friesen is 23rd.
Collegiate Baseball named Wichita State closer Cale Elam one of its Freshman All-Americans. Elam, from Oktaha, Okla., earned five saves for WSU and compiled a 4-1 record with a 1.23 ERA. His ERA ranks first on WSU's career list for a freshman and his 28 appearances rank second.
Willowbend director of golf Rod Nuckolls shot a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday on his home course to qualify for next week's Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club. Nuckolls, 54, defeated 11 other pros from the Kansas chapter of the PGA's South Central Section to earn a spot in the Nationwide Tour event. MacDonald Golf Course pro Steve Blaske shot 75 to finish second.
It will be Nuckolls' 14th Wichita Open appearance. Nuckolls competed from 1990-2001 and in 2003. Only Ben Bates, a Nationwide Tour veteran, has made more Wichita Open starts (15).
The Wichita Wings signed their first player, Chilean veteranCarlos "Chile" Farias. Farias, 35, has played professionally since 1996 and was tied for fourth in scoring in the MISL last year (17 goals, 10 assists for Omaha).
Goddard senior Shelby Davis, a three-time All-Metro selection by The Eagle, was named the Kansas Gatorade player of the year. She has signed with Oklahoma State and helped lead Goddard to a third-place finish in Class 6A. She hit .538 with three home runs, 40 runs, 20 RBIs and 37 stolen bases.
Mirjana Lucic, a teen sensation in the 1990s who fell off the tennis grid for a decade, reached her second quarterfinal of the year, defeating Andrea Hlavackova 6-2, 7-6 (4) at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England. Next she'll play Ana Ivanovic, the former No. 1. The 19th-ranked Ivanovic defeated Rebecca Marino 6-3, 6-2 without facing a break point.
* Rafael Nadal was taken to three sets by Radek Stepanek before advancing to the quarterfinals at Queen's Club in London. The French Open champion won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to join third-seeded Andy Roddick and second-seeded Andy Murray in the last eight.
* Third-seeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands recovered to beat Johanna Larsson 6-7 (1), 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Copenhagen, Denmark. Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, the defending champion, battled hard during the first set in a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber in the indoor hard-court event.
Former NBA All-Star Mike Mitchell, who played 10 seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, died in San Antonio after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 55. Mitchell averaged 19.8 points and 5.6 rebounds during his career.
* Crystal Langhorne had 30 points and 13 rebounds, Nicky Anosike added 29 points and 13 boards, and the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 98-90 in overtime in a WNBA game. Washington outscored Atlanta 13-5 in overtime. Shalee Lenning had the Dream's only two baskets in OT and finished with seven points.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference voted to ban Jackson State and Southern from competing in the league's 2011 football championship game. The NCAA already hit both schools with a postseason ban because of low APR scores, which were released last month.
Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix organizers say they will not pursue plans to stage the rescheduled event in October. The Bahrain GP was originally scheduled to open the F1 season in March but was canceled due to political unrest. Last week, F1's world governing body announced a new date for the Bahrain GP in October, sparking criticism from fans, some administrators and driver Mark Webber.