SPORTS SHORTS: Former Comet claims conference titles

SEWARD, Neb. – BCLUW graduate Jay Welp helped the Morningside College 4×800-meter relay team win a Great Plains Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships title with a record-setting performance on Friday, and on Saturday he got one for himself.

Welp and the Morningside men ended up third in the GPAC meet hosted by Concordia University.

The former Comet distance standout was a part of the same Mustang quartet that won the NAIA National Championship during the indoor season, and on Friday the foursome clocked a time of 7 minutes, 43.74 seconds to break the old GPAC meet record (7:43.80) previously held by the hosts. The Mustang relay won the event by nearly 8 seconds.

On Saturday, Welp claimed first place in the 1,500 in a time of 4:04.45. The sophomore also scored points for placing seventh in the 800 (1:58.25) and as a part of the 4×400 relay team, which took fourth.

Elmwood ladies open with a twist

The Elmwood Ladies Golf Association held its season-opening nine-hole shotgun event on April 30, playing a four-gal best shot “with a twist.”

Two teams tied for first place with scores of 39. Peg Kelly, Judy Price, Susy Wideman and DeAnne Knaack were joined at the top by Heidi Mann, Marie Watt, Paula Rutherford and Allison Jensen.

Third place went to Deb Oetker, Estelle Perkins, Jill Bidwell and Jan Kluck with their team total of 41.