May 31—JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — University of Alabama runner Tamara Clark, who starred at High Point Central, qualified for the NCAA outdoor track and field championship in three events at the East regional Saturday night at North Florida University.
Clark qualified in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 4 x 100 relay. She posted the fourth-fastest collegiate time ever in the 200 at 22.13 seconds, edging the 22.26 of North Carolina’s A&T’s Cambrea Sturgis as they won different heats. Sturgis was fastest in the 100 at 10.92 while Clark was second-best at 10.98.
Clark and her Alabama teammates finished with the third-best time in the 4×100 relay behind Louisiana State and the Aggies.
The national championships are slated June 9-13 in Eugene, Oregon. Sydney Horn of High Point University qualified in the pole vault.
HITOMS POST EXHIBITION WIN
THOMASVILLE — C.J. Johnson hit a two-run homer and the HiToms pounded Catawba Valley 8-0 in an exhibition game Sunday at Finch Field. The HiToms lashed eight hits, including six for extra bases.
Caleb Golob, making his first start in 14 months, allowed one hit over the first five innings in getting the win. Colby Roy and K.J. Wells tossed an inning each in relief.
The Hi-Toms open Coastal Plain League play today at Asheboro.
HIGH POINT — Top-seed Salisbury University of Maryland scored three runs in the top of the 12th inning and defeated No. 5 Birmingham-Southern 9-6 in the final game of a NCAA Diviision III baseball regional Sunday at Truist Field.
The Sea Gulls went 4-0 in the double-elimination event and earned their first berth in the Division III College World Series since 2015.
Salisbury (29-4) went ahead in the 12th when a throwing error allowed two runs to score and added another on a balk.
Birmingham-Southern, which lost on Friday, advanced out of the losers part of the bracket by eliminating No. 4 Lynchburg 11-2 in Sunday’s first game.Salisbury reached Sunday’s deciding game by defeating Lynchburg 6-1 on Saturday night.