DECORAH, Iowa -- Distance runner Johanna Olson of Luther College, a junior from Wadena, won the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Sept. 23.
Olson, who has won three individual titles in three races this season, crossed the finish line at 17:48. Her nearest competitor was Jeanette Morr of Pittsburg State who was clocked at 18:14. Olson finished first in a field of 489 runners comprised of 41 schools from NCAA Division II and III.
Olson's title enabled her to become only the second Luther runner in school history to accomplish this feat. Turena Johnson, a 1993 graduate of Brainerd High School, won her individual title of this same invitational in 1996. That same year, Johnson went on to win the NCAA III individual championship.
As a team, the Norse placed fourth with 244 points. In the NCAA III poll released Sept. 26, Luther is ranked sixth in the country.
Additional information on Luther athletics may be found on the Web at http://www.luther.edu/~sports.
Moran helping Union College
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Brainerd High School graduate Julie Moran had 13 digs as Union College's women's volleyball team won the Vassar Invitational for the first time Sept. 8.
Through Sept. 20, Moran had played in 30 games for the Dutchwomen. The 5-foot-6 outside hitter had 19 kills, seven set assists, 16 ace serves, 52 digs, five solo blocks and seven block assists for Union, 8-2 overall.
Hole in one at Birch Bay
Julie Yeazle of Blaine shot a hole in one Sept. 23 at Birch Bay Golf Club. She used a driver to ace the 205-yard sixth hole.
Sexual assault lawsuit filed against NFL players
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A woman has filed a lawsuit against Cleveland Browns linebacker Jamir Miller and former Brown Antonio Langham, alleging that they and others sexually assaulted her on a boat last summer.
The lawsuit filed Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court alleges that the assault took place July 31, 1999, while the woman was working for a boat dealer. Miller and Langham, now with the New England Patriots, were on the boat that day. The lawsuit also names the owner of the boat, MarineMax of Treasure Cove, and two other unidentified people.
The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages from the players and MarineMax, alleging sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful firing, negligence, assault and employer retaliation.
McSorley awaits trial outcome as season dawns
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- With the start of the NHL's 2000-01 season just days away, Marty McSorley, a player without a team, is focused on the outcome of his assault trial.
McSorley is on trial as a result of his stick attack against Donald Brashear during the Feb. 21 game between Boston and Vancouver. He is an unrestricted free agent.
Judge William Kitchen is expected to rule on the case Friday.
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