Bates senior David Pless, a two-time national champion in the shot put, finished second in the weight throw at the NCAA Division III indoor track championships in Naperville, Ill.

Pless recorded his best throw of 64 feet, 10¾ inches in the third of six rounds. Pete Delzer of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was the winner with a distance of 67-9½.

Pless competes Saturday in the shot put, along with teammate Sean Enos, who finished 11th in the weight throw.

Coby Horowitz of Bowdoin was the fastest qualifier in the men’s mile with 4:13.01. Keene State’s Ryan Widzgowski, a junior from Camden, was No. 2 at 4:13.15, and Tully Hannan of Bates also qualified for Saturday’s final.

James LePage of Bates and Kevin Desmond of Southern Maine qualified for the final in the 800 meters. LePage, a senior from Cumberland, posted the fifth-fastest time, 1:52.71. Desmond, a sophomore from Monmouth, had the seventh-best time, 1:53.04.

Colby’s Dom Kone, the defending champion in the 60-meter dash, was slowed by a hamstring injury and didn’t make it to Saturday’s final.

Mitchell Black of Brunswick helped Tufts to a second-place finish in the men’s distance medley relay with a time of 10:00.23.

Georgetown’s Rachel Schneider, a senior from Sanford, ran a time of 4:38.29 to advance to the final in the mile at the NCAA Division I championships in Fayetteville, Ark.


IOWA 9, MAINE 2: The Hawkeyes (6-10) scored three runs in the fourth inning and six more in the sixth against the Black Bears (6-10) in Port Charlotte, Fla., to overcome an early Maine lead.

The Black Bears took a 1-0 lead in the first when Sam Balzano singled, stole second and scored on a single by Brian Doran. Maine got its other run in the seventh on a single by Colin Gay that scored Troy Black.


TENN. TECH 4, MAINE 1: Melody Christian had three hits with an RBI and a run as the Golden Eagles (8-7) beat Maine (1-14) at Clearwater, Fla.

Stephanie Wood doubled and scored in the first inning, and Emj Fogel had two hits for the Black Bears.

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 10, MAINE 4: Kelly Stowe went 3 for 4 with two RBI and four runs scored as the Penguins (1-3) handled the Black Bears (1-15) at Clearwater, Fla.


(5) CALIFORNIA 78, USC 59: In the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Seattle, Gennifer Brandon had 17 points to lead California.

(6) DUKE 79, N.C. STATE 65: Trailing 57-53 with sevenminutes left, the Blue Devils went on a 24-5 run with Tricia Liston (26 points) doing most of the damage in ACC tournament action in Greensboro, N.C.

(7) KENTUCKY 76, VANDERBILT 65: A’dia Mathies had 16 points and the Wildcats maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half in SEC tournament action in Duluth, Ga.

(8) PENN STATE 76, OHIO STATE 66: Alex Bentley scored 20 points and the Lions beat the Buckeyes in Big 10 quarterfinal action in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

(9) TENNESSEE 82, FLORIDA 73: Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and the Vols beat the Gators in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.

(10) MARYLAND 92, WAKE FOREST 81: Alyssa Thomas had the first triple-double in ACC tourney history, and the Terrapins beat the Demon Deacons.

(14) UCLA 54, UTAH 43: Jasmine Dixon and Atonye Nyingifa both scored 11 points, and the Bruins hung on in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12.

(19) TEXAS A&M 61, (17) SOUTH CAROLINA 52: Kristi Bellock scored 17 points and the Aggies won in the SEC quarterfinals in Duluth, Ga.

(21) NEBRASKA 76, IOWA 61: Jordan Hooper scored 24 points to lead the Cornhuskers to victory in the Big Ten quarterfinals in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

(23) FLA. STATE 70, MIAMI 58: Alexa Deluzio scored 11 of her 19 points in the final six minutes to lead the Seminoles in an ACC quarterfinal in Duluth, Ga.