Kodiak state champion runner Keith Osowski was victorious in his debut collegiate track race of 2020.
The Black Hills State University sophomore — running unattached at the Myrie Hanson Open Saturday in Spearfish, South Dakota — won the one-mile run with a time of 4 minutes, 30.69 seconds. He finished two seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher. The field had 19 runners.
Osowski, a 2018 graduate of Kodiak High School, added a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:18.66. Kenai High School graduate Jordan Theisen, a senior at Black Hills, was fifth in 9:17.99.
As a freshman, Osowski was an all-Rocky Mountain Conference second-teamer in the outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Up next for Osowski is the Bison Open Friday and Saturday at North Dakota State University.
Facing a pair of top five NAIA women’s wrestling programs, Eastern Oregon University sophomore Krystal Fabricante dropped both her matches.
Fabricante, a 2018 graduate of Kodiak High School, was pinned by University of Providence’s Syania Santana-Quintana 11 seconds into the match, then lost 10-0 to Southern Oregon University’s Anesia Ramirez.
Eastern Oregon lost to Providence 28-11 and Southern Oregon 40-4.
Chicago State University freshman Bethany Carstens drained four 3-pointers and poured in 17 points in a 73-57 loss to Kansas City Saturday in Missouri.
Carstens, of Nikiski High School fame and the daughter of former Kodiak wrestling star Dan Carstens, is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 19 games. She is shooting 41% from 3-point land.