Strubinger leads MU to fourth place

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:46 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 6, 2008

Missouri placed fourth in the Lady Razorback Invitational with a team total of 921 on Tuesday.

Kelli Strubinger gave her best performance of the season, finishing with a 2-under par 70 in the final round of the tournament.

The junior shot an 80 and a 74 in the first two rounds.

Junior Denise Knaebel had scores of 74, 76 and 81 for a total of 231.

The Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., a a par-72, 6,015 yard course, hosted the event. The Tigers placed fourth in the three-day tournament, which was won by Big 12 rival Iowa State with a score of 905. The Tigers have finished in the top five of all four tournaments they have played this season. They will wrap up the fall season at on the Las Vegas Collegiate Shootout Nov. 1-3.

STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Two members of the Rock Bridge golf team fared well in the state golf tournament, which began Monday.

Lindsay Martin shot 92-85-177 for a 23rd-place finish.

Leslie Fischer finished 34th after shooting a 95 on Monday and an 89 on Tuesday.

A total of 123 competitors played in the tournament, held at Silo Ridge Golf Course in Bolivar.

The 5,600-yard course is a par 72.

SETTLEMENT REACHED: The family of late Northwestern football player Rashidi Wheeler has agreed to a financial settlement with three makers and distributors of the ephedra-containing products the player ingested in the hours before he collapsed and died on the practice field in 2001.

Court documents show that Wheeler’s family agreed to accept $75,000 – equal payments of $25,000 from GNC, Phoenix Laboratories and Nutraquest, Inc., companies that made and sold Xenadrine RFA-1 tablets and drinks called Ultimate Punch and Ultimate Orange, all of which contained ephedra.

The settlement is subject to a federal judge’s discretion. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Nov. 1 in U.S. bankruptcy court in Trenton, N.J. Attorneys for the family could not be reached for comment.

On Aug. 3, 2001, Wheeler, 22, a Northwestern senior safety from La Verne Damien High, collapsed during a rigorous set of football-related wind sprints in Evanston, Ill., dying minutes later.

The Cook County, Ill., medical examiner found the death was caused by exercise-induced bronchial asthma, and Wheeler’s family filed a wrongful death suit against Northwestern for forcing the player to submit to such an intense drill during an NCAA-mandated voluntary workout period.

Northwestern alleges that the ephedra caused Wheeler to suffer a fatal heart attack, consistent with later findings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which earlier this year banned the sale of such products.

DANTON CASE: The sentencing of former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton in a federal murder-for-hire case has been deferred until next month, according to the East St. Louis, Ill., office of the judge hearing the matter.

U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl had a scheduling conflict and had to change the hearing date, which was set for Friday, the judge’s secretary said Tuesday. The hearing has been set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8.

Danton pleaded guilty July 16 to federal charges related to a murder-for-hire plot, a move that will almost certainly end his NHL career.

Danton, 23, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to cause a person to travel in interstate commerce to commit murder. A related charge of making a telephone call in the murder-for-hire plot was dropped as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Danton’s plea agreement fell short of identifying his agent, David Frost, as the intended victim. But prosecutors have said in open court that Frost was the man Danton wanted killed. Frost has denied he was the target.

Danton could face seven to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing. He is seeking transfer to a Canadian prison, and prosecutors and the FBI said they won’t oppose the move.

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