Nickoley picked top indoor freshman

Friday, March 4, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:22 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 4, 2008

Big 12 coaches voted Trisa Nickoley the 2005 indoor track and field Female Freshmen Performer of the Year Wednesday.

Nickoley, from Tecumseh, Kan., won two Big 12 indoor titles at last weekend’s Big 12 Championships. She won an individual championship in the 800 meters and was also a member of the winning distance medley relay team.

Nickoley is the first Tiger freshman since Christian Cantwell in 2000 to win the Freshman of the Year award. Cantwell was also the last Tiger freshmen to win an individual indoor championship.

CHIEFS: Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Eric Warfield was sentenced Thursday to 10 days in jail and 80 days of house arrest for drinking and driving.

Warfield, 28, pleaded no contest in January to a felony charge of driving under the influence.

The charge was a felony because Warfield has two prior DUI convictions. As part of a plea agreement with Johnson County prosecutors, he also was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and perform 100 hours of community service. He will be on probation for a year.

NFL NOTES: The St. Louis Rams added their second linebacker in two days, signing Chris Claiborne away from the Vikings to go along with Dexter Coakley, signed away from Dallas.

Claiborne got a three-year, $10.5 million contract a day after Coakley signed a five-year, $14.5 million deal.

Dallas added defensive tackle Jason Ferguson from the New York Jets and guard Marco Rivera from Green Bay on Thursday after signing cornerback Anthony Henry on Wednesday.

The New York Giants signed middle linebacker Antonio Pierce, who emerged as a top defender for Washington last season.

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