The Hickman boys track and field team won the 4x1,600-meter relay Friday at the 92nd Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team of Chandler Gibbens, Charlie Werth, Cale Littrell and Isaac Saathoff finished the race in 18 minutes, 9 seconds for the victory.

Hickman's girls 4x1,600 relay team set a school record and finished eighth in the event. Elizabeth Henderson, Rachel Edidin, Grace Brinkmann and Marissa Kraus finished in 22:51.14, beating the previous record by six seconds.

Cortney Watkins placed second in the boys 300-meter hurdles with a time of 38.91. Gibbens placed third in the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:27.20.

Columbia College softball splits doubleheader with Central Baptist

The Columbia College softball team came out even in Friday's doubleheader with No. 23 Central Baptist at City of Colleges Park in Conway, Arkansas.

The Cougars (28-10, 19-3 American Midwest Conference) fought hard against the Mustangs (31-14, 18-4) but lost the first game 6-4. Columbia College blew a 4-2 lead when it allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth, allowing the Mustangs to prevail.

But Columbia College fought back for a 6-5 win in the nightcap. The Cougars jumped out to a 4-0 lead and scored in five of seven innings. The Mustangs made things very interesting by scoring three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh, but Columbia College held on for a one-run win.

The Cougars play a doubleheader Saturday at Lyon College (31-10, 17-5 AMC) in Batesville, Arkansas. Game 1 is set to start at 1 p.m., and Game 2 is slated to start at 3 p.m.

Columbia College baseball shuts out Williams Baptist

The Columbia College baseball team beat Williams Baptist 2-0 on Friday in Columbia.

Kenny Piper drove in both runs for the Cougars (21-18, 16-8 AMC), and Chris Wall pitched a complete-game shutout for the victorious side.

The Cougars finish their three-game series with the Eagles (13-28, 6-19 AMC) with a doubleheader Saturday. Game 1 is at noon, and Game 2 is at 2:30 p.m. in Columbia.

Stephens softball run-rules Harris-Stowe State twice

The Stephens College softball team (5-35, 3-19 AMC) picked up a pair of five-inning wins over Harris-Stowe State on Friday in Columbia thanks to the run rule.

Jamie Wittmer threw five shutout innings and drove in two runs in the first game, an 8-0 Stephens victory. Wittmer played third base in the second game and led the team in RBI with 3 as Mariah Montoya hurled a shutout in the Stars' 11-0 victory.

Stephens has a doubleheader Saturday against the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in Columbia. Game 1 is set for 11 a.m. with Game 2 to follow.

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