Athletes Beyond Bartow: College spring sports update

Athletes Beyond Bartow update for college softball and track and field for the week ending May 6. Please Note: Pro and College Baseball 'Athletes Beyond Bartow Update published separately this week at this LINK.


Sierrah Gani (Georgia Highlands CC Fr., Cass) — Gani went 1-for 3 with a run scored and a run driven in to help the Chargers reach the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association championship on Saturday. Stats were not available at the time of publication for Sunday's championship games, which GHC lost to South Georgia State by scores of 5-4 and 13-4. The Chargers finished the season at 35-24.

Kailah Rain (Embry-Riddle Sr., Cartersville) — Rain and her teammates will compete in the NCAA Division II South Region tournament this week. Embry-Riddle earned the No. 6 seed in the South and will face third-seeded Saint Leo a fellow Sunshine State Conference school. Embry-Riddle won all three matchups with its conference foe during the regular season. North Alabama will host the tournament in Florence with the Eagles playing their tourney opener at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Annalyn Yantis (Samford Jr., Cartersville) — Yantis went the distance in the second game of a doubleheader with UNC-Greensboro on Saturday. She allowed nine runs on 11 hits and one walk with one strikeout. Samford opens play in the Southern Conference tournament against Chattanooga at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Trevor Knowles (Albion College Fr., Woodland) — Knowles competed in three events at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association track and field championship, placing between fifth and 10th in all three. He had his highest finish, fittingly, in the high jump with a fifth-place showing after clearing 1.90 meters. He was part of the Albion 4x400-meter relay team that earned a sixth-place finish. Knowles took 10th in the triple jump with a distance of 12.64 meters.

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