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LOCAL CLIPBOARD: Track & field, auto racing


Jones joins UND

as assistant coach

Drew Jones has been named assistant coach and will work specifically with the program's throwers.

Jones comes to North Dakota after five record-setting seasons as an assistant coach at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. During his tenure, Jones mentored 15 Division III All-Americans.

"He is extremely passionate about throws and he brings a collaborative, cooperative coaching style to the program," said UND head coach Kevin Galbraith. "Drew has developed a lot of student-athletes who have enjoyed success at the national level, and that success will translate to the Big Sky Conference."

Jones, who also served as an assistant strength coach for the past two years, oversaw the strength and conditioning plan for Hamline men's and women's track, while also serving as the program's travel coordinator.

Jones is a 2008 graduate of Hamline with a bachelor's degree in psychology. A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain, Jones was a 10-time All-MIAC performer and a two-time MIAC All-Academic selection.


RCS season ends

The racing season ends tonight at River Cities Speedway.

Only one regular class will race tonight -- sprints.

Wade Nygaard holds a 34-point lead on Casey Mack entering tonight's season finale.

All the points races in the track's three other divisions are over.

Ryan Johnson of Karlstad won the streets title; Tyler Peterson of Hickson, N.D., won the Midwest modified championship; and Joey Pederson won another late model title, defeating Brad Seng by four points.

Along with sprints, lightning sprints, pure stocks, legends and modified legends will race tonight.

-- Herald staff reports