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A regular glance at area athletes competing beyond high school

April 18, 2014
Pierce County Tribune

Hovland sisters excel

In track and field, Rugby High School graduate Crystal Hovland (2011) placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Lyle Hokanson Open on April 11 and 12 at North Dakota State University.

Hovland, a junior at University of Mary, posted a time of 1 minute, 2.48 seconds in the final. Hovland was 17th in the javelin throw with a mark of 27.43 meters (90 feet). The versatile Marauder also competed in the 1,600-meter relay and helped her team to a second-place time of 3:51.54, five seconds off first-place NDSU.

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Aubrey Hovland, an RHS grad (2013), also competed at the meet. The University of North Dakota freshman tied three others with the third-best mark in high jump. Aubrey cleared 5 feet, 1 inches. She also competed in the 100-meter hurdles and took 10th in 16.92 seconds.

Note: If you know of another college athlete from Rugby, Pierce County or the surrounding area let us know. Email editor Tim Chapman at tchapman@




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