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Williamston grad turns in strong outing for Michigan

Aaron Baumgarten

Aaron Baumgarten

Aaron Baumgarten added to his junior season with another top-10 finish for the University of Michigan men’s cross country team.

And the Williamston grad helped the No. 20-ranked Wolverines placing fourth at the adidas Pre-National meet at the Levern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Baumgarten finished eighth overall with a time of 24 minutes, 11.8 seconds to lead the Wolverines in the 8K race.

Baumgarten has been the top-finishing Michigan runner in the three races he has competed in this fall. He has finished in the top-10 in each of the races.

OLIVET: Senior Justin Madar (Holt) was a force on the defensive line Saturday while helping the Comets stay atop the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings. Madar had four tackles, which included 2 1/2 sacks resulting in 24 yards lost, to help Olivet to a 31-14 victory over Alma. Madar, who was named the MIAA defensive players of the week, also had three quarterback pressures to help Olivet to its first win over Albion since 2007.

Junior safety Javon Walker (Everett) also had a big performance for the Comets and was named to the D3football.com team of the week after registering 10 tackles and having an interception in Saturday’s win.

AQUINAS: Aquinas senior midfielder Peter Brandenburg (Mason) was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference men’s soccer player of the week Monday. Brandenburg had two goals and two assists while playing a role in each of the Saints’ goals in a 2-0 week that included victories over Michigan-Dearborn and Concordia. Brandenburg had the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Michigan-Dearborn and the winning goal in overtime of the 3-2 victory over Concordia. He has three goals and six assists this fall.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN: Senior quarterback Cooper Rush (Lansing Catholic) threw the game-winning touchdown pass in the third overtime to lift the Chippewas to a 34-28 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Rush completed 19 of 35 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in the win. He has thrown for 2,053 yards and 18 touchdowns.

NORTH CAROLINA: Freshman Sara Daavettila (Williamston) reached the semifinals of singles play in the Oracle ITA Masters on Saturday before having her run halted. She owns a 10-2 overall record for the Tar Heels.

GRAND VALLEY: Freshman Charley Campbell (Haslett) contributed to the Lakers’ rout of Findlay on Sunday with a pair of goals. Campbell scored twice in a two-minute stretch in the second half to help Grand Valley improve to 8-0 in the GLIAC and 13-1-1 overall. She has four goals this season.

Sophomore Dylan Carroll (Portland) had three tackles, including 2 ½ for loss, while helping the No. 2-ranked GVSU football team to a 41-3 win over Truman State. Carroll has 20 tackles, which includes 9 ½ for loss, and an interception in seven games for the Lakers.

SAGINAW VALLEY:Alexandra Davis (St. Johns) helped the Cardinal swimming team open their season with wins over Alma and Findlay. Davis won the 1,000-yard freestyle in the win over Alma and the 200 and 500 yard freestyles against Findlay.

Contact Brian Calloway at bcalloway@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @brian_calloway.

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