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Posted on Sun, Mar 6, 2011 : 8:02 p.m.

Michigan wrestler Kellen Russell wins third Big Ten title, U-M softball now 22-0 and more Sunday results

By Staff

Michigan wrestler Kellen Russell won the third Big Ten individual title of his career Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.

Russell, now 33-0, beat Minnesota’s Mike Thorn 8-4 in the 141-pound finals of the Big Ten Championships. He is the 47th wrestler to win three Big Ten titles. Steve Luke was the last Wolverine to do so, in 2009.

The Wolverines Eric Grajales dropped a 3-0 decision to Penn State’s Frank Molinaro in the 149-pound final and the Nittany Lions went on to beat Iowa by one point (139-138) for the team title.

Michigan finished in fifth place with 86.5 points. (More details)

The Big Ten Network will replay its championship round broadcast at 4 a.m. Monday, 8 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday.


Michigan 7, South Florida 2: Dorian Shaw’s two-run double capped a four run sixth inning for the Wolverines (22-0). Shaw, Bree Evans, Nicole Sappingfield and Amanda Chidester had two hits apiece. Sophomore starter Stephanie Speierman allowed five hits, including a two-run home run by Stephanie Medina. (More details)


Sam Houston State 8, Michigan 0: The Bearkats had nine of their 10 hits and scored seven runs against Michigan reliever Bobby Brosnahan. Patrick Biondi had two of Michigan’s six hits and the Wolverines (2-9) were shut out for the first time in nearly a year. (More details)

Eastern Michigan 13, Alabama A&M 1: Eagles starter Brian Valente allowed a run on three hits over six innings and the top of Eastern’s batting order drove in seven runs. Ken Battiston, Brent Ohrman and Daniel Russell were a combined 7-for-12. (More details)


Ohio State Last Ditch NCAA Meet: Michigan collected NCAA consideration times in five events on the last weekend swimmers could earn qualifying marks for the NCAA championships. (More details)


USF Invitational: Eastern Michigan finished 10th at the 21-team event, shooting a three-round total of 878. Middle Tennessee State won the tournament in Dade, Fla. Eastern was led by Nick Carbary, who shot a 218 to finish tied for 27th. (More details)


Rio Verde Invitational: Eastern Michigan finished first and Michigan third at the 17-team tournament in Rio Verde, Ariz. The Eagles’ three-day total of 910 (294-306-310) was the ninth-best in school history and edged runner-up Northern Arizona by one stroke. EMU senior Robyn Scott tied for second place individually. Michigan, which shot a 913 team total, was led by Yugene Lee’s sixth-place finish. (More details: EMU | Michigan)

EMU coach Sandy Wagner accepts Rio Verde Invitational trophy: