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Triple Threat: Spring Standouts Highlight Weekly Program
Antonio is second in the GNAC with a 78.2 stroke average. In her second season with the Cavs, she has earned two top-five finishes this year, including first-place honors at the Northwest Shootout.
Antonio is second in the GNAC with a 78.2 stroke average. In her second season with the Cavs, she has earned two top-five finishes this year, including first-place honors at the Northwest Shootout.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Standouts in their respective sports, GNAC Insider welcomed a trio of athletes performing at a high level through the opening third of the spring season. Saint Martin’s junior pitcher Lauren Maley opened the night talking Saints’ softball while Central Washington senior Kodiak Landis discussed his recent outdoor track and field success. Concordia women’s junior golfer Shantel Antonio capped the program with expectations for the Cavaliers’ upcoming April tournaments. The show aired on Tuesday night at 7 p.m., Pacific, and was hosted by Rob Lowery.

Coming off a stellar weekend at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif., Maley hoped to turn her recent individual efforts into conference success this weekend. The junior was named to the All-Tournament Team as she went 5-0 in 19.2 innings pitched to lead the Saints to a 5-1 record. She amassed a 1.82 earned run average and struck out three batters, with four of those appearances coming in relief. In 20 games this season, Maley is fifth in the GNAC with a 2.69 earned run average and has compiled 26 strikeouts. Saint Martin’s returns home this weekend to host Concordia and Western Oregon.

In his most recent meet at the Sam Adams Classic in Spokane, Wash., Landis came away with an impressive first-place finish in the men’s decathlon with 7,098 points.  Landis earned five first-place finishes in the event’s 100 meters (10.75 seconds), 400 meters (49.29 seconds), pole vault (15 feet, 5.75 inches), long jump (22 feet, 0.25 inches) and shot put (41 feet, 8 inches). His 7,098 points currently leads Division II and is No. 3 on the GNAC All-Time List. Landis and the Wildcats next compete this Saturday at the Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma, Wash.

Second in the GNAC with a 78.2 stroke average, Antonio has had a solid career since her arrival in the Pacific Northwest. Antonio, the 2016-17 GNAC Newcomer of the Year, played her freshman campaign at Hawaii Hilo before transferring to Concordia. The junior has achieved two top-five finishes this year, including first-place honors at the Northwest Shootout during the fall season. Awarded the GNAC Women’s Golf Player of the Week honor on two occasions this season, Antonio and the Cavaliers travel south to play in the Sonoma State Spring Invitational on Monday.

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