Calumet’s Kronshage a top-five Navy vaulter

HOUGHTON – Jordan Kronshage, a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, concluded her collegiate track and field career with a top-five finish in the pole vault at the Patriot League meet May 3.

Kronshage, a 2009 Calumet High School alumna, cleared 3.57 meters (11 feet, 8 1/2 inches) to earn two points for Navy. Places two through five all topped out at 3.57 but Kronshage landed in fifth on basis of misses.

Navy finished second to Bucknell in the meet, held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The Midshipmen have take one of the top two spots in each of the last 10 Patriot League indoor and outdoor championships.

Kronshage graduates from the Naval Academy Friday morning. President Barack Obama will speak at the ceremony, which can be viewed on the Pentagon Channel at 10 a.m. at

Michigan State freshman high jumper Adeline Grier-Welch (Houghton) cleared 1.62 meters (5 feet, 3 3/4 inches) to take third in the high jump at the Gina Relays in Hillsdale April 26.

St. Scholastica’s Travis Ambuehl was the winner at the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference track and field outdoor championship May 4 in Morris, Minn.

Ambuehl, a junior from Lake Linden, cleared 4.12 meters (13-6 1/4).

His best outdoor performance of the season game at the St. Norbert Invitational April 20, when he cleared 4.32 meters (14-2).

Tim Dunstan of Dollar Bay took fifth in the UMAC meet in the men’s 1500 for St. Scholastica, finishing in 4:23.89. His best time of the year also came at St. Norbert, where he ran a 4:21.76.

On the softball diamond, Samantha Henderson (Houghton) finished up her sophomore season as a catcher/infielder for Detroit Mercy, playing in 39 games and starting 29. She had three homers and 10 RBIs, batting .151 in 73 at-bats. She was fifth on the team with a .301 slugging percentage.

The Titans finished 5-45.

Jess Ahlborn of Houghton had a solid season for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, where she is a utility player.

She finished with three homers and 10 RBIs and a .281 batting average. She was second-best on the team in homers and had two of the Engineers’ three triples on the season.

Rose-Hulman finished 12-24.