Astoria's Aundi Kustura recently finished her second season at the collegiate level, helping the Pacific Lutheran women's basketball team to an appearance in the NCAA Division III national tournament.

One of the best free throw shooters in the country, Kustura helped the Lutes reach the second round of the tournament, as PLU scored a 68-54 win over Gustafus Adolphus in the first round, with Kustura scoring eight points. The Lutes' season came to a close March 14 in a 43-41 loss at Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Kustura scored a team-high eight points in the loss, which ended PLU's season at 21-8 overall.

On the season, Kustura started 16 of 25 games for the Lutes, and was fourth on the team in scoring with 192 points (7.7 per game).

She hit 14-of-32 3-point attempts (.438), and was a blistering 30-of-31 at the free throw line.

Other North Coast students include:

Katie Agalzoff (freshman, Willamette swimming) - Competed in the Northwest Conference championships Feb. 16 in McMinnville, finishing 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries (1:05.18), 24th in the 200-yard freestyle prelims (2:21.33) and 30th in the 500-yard freestyle prelims (6:30.66).

Aaron Eckert (sophomore, Western Oregon track) - Eckert ran a 4:09.98 to finish fifth in the 1,500-meters in the Western Oregon Invitational March 15.

Trent HartillTrent Hartill (sophomore, Eastern Oregon track) - One of the top throwers at EOU, Hartill currently owns the team's top two marks in the men's javelin, throwing 171 feet, 11 inches in a six-way meet at Willamette March 1, and adding a 168-9 at the Dusty Lane Open in Spokane, Wash., March 15.

Jennie Rummell (freshman, Western Oregon track) - In just her first year at WOU, Rummell took first place recently in the 400-meter hurdles at the Western Oregon Invitational, March 15.

Rummell ran a 1:07.59 in the finals. She also took third in the 100-meter hurdles, running a 16.53.

Other Astoria athletes competing this spring: JoyAnn Fell (Pacific, handball); Josh Ness (Chemeketa, baseball); Christin Pass (Lower Columbia, softball); Leah Schauermann (Oregon State, crew); and Norman Wentworth (Oregon State, crew).


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