NCAA: Walton sets record, Tilton wins league award

Two Forest Lake graduates are deserving of recognition for their recent collegiate accomplishments.

Cody Walton, currently a junior on the University of Nebraska track team, broke the Cornhusker record for the decathlon on April 8-9.
Walton set his record at the Spec Towns Invitational at the University of Georgia, where he scored 7,937 points, a mark that currently stands as the fourth-best in the nation.

On day one, Walton set marks in the 100 (11.22), long jump (23-7.5), shot put (46-6.75), high jump (6-6.75) and 400 (49.77).

On day two, Walton competed in the 110 hurdles (14.79 seconds), discus (138-11), pole vault (15-11.75), javelin (223-9) and 1500 (4:55.90).

Kalynn Tilton, a sophomore first baseman for the Minnesota, Duluth, softball team, was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference player of the week on April 3.

Over the course of the previous week, Tilton slammed nine hits in 18 at-bats, including two home runs, totaling 12 RBIs. She drove in six of the Bulldogs’ 11 runs in a victory over the University of Mary on April 1.

The Bulldogs are 26-10 on the season.