Riverdale grad Emily Tysma finished second in the high jump last weekend at the Division III National Indoor Track Meet in Naperville.
Tysma's national runner-up performance helped Monmouth College finish fifth in the women's team-title chase.
Tysma cleared 5 feet, 7 3/4 inches, just a quarter-inch short of her school record. The junior and Ripon's Jenna Breaker both cleared the height to share first place, with Tysma declared the runner-up on the number of attempts.
In all, Monmouth's women and sixth-place men crowned one national champion and enjoyed six other combined All-American performances.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A new passenger car has been placed on the Coal Valley railroad, and R.R. Cable is running the trains at present. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G.W. Gue preached a convincing sermon on the need of a new First Methodist Church in Rock Island 1913 -- 100 years ago: Dr. W.S. Marquis preached his farewell sermon at Broadway Presbyterian Church to the combined congregations from First Methodist, First Baptist, United Presbyterian and South Park Presbyterian churches. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's mayor is seeking to enforce the rules governing PWA projects in the city which state that local men are to be hired for the work. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Argus Santa Claus requests that the names of needy Rock Island boys and girls through 12 years of age be registered by parents or guardians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11or Dec. 14. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Alcoa and its employee union have reached tentative agreement on a 43-month labor contract covering about 7,500 workers at six plants, including 1,900 employees at Alcoa's Davenport Works, company and union officials said today.