Sports recaps

by Whitworthian Sports Staff

Women’s cross country ninth at Sundodger

The Whitworth Women’s Cross Country squad competed in the Sundodger Invitational hosted by the University of Washington last Saturday. It was the 20th annual event, and the Pirates managed a ninth-place finish overall out of 19.

Whitworth was led by sophomore Christina Anderson, who finished 20th out of 213 runners, with a time of 22:58.06 in the 6k race. She was followed by junior Elisabeth Spencer (23:21.02) and senior Celeste Northcott (23:54.48) rounding out the Pirates’ top three runners.

Next weekend the women will race in the Runner’s Soul Erik Anderson Invite on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Spokane Valley.

Salzwedel leads men’s golf to second place

The Lewiston Triangular turned out to be a spectacular outing for the men’s golf team this weekend.  The men finished in a close second to Lewis-Clark State with a score of 290.  Lewis-Clark finished with a 284 while conference rival Whitman college finished in third with a 314.

Whitworth junior Jesse Salzwedel led the Pirates with an invidual round of 68.

On Sept. 23-24, the Whitworth men will compete in the North Idaho Invitational in Hayden, Idaho.

Cross country men sixth at Sundodger

The men’s cross country team competed in the Sundodger Invitational, a meet which was hosted at the University of Washington last Saturday morning. They competed against 21 community colleges and universities.

As a team, the Pirates finished sixth overall with an average time of 26:15.9. They earned 212 points in the 8k open race. Sophomore Taylor Steele led the Bucs and finished 43rd overall with a time of 26:06.61. Closely following Steele was junior Matthew Edwards with a time of 26:06.31, finishing 43rd overall.

The next race for Whitworth is the Runner’s Soul Erik Anderson Invite on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Spokane Valley.

Women’s golf tunes up with intersquad match

The  women’s  golf team capped off a preliminary season set last weekend with their performance at the Whitworth Intersquad exhibition at The Idaho Club.  Despite the difficulty of the course, the team was able to power through a solid perfomance. Emily Guthrie shot a 77 and Ashley Danforth came in second with an 82. Yvonne LaCoursiere, Cindy Tapia and Chelsea Bayley also had commendable performances.

Up next, the Pirates will play in Hayden, Idaho at the North Idaho Invitational on Sept. 23-24.

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