The Washburn men’s cross country team finished sixth out of ten teams when they traveled to the University of Kansas to participate in the Rim Rock Classic. Freshmen, David Kibet and Brett Kulp, both led the way for the Ichabods with Kibet placing 26th overall in the 8k with a time of 27:04.40 and Kulp placing 33rd overall with a time of 27:30.4. Brandon Clark was in the top half of the runners placing 44th overall with a time of 28:15.10 on the 8k. Weston Evans placed 64th overall with a time of 29:00.70 with Tyler Coad and Derek Meeks behind him with times of 29:34.60 and 29:16.10 respectively.
The Washburn Women’s cross country team finished sixth out of 11 teams. Sierra Mortensen placed 14th overall in the 6k race with a score of 24:18.20. Mortensen also placed second out of the Division II school runners. Kaylee Snell placed 27th overall and 22nd out of the collegiate runners with a time of 24:52.40. Lily Johnson placed 33rd overall and placed in the top-30 of the collegiate runners with a time of 25:10.10. Dulce Ayala Chanez placed 56th overall with a time of 26:53.70. Cassie Raines placed 63rd overall with a time of 27:05.40.
The Ichabods will next be in action on Oct. 5 in Hays, Kansas, at the FHSU Tiger Open.
The No. 5 Washburn Volleyball team traveled to Edmond, Oklahoma, to take on the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos on Oct. 5. Washburn won its fourth-consecutive win and 11th shutout winning 3-0 making the Ichabods 13-1 overall and 5-1 in MIAA play.
Washburn scored their first three points of the match and kept the lead winning the first set 25-16. Erica Montgomery was responsible for six kills during the first set.
The Ichabods won the second set 25-20 after a close back-and-forth scoring by both teams. Taylor Antonowich scored two of those points with two service aces, Montgomery contributed one point with a kill and two points were scored off two errors committed by the Bronchos.
In the third set Central Oklahoma took an early 7-3 lead over the Ichabods. Kelsey Gordon cut the Bronchos’ lead to 7-5 with two kills which turned into a 8-0 run to put the Ichabods up 14-9. The Ichabods would keep the lead to win the third and final set 25-19 completing the sweep.
Berg recorded her second-straight double-double and fifth of the season with 13 kills and 12 digs. Maxwell and Gordon each chipped in 10 kills. Maxwell lead the team in blocks with four total including one solo block. Faith Rottinghaus was the defensive specialist on the team with 13 digs.
The Ichabods will stay on the road traveling to Joplin, Missouri, Oct. 11 to face Missouri Southern, Pittsburg, Kansas, Oct. 12 to face Pittsburg State, and then Oct. 15 to face the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Edited by Adam White, Abbie Barth