Sports Briefs – Issue 10

Joshua Irsik

Cross Country

The Washburn women’s cross country placed fifth at the MIAA Championships Saturday, Oct. 26. Three Ichabods placed in the top 20 at the meet.

Sierra Mortensen placed fifth overall to earn an All-MIAA honors for the third year in a row. Mortensen finished the 6k course with a time of 21:46.0 to claim the top spot on the 6k career records at Washburn.

Lily Johnson and Kaylee Snell earned All-MIAA honorable mention. Johnson placed 13th overall and finished with a time of 22:27.7 on the 6k course, and Snell placed 18th and finished with a time of 22:40.0. Both placed in the top 10 on the 6k careers records at Washburn.

Cassie Raines placed 33rd overall with a time of 23:1.40. Dulce Ayala Chanez clocked a time of 24:46.10 and placed 71st at the meet. Stacy Briggs placed 84th with a time of 25:23.30 on the 6k. Kelsie Dent finished 86th with a time of 25:32.80.

Washburn men’s cross country placed 10th at the MIAA Championships.

David Kibet placed 33rd on the 8k course. Kibet clocked a time of 25:44.00. Brett Kulp finished 38th overall with a time of 25:52.40 on the 8k course. Brandon Kerr clocked a time of 26:48.2 and placed 61st overall.

Tyler Coad placed 67th overall with a time of 26:57.3 followed closely behind by Brandon Clark who placed 69th at the meet. Clark finished with a time of 27:01.1. Jake Taylor placed 77th with a time of 27:49.4 on the 8k course. Weston Evans finished closely behind Taylor finishing with a time of 27:54.9 to place 79th overall.

Derek Meeks placed 85th with a time of 28:15.1. Kale Ecord finished right behind Meeks, finishing 86th overall with a time of 28:21.3. Ben Burnett finished the 6k course with a time of 29:01.1 to place 89th overall.

Washburn cross country will compete in the NCAA Central Regional on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Joplin, Missouri. The women’s 6k race will take off at 11:15 a.m. and the men’s 10k race will take off at 10:00 a.m.


Washburn soccer lost to Missouri Southern 2-1 on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Ichabods are now 7-7-1 and 2-5-1 in conference play. Halle Hill scored the goal for the Ichabods.

Washburn got on the board first with a goal from Hill in the 25th minute of the match. Hill scored her second goal of the season with the assist from Josie Rimmer. Ichabod defense was led by Whitney Brockover and Mattie Minano who kept the Lions to only one shot on goal in the first half. Raegan Wells saved the one shot on goal.

The Lions tied the Ichabods in the 55th minute of the match. Washburn retaliated with three shots on goal in a span of five minutes but could not find the back of the net. In the 81st minute Missouri Southern scored the game winning goal.

Wells finished the match with five saves. Josie Rimmer led the team in shot attempts with five. Baileigh Pepper, Rimmer and Hill each took two shots on goal.

Washburn will travel to Emporia, Kansas to face the Hornets at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and then the Ichabods will return home to play the last game of the regular season against Fort Hays at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

Edited By Brianna Smith, Adam White, Jason Morrison, Jessica Galvin