The Washburn women’s cross country team finished 10th out of 36 teams. The Ichabods had one runner place in the top 25 and three runners place in the top-10. Sierra Mortensen finished 22nd out of 278 runners with a time of 18:12.57. Lily Johnson finished the course with a time of 19:01.74 and placed 63rd. She moved to fifth on the all-time record board at Washburn.
The Washburn men’s cross country team finished 13th out of 30 teams that participated at the MSSU Stampede Saturday Sept. 21. David Kibet finished 22nd out of 286 runners with a time of 25:37.9. Brett Kulp and Weston Evans finished in the top 100. Kulp finished with a time of 26:57.72 and Evans finished with a time of 27:07.52. Next the Ichabods will compete in the Chile Pepper Invitational Saturday Oct. 5 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
On Sept. 23 at the MSSU invitational, the Ichabod golf team finished at a tie for third place out of 19 teams. The second day of the invitational was cancelled due to weather. Washburn finished at 578, 2-over par and had two players make the top 15. Blake Allen tied for third place at 140, 4-under par. Andrew Beckler tied for 15th place at 143, 1-under par. Griffin Mott tied for 25th place at 145. Dawson Wills tied for 55th at 150. Jared Burns tied for 81st place at 157. Ian Trebilcock tied for 25th place at 145 on the individual side. Monday, Oct. 7, Washburn golf travels to the Missouri Western State University Holiday Inn Express Invitational.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, the men’s tennis team competed at the Midwestern Invitational in Wichita Falls, Texas. Three singles players and two doubles teams qualified for the semifinals in the tournament. Paul Hasse won both of his matches. His final match ended 6-1 and 6-3. Marc Casi won his final match with 6-2 and 6-4. Bradley Eidenmueller won both matches in two sets. Luke Howard won in a super tie breaker in his last of two matches. Raul-Alin Dicu obtained third place in two sets scoring 6-2 and 6-1. Chase Brill lost a super tie breaker in the semifinals with scores 7-6 (8), 3-6, 10 (8). Brill ended in third place but could not continue due to weather delays. In doubles, Hasse and Brill scored 6-2 in their match but did not attend the final due to weather. Eidenmueller and Dicu lost their first match but won their second. Casi and Henry Zeider won their semifinals match 6-3 and lost the championship match 6-2. The team will travel Oct. 4 to for the ITA Regional Championships in Edmond, Oklahoma.
The women’s tennis team also competed at the Midwestern Invitational in Wichita Falls, Texas. Five players made it to the finals of their bracket. Maria Valverde and Logan Morrisey made it to the championship to face each other but did not play and were titled co-champions. Valverde won her semifinal 6-1, 6-1, and Morrisey won her semifinal 6-2, 6-0. Svea Chrohn made to the finals and finished 2-1 and placed second. Her semifinal ended 6-3, 6-4. Cadence Lynn won her championship match 6-1, 7-5. Sydnee Foster finshed 1-1 and won her first match 6-3, 6-4. Kinsey Fields won her championship match 6-4, 6-3. For doubles, Morrisey and Crohn made it to the championship and lost, but they won their semifinals 7-5. Valverde and Foster lost in the semifinals in a super tie breaker 7-6 (3). Lysaught and Lynn lost their first match 6-1. They did not play further due to weather.
Edited by Adam White, Shelby Hanson, Jessica Galvin