Sports Briefs 11-8-17

Trever Beurman

Brady Skeens lands All-American status for second time

Brady Skeens, senior forward for the Washburn men’s basketball team, has landed his second straight All-American honor during the preseason. Skeens is coming off a season with leading team statistics in rebounding, field goal percentage and blocks. He looks to improve more upon his impressive stat lines with the Ichabods’ first game of the season. The season opener will be against the Northern State University Wolves at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 in St. Joseph, MO.

Jacob Klemz and Sierra Mortensen go national for Ichabod cross country

After recording another impressive season for the Ichabods on the Cross Country team, Jacob Klemz is heading back to nationals, as well as fellow teammate Sierra Mortensen. This year, it looks to be a much colder affair for both Ichabod runners. With last year’s nationals being in Saint Leo, FL, Klemz and Mortensen are now heading to Evansville, IN to compete on the national level at the Angel Mounds Historic Site. Klemz managed to place third at Regionals to secure a spot on the national stage and Mortensen placed eleventh.