College notes

College notes to close out our Saturday package of news:

Track: Valleyites compete at Oregon meet
Two Valley men’s college track and field competitors are participating in a meet this weekend hosted by Oregon State University.

University of Portland junior Logan Orndorf, from Duvall and a 2014 Cedarcrest High School grad, ran as an unattached entrant in the men’s 1500m in the opening night of the meet last night, and finished 14th, clocking 3:48.84.

Meanwhile, a second Valleyite, North Bend’s Jacob Wachtendonk, will be competing in the men’s javelin at the meet today. Wachtendonk, a freshman and 2016 Mount Si High School grad, will be also competing as an unattached entrant. He is with the University of Washington’s team.

Soccer: CHS alum recognized for academic success by her school
A Valley college athlete was this week recognized for her work in the classroom.

Utah State University freshman women’s soccer goalkeeper Maggie Richey, she of Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest High School alum, was one of nearly 200 Aggie student athletes across their entire athletic program that were honored by the school at the Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Luncheon on Tuesday at the university’s campus in Logan, UT. To earn recognition, Richey had to have a 3.2 grade point average or better during her freshman year of studies at the school.

The luncheon, in its 24th year, is named in honor of Joe E. and Elma Whitesides. Joe Whitesides, according to the university, is a former Utah State athlete, coach and athletic director, and he started the awards program back in 1953. Richey, who is undeclared in terms of a major, was named among the list of athletes in the “University Studies” category.

We offer our congrats to Richey on this recognition.

Football: MSHS grad cracks depth chart for major college team
Mount Si High School football fans might see a former Wildcat athlete on the field for an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision team this fall.

The University of Wyoming this week announced its depth chart for the upcoming fall season, and redshirt freshman Parker Dumas made the cut. Dumas, from North Bend and a 2016 Mount Si High School grad, cracked the roster at both receiver positions – flanker and slot – meaning that the Cowboys, from the Mountain West Conference, may use the former Wildcat in a utility-type situation at that receiver spot. Dumas was listed as the third-string player in both receiver positions, meaning his chances of play aren’t likely to be significant, but that he has cracked the depth chart means he should get an opportunity or two to see a bit of action this fall.

Wyoming opens its season Labor Day weekend against the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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