College news

News from colleges on this Saturday:

Puget Sound women 65, Linfield 61: UPS’ ladies outscored the visiting Wildcats 18-4 in the second quarter, then held on for the home conference win last night in Tacoma with the help of Valley junior Elizabeth Prewitt; the 2015 Mount Si High School grad from Snoqualmie scored 13 points for the Loggers, aided by a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line. She also had five rebounds and an assist for UPS.

Track and Field
Busy weekend on Montlake for Valley college athletes: Several athletes from the Valley are competing this weekend at indoor meets hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle.

It started last night in the Husky Classic. Washington State sophomore Melissa Hruska, from Snoqualmie, finished 61st in the women’s 5000 meter distance race, clocking 17 minutes, 35.10 seconds. Hruska, a 2015 Mount Si High School grad, is one of four local athletes that will be participating in the Classic or Husky Open meets. Today, in the final day of the Classic, Hruska’s former Mount Si teammate, University of Washington freshman Hannah Waskom, also of Snoqualmie, is scheduled to compete in the women’s 3000 meter run, and tomorrow in the Husky Open, Cedarcrest High School alums Madi Shinn and Ian Fay are scheduled to compete. Shinn, a Central Washington University freshman from Duvall, will race two events – the women’s 800m and the 4×400 relay – and Fay, a Western Washington University freshman also from Duvall, is scheduled to run the men’s mile.

Both meets are at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium on the UW campus in Seattle.

Mount Si grad makes college debut: It was a solid debut last weekend for Snoqualmie’s Chaija Olsson. Olsson, a freshman women’s lacrosse defender at Mount Olive University in North Carolina, earned the start for her first college game, and she showed why she deserved the honor.

Olsson, who graduated last June from Mount Si HS and is a former Wildcat basketball player in addition to her lacrosse activities, forced a turnover and also recorded two ground balls for Mount Olive’s ladies as they routed visiting Barton 20-1 at home in Mount Olive, NC. The Trojans are now off until Valentine’s Day when they hit the road to meet Chowban, in nearby Murfreesboro, NC.

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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