We start this morning’s college wrap with a look at the final big weekend for college cross country and the start of college basketball.
Lipscomb women’s cross country wins conference title, and Cedarcrest grad key
The Nashville, TN, school took home the Atlantic Sun title yesterday with a win in the conference championship race in the Tennessee capital. Sophomore Missy Dowd, 2010 Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall, finished 16th in the race, timing 18 minutes, 14.60 seconds to help the Lipscomb team’s success.
Mount Si grad races in Big Sky championships
Eastern Washington men’s cross country junior Drake da Ponte has been battling injuries all season, but he made it out on the course yesterday for the Eagles at the Big Sky conference meet in Pocatello, ID. The Mount Si grad, from North Bend, took 57th, clocking 29:15.90.
Ohio Wesleyan men race well at conference meet
OWU’s men’s cross country team fared well at the NCAC race in Yellow Springs, OH. Freshman Josh Denison, 2011 Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall, raced for OWU and took 68th, clocking 28:37.7.
Humboldt State women’s basketball opens season with win
The ‘Jacks got the 2011-12 campaign off on the right foot with a 78-75 home exhibition win over Cal State San Marcos in Arcata, CA. Junior Caitie Richards, a 2009 Mount Si grad from Snoqualmie, started and played 32 minutes for Humboldt, scoring three points.
Rest of the action:
Boise State women @ Mountain West meet, Fort Collins, CO (Cara Strodel, BSU, Fr, Duvall, Cedarcrest HS, did not race; BSU finished third)
Linfield men, Puget Sound women @ NWC meet, Brooks, OR (Chad Linnerooth, LIN, Fr, Duvall, CHS, and Glynis Bawden, UPS, Fr, Duvall, CHS, both did not race)