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Alumni round-up: Former Huskies making their marks at next level

 

November 28, 2018



Ally Tow (2018) finished her freshman volleyball season at Linn-Benton Community College, being named Offensive Player of the Week for the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Southern Region in the sixth week. LBCC won the Southern Region title with a 14-1 record, 30-10 overall. Tow was named to the all-conference second team after finishing fifth in the conference in kills with 367.

Lauren Yon (2018) a freshman swimmer at Oregon State University, won the 500-meter Freestyle (5:07.65) and the 200 IM (2:07.08) for the Beavers as OSU defeated Seattle U 135-63 and Southwest Oregon Community College 135-54 in the DAM Cancer meet on Nov. 16, beating 15 career best times along the way. Yon posted two of those, in the 100 Breast (1:06.87) and the 200 IM.

The Beavers, who are a young team, with four juniors, seven sophomores and 10 freshmen, are back in action with the USA Winter Nationals and Husky Invitational November 28th-December 2.

Sophomore Lucie Davis (2017) was fifth in the 500- (4:45.62) and 200-meter (1:48.59) finals for Boise State at the Art Adamson swim invitational at Texas A&M, both personal bests for Davis, who is a distance freestyle specialist for the Broncos. Her 500 Freestyle time met the “B” standard for the NCAA championships.

Freshman Justin Kurtz and sophomore Kobe Olson are both wrestling for former Sweet Home wrestler and coach Kyle Temple at Umpqua Community College. The RiverHawks, in their second year as a program, are 3-7 in dual meets, with wins over Sierra, Simpson and Grays Harbor colleges. They will wrestle Friday, Nov. 30, at Southwestern Oregon.

Junior Ty Schilling was fourth at 149 pounds for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at the Black Knight Invitational wrestling tournament hosted by West Point (Army) Nov. 18.

Schilling lost his opening match via major decision, then won three of his next four matches to take fifth. His wins included two by decision and one by medical forfeit. Schilling is 3-3 as the Mustangs head to the two-day Las Vegas Invitational Friday, Nov. 30.

Keenon Holly (2018) is a freshman wide receiver at Lewis and Clark, where he appeared in six football games, but had no listed catches this season. The Pioneers finished 2-7 on the season and 1-6 in Northwest Conference play.

Another former Husky, who is competing at the college level, is Elea Hewitt (2017), a sophomore in the Women’s Crew program at Yale, which just began its 2018-19 season.

Sydney Nichol of Sweet Home, a 2017 graduate of East Linn Christian Academy, capped off a fantastic 2018 season for Corban University’s cross-country team, finishing in the top third of runners, along with teammate  Hannah Clarizio, at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships Nov. 16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Clarizio placed 88th overall with a time of 18:39, while Nichol was not far behind with a time of 18:42 in the 5K race, taking 94th overall out of the nearly 350 competitors.

The Warriors finished fifth on Nov. 3 aat the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in Lake Sammamish, Wash., behind the NAIA top-25 ranked powerhouses Oregon Tech (No. 4), Southern Oregon (No. 8), College of Idaho (No. 13) and Northwest Christian (No. 19).

With 133 total points, Corban bested Eastern Oregon, Northwest, and Warner Pacific with the result.

“It has been a great season, and we were very blessed to have the opportunity to have Hannah and Sydney run at the NAIA National Championships,” said Corban head coach Norm Berney. “We are really looking forward to seeing them compete in the track season coming up, especially after this great experience at cross country nationals.”

Wesley Anderson of Sweet Home, a 2017 ELCA graduate, finished 154th in a field of 239 for LeTourneau University at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Cross-Country Championships Nov. 10 at Berry College in Georgia. Anderson ran third for the Hornets, in 29:09.47 on the 8K course.

LaTourneau was 27th out of 33 teams.

 
 

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