November 28, 2020

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Webster University men's cross-country

PHOTO BY MAX BOUVATTE / The Journal

Men’s cross-country team faces stiff competition at the WashU Early Bird

The men’s cross-country team participated in the Washington University Early Bird meet on Sept. 3 in Forest Park. Schools from NCAA Divison I, II and III, as well as NAIA schools, battled high temperatures and humidity throughout the meet.

Overall, the Webster University men’s team took 10th place in a heat of 19 schools. Junior Dan Henkey posted the best time for Webster and finished 52nd overall with a mark of 20:51. Right behind Henkey was freshman Jason Hickson with a time of 20:53.

The team has two weeks to catch its breath before heading to Rock Island, Ill., to compete Sept. 23 in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana University.

Heisse has strong performance for women’s cross-country team

Webster’s women’s cross-country team also competed in the Washington University Early Bird meet. The women’s squad took sixth place in the field of 15 teams and finished the highest of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools at the meet.

Finishing 35th of the 151 runners was sophomore Heather Heisse with a time of 16:21. Heisse was the first competitor for Webster’s women’s team to finish. Junior Jane McKibben, SLIAC All-Conference performer in 2010, finished 55th with a mark of 16:58.

The women’s team will also take two weeks off before competing in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Sept. 23.

Men’s golf places fifth at tournament

Webster University women's cross-country

PHOTO BY MAX BOUVATTE / The Journal

The men’s golf team played in the Culver’s Edgewood Classic in Janesville, Wis., on Sept. 2. The Gorloks compiled a score of 303 in the first round. They finished the first day in fifth place among the 17 teams in the competition.

Finishing with the best score for Webster was junior Kyler Scott, who shot a 73 in the first round. Following Scott was junior Dan Klipsch with a score of 75. Rounding out the scoring for the Gorloks was sophomore Kaleb Kessler (77), freshman Matt Vanderbeek (78) and junior Steve Kinsman (79).

The tournament was shortened to one round after rain washed out the second and final round, which was scheduled for Sept. 3. The next competition for the men’s golf team takes place Sept. 9 and 10 at the Transylvania Fall Invitational in Lexington, Ky.

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