Cross Country runner wins another race, also find out how the Gorlok golf team fared…
Sports Shorts (April 24, 2013)
Golf in second place after SLIAC tourney Day 1
In pursuit of its third consecutive title, the Webster University golf team finished Day 1 of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament in second place.
Spalding University (Ky.) leads the seven teams after 27 holes with a team score of 278. The Golden Eagles shot the lowest Day 1 score in conference history — 11 strokes ahead of the Gorloks (289) — said Webster coach Andrew Belsky. In the SLIAC tournament, the teams play a round of 18 holes. Then the teams play nine more and finish up the back nine and another round of 18 on Day 2.
For Webster in Day 1, junior Andrew Noble led the Gorloks with a 70 after 18 holes. Through the second nine holes, Noble shot a 39 to give him a Day 1 score of 109. Senior Kyler Scott had a Day 1 total of 112 (71-41). Freshman Brodie Dakin was one stroke behind Scott with his 113 (74-39).
Senior Steven Kinsman had a 115 (74-41), and senior Dan Klipsch rounded out the Gorloks’ Day 1 scoring with his 117 (75-42).
Tee time for Day 2 is 8 a.m. The Gorloks will tee off on Wednesday, April 24 at Forest Park Golf Course — located at 6141 Lagoon Dr. in St. Louis. The winner of the tournament will earn an automatic bid in the NCAA Division III championships in Miramar, Fla., on May 14-17.
Howard leads women’s track at Rose-Hulman
The Webster University women’s track and field team continued to break program records with its most recent performance at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ind.) on Friday, April 19. Sophomore Jenny Howard took home two first-place finishes in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.
In the 100, Howard ran the event in 12.42 seconds to win in the field of 15 competitors. The time sets a new Webster record. In the 200, Howard also bested her previous school-best with a mark of 25.76. Howard beat out 14 other runners in the event.
Junior Eroica Stackhouse finished fourth out of 14 athletes in the 3,000-meter run. Her time of 11 minutes, 12.29 seconds set a program record in the 3,000. Junior Julie Greenough placed second out of four runners in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:32.38.
In the women’s lone field event, sophomore Kristen McDowell tied for 12th place in the high jump with a height of 1.40 meters. The Webster women placed eighth overall out of 11 schools. Five St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools, including Webster, competed in the meet.
Men’s track team sets 2 records at Twilight Meet
Sophomore Zachary Zurfluh-Cunningham of the Webster University men’s track and field team was a part of two Webster records set at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet in Terre Haute, Ind., on Friday, April 19.
Zurfluh-Cunningham ran the 100-meter dash in 11.30 seconds — setting a new Gorlok mark. His time placed him fifth out of 22 competitors in the event. Zurfluh-Cunningham was also a member of the quartet that ran the 4×400 meter relay. Senior Aaron Oberneufemann, freshman George Foehrer, Zurfluh-Cunningham and sophomore Greg Fletcher ran the relay in 3:34.43, good for fifth place among six teams. The time broke the previous Gorlok record.
Zurfluh-Cunningham also competed in the 200-meter run. His time of 22.73 placed him sixth out of 34. Senior Ethan Jeffries completed the 5,000-meter run in 15:57.27 to place him eighth out of 24.
Overall, the Gorloks finished 10th out of 11 teams in the meet.
Track, men’s tennis SLIAC tournaments to take place this weekend
The Webster University men’s tennis team and the men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete in their conference championships this weekend.
The men’s tennis squad will hold the No. 1 seed in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship tournament. Its opponent is yet to be determined, as the match between Westminster College (Mo.) and Greenville College (Ill.), originally scheduled for April 23, was moved to Wednesday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in Greenville, Ill.
The men’s tennis tournament will span across two days. Day 1 is Friday, April 26 at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center, located at 5620 Grand Dr. Webster’s first match is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 will include the championship match at 11 a.m.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Jacksonville, Ill., to compete in the Illinois College True Blue Open on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. The meet will count as the SLIAC championship.