LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS – Sports – Salina Journal
COYOTES FALL IN FIVE: At Sterling, the Warriors trailed 2-1 after three sets and rallied for a 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 15-8 victory over Kansas Wesleyan on Friday night.
Sophomore Maddy Beckett led the Coyotes with 19 kills and sophomore Morgan Bryand had 15.
Sophomore Cortney Hanna recorded 38 assists and sophomore Emily Monson tallied 46 digs, that tied a school record for most digs in a single match and new record for digs in a five-set match.
KWU (6-7 overall, 3-4 Kansas Conference) travels to Winfield for a KCAC triangular with Southwestern and Oklahoma Wesleyan next Saturday.
GRIFFITH TAKES THIRD AT LEAGUE: At Newton, Salina Central junior William Griffith earned the bronze medal with a run of 17:14.96 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Division II Championship on Saturday.
Junior Isaac French took ninth with a time of 17:51.84. Sophomore Zack Tibbits ran a 18:38.39, good for 19th.
As a team, Central placed fourth with 94 points. Goddard-Eisenhower was the team champion with 40 points, followed by Andover and Arkansas City.
On the girls side, Central was paced by junior Cora White’s 11th-place finish, recording a time of 21:53.39.
The Mustangs did not field a team to place in the team standings. Eisenhower claimed the team championship.
In the AVCTL-I meet, the Salina South girls were led by junior Grace Allen, who ran a 20:43.56, good for ninth. Senior Miranda Strnag was 13th with a time of 21:10.10 and junior Kylie Arnold took 17th, recording a time of 21:46.56.
The Cougar girls were third as a team with 88 points, finishing behind team champion Maize South and Derby.
Izaac Leonard led the South boys with a 12th-place finish with a time of 17:52.83. The Cougar boys finished sixth as a team with 163 points. Maize South won the team title with 42 points.