The Sporting Blitz: 2016.10.19

Sam Schlenner, Sports Editor

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WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING

The Golden Grizzlies dominated at Duquesne on Oct. 14, beating the Dukes 168.5-93.5 and winning 13 of 14 events. Patricia Aschan won the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.45), 200 free (1:53.10), 200 back (2:04.15) and 400 IM (4:25.94). Rachel Waite won the 200 medley relay (1:47.45), 100 breaststroke (1:04.89), 200 breaststroke (2:21.40) and took third in the 400 free relay (3:39.05).

The team beat Horizon League opponent Youngstown State 162-131 on Oct. 15. Lauren Wynalda won the 100 fly (59.21), her first event win of the season. She came in fifth in the 200 fly (2:13.72) and came in third in the 200 medley relay (1:50.38).

Oakland swims the home opener against Wayne State at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Women’s cross country finished fifth out of 25 and the men finished 12th out of 20 at the adidas Pre-National Invitational on Oct. 15. Miranda Haas led the women in the 6K White, finishing 10th out of 167 (21:29.7). She was followed by Rachel Levy (21:46.2, 22) and Ashley Burr (21:47.6, 25). Connor Wuori led the men in the 8K White in seventh place out of 134 (25:07.5). He was followed by Bryce Stroede (25:10.8, 10) and Brad Mallory (26:06.2, 58).

 

GOLF

Oakland women’s golf got second (602, +42, north course) while men’s golf got third (604, +36, south course) at the Dayton Flyer Invitational which took place Oct. 17-18. Morgan Smith led the women with a fifth-place finish overall, followed by Fiona Schmidt (T7), Kylee Sullivan (T7), Maddie Zack (T7) and Zaafina Naqvi (T19). Connor Jones led the men with a +6 (T11), followed by Chris Handy (+9, T21), Jake Kneen (+12, T42), Marc Norton (+14, T54) and Jacob Johnson (+15, T61). This tournament ended Oakland’s fall season.