As the high school cross country teams get ready for the state meet, college teams are in the tornament mode with conference meets around the nation.
The Big East Conference held its meet on Friday in The Bronx, New York, but the results had a South Bend feel as Notre Dame captured both the men's and women's team titles.
One of the big cogs for the Irish women's team is sophomore Sunni Olding. The three-time D-III state cross country champion from Minster earned All-Big East honors by taking fifth place in a time of 21:04.
The Irish will look to make the trip to the Nationals on Nov. 12 when Notre Dame takes part in the Great Lakes Regional at Bloomington, Ind. The National meet is Nov. 21 at Terre Haute, Ind.
Roth helps Wolfpack to second in ACC The Atlantic Coast Confernence held its cross country championships on Monday in Tallahassee, Florida. Duke captured the women's title with an impressive 20 points and North Carolina State was a distant second with 91 points.
Senior Kris Roth (Celina), a former All-ACC finisher at the meet, finished 42nd overall for the Wolfpack.
N.C. State will hold the Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday before trying for a Nationals berth on Nov. 12 at the District meet in Greenville, N.C.
Gruber helps Muskies to best A10 finish
Xavier posted a personal best finish of fifth at the Atlantic 10 championships held Saturday at Belmont Plateau in Pennsylvania. LaSalle University hosted the meet this season. The Musketeers scored 143 points.
Sophomore Joanna Gruber (Minster) was the fourth runner across for the Musketeers, finishing 51st overall with a time of 19:50.7.
Winings wraps up fall season in style
The Allegheny College women's golf wrapped up the fall part of the golf season in style in taking sixth at the NCAA Division III Preview held in Mission Inn Resort in Florida. The Gators, in their first year as a program, finished sixth out of 11 teams in the two-day event.
Freshman Erin Winings had a solid start to her college career. The Parkway graduate shot 180 (88-92) at the tournament.
On the season, Winings took part in eight rounds of golf, averaging an 87.75 with a season-low round of 76. Winings had four top-10 finishes.
The spring season starts March 24 at Eckerd College in Florida.
Hoyng dominating for the Flyers
The University of Dayton will wrap up its regular season on Saturday with a road trip to Indianapolis to face the Butler Bulldogs in Pioneer Football League action.
The Flyers are 8-1 and 2-1 in the PFL North.
Junior quarterback Kevin Hoyng continues to be a dominant force for the Flyers. The Coldwater grad has thrown for 1,810 yards and 12 touchdowns this season with a completion percentage of 58.2 percent.
As he did at Coldwater, Hoyng also is a threat to run, leading the team with 536 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Hoyng was 16-of-27 for 283 yards in the Flyers' 45-15 win over Davidson this past Saturday.