Here’s a look at how some other local athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:
Zach Violett (Nevada Union, ’99) University of Alaska-Anchorage – The UAA took fifth place out of 10 teams at the UAA Invitational in Jackson, Wyo. this past weekend. Denver won the invitational with 541 points, while UAA finished with 465.5 points. Violett finished 12th in the Men’s 10K Freestyle with a time of 43 minutes, 13.3 seconds and fifth in the 10K Classical with a time of 33:11.6.
At the Western Region NCAA meet Jan. 5 at Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic venue, Violett placed third in the 10K Freestyle with a time of 27:13.0 and third in the 10K Classical finishing in 29:00.9. UAA took fourth place out of 10 teams.
Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); Air Force Academy – The junior center played 19 minutes in the 72-58 Air Force loss to New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference opener for the Falcons. Thomas scored four points and tallied one rebound and two blocks.
Chrysten Cotney (Bear River, ’04) Notre Dame de Namur (Calif.) – The 5-foot, 3-inch freshman guard played the entire 40 minutes in the Argos’ first win of the season against Simpson College this past Tuesday. Notre Dame de Namur won the game 60-41 and Cotney scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, along with five assists and two steals. In the Argos’ 72-30 win against CSU Maritime Saturday, Cotney played 18 minutes scoring two points along with three rebounds and two assists. Notre Dame de Namur improved to 2-14 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03) Sierra College -The 5-foot, 10-inch sophomore forward scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in Sierra College’s 69-41 win against Sacramento City. The Wolverines improve to 12-6 overall and 3-0 in conference.
Ali Parrott (Nevada Union, ’04) Sierra College – The 5-foot, 8-inch freshman guard tallied two points, one assist, one steal and two rebounds in the win against Sacramento City.
Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01) UC-Davis – The 5-foot, 3-inch senior shared individual titles on both the floor exercise and the vault to propel the Aggies into a second-place finish at the three-team meet with UC-Berkeley and Brown. Chan scored a 9.650 on the vault and a 9.700 on the floor. She also recorded a 8.975 on the beam. The Aggies finished with a score of 187.375 and UC-Berkeley, the first-place team, finished with a score of 191.850.
Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02) UC-Davis – The 5-foot, 2-inch junior recorded a 9.2 score on the bars.
Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03) UC Davis – 5-foot, 1-inch sophomore competed in three events, recording a 9.375 on the vault, a 9.225 on the balance beam and a 9.150 on the floor exercise.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Stacy Hicklin via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4244.
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