NU golfers gear up for key CAL stretch
Nevada Union’s golf team looks to make up some ground on its Capital Athletic League competitors today with the first of two league tournaments, this one held at Sierra View in Roseville.
The Miners, who have a 3-5 record so far in head-to-head competitions, can leap-frog past a couple of teams with two league tournaments and four more league matches.
“If we play the kind of golf we are capable of, with two league tournaments ahead, we could make it to sub-sections,” NU golf coach Hank Davidson said.
NU is led by freshman Erik Flores and senior Pat Jorgensen, both of whom Davidson believes have chances to eventually qualify for the sub-section golf tournament.
The top 10 CAL golfers qualify for that tournament.
“Erik has the potential to be one of the best golfers the area has ever had,” Davidson said.
The Miner team, which needs to place in the top three to advance to the sub-section meet, will need strong showings down the stretch from seniors Spencer Westcott, Ben McNulty, Allen Toutilott, and freshman Cole Voors.
Woody Wilson Invite:
NU’s Sarah Prout and the boys 4X100 relay team came away with first place finishes Saturday in a prestigious meet held at UC-Davis.
Prout topped the field in the 300 low hurdles with a time of 45.9, while the boys relay team of Thor Juell, Ryder Heidelberger, Andrew Meyers and Chris Sheridan did likewise in the 4X100 relay event, winning in 42.4. They also combined to take second in the 4X400 (3:32).
In addition to Prout’s win, Lauren Zealear broke the school record in the 400-meter dash en route to a second-place finish in the event.
Zealear and Prout joined Sara Heidelberger and Jessica Lorson to take second in the 4X400 with a time of 4:01.4.
The quartet also took fourth place in the 4X100 relay (50.7).
Steven Conrad took second in the 300 intermediate hurdles (40.4) and second in the long jump (21 feet), while Miner teammate Michael Davies took second in the triple jump (45-3).
Sheridan also took second place in the 200-meter run (22.2).
NU baseball wins big
Cody Godfrey earned the win, and Chris Brown went 3-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs to lead NU to an 18-2 victory at home over Grant Saturday.
With the win, Nevada Union improves to 10-9 overall, 6-6 Capital Athletic League.
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