Sports / The Prairie Fire / October 10, 2012

Fall sports roundup

Cross Country

Junior Charlotte Garvin makes a return volley during Knox’s match against Lake Forest on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lakeside Recreation Center. (Michelle Orr/TKS)

Freshman cross country runner Elizabeth Reyes continued her solid opening campaign for the Prairie Fire by running the fifth fastest 6K in school history at the Dan Huston Invitation at Wartburg College on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Reyes ran in time of 24:38, adding her third top five time of the season. She already had set the number two and number four marks earlier in the year.

Not to be outdone, fellow freshman Mickella Duffy-Webb shaved over a minute off her previous time of 26:21. On the men’s side, the Prairie Fire were led by senior Sean Choate. He placed 20th overall out of 106 runners in the 8k with a time of 26:11.
In the team competition the men finished sixth while the women finished in seventh place.
The teams have one more regular season race remaining before the Midwest Conference Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Norbert College.

Knox travels to Jacksonville, IL. to compete in the Illinois College Invitational on Saturday, October 13.

Women’s Tennis

Cold weather moved Senior Day inside for the women’s tennis team, which was treated just as coldly by the visiting Lake Forest Foresters, falling 8-1 at Lakeside Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Prairie Fire, having already been eliminated from contention for the Midwest Conference Championships in the team competition, were looking to break up Lake Forest’s perfect conference record but managed just one win in nine matches.

Senior Sarah Bolitho defeated Lake Forest’s Emily Rabin in number five singles to prevent a shutout.

Knox will still compete in the Midwest Conference Doubles and Singles Championships on Saturday, Oct. 13, which take place in the Nielsen Tennis Stadium at the University of Wisconsin.


The Knox College volleyball team’s struggles continued this week as the team dropped all four games at the Bears Classic Tournament at Washington University before dropping a conference match on the road to Cornell College.

At the Bears Classic the Prairie Fire faced stiff competition, including the number one Division III team in the country in Washington University.  The Prairie Fire were swept by the Bears as well as conference rival Monmouth College, Westminster College and Central College.

The level of competition failed to dip when Knox traveled to Iowa to face preseason MWC favorite Cornell. The Prairie Fire fell in three sets to the Rams, who continue to be unbeaten in MWC play.

Knox returns home this weekend for matches against Carroll University and Ripon College.

Women’s Golf

The Knox College women’s golf team completed their season by placing sixth at the Midwest Conference Championship on Oct. 5-7 at the Rail Golf Course in Springfield, Ill.

Senior Mia Savard shot a two round score of 188 to place  19th individually.

Carroll University took the team title with a team score of 692.

Tags:  elizabeth reyes knox cross country knox volleyball knox women's golf knox women's tennis mia savard mickell duffy-webb sarah bolitho sean choate

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Jackson White
Jackson White is a senior double majoring in political science and secondary education. This is his third year as a sports editor for TKS. Over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year, Jackson worked for, writing feature stories and columns about high school and college baseball in central Illinois. Outside of the Publications Office, he is an information assistant for the Knox College Sports Information Department and a two-time all-Midwest Conference baseball player. Jackson is the recipient of five awards from the Illinois College Press Association, including two first place awards for sports game coverage and sports page design.

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Oct 19, 2012

Freshman cross country runner Elizabeth Reyes continued her solid opening campaign for the Prairie Fire by running the fifth fastest 6K in school history at the Dan Huston Invitation at Wartburg College!””

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