HU women take 6th at Kegel Midwest Collegiate Classic

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2014-01-19

ADDISON, Ill. - The Forester women’s bowling team had a sensational weekend at the Tier 1 Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic where they finished sixth among a field of 53 schools. Bowling nine games on the extremely difficult Kegel Turnpike lane pattern, HU finished with 8,317 pins to beat nine top 20 teams including No. 1 Robert Morris (IL), No. 8 Davenport and No. 9 Midland.

Ayla Yeiter sparked the Foresters with her 191.3 nine-game average to finish 29th individually out of 338 bowlers. Finishing 11 pins behind her in 33rd place was Shelby New who turned in a 190.1 average. Casandra Griffith averaged a 183.2 to place 62nd while Brooke Ewing posted a 178.4 average for 80th place.

Other bowlers for HU included Emily O’Leary (eight-game average of 178.4) and Emerald Leong (one game of 200).

Wichita State claimed the women’s title with 9488 pins. Rounding out the top five places were Grand View (9050), Lindenwood (8740), Wright State (8678), Notre Dame College (8528).  

On the men’s side, HU racked up 8,121 total pins to finish 42nd out of 56. Leading the way was Joe Miller who tallied 1664 pins through nine game to finish 95th out of 390 bowlers with a 184.8 average. Derek Beckler was the only other Forester to bowl all nine games. His average of 179.9 landed him 106th place. Connor Brown topped out with a 200.6 average through eight games to finish 112th while Tyler Neff averaged a 170.9 through seven games.

Other bowlers for Huntington included Dan Miller (six-game average of 170.5), James Knapp (five-game average of 171.4) and Adam Harris-Shoemaker (one game of 158.0).
 
Notre Dame College took home the trophy for the men with 9566 pins with the other top five finishers being Wichita State (9557), Robert Morris (9365), Wisconsin-Whitewater (9289) and William Penn (9192).

Huntington is back in action next weekend to compete in the Buckeye Classic at HPL Bowling Center in Columbus, Ohio. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
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