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UPike Report

MARIETTA, Ga. — The University of Pikeville men’s bowling team knocked down 10,662 pins to finish fourth out of 31 teams at the Brunswick Southern Collegiate Classic on Sunday. It was the first Tier 1 event of the season for the Bears who will compete in four by the end of the regular-season.

McKendree (Ill.) took first place with a total pin fall of 11,288, followed by Webber International (Fla.) in second place with 11,065 and Lindenwood (Mo.) finished third with a score of 10,739.

The classic consisted of six team games, followed by six rounds of Baker-style match play.

UPIKE had its best showing in the sixth and final game of match play with 846 pins, followed by the 791 knocked down during the third match.

The Bears’ leading individual was Alex Hoffman in 10th place overall with 1,286 pins for an average of 214.3, while Andrew Letscher was close behind in 12th place with a score of 1,268 for a 214.3 average.


UPIKE returns to action on Nov. 12-13 at the Raider Classic in Beavercreek, Ohio.

MARIETTA, Ga. — In the first Tier 1 event of the season, the University of Pikeville women’s bowling team made a strong impression among the nation’s best, finishing 2nd out of 23 teams at the Brunswick Southern Collegiate Classic on Sunday.

The Bears had a total pin fall of 10,570 through six team games on Saturday, followed by six games of Baker-style match play on Sunday. They trailed Webber International (Fla.) by 55 pins for the team championship, while Lindenwood-Belleville (Mo.) rounded out the top three with 10,317 pins.

UPIKE’s Jenna Coldiron and Megan Hedgespeth made the all-tournament team with a pair of top-six finishes. Hedgespeth finished third with 1,276 pins, good for an average of 212.7 per game. Coldiron took fifth place with 1.258 pins for a 209.7 average.

Lindenwood-Belleville’s Lauren Sides won the individual title with a score of 1,310.


UPIKE returns to the lanes on Nov. 12-13 at the Raider Classic in Beavercreek, Ohio.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The 2016 cross country seasons wrapped up for the University of Pikeville men and women at the Mid-South Conference Championships on Saturday morning at Phil Moore Park. The Bear women finished 8th, while the men had four compete as individuals.

Molly Frank paced UPIKE in the 5,000-kilometer women’s race in 36th place overall with a time of 21 minutes and 25.5 seconds, while Sabrina Elliott (23:51.6) and Jobeth Bingham (23:52.7) finished in 58th and 59th place, respectively.

On the men’s side, Jonathan Sloas led the Bears in 68th place with a showing of 33:08 on the 8K course and Chris Leadford was close behind in 71st place after crossing the finish line in 35:30.2.

Shawnee State (Ohio) claimed the women’s championship with 21 points, followed by Cumberlands in second with 67 and Lindsey Wilson rounding out the top three with 100. Shawnee State’s Anna Havranek took the individual crowd in 18:17.3.

The men’s title went to SSU as well with 29 points, Campbellsville finished second with 50 points and Cumberlands took third with 64. Adam Sandidge was the fastest individual, crossing the line first in 24:51.3.

Men – (No Team Finish)

Jonathan Sloas – 68th – 33:08.0

Chris Leadford – 71st – 35:30.2

Dalton Stiltner – 73rd – 36:53.2

Alex Robinson – 74th – 38:30.1

Women – (8th of 8, 232 pts)

Molly Frank – 36th – 21:25.5

Sabrina Elliott – 58th – 23:51.6

Jobeth Bingham – 59th – 23:52.7

Shelby LeMaster – 61st – 25:00.9

Makenzi Speaks – 62nd – 25:07.3

Shantale Collins – 66th – 25:50.0

Chandra Hunley – 67th – 28:13.5

UPike Report

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