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Marion County College Report

Knolhoff breaks 19-minute barrier for personal XC best

 

Big cross country meets have a way of pushing an athlete to their best times ever.

In the last month, Quincy Knolhoff, an Eastern Illinois University junior and Christ Our Rock Lutheran graduate, ran the best two races of her career.

On September 11, she ran the best time of her career thus far, finishing a 5,000-meter race in 18 minutes, 59.9 seconds at the Illinois State University Cross Country Invitational. The outing was held at D.A. Weibring Golf Course and it was the first time Knolhoff had broken the 19-minute mark in the 5K. She took 41st overall to help EIU take sixth with 116 points, 56 behind Loyola's winning total.

Knolhoff followed that performance with the second best time of her career at the University of Notre Dame hosted Joe Piane Cross Country Invitational. Knolhoff, who took 92nd, finished the 5K in 19:05.2. The outing was held on the Burke Golf Course on the campus of Notre Dame. Eastern Illinois took eighth with 197 points. Butler University took first with 108 points.

Brenner Webster (Salem) finished 40th at the John Flamer Invitational, which was hosted and held at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The McKendree University freshman finished the 8K race in 27:00.8. McKendree took sixth as a team with 144 points. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville took first with 30 points. ...

Joshua Nunnery (Centralia) and Cassandra Kwiatkowski (Centralia), both Kaskaskia College runners, competed in the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic Silver Division Race. Nunnery finished the 8K in 31:36.87 and took 297th. Beaver took 308th in 32:05.62. The outing was hosted by Louisville Sports Commission and held at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Kaskaskia took 35th with 956 points. Indiana University Running Club took first with 56 points. ...

Football

Ryan Shipley (Centralia), a Concordia University-Chicago freshman, has 13 solo tackles and six assisted tackles though the first four football games. He has a tackle for two yards and one interception and subsequent return of six yards. He has defended two passes and broke up one pass.

In their most game, a 49-14 loss to Concordia University-Wisconsin to start the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Shipley had three solo tackles and an interception and return of six yards. CU-Chicago is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the NACC. ...

Adrian Williams (Centralia) had eight tackles as his college team, Lindenwood University-Belleville, doubled up Missouri Baptist University 42-21. Of his tackles, five were solos. He has one forced fumble. With the win, they snapped a two-game losing streak. LU-Belleville is 2-3 overall. ...

Matese Scott (Centralia), an Illinois Wesleyan University freshman running back, has played in two games. He has carried the ball four times for 100 yards. He has one touchdown carry. IWU is 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. ...

Women's Soccer

Jayla Middleton (Salem) started at midfield for Lincoln Christian University as they shutout Faith Baptist Bible College 7-0. Middleton did not have any stats. Lincoln Christian is 6-5. ...

Message from Dan Chamness

We are looking for names not only for the rest of the fall months, but for the winter months as well. If there is an athlete that graduated from Centralia, Salem, Odin, Patoka or Sandoval currently playing a college sport, they are eligible to be included in this column.

If they graduated from a school outside Marion County, but are from a town in the county, we will also include them. The other rule to be included in the College Report is the athlete must be involved in intercollegiate athletics.

If you want to add a name, please put "Marion County College Report" in the subject line. I will need not only the name, but the former high school or town of residence, the college/university they are attending and of course, the sport they are playing.

The names can be e-mailed to Dan62801@aol.com. ...