College Notebook: Concordia's Whiles named CCC golfer of week

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photoMadison Alamillo, Concordia golf

Concordia University freshman Kelsey Whiles was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference's Women's Golf Player of the Week.

The Hockinson High School graduate tied for first place at the Warner Pacific Invitational last week at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portlnad, while helping Concordia to its second team title this year.

With her final-round score, Whiles became just the seventh Concordia golfer to shoot at or below a 73 for a single round.

Whiles shot par in the third and final round to finish at 81-78-73--232. She tied teammate Sunny Powers for medalist honors.

The Cavaliers were the only team to improve its team score each day of the tournament, posting a 319-317-316--952 total to win by 56 strokes.

This week at the University of Victoria's Vikes Shootout at Cordova Bay on Vancouver Island, Whiles shots 83-81--164 and placed 16th overall as Concordia's third scorer. The Cavaliers finished second to the host school by 18 strokes at 322-315--637.

Concordia junior Madison Alamillo, a Battle Ground High School graduate, was 20th at 83-85--168.

The tournament in British Columbia concluded Concordia's fall season.

Play will resume in the spring, including the conference and NAIA national tournaments. Concordia has won all six CCC championship tournaments, and has qualified for nationals in each of the past nine seasons.

Whiles played 13 tournament rounds this fall with an average score of 82.1, 10-over par.

In 11 rounds, Alamillo posted an average score of 82.5, also 10-over. She placed in the top eight of three tournaments.

cross country

Boyd helps Western Washington win

Western Washington senior Tanner Boyd placed seventh in the men's race in the program's 40th Annual Viking Classic held Saturday at Lake Padden Park in Bellingham, helping WWU to the team title.

The Camas High School graduate ran the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) course in 32 minutes, 18 seconds.

For the women, WWU sophomores Austen Reiter and Taylor Guenther helped the Vikings place sixth.

Reiter, a Camas High School graduate, was WWU's second runner, finishing the 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) course in 23:01.

Guenther, a Prairie High School graduate, was 36th in 23:16. Also for WWU, freshman Sara Taferre (Skyview High School) was 52nd in 23:51.

Central Washington freshman Kaitlyn McKinney (Union High School) was 86th in 26:05.

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