Briefs Local Sports October 14, 2008
• Mesa one stroke behind Fort Hays
Mesa State freshman Jennifer Hilts scored a first-round 77 to lead the Mavericks in the Colorado Christian Invitational on Monday in Lakewood.
Fort Hays State (Kan.) University leads the team race with 336. Mesa State is second with 337.
Mesa State senior Sadie Peavler and freshman Jessica Berve each shot 85. Afton Balling scored 90.
The Mavericks conclude the fall season today with the final round of the tournament.
• KidsPlex wins two team titles
KidzPlex Gymnastics of Grand Junction twon two teams title and six all-around titles at last weekend’s Black Canyon Invitational in Montrose.
The Level 4 team took first. Charlotte Svaldi won the all-around in the 9-year-old division; Savannah Lefrenierre took first in the 11-year-old division. Megan King was second and Reese Norton third for 9-year-olds.
Morgan Ash took second all-around and Melissa Elias third in the 6-8 year-old division. Allie Sterrett placed third in the 10-year-old division.
Morgan Hoffman won the all-around title in Level 5, leading KidzPlex to a first-place team finish. Hunter Ash won the 12-and-older. Isabella Stecklein was first in the 6-9 division, Emily Werman 3rd for 10-year-olds and Gabby Donalson third for the 11-year-olds.
The KidzPlex Level 6 team was second, led by Delaney Gaddis’ victory in the 10-12 age division. Amanda Summers took third in the 12-and-old division.
• Keating receives RMAC award
Mesa State College kicker Jared Keating is the RMAC Rawlings Special Teams player of the week.
The senior from Cody, Wyo., set a school record with four field goals in the Mavericks 26-3 victory over CSU-Pueblo on Saturday. His 41-yard field goal was his longest this season. He is 9 for 9 in field goal attempts and 4 for 4 from 40 yards out.
• Safken Memorial tournament this weekend
Teams are still be accepted for the Sam Safken Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday at Adobe Creek National Golf Course.