NAIA Scholar Athletes
Congratulations to Bethany Chew (cross country), Matt McKenzie (cross country), and Kelly Plach (volleyball) for receiving NAIA Scholar Athlete honors this fall. To earn the award, the varsity athlete must be at least a third-year student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Chew McKenzie Plach
Sarah Pollmann is Conference Champion!
Second-year women's cross country runner Sarah Pollmann won the 2013 KIAC Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 9. She finished the 5K race in 20:11, qualifying for the NAIA Championships on Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kan. She is the second individual cross country runner in STLCOP history to win the conference meet. At nationals, she ran a 5K PR of 19:43 and finished 167th of 319 runners.
Menckowski Scores 1,000 Points
In the first game of his last season of eligibility, fifth-year guard Shawn Menckowski joined STLCOP's "1,000 Point Club" on Friday, Nov. 1, at the STLCOP men's basketball "Tip-Off Classic" in the Pillbox. He became the 11th STLCOP player to join the "club" and the first one to do so since 2009.
Upcoming Athletic Events
Friday, Jan. 17
6:00pm - Women's Basketball vs. Alice Lloyd College at Asbury University
8:00pm - Men's Basketball vs. Alice Lloyd College at Asbury University
Saturday, Jan. 18
2:00pm - Women's Basketball at Asbury University
4:00pm - Men's Basketball at Asbury University
Sunday, Jan. 19
1:00pm - Women's Basketball at Brescia University
3:00pm - Men's Basketball at Brescia University
Eutectic cross country head coach David Baker assembles the team for practices the week before classes begin in August. The six or seven meets on the schedule are held on weekends. The conference championship takes place in November.
Eutectics Finish Seventh in KIAC
|James Lidy followed by Peter Jaeger.
Photo by Briana Hepfinger
The Eutectic men’s cross country team finished the 2013 season on Saturday, Nov. 9, with a seventh-place finish of eight teams at the KIAC championships in Midway, Ky. While spectators may have enjoyed the scenery on the course that ran near horse farms, running it was another matter. The soft ground and rolling hills made it difficult to find good footing and forced slower finishing times for the 8K race.
In trying to qualify for nationals, STLCOP’s No. 1 runner, third-year Matt McKenzie, literally ran himself to exhaustion, collapsing on the course with only 400 meters to go. He eventually crossed the finish line as STLCOP’s eighth runner, unable to score for the Eutectics.
The loss of McKenzie would drop the Eutectics from a fourth to seventh-place finish, but the rest of the STLCOP team continued to fight. Third-year James Lidy was the first Eutectic to cross the finish line in 16th place, narrowly missing all-conference honors and national qualification with a time of 29:07. Second-years Peter and Fred Jaeger were 26th and 27th at 29:48 and 29:51. Second-year Jerrett Marcuson finished in 38th place for the Euts with a time of 30:53 and first-year Derrick Barnett cracked the Eutectic top five with a time of 31:51 in 47th place. First-year Ben Spitznagel was the only Eutectic to PR on the course, beating his previous 8K time by more than 20 seconds and finishing as the seventh Eutectic in 57th place at 33:32.
Most of the Eutectic team will continue training to compete in the indoor track and field season beginning in January.
10.21.13 STLCOP Wins Springfield Invitational
11.03.12 Eutectics Finish Fifth in KIAC