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Local alumnus Dustin Nading, who competed for R.A. Long, continues to impress during his senior campaign with the Western Oregon University cross country team.

For the second time this season, Nading was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week in cross country after winning the Warner Pacific Cross Country Classic held at Lents Park in Portland.

Nading averaged 4 minutes, 52 seconds per mile in the 8,000-meter run, finishing the course in 24 minutes, 11.5 seconds, four seconds better than the runner-up. Nading and the Wolves finish second in the team standings with 42 points, trailing the University of Portland with 27 points.

In the women’s portion of the race, another RAL grad, Sadie Dalgleish, finished 39th in the 5,000-meter run in 20:47.5, and Ilwaco’s Eliza Bannister was 48th in 21:43. Both run for Saint Martin’s University, which finished sixth in the team standings with 164 points.

Brumbaugh is solid in home meet

Mark Morris grad Aaron Brumbaugh placed 35th in the 20-team Santa Clara University Bronco Invitational held recently at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Brumbaugh, a senior with the Broncos, finished the 8-kilometer run 24:32.4. Chico State won the 20-team meet with 53 points, followed by Santa Clara with 96.

Rainier’s Guisinger runs strong

Johnathan Guisinger, a sophomore at George Fox University, placed 80th in the recent Lewis and Clark College Invitational held at McIver Park in Estacada, Ore.

Guisinger completed the 8-kilometer race in 26:46.7. George Fox finished second with 104 points, trailing team champion Southern Oregon with 28.

Sheldon ties for 25th place

Ilwaco’s Kenneth Sheldon, a senior golfer at Willamette University, finished 25th in the recent Northwest Conference Fall Classic held at the Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville, Ore.

Sheldon had rounds of 81-78 for 159 on the 6,542-yard par-72 course. Willamette finished second in the team standings with 604, trailing tournament champion Whitworth with 600.

Yoder shines for the Knights

Woodland’s Haley Yoder, a junior middle hitter, had three recent solid matches with the Warner Pacific University volleyball team.

Yoder had 13 kills and three block assists in a 3-1 win over Walla Walla University, had 10 kills and six digs in a 3-1 loss to Eastern Oregon, and had 12 kills, two block assists and a solo block in a 3-1 setback with the College of Idaho.

Yoder leads the team in solo blocks (13) and block assists (36), is second in kills (190), and third in service aces (17).

Dyer is among conference best

Kalama’s Averi Dyer, a junior with the University of Providence volleyball team in Great Falls, Mont., is among the Frontier Conference elite in digs this season.

Dyer leads the team and is third in the conference in digs (438), and is tied for second on the team in aces with 17.

She had 28 digs in a 3-2 loss to Viterbo University, 26 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Olivet Nazarene, and 20 digs in a 3-0 win over Saint Ambrose University.

Mury, Anderson pace SPU win

Kelso’s Mickayla Mury, and R.A. Long grad Abbie Anderson each had a hand in a recent 6-1 victory for the Seattle Pacific University women’s soccer team over Western Oregon.

Mury, a senior forward, scored her second goal of the season in the 40th minute off an assist from Emma Young, and notched her second assist of the campaign in the 53rd minute when she fed Young for a goal.

Anderson, a freshman forward, had the first assist of her collegiate career in the 88th minute when she fed Sydnee Smith.

Roggow scores for WWU

Kelso’s Mariah Roggow netted her first goal of the season for the Western Washington University women’s soccer team in a recent 4-0 victory over Seattle Pacific.

Roggow, a senior forward, scored in the 66th minute off an assist from Grace Eversaul. The goal was described on the WWU website as beating the goalkeeper high from 23 yards out.

Kelso duo step-up

Kelso grads Katelyn Brandenburg and Kendall Broschat both stepped up their volleyball games for Concordia University and Edmonds College, respectively.

Broschat, a sophomore middle blocker at Edmonds, was recently named the Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week after collecting seven kills and three blocks in a 3-0 win over Skagit Valley, and seven kills and two solo blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Bellevue.

Broschat is ranked first on the team in solo blocks (12), block assists (26), and fifth in kills with 53.

Brandenburg, a freshman middle blocker, smacked a season-high 11 kills and had two block assists in a 3-1 win over Saint Martin’s, and had six kills, two digs and a block assist in a 3-1 loss to Seattle Pacific.

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Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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