Gastelum helps Wildcats win regional title
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
SADIE GASTELUM — California State University-Chico, 2012 Douglas graduate: Gastelum placed fifth to pace the Wildcats to their second straight NCAA Division II Western Region women’s team title Saturday in Billings, Mont. Gastelum ran 21:17 for 6,000 meters at Armend Park to become only the second Chico State women to crack the top-five at two regional meets (she was third in 2015). Seven Wildcats finished among the top 31 to win the team title with 70 points. The Wildcats will run at the Division II Championships Nov. 19 in St. Leo, Fla.
ASPEN ABBOTT — Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Ore.), 2013 Douglas graduate: Abbott ran 20:03 on a rain-soaked 5,000-meter course to place 25th at the Cascade Conference Championships Saturday in Salem, Ore. She was the No. 3 runner for the Raiders.
ANDREW JENSEN — University of Jamestown (Jamestown, N.D.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Jensen had one solo quarterback sack and shared in another Saturday to help Jamestown to a 20-14 win against Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. Both of those sacks came in key situations. The first was a solo effort on a third-down play early in the third quarter, which forced Waldorf to punt and led to a Jamestown touchdown for a 20-7 lead. The last sack came on a third-and-2 play from the Jamestown 49 with just under seven minutes left to play. The 6-foot, 263-pound defensive tackle was credited with six tackles (four solo) overall.
WESLEY HUNDLEY — Earlham College (Richmond, Ind.), 2014 Douglas graduate: Hundley had a hand in all but seven of Earlham’s total offense and all three touchdowns Saturday in a 54-20 loss against Bluffton. Hundley threw a 36-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and later threw a 8-yard scoring pass to cap a 99-yard drive. His 1-yard touchdown capped a 91-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Overall, Hundley was 11-for-30 passing for 178 yards, plus he rushed for 146 yards on 33 carries.
HANNAH COVERLEY — College of Idaho (Caldwell, Idaho), 2015 Douglas graduate: Coverley had her season end early due to an injury. The sophomore midfielder played in eight games (two starts) and scored one goal on a game-winning overtime shot (106th minute) against Linfield on Sept. 4.
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