Sadie Gastelum honored by conference
Sadie Gastelum, a 2012 Douglas High School graduate who now runs for California State University-Chico, was honored as California Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Athlete of the Week for a performance on Sept. 26 when she placed 21st overall and second among non-Division I runners at the Stanford Invitational.
The junior ran 21:26 in the 6,000-meter race to help the Wildcats finish fourth overall and first among non-Division I teams. Gastelum improved her Stanford time from last year by 61 seconds.
Here is a breakdown on other Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
WES HUNDLEY — Earlham College (Richmond, Ind.), 2014 Douglas graduate: Hundley completed 15 of 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns on Sept. 26 in Earlham’s 51-20 loss against Anderson University (Indiana). Hundley threw two interceptions and was sacked four times, however, he connected on two first-quarter touchdown passes, including a 65-yarder to Jalen Kenner, and then threw for another touchdown that tied the game 20-20 with 11:25 left in the second quarter. Kenner caught nine balls for 209 yards on the day.
KATIE DRY — Wake Forest, 2012 Douglas graduate: The senior midfielder scored a game-tying goal in the 83rd minute on Sept. 24, however, the Demon Deacons lost 2-1 in overtime at Pitt. Dry scored her second goal of the season on a give-and-go play from 25 yards. Dry scored her other goal on Aug. 23 in a 4-0 win over Georgia.
ASPEN ABBOTT — Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Ore.), 2013 Douglas graduate: Abbott finished as the Raiders’ fourth runner and 170th overall with a time of 23:55 for 6,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational.
ANDREW COBOURN — California State University-Chico, 2012 Douglas graduate: Cobourn placed 10th in the men’s open race at the Garin Park Challenge on Sept. 24 in Hayward, Calif. Cobourn ran 16:04 over the 5,000-meter course.
CARMEN SHAW — Felician College (Rutherford, N.J.), 2015 Douglas graduate: The freshman delivered nine kills and three digs for Felician in its 3-0 victory on Thursday night at Dominican in Orangeburg, N.Y.
KOKO TERADA — Hope International University (Fullerton, Calif.), 2015 Douglas graduate: The freshman finished as the Royals’ No. 2 player as she carded a 54-hole total of 263 (91-84-88) during the Embrey-Riddle Invitational last Saturday and Sunday at Talking Rock Golf Club in Prescott, Ariz. She finished 25th in the tournament overall.
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