Women’s Track & Field
On Apr. 23, the Elmhurst women’s track and field team participated in the Concordia University-Chicago Cougar Invitational. The lady Bluejays placed 17th in a field of 18 teams.
Junior Kaila Konecki placed second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 20:07.18. Konecki scored all eight points for the Bluejays. Freshman Zakisha Hudson placed 35th in the 200 meters with a time of 28.65 seconds.
Freshmen Katie Wilkie and Lili Herrera competed in the discus and shotput events. In the shotput, Wilkie placed 26th with a throw of 28-1.75. Herrera tossed for 21-10. In the discus, Wilkie placed 17th (106-3) and Herrera placed 31st (58.11).
On Saturday, Apr. 30, the Elmhurst men’s golf team placed fourth in the CCIW Championships with a score of 1,196. This was their best finish since the 2007 season.
On the first day of the tournament, Elmhurst shot a 297 - 297 for the double round on Thursday and a 297 on Friday in a single round.
Despite the cold and rain on Saturday, Elmhurst shot a 308 to close the tournament and place fourth with a total score of 1,196.
Junior Kyle Brenkman finished in fifth place and was the top finisher for the Blujays.
On Thursday, Brenkman shot a 72-73 in the double round and then an even-par 72 on Friday. In the final round, he shot a 77 to total 294 for the tournament, which was six-over-par for the Championship.
With an eighth place finish, senior Sean Lenchner finished two strokes behind Brenkman with a score of 296. Lenchner also shot identical scores of 73 in the double round of Thursday’s play. He matched a score of 75 on both Friday and Saturday.
Junior Wyatt Stickney tied for 13th place with a total score of 301. Stickney shot a repeated score of 74 on Thursday, followed by a 76 on Friday and a 77 on Saturday.
Freshman Curtis Geiger placed 23rd overall with a score of 308. He posted scores of 78-77 on Thursday, 74 on Friday, and a 79 on Saturday in the final round.
Rounding out the final standings, senior Jeremy Yoder shot a 83-74 on Thursday, a 77 on Friday, and an 81 on Saturday to finish with a total of 315 and 26th place.
The Bluejays finished in the top four of CCIW Championship play and took home a fourth place finish.
The Elmhurst men’s baseball team opened a three-game series on Friday, Apr. 29 against No.14 ranked North Central College with a 5-1 win. The scheduled doubleheader for Saturday, was postponed until Sunday, May 1.
Pitcher Mike Rostine allowed only eight hits for the game and tossed a complete game. During the third inning, the Bluejays took advantage of two throwing errors by North Central.
Evan Berliner led off the inning with a single and sophomore Reagan McReynolds followed with a bunt single, which was tossed over the bag and allowed Berliner to reach third base.
With lack of coverage at home base by North Central, Berliner rounded third and scored the game at 1-1.
McReynolds stole second and moved to third on a North Central ‘sthrowing error. An RBI single by junior Ben Havel put the Bluejays in the lead with a score of 2-1.
McReynolds led off the fifth inning with an infield single and stole second on the third error of the game for North Central. McReynolds scored on Havel’s second RBI single of the game.
The Bluejays continued to take advantage of North Central mistakes. After a fielding error, Elmhurst scored two unearned runs in the sixth inning.
Freshman Matt Wilson with a single moved freshman Trey Compton to third. Christian Ott’s infield single allowed Compton to score and give Elmhurst the lead at 4-1. McReynolds helped win the game with a RBI, which finalized the score at 5-1.
Elmhurst finished the contest with 12 hits, in which Havel and McReynolds combined for seven and three of the four RBI’s in the win.
McReynolds finished 4-of-4 from the plate with two runs scored and an RBI. Havel finished 3-of-4 with two RBIs.
Rostine is now 5-1 on the mound. He had eight hits, walked one in nine innings, and fanned three.