Rio Grande women 7th at Shriner’s Invitational


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — The University of Rio Grande women’s golf team recorded a seventh place finish to conclude its fall schedule in the Shriner’s Hospital Invitational, which finished its two-day run on Sunday at the Green Hills Country Club.

The RedStorm tallied a 36-hole total of 79-over par 751, finishing nine shots behind West Liberty University and seven shots clear of Mount Union University in the eight-team field.

Southern Indiana captured the team title at 79-over par 655, while host Ohio Valley University (681) and Marietta College (700) completed the top three.

Katelyn Sayyalinh of Southern Indiana took medalist honors by finishing at 12-over 156, three shots better than West Liberty’s Kailey Pettit.

Sophomore Bailey Meadows (Gallipolis, OH) led Rio Grande individually, placing 26th at 37-over par 181.

Also representing the RedStorm was senior Hunter Rockhold (Clinton, OH), who tied for 27th at 38-over par 182; senior Abby Eichmiller (Vincent, OH) and freshman Avery Minton (Gallipolis, OH), both of whom tied for 36th at 50-over par 194; and freshman Lily Rees (Gallipolis, OH), who finished 44th at 64-over par 208.

RedStorm finish seventh at Shriner’s tourney

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — The University of Rio Grande men’s golf team wrapped up its fall schedule by posting a seventh place finish in the Shriner’s Hospital Invitational, which wrapped up its two-day run on Sunday at the Green Hills Country Club.

The RedStorm carded a 36-hole total of 68-over par 644, finishing four shots behind West Virginia Wesleyan for sixth place in the eight-team field.

Davis & Elkins College won the team championship at 3-over par 579, while Bluefield State College (588) and West Liberty University (596) rounded out the top three.

Bluefield State’s Jacob Gunther took medalist honors by finishing at 5-under 139, three shots better than D&E’s Jack Coleman.

Rio Grande’s top individual finishes came from senior Colton Blakeman (Piketon, OH) and junior Ethan Mercer (Jackson, OH), both of whom were part of a four-way tie at 11-over par 155.

Also representing the RedStorm was sophomore Whit Byrd (Pomeroy, OH), who placed 30th at 20-over par 164; junior Jacob Calvin (Chillicothe, OH), who finished 36th at 27-over par 171; and junior Jensen Anderson (Racine, OH), who tied for 37th place at 31-over par 175.

Rio Grande’s Snider honored by RSC

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande defender Ashton Snider was big in the back line to garner River States Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 18-24.

Snider, a senior from Lancaster, Ohio, led the RedStorm defensively to a pair of RSC wins — a 2-1 triumph at IU Kokomo and a 3-1 victory at St. Mary-of-the-Woods (Ind.).

Rio Grande (8-5-1 overall, 8-1 RSC) will visit Oakland City (Ind.) and Brescia (Ky.) for its next games this Thursday and Saturday.

RedStorm’s Booth named RSC Runner of the Week

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande senior Cody Booth won a home meet to earn another River States Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week award.

The latest honor is his second of the year and for Oct. 18-24.

Booth, from New Philadelphia, Ohio, won the RedStorm Classic with a time of 25 minutes, 26 seconds in the 8,000-meter race. That torched the field by more than two and a half minutes. The race was his second meet victory of the year.

Up next for Rio Grande is the RSC Championship Nov. 6 at IU East.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.