Local collegiate athletes update
November 13, 2012
Chris Zirkle, cross-country
2011 graduate of Hayden High School, sophomore at Garden City Community College
Zirkle was Garden City's top finisher at the National Junior College Athletic Association cross-country meet Saturday in Ina, Ill. Zirkle finished in 13th place with a time of 26 minutes, 29.8 seconds on the 8-kilometer course. The finish was good enough for Zirkle to be recognized as honorable mention All America. Garden City Community College finished in eighth place overall. Zirkle will compete in track and field for Garden City in the spring, running the 5K and the 10K.
Alex Wood, football
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, redshirt junior at University of Colorado
Wood started at fullback and recorded a tackle on special teams in the Buffs' 56-31 loss to Arizona on Saturday in Tucson. On the season, Wood has six catches for 69 yards and also has recorded eight knockdown blocks on kick returns for Colorado, which is 1-9 on the season.
Isaiah Mendoza-Forsyth, basketball
2011 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Johnson & Wales
Mendoza-Forsyth saw his first action of the season Friday night in Johnson & Wales' 82-67 loss to Midland University in Fremont, Neb. Mendoza-Forsyth, a guard, recorded two assists in five minutes of action for Johnson & Wales. The Wildcats are 0-4 on the season.
Mike Vandahl, basketball
2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Western State University
Vandahl played 19 minutes and recorded three rebounds in Western State's 62-42 loss to Division 1 Wyoming on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. Vandahl took five shots but didn't score in the season opener for the Division 2 Mountaineers, who travel to Colorado Springs on Thursday to face Air Force.
Austin Hinder, football
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, redshirt sophomore at Cal-Berkley
Hinder was in the backup quarterback role Saturday for Cal's 56-17 loss to top-ranked Oregon. Zach Maynard, the senior who has been Cal's starter at quarterback all season, missed the game with a knee injury, Junior Allan Bridgford got the starting nod and Hinder served as his backup. Hinder did not get into the game. Bridgford completed nine of 21 passes for 113 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Cal, 3-8 overall, finishes its season Saturday at Oregon State.
Erin Koehler, basketball
2012 graduate of Hayden High School, freshman at Colorado School of Mines
Koehler saw her first action of the season in Mines' 87-73 win against Alaska-Fairbanks on Saturday night in Fairbanks, Alaska. Koehler, a forward, did not record any stats in her first game. Mines is 2-0 on the season after beating Alaska-Anchorage on Friday night.
Amy Brodie, swimming
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Colorado Mesa University
Brodie won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.75 seconds Friday in Mesa's dual meet win against Western State in Gunnison. On Saturday, Brodie finished second in the 50 free with a time of 26.22 seconds in Mesa's dual meet loss to Adams State in Alamosa. Brodie also swam on the second-place 400-medley relay.
Colleen King, volleyball
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at University of Denver
King had 21 kills, two assists and three blocks as Denver rallied for a 3-2 win Saturday against Texas State in San Marcos, Texas. King leads Denver in kills and ranks among the top 10 in the Western Athletic Conference in kills, hitting percentage and points. The Pioneers, 16-12 overall, close out the regular season Thursday against Seattle.
Courtney Garth, soccer
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at Lake Forest College
Lake Forest lost, 2-1, to Concordia-Moorhead in the first round Saturday of the NCAA Division 3 soccer tournament Saturday at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. The Foresters had a 1-0 halftime lead but gave up two goals in the second half. Garth started the match at midfielder. Lake Forest closed out its season with a record of 14-5-2.
Hannah Berglund, soccer
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Colorado College
Berglund had four saves in goal but it wasn't enough as the Tigers lost, 3-1, to the University of Denver in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 soccer tournament. Berglund had five shutouts, 33 saves, and a 10-2-1 record in her senior season for Colorado College. She twice was named the team's most improved player and finished her career at Colorado College with 20 wins and 14 shutouts.
Sarah White, soccer
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at DePauw University
White saw action in her first NCAA Division 3 soccer tournament as DePauw lost to Emory University of Atlanta, 2-0, on Saturday in Danville, Ky. It was a first-round game after DePauw won the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship the week before. White saw time at midfielder in 12 matches for DePauw, which finished the season 7-11-1.
Cody Miles, football
2010 graduate of Soroco High School, redshirt sophomore at Fort Lewis College
Miles, who starts at defensive end for the Skyhawks, had six tackles in the Skyhawks' 23-0 loss to Black Hills State on Saturday in Spearfish, S.D. Miles had 48 tackles on the season for the Skyhawks, who finished the season winless in 10 games.
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