Sports Briefs

Nothum named GWC student athlete of the month

On Wednesday UVU cross country runner Mary Nothum was named the Great West Conference Women’s Student Athlete of the Month for October. This marks the second consecutive month that Nothum has won the conference honor.

Nothum, a junior from Washington, Mo., was named the Great West Women’s Runner of the Year after she won the GWC Cross Country Championship on Oct. 31, with a blazing time of 22:16.49. With her top finish at the championship, she helped lead the Wolverines to a first place finish at the conference meet for the second straight year. Nothum also placed second overall at Southern Utah’s Color Country Invitational on Oct. 10, helping her team to a second place finish.

Nothum was UVU’s top runner all season long and helped earn her team a spot in the NCAA Mountain Regional for the first time in school history.

Several wrestlers place in top three at the Cowboy Open to lead UVU

Several grapplers from UVU’s wrestling team placed high at the Cowboy Open on Saturday to lead the Wolverines. The open, hosted by the University of Wyoming, marked the first action of the season for the majority of UVU’s wrestlers.
UVU’s No. 9 nationally ranked junior, Benjamin Kjar (125 pounds), started off his season by going 2-1 to earn a second place finish. Senior Jeffrey Newby (133 pounds) also placed second for UVU after he went 3-1 on the night. Sophomore Brad Darrington (174 pounds) performed well for the Wolverines as he also finished second at the open. Darrington won his first three matches before falling in the championship bout. He went 3-1 on the day. At 184 pounds junior Casen Eldredge finished his day with an impressive 5-1 record as he earned himself a third place finish.

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