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Former Knights off to strong collegiate starts in 2009Posted Monday, September 14, 2009, at 10:57 PM
Northview High School graduates have seen some success in their athletic activities in college early in the fall season this year.
Kaley Huffman has seen action in several matches for the IUPUI Jaguars volleyball team that has opened the season with an 8-1 mark overall.
The sophomore specialist has a set assist and two digs in four matches that she has played in this season. On Saturday, she played in one set and recorded a defensive dig in a three-game win over Western Illinois for the Jaguars.
IUPUI is back in action at home Tuesday evening (Sept. 15) when they take on Ball State at The Jungle beginning at 7 p.m.
On a local note, Huffman and the Jaguars will visit Indiana State on Sept. 29 for a 7 p.m. match.
On the cross country front, a number of former Knights have aided their collegiate teams to strong starts to the season.
At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, both Allie True and CJ Barnett are freshmen members of the Pomeroys inaugural team.
Friday evening, SMWC placed sixth at Bradley University in the Cross Country Open that included 11 teams.
True finished in 60th overall with a time of 22:22 in the five-kilometer event while Barnett was close behind with a time of 22:29, good for 65th in the mett.
In the opening meet of the season, the Stegemoller Classic on Sept. 5, the Pomoroys placed fourth and had nine personal best times as Barnett took 56th in 18:41 over four kilometers.
Also at the Stegemoller Classic held in Evansville at the University of Southern Indiana Course, the Screaming Eagles finished second in a six-team meet that afternoon and former Knight, John Latta, placed 25th overall in 19:46 in a 6K race.
Meanwhile, in Peoria, IL, Indiana State was taking part in the Bradley University Open last weekend and ISU senior Emily Pugh came home 13th in 19:11 over 5K and freshman, Kylee Thacker was 20th in 19:55 for the Sycamores.
Indiana State won the meet, which included the host Braves, Depaul University and the University of Illinois.
At SMWC, freshman Cayla Yockey has seen time on the field immediately as a soccer player with the Pomeroys. The former Knight has seen action at stopper and the Pomeroys were 2-1 heading into last Saturday's home match with Earlham. SMWC plays Wednesday (Sept. 16) against Bethel College at home.
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