Fernando Benitez finished in eighth place in a 394 runner field to lead Hamline's men's cross country team's effort in the annual Jim Drews race hosted by the University of Wis-La Crosse. The senior ran the 8 K course in 25:15.8 to spark the Pipers, who finished ninth in nhe 21 team field with 270 points.
Helen Dolan ran an impressive sixth place and Alexandra Maddux placed 37th as the Hamline women's cross country team finished 11th in a 22 team field in their final meet warmup prior to the MIAC Conference meet Nov. 2.
It didn't take as long this year for the Hamline volleyball team to reach a dozen wins. Last season, Hu finished with a 12-13 overall mark. On Saturday, the Pipers improved to 12-10 on the season with a split at the Hamline Triangular held at Hutton Arena. Hamline earned win No. 12 in impressive fashion, overwhelming Finlandia, 3-0. They nearly earned No. 13 a couple of hours latter, falling to Wis-River Falls by a 3-2 count.
He is listed as just 5-9 and 170 pounds. Sophomore Triston Thomas, however, casts a big shadow on the football field for Hamline. The wide receiver snatched six passes for 612 yards and a touchdown for the Pipers in their 69-21 loss at Gustavus Adolphus Saturday. The Floridian also returned four kickoffs for 123 yards -- including a season best 72 yarder. That pushed his seasonal yardage total for Total Offense to 928 yards, an average of over 132 yards per game that ranks third in the conference.
It's the ultimate use of a single shot. Alexis Lusthoff made the women's soccer team's only shot on goal worth while Saturday, scoring her first of the season in a 4-1 loss at Saturday. The sophomore took a Gaby Diaz feed and drilled a shot home at 36:52.