Sarah McMahon continues to set personal records for the Division I Bradley University women’s cross country team as the junior concluded her third season for the Braves recently.
Running in the 5K Missouri Valley Conference meet in Des Moines, IA, McMahon placed second with a career best time of 17:28.5, just 2.5 seconds behind the winner. It was the second best time in the school’s history at a conference meet and the best individual finish since 2009. She was named All Conference for the third time and for the second time, received the Elite 8 Award for the student-athlete with the highest finish and highest cumulative grade point average. She followed the conference meet up by breaking her record in a 6K race at the regional meet held in Ames, IA at 20:52.9 and made the All Region team for the second straight year. She finished less than 19 seconds away from an automatic spot in the NCAA Championship meet.Her 15th place finish was the best for a Brave runner since 2002.
2013 Colfax graduate Lachlan Hinwood, a four year letter winner for the cross country team, took his running talents to Division III Macalester College in Minnesota this fall. Hinwood competed in several meets for the Scots, including the St. Olaf Invite where he placed fourth for the team and 113th overall in the 8K race with a time of 28:44.He also had his first taste of conference and regional competition, placing 68th of 230 competitors in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet with a time of 27:41 as the fourth runner in for the team which finished sixth. He ended the season at the Central Regional meet at St. Olaf as the seventh runner in for the Scots, finishing 125th of 181 runners at 28:14 as the team placed 12th of 26 teams.
Nicole Bradford, a junior defensive specialist for the UW-Stout Blue Devils volleyball team, played in every match and started four for the team this season. She was second on the team in digs with 348 with four kills and 12 assists. Stout finished with a 15-15 overall record and were 2-6 in WIAC matches.