University of Missouri senior Austin Fish (Sehome) started the men’s swim season out with a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (51.57 seconds) and an eighth-place finish in the 200 individual medley (1:54.49) on Oct. 3 at the Show Me Showdown at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Fish also was a part of two sixth-place relays at the meet.
Fish is coming off a trip to the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships in August at Irvin, Calif, in which he placed 76th with a preliminary time of 2:09.07.
Bomber honored by EWU
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The Eastern Washington University athletics department selected Blair Bomber (Lynden) as its men’s September Scholar-Athlete of the Month.
Bomber, who was selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team in 2013, had a big game on Aug. 23, catching a pair of touchdown passes in the Eagles’ season-opening victory over Sam Houston State. Entering a Saturday, Oct. 11, game at Southern Utah, the senior is fifth on the team with 13 receptions for 165 yards and three touchdowns, as he also caught a 40-yard TD against UC Davis in a 37-14 victory on Sept. 27.
Short-Miller making a difference for Hesston
Hesston College sophomore midfielder Rachel Short-Miller (Bellingham) scored a pair of goals 6-0 women’s soccer victory over over Indian Hills Community College on Sept. 14, and picked up an assist five days later in a 2-1 win over Pratt (Kan.) Community College.
After the first eight games of the season, Short-Miller is tied for the team lead with three goals and has one assist.
Fakkema turns in big game
Central Washington defensive end James Fakkema (Blaine) logged a season-high nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, in the Wildcats’ 27-20 loss to Azusa Pacific on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Fakkema has four solo tackles and five assists, upping his season total to 24 tackles, which is sixth on the team. The sophomore has 4.5 tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks totaling 11 yards.
Taubenheim scores first of season
Northwest University junior Sarah Taubenheim (Sehome) scored her first goal of the season on Sept. 25 against Oregon Tech, one game after she logged her first assist of the season.
Taubenheim’s goal came in the 50th minute of the Eagles’ 3-0 victory. Taubenheim started six of Northwest’s first seven games this season and has recorded nine shots, four of which were on goal in 596 minutes of play.
Wallen finishes good fall season
University of Wyoming sophomore golfer Ryan Wallen (Blaine) finished tied for 22nd with a three-round total of 7-over 223, helping the Cowboys tie for fourth overall on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Cowboy Southern Dunes Invitational at Maricopa, Ariz. The event was the team’s last of the fall season.
Wallen had Wyoming’s lowest individual round when he carded a -4 68 at the Battle in the Tetons on Sept. 1.