LAWRENCE, Kan. – Midland University’s bowling teams traveled to Kansas this past weekend for the 2019 Jayhawk Challenge hosted in Lawrence and Topeka. The Warriors saw their No. 5-ranked women’s team finish 5th after qualifying third and their No. 9-ranked men’s team finish 3rd after qualifying second.
The Warrior women were led by Candice Goldfinch during qualifying. She had the top individual score, averaging a 184.8 in six games of qualifying.
Pacing the Warrior men were Blake Massey and Jacob Frazier. The duo were 2nd and 4th individually during qualifying with averages of 218.0 and 212.3 respectively. They were both named to the all-tournament team for their efforts.
In bracket play the women were bounce in the opening round, falling to Hastings College. Wichita State University, the top-seed, would go on to win the women’s tournament.
On the men’s side, Midland was able to get past Morningside College in three games but suffered defeat to Hastings College in the semifinal round. Baker University would defeat the Broncos in the championship to win the men’s title.
In junior varsity action, the Midland women and men both won their respective brackets and titles. The women defeated Ottawa University while the men took down the other Midland JV team.
Midland will be back on the road this upcoming weekend as they travel to Moline, Illinois for the Leatherneck Classic. The two day event begins on Saturday, November 9.