Rose’s run leads to NCAC honor
Two days after winning the Ohio Wesleyan University Invitational Saturday, Kenyon College senior Kyle Rose was declared the North Coast Athletic Conference cross country Runner of the Week.
In a field of six teams and 57 runners, Rose was the first to complete the 8k course at Liberty Park in Powell. He clocked in at 27:50.3 to take the individual title. His efforts also led to the Lords winning the OWU Invitational team title, the program’s first event win since the 2013 season.
The weekly award from the NCAC was a first for Rose, who, two weeks ago, was the individual runner-up in Kenyon’s first race of the 2018 season.
Rose and the rest of the Lords will return to competition Sept. 29 in the All-Ohio Championship, which will be held at The University of Akron.
Anderson brings home NCAC’s weekly honor
Kenyon men’s soccer player David Anderson was chosen as the North Coast Athletic Conference’s Athlete of the Week Monday as he led the Lords to two wins last week. It was the first time Anderson earned the award.
The midfielder scored a pair of goals and added an assist as the Lords defeated Marietta College and Thomas More College. His goal against the Saints this past Saturday turned out to be the game-winner as eighth-ranked Kenyon improved its record to 5-0-1.
The shifty fourth-year player, who has scored in four straight games, is tied for second in the NCAC with four goals while his point total of nine ranks second. Anderson has also helped Kenyon to 21 goals through six matches this year, a mark that ranks first in the league.
Anderson and the rest of the Lords will look to remain undefeated this early in the season when they host Centre College tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. at Mavec Field.
Guenther gains NCAC Player of the Week award
The North Coast Athletic Conference announced Monday that Kenyon College sophomore Gigi Guenther was selected as the field hockey Player of the Week. The honor was based on Guenther’s performance during the Ladies 4-1 win against Earlham College.
In that Sunday afternoon game against Earlham, Guenther tallied two scores, including the game-winning goal. Both her goals came in the second half of play. The first coming off a loose ball and shot within the circle and the second coming at close range, scoring on a rebound off the goalkeeper’s pads.
The two goals were Guenther’s first two of the season and the third and fourth of her Kenyon career. It was also her first multi-goal game as a collegian.
After the win, Guenther and Ladies improved their overall record to 4-2 and their NCAC record to a perfect 3-0.