Morningside competed in an ITC Sectional tournament for the first time in the three-year history of its varsity bowling program.
Morningside College’s men’s bowling team finished in 24th place at the Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC) Sectional Qualifier tournament held March 12 and 13 in Addison, Ill.
The Mustangs were one of 80 men’s bowling teams from all levels of collegiate competition across the nation that qualified for one of the four ITC sectional events sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).
The Mustangs qualified for the ITC sectional tournament for the first time in the three-year history of the program.
Morningside knocked down 10,610 pins to finish 151 pins out of 23rd place behind the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
The Mustangs had four bowlers compete in the singles competition. Tyler Lane, a junior from Dakota City, Neb., led the Mustangs with 1036 pins in his six games for an average of 172.7. Lane’s top individual game score was a 204.
Dylan Malcom, a sophomore from Ida Grove, Iowa, finished right behind Lane with 1035 pins for a 172.5 average. His top individual game score was a 203.
Alex Eukovich, a sophomore from Berwyn, Ill., had the Mustangs’ top individual score with a 221 and finished with 1024 pins for an average of 170.7.
Tanner Hansel, a freshman from Sioux City, had a high game of 192 en route to an 892-pin total for a 148.7 average.
Katie Pearson, a sophomore from Sioux City, and Haley Mathes, a freshman from Oskaloosa, Iowa, competed in the women’s singles competition.
Pearson had the Mustangs’ top score in the singles competition with a 224 and finished with 1027 pins for a 171.2 average. Mathes knocked down 985 pins with a high game of 185 for an average of 164.2