Morningside’s men’s and women’s bowling teams competed in an ITC Sectional Tournament in Dallas.
Morningside finished 10th in the men’s division and 11th in the women’s division when the Mustangs’ bowling teams competed in the Intercollegiate Team Championship (ITC) Sectional Tournament held March 9-11 at USA Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
The Mustangs finished just 86 pins out of ninth place behind San Jose State in the men’s competition.
McKendree knocked down 13,118 pins to win the men’s team championship. Midland finished second with 12,693 pins, followed by Wichita State, 12,634; William Penn, 12,350; Newman, 12,172; Iowa Central C.C., 11,613; Hastings, 11,592; Grand Canyon, 11,504; San Jose State, 11,397; Morningside, 11,311; Southwestern Christian, 11,295; Nevada-Las Vegas, 11,276; Spring Arbor, 11,245; West Texas A&M, 10,983; Kansas Wesleyan, 10,832, and Louisiana State, 9558.
Wichita State won the women’s team title with 12,435 pins, followed by McKendree, 12,175; Newman, 12,040; William Penn, 11,758; Midland, 11,535; Hastings, 11,272; Baker, 11,258; Ottawa, 11,064; West Texas A&M, 10,934; Spring Arbor, 10,846; Morningside, 10,651; Iowa Central C.C., 10,473; Grand Canyon, 10,365.
The top four teams in each division advanced to the ITC National Championships to be held April 18-21 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb.
Morningside qualified for the ITC Sectionals for the third year in a row, while the Mustang women made their first-ever ITC Sectional appearance.
The Mustangs had several competitors compete in the ITC Sectional singles tournament.
Matthew Hystad made the Mustangs’ best showing in the men’s singles tournament with a 17th place finish in a field of 128 bowlers Hystad knocked down 1191 pins for an average of 198.5. Hystad finished with his three highest scores in his final three games of the competition with scores of 244, 206 and 214.
Tommy Croskrey finished 45th with 1142 pins for a 190 average with a high score of 224.
Katie Pearson made the best showing for the Mustang women with a 30th place finish. Pearson knocked down 1087 pins for an average of 181.2 with high games of 213 and 209.
Madison Le Grande was next for the Mustangs in 68th place with 994 pins for a 165.7 average with a high game of 201.