Morningside’s bowling teams showed significant improvement at the Leatherneck Classic.

Alex Eukovich

Austin Naylor

Morningside College’s men’s and women’s bowling teams improved their scores significantly when the Mustangs competed in the Leatherneck Classic held last Saturday and Sunday in Davenport, Iowa.

The Mustangs knocked down 8020 pins to finish 22nd in a 31-team field in the men’s division, while the Morningside women had a score of 7144 to finish 16th out of 23 teams. The Mustang men improved their score by 375 pins from the previous week’s Jayhawk Classic, while the Morningside women raised their score by 178 pins from the week before.

Austin Naylor led the Mustang men with a total of 1173 pins to finish 45th out of 306 bowlers. Naylor also led the Mustangs with a 196 average and rolled four 200 games with a 213, a 212, a 203, and a 200.  

Haley Mathes

Marie Sitz

Alex Eukovich had a 192 average and finished 56th with 1151 total pins. Eukovich had the Mustangs’ top individual score at the tourney with a 224 in his final game. He had a 204 earlier in the tourney.

Katie Pearson had the top average for the Mustang women with a 166, while Nicole Thill knocked down the most pins with 983 en route to a 164 average to finish 54th in a field of 202 bowlers. Thill’s top score was a 181.

Haley Mathes had a 161 average and had the Mustangs’ top individual score with a 209. Marie Sitz, who had a 160 average, also had a 200 game with a 201.

The Mustangs will compete in the Hastings Invitational on Nov. 21 and 22 in Hastings, Neb.