Bourgeois wins Quad Dipsea
Seward’s Cedar Bourgeois was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Quad Dipsea in California on Saturday. The race is 28.4 miles long. It has 9,276 feet of both climb and descent.
Bourgeois finished in 4 hours, 59 minutes, 18 seconds. Anchorage’s Matias Saari was third across the line in 4:12:45.
Nikiski’s Thompson finishes college career
Nikiski graduate Hannah Thompson has finished her volleyball career at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.
Thompson was honorable mention on the Western Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Conference Team. She was also a member of the Champions of Character Team and the All-Academic Team.
Coaches vote for the All-Conference Team and the Champions of Character Team. To get on the All-Academic Team, a GPA of at least 3.25 is required for juniors and seniors.
Thompson will graduate in December with a degree in psychology. She will enter graduate school next fall.
Homer’s McWilliams heads to semis
Homer’s Noah McWilliams and defending NAIA champion Carroll College defeated Azusa Pacific 17-14 in the national quarterfinals at home Saturday in Helena, Mont. Carroll advances to its fifth straight semifinal and has won 11 straight games.
McWilliams is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker. He leads the team in sacks with six. He also has 36 tackles, including 7.5 for loss.
Skyview’s O’Guinn earns All-America honor
University of Alaska Anchorage sophomore Ivy O’Guinn earned her first cross-country All-America honor on Nov. 19 at the 2011 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Spokane, Wash.
O’Guinn finished 33rd in the six-kilometer race in 22 minutes, 12.2 seconds, to earn the honor. The Seawolves, following an undefeated regular season, finished sixth at the meet.