IUK volley goes 4-1 at invitational
DETROIT, Mich. – The IU Kokomo women’s volleyball team went 2-1 Saturday and improved its record to 15-2.
In the first match IU Kokomo defeated Rochester College in another five-set thriller. This was the third five set match between the two teams. Captain Lael Burrus controlled the back row amassing 22 digs. Micayla Speidel led the offense with 23 kills.
Up next was Penn State-Fayatte and the Cougars came out on top with another sweep, 25-23, 25-15, 25-10. The Cougars were led by their blocking this time out. Rachel Allen had four blocks and Megan Riley contributed five blocks.
In the last match the Cougars fell to Lindenwood University in five sets, 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 14-16 Speidel and Kaley Harness had 20 and 15 kills respectively. Hanson dished out 49 assists. Defensively Burrus had 15 digs and Allen 14 digs.
IUK’s Vasquez sets school record
WINONA LAKE – IU Kokomo junior Javier Vasquez set the IU Kokomo school record at the Lancer Invitational Saturday with a time of 26:64.6, beating the old school record by more than a minute.
Vasquez’s time lead the Cougars to an eighth-place finish. John Flory was next to cross the finish line for the Cougars in the 28th minute followed by Cody Phelps a minute later. Cody Young, Jeremy Gillman, and Bradley Jakes finished in a row with times in the 32nd minute. The team also set a school record with the lowest average time for their top five individuals. Their 29:52 average is commonly used to measure a team’s performance.
The IU Kokomo women’s cross country team also participated in the Lancer Invitational and Amy McCauley was the top runner for the Cougars. McCauley set her own personal record with a time of 22:04.3
Alisha Hobbs crossed the finished the race with a time of 22:27.10. Breanne Robertson and Liz White finished in the 24th and 26th minutes respectively. Kasey High and Emilie Hubbard finished in minute 27.