Jan 27, 2022

KWU bowlers: Strong showing at weekend tournaments

Posted Jan 27, 2022 7:41 PM
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Kansas Wesleyan Bowling saw some strong performances over the weekend at the SWIBC V and VI tournaments held in Dallas and Plano, Texas.

In the SWIBC V tournament for the men, Caleb Demel (SR/Salina, Kan.) rolled the first 300 game in competition history for the Coyote program in the fourth game of individual games during the team games. His perfect game helped him finish third in the individual standings with a pin total of 1087.

Caleb Coleman (SO/San Antonio, Texas) was 25th with 959 pins in five games, Taylor Wiley (SO/San Antonio, Texas) was 81st with 765 pins in four games, Bryce Stephenson (SR/Garland, Texas) was 87th with 721 pins in four games, Seth Baratz (FR/Edmond, Okla.) was 98th with 606 in three games, Jackson Penny (FR/Shawnee, Kan.) was 108th with 402 pins in two games and Landon Jones (FR/Plano, Texas) was 112th with 336 pins in two games.

KWU finished third as a team in the overall team standings out of the 14 teams at the event. KWU had a pin total of 7067, finishing only behind Newman and Wichita State.

For the women at SWIBC V, KWU finished fourth out of the seven teams at the event with a pin total of 6276.

Hayleigh Hale-Haggard (SO/Allen, Texas) led the KWU finishers in the individual standings in 18th with 730 pins in four games. Chloe Lovell (SR/Junction City, Kan.) was 19th with 719 pins in four games, Jasmine Senechal (SO/Maryville, Tenn.) was 22nd with 680 pins in four games, Madison Elskamp (SR/Topeka, Kan.) was 26th with 659 in four games, Linda Himes (JR/Texarkana, Ark.) was 27th with 652 in four games, Kara Thompson (FR/Rio Rancho, N.M.) was 33rd with 512 in three games and Taylor Lang (JR/Hutchinson, Kan.) was 40th with 307 in two games.

KWU then headed to Plano, Texas, for the SWIBC VI Tournament.

On the men's side, KWU finished in second place out of the 14 competing teams, behind only Wichita State who had 7952 pins. KWU finished with 7565.

Taylor Wiley won the event rolling seven games and finishing with 1713 pins, 50 ahead of a TJ Rock from Wichita State. Caleb Coleman finished sixth with 1578 pins over the seven games, Jackson Penny was 15th with 1490 pins, Caleb Demel was 25th with 1420 pins and Bryce Stephenson was 38th with 1364.

On the women's side, KWU finished in fourth out of the seven teams, finishing with 6546 pins.

Taylor Lang led the finishers in 14th with 1286 pins for seven games. Kara Thompson was 18th with 1194 pins over six games, Madison Elskamp was 24th with 1012 over five games, Jasmine Senechal was 28th with 935 for five games, Hayleigh Hale-Haggard was 32nd with 885 over five games, Chloe Lovell was 35th with 764 over four games and Linda Himes was 41st with 470 over three games.