ADRIAN, Mich. – Sophomore Corey Gill finished second overall in the men's individual standings to help lead Spring Arbor University to a third place team finish at the SHU Halo Classic, hosted by Siena Heights University, on Saturday. The women's team finished fourth at the event.
EVENT: SHU Halo Classic
TEAM FINISH: Men – 3rd/6; Women – 4th/4
LOCATION: Lenawee Recreation Bowling Center | Adrian, Mich.
- Spring Arbor bowled six team games and eight Baker games.
- On the men's side, the Cougars' varsity team posted a total pinfall of 5686 in the team games and 1429 in the Bakers to give them a 7115 total – the highest total score in program history. The men's JV team finished with 4829 pins in the team games and 1422 in the Baker games for a 6251 total.
- The Spring Arbor women racked up 4731 pins in the team games and 1227 in the Bakers for a grand total of 5958.
- Gill finished second individually out of 57 total bowlers. He collected 1299 pins – just four pins back of the tournament winner. He averaged a 216 with a high-game score of 227.
- Three other Cougars finished in the top-20. Dylan Bentley placed 11th with 1135 pins and Austin Kraemer followed in 15th with 1117 pins. Alex Clifford posted an 18th place finish with 1087 pins.
- Sophomore Jarod Plank recorded the highest single-game total for SAU with a 242.
- Freshman Brianna Rickert paced the women's team, finishing 17th out of 32 bowlers. Rickert had a total pinfall of 841 with a high-game of 213.
- Sabrina Ball (677), Mariah Clark (634), Kaylee Collier (624) and Hanna Irvin (620) placed 21st through 24th.
- Siena Heights claimed the men's team title with 7459 pins. The Saints also boasted the individual champion in Will Shaffran with 1303 pins.
- On the women's side, Bowling Green State University took home first place in the team standings, holding off SHU by seven total pins. Siena Heights' Tryna Gladstone earned first place individually with 1197 pins.
Spring Arbor will compete in the first WHAC Jamboree of the season on Saturday, Oct. 7. The tournament will be hosted by Siena Heights. The men's teams will be bowling at Ten Pin Alley in Tecumseh, Michigan while the women's teams will be in action at Lenawee Recreation Bowling Center in Adrian, Michigan.