College Report: Former Panthers Star For UIS


Lexi Throne (Litchfield) and Alexandria Quarton (Litchfield) helped the University of Illinois-Springfield cross country team achieve perfection in their first meet of the year.

The Prairie Stars, who played their top five scoring runners in the top five overall finishers, finished with the lowest score possible, a perfect score of 15 at the Orion Mini-Meet.

Throne, competing in her first college meet, was the individual champion, finishing the two-mile race in 11 minutes, 45 seconds. Quarton was only nine seconds behind her, taking third in 11:59. The second place finisher, also from UIS, finished in 11:49.

Caleb Jackson (Hillsboro) was a force for the Greenville University Panthers both on offense and on special teams as Greenville lost a 47-27 battle to College of St. Scholastica. The 6-foot, 170-pound freshman had 59 rushing yards on nine carries. He also had one catch for two yards. On special teams, he had two kickoff returns for 33 yards. Greenville is 0-2.

Austin Chausse (Nokomis) had a team-leading 46 rushing yards on seven carries for the Augustana College Vikings, but it was not enough to power them to a victory over Central College, who won a 33-22 decision. Chausse also had one catch for five yards and one solo tackle. The Vikings are still searching for their first win of the year as they are 0-2.

Hope Brakenhoff (Litchfield) was the goalkeeper of record for the Greenville University Panthers as they won their season opener 1-0 over Benedictine University. Brakenhoff played 72:03 in goal and made four saves. The Panthers have since played three other games and are 2-2 overall. In the 2-1 loss to Coe College, Panther freshman Taylor Pope (Lincolnwood) assisted Greenville's only goal of the game at the 50:42 mark. It tied the game up 1-1. Greenville is 2-2 on the young season.

Bobby Nash (Nokomis) has taken three shots this year. The Blackburn College senior has played in all five games. Blackburn is 0-4-1.

Mattison Morgan (Litchfield) has helped the St. Louis College of Pharmacy post a 2-1 mark in women's soccer. The sophomore has started on defense every game and has one shot on goal. St. Louis College of Pharmacy most recently downed Lincoln Christian 9-1.

Mecayela Monroe (Litchfield) has started both women's soccer games for the Eureka College Red Devils thus far. The junior is a defensive player. Eureka is 0-2 thus far.

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