Dane Huber, a Hillsboro graduate, and the rest of the Illinois College men’s golf team did not waste any time in getting into the news or record books.
In their first outing of the year, a dual outing with Lincoln College, the Blueboys set a new team record for a single round, shooting a 287 for a single round. Huber, a sophomore, was the final of the scoring golfers involved in that record. He finished fourth with a 74 and was fourth overall.
“It feels so good to set that record,” said Huber. “When we started the year, we knew we had the potential to earn that record based on the numbers we were putting up in the days leading to the opener. I did not know we had the record until I completed my 18 holes. One of my teammates told me when I finished.”
They won the outing by over 20 strokes as another IC golf team took second with a 309. There were also two Lincoln teams competing at the outing, which was held at The Links in Jacksonville. They were third (313) and fourth (328) respectively.
The record setting team was comprised completely of underclassmen. Two IC Blueboys, namely Tre Wahlig and Jarrett James, each shot 70’s. James won medallists honors in a playoff with Wahlig. Tanner Romine shot a 73. Wahlig and Romine are both juniors, while James is a freshman.
“We are all hoping we can lower that record even more,” said Huber. “This would not have been possible without my teammates. They are great guys and I can’t imagine what my life would be without them. I want to be able to perform under pressure better. When there is a bad situation, I want to be able to handle it a little better.”
Elijah Atkins (Hillsboro) and Isaiah Atkins (Hillsboro) started their sophomore cross country season at the Washington University Dual Meet, which was held at Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. The outing was won by Washington University 19-44. Elijah Atkins completed the 6.,000-meter race in 21 minutes, which was good for 22nd. His brother was only 6.9 seconds behind him, finishing 23rd in 21:42.8.
Austin Marburger (Litchfield) started on defense for the Eureka College men’s soccer team as they won their their season opener, a 5-2 victory over Mississippi University for Women. Marburger played 69 minutes. Eureka is 1-0.
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