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Sports in Brief

Senior Iana Andonova Breaks Owls Kills Record in Volleyball

FAU Women’s Volleyball still hasn’t won a game, starting the season 0-6. Last season they won the Atlantic Sun Women’s Volleyball Championship. Even though the team has yet to win a game against tough competition, Senior Iana Andonova has broken the FAU Women’s Volleyball kills record

Andonova had 28 kills in two matches against Colorado State and Wake Forest. She broke the record at the Colorado State Coors Invitational held Sept. 2 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Her 1,287 kills broke former FAU Women’s Volleyball player Christy Voytko’s kills record. continued from pg. 16

Voytko played Volleyball at FAU during 1990-1993 when the Owls played Division II Volleyball. Currently FAU is Division I status, residing in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Owls Volleyball team will play in the Hawkeye Holiday Inn Challenge held in Iowa City, Iowa. They will play matches against Missouri-Kansas City and Tulane before returning home to face Bethune Cookman on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the FAU arena.

Former Owl Swims, Bikes and Runs His Way to Triathlon Prestige

Former FAU cross country runner Manny Huerta was the highest American Finisher in the Under 23 Division of the International Triathlon Union World Championships held in Switzerland on Sept. 6, in Switzerland. Huerta placed six out of 59 competitors. According to FAU Sports, Huerta struggled during the swim portion of the race placing 44th. He made up a lot of time during the 24.85 mile bike ride finishing 13th and during the 6.21-mile run made up even more time. He finished with a time of just under two hours.

FAU Cross Country Wins Nova Southeastern Invitational

FAU Women’s cross country placed first, second and sixth respectively to help the Owls win the Nova Southesatern Invitational, 36-35, over second place Florida International University. Freshman Friederike Feil narrowed out the Owls Trisha Doyle 19:09 to 19:12 to take first place. The two worked as a team to beat the rival FIU Golden Panthers. According to www.fausports.com the whole Women’s Cross Country raced well at the event, finishing all seven FAU contestants in the top 50 of the Invitational.

“Friederike won her first race, Trisha ran well and we had an excellent showing up and down the roster,” Head Coach Alex Smolka said. “This will be a great building block for the team.”

The win came after two of the Owls leading cross country runners couldn’t finish the race because of injuries. Linn Modin and Artemis Saradakis were unable to finish the course at Markhan Park in Sunrise, Florida, but teammates fought through adversity to win the invitational by one point. The top two finishers for the men were Stephen Dassin, who finished 17th, and Jordan Zwick, who finished 21st, both finished at just under 18 minutes.

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