Seaside graduate Sam Hinton, a senior at Willamette University, tied for 32nd overall in the individual standings of the NCAA Division III men's golf championships at the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Final round action took place May 17.
Willamette finished 13th in the team standings, in its first trip to the NCAA Division III championships. It was also the best-ever finish at a national championship event for the Bearcats in men's golf.
Hinton finished in a six-way tie with an overall score of 302. He earned Willamette's low round of the tournament with a 71 in the second round, and carded a 77 in the first, third and fourth rounds.
Senior teammate Kenneth Sheldon, from Ilwaco, shot 315 during the championships. Sheldon shot 77, 81, 79 and 78.
The final round action included two eagles for Willamette, both by the local golfers. Sheldon recorded a three on the par-5, 552-yard 14th hole. Hinton, who had an eagle on the 14th hole in Thursday's round, added an eagle three on the par-5, 515-yard sixth hole Friday.
Kilday hits finish line of college career
Seaside's Allison Kilday, wrapping up her college career as a senior at Occidental College in Los Angeles, finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 62.78 seconds.
Her run helped the Occidental women's team finish third overall in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athlete Conference (SCIAC) championship meet, held April 27-28 in Claremont, California.
Kilday also ran in the May 11 Oxy Invitational, and had the 12th-fastest time in the same event (1:03.11).
Kilday earned All-West region honors in the 400 hurdles, with the top five marks in each event in the SCIAC making the all-region team.
Besides Hinton and Kilday, other former Seaside athletes competing at the collegiate level this spring:
Jackson Kunde, Fr., SW Oregon golf
Brad Rzewnicki, So., Gonzaga track
Danielle (Willyard) Buhler, Jr., NW Christian track
Laura (Sibley) Lovell, Linfield assistant track coach