LOCAL AND STATE

WU golfers win rain-shortened meet

Washburn's golf team earned its third win of the season Tuesday when the final round of the Holiday Inn Express Classic at St. Joseph (Mo.) Country Club was canceled by inclement weather and soggy course conditions. The Ichabods won the 18-team event, hosted by Missouri Western, by three strokes with an even-par, first-day score of 284.

Blake Allen and Ian Trebilcock tied for second individually by carding 2-under 69s on Monday — two shots behind champion Lucas Horseman of Western. Andrew Beckler tied for sixth with a 70.

Jared Burns and Griffin Mott rounded out WU's scoring by registering a pair of 76s, and Nathan Roy shot a 77 while competing as an individual.

WU's final tournament of the fall season will be Oct. 15-16 at the Lincoln Blue Tiger Invitational in Jefferson City, Mo.

 

Ichabod harriers still ranked

For the fourth straight week, Washburn's men's cross country team was ranked in the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's Regional rankings, coming in at No. 10 when the poll was announced Tuesday. Washburn took 15 out of 27 teams at last weekend's Lewis Flyers Conference Crossover, which featured several nationally ranked Division II teams.

Six of the top-10 teams in the region are from the MIAA, led by Missouri Southern at No. 2. Augustana remained No. 1. Washburn's next meet will be at the MIAA Championships on Nov. 3 in Emporia.

 

K-State's Adams ties for 13th

Carding an even-par 72 in the final round, Kansas State sophomore Ella Adams finished tied for 13th at the Illini Women's Invitational Tuesday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Adams finished with a birdie on her final hole to shoot 72 in the final round and ended the tournament at 3-under 213 to help the Wildcats to a 12th-place team showing.

 

Colyer named Kansas Lottery 300 Grand Marshal

Gov. Dr. Jeff Colyer has been named the Grand Marshal for the Kansas Lottery 300, which will be held Oct. 20 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Salina's Jamie Young, a representative of Lonestar, which is the No. 1 Kansas Lottery retail outlet, will serve as the honorary start for the race. In addition to Colyer and Young, five breast cancer survivors will be recognized by Toyota and the University of Kansas Health System during pre-race ceremonies. Former Kansas Jayhawk football standout Darrell Stuckey will provide the invocation and The Band Sayler will sing the National Antherm.

 

Ex-Chief Charles signs with Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles to help during Leonard Fournette's absence.

The 31-year-old Charles worked out for the team Tuesday morning and signed a one-year contract in the afternoon.

The Jaguars (3-2) don't expect to have Fournette back for several more weeks. They promoted first-year back Brandon Wilds from the practice squad, but Wilds has been a non-factor with the ball and a liability as a blocker. Charles should be able to pick up the offense quickly and make an immediate contribution Sunday at Dallas (2-3) while playing behind T.J. Yeldon.

Charles spent nine years in Kansas City and played 14 games with Denver last season. He has 7,556 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns, plus 2,586 yards receiving and 20 more scores.