Sports in brief: Jorgensen, Siemens excel at Sundodger cross-country meet

Abbotsford athletes Oliver Jorgensen and Alex Siemens made solid debuts with their respective university cross-country running teams.

Abbotsford athletes Oliver Jorgensen and Alex Siemens made solid debuts with their respective university cross-country running teams last week.

Competing at the Sundodger meet at the University of Washington, Jorgensen, a Simon Fraser University freshman, placed 34th out of 197 runners in the 8km open men’s race in a time of 25:44, helping the Clan to fourth place in the team standings.

Siemens is a member of the University of Idaho Vandals, and she placed 25th in the women’s 6km competition in a time of 22:00 even. She was the Vandals’ third-place finisher, and helped the squad to a third-place overall result.

HAWKS SOAR PAST T-WOLVES

The W.J. Mouat junior football team knocked off crosstown rival Robert Bateman 41-12 last week.

The Hawks’ defence, led by Cameron Tomm, Reuben Reardon, Dion Pellerin and Evan Hampson, turned in a relentless performance, highlighted by a 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Pellerin. The offensive line opened up great holes for running back Nelson Lokombo, who rushed 16 times for 164 yards and three TDs.  Quarterback Cole Barker also rushed for a 99 yard major.

The junior Hawks continue league play this Thursday afternoon at Abby Senior at 3:45 p.m.

BRUINS SEEKING HOOPSTERS

The Abbotsford Bruins basketball club is looking for more Grade 5-6 boys for their team, which will be entered in a league in Bellingham, Wash. this season.

The club will play a minimum of eight games at the Bellingham Boys and Girls Club on Saturday mornings, beginning in December. Tryouts are Sept. 26 at MEI Elementary from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and the cost per player is $225. For more information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@meischools.com.