Kodiak’s Keith Osowski smashed his first collegiate 10-kilometer race.
The Black Hills State University redshirt freshman was the runner-up finisher at the NCAA Division II West Regional Preview on Saturday in Billings, Montana.
Osowski clocked a time of 32 minutes, 43.51 seconds, which was 14 seconds behind senior teammate Jonah Theisen of Kenai.
Osowski has been the Yellow Jackets’ No. 2 runner in every race this season.
Black Hills produced the first four placers to easily win the meet with 16 points.
“Considering the conditions and training we’ve put in, I thought we ran extremely well,” head coach Scott Walkinshaw told the school’s athletic website. “There was some that felt the last week, but overall everyone had a solid race.”
Black Hills’ next race is Nov. 3 at the RMAC Championships in Denver, Colorado.
• North Central University sophomore Raen Barcelon had a career day at the Tori Neubuer Invitational in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The Kodiak grad covered the 6-kilometer course in 26:21, chopping 20 seconds off her personal-best time. Her mark was the 15th fastest in school history.
Barcelon placed 174th out of 262 runners.
Kalameli Matautia is on a winning streak.
Her Webber International University volleyball team picked up a pair of wins last week that pushed the school’s winning streak to 13 matches.
Matautia, a junior outside hitter, has been a big part of the winning streak. The graduate of Kodiak High School combined for 13 kills, six blocks and three digs in sweeps of College of Coastal Georgia and Florida Memorial University last week.
Webber, an NAIA school in Florida, improved to 18-3 overall, 11-0 in The Sun Conference.
• Ryana Recustodio did a little bit of everything in Big Bend Community College’s sweep of Columbia Basin last week.
The sophomore outside hitter tallied 13 digs, four kills and two aces to lead the Vikings to their fourth Northwest Athletic Conference win of the season.
Recustodio also went for six digs, one kill and one ace in a 3-0 loss to Spokane.
The Lindquists — Tahna and Talon — will begin their seasons at University of Hawaii this weekend at Cal-State Bakersfield.
Tahna is a senior for Hawaii, while Talon is a freshman.