Oct. 7, 2005
The UD cross country programs opened the 2005 with the Flyer 5K Challenge and posted top three finishes in a meet consisting of all the Division I teams in southwest Ohio and other guests. The men's team placed third with freshman Mike Andersen leading the team's pack-style running. He scored 16th, just ahead of teammates Eric Contreras (18th), David Berning (19th), Billy Przybyla (22nd) and Matt Peters (23rd).
Two weeks later, Dayton was fifth of 33 teams at the National Catholic Invitational as Andersen posted his top time of the season. Brian Gilchrist was the second Flyer across the line, one of 10 UD runners to post their season best at the meet. Head Coach Rich Davis' Flyers also finished 16th at the Greater Louisville Classic with Andersen once again leading UD.
The women's team placed second at the Flyer 5K, with Amy Kempf placing third and Dianne Striebel finishing fifth. Jacqueline Jaworek (eighth) and Corey Fullenkamp gave UD four runners in the top 11. Striebel led the Flyers to a fifth-place finish among 35 teams at the National Catholic Invitational. Eight of the Flyers' 15 top times in 2005 came at the NCI, including Striebel's season best.
At the Greater Louisville Classic, Head Coach Ann Alyanak's women placed fifth with Kempf pacing the Flyers in 21st place. Kempf posted her season-best mark, as did Fullenkamp and Anne Oltman.
With two tournaments under its belt in the fall season, the University of Dayton men's golf team is led early by fifth-year senior Brett Gould. Gould's 73 stroke average is the best on the team, thanks in part to the season-best 69 he fired in the final round of Bowling Green's John Piper Invitational.
Freshman Rob Chappell is making an immediate impact for Head Coach Brad Smith's team. Chappell finished a stroke back of Gould at the John Piper, shooting a four-over par 220. He was the Flyers' medalist at DePaul's John Dalio Memorial, carding a 231.
It's also a freshman on the women's golf team making waves as Michelle Borchers leads the team after three events with 83 stroke average. She was the Flyers' medalist at the Toledo Fall Classic, carding a three-round score of 253.
The men and women's teams will host their Fall Invitational at the NCR Country Club on Oct. 31. The men tee off on the South Course and the women will play the North. The event is open to the public.
While the Atlantic 10 tennis championships are conducted in the spring, both the UD men and women are off to solid starts in the 2005-06 season. First-year coach Erica Echko guided the women's team solid finishes at the Wittenberg, Marquette (third place) and Ball State Invitationals. Sophomore Allysa Detroy won the Mulcahy Sportsmanship Award at Marquette.
Steve Brumbaugh's team has found a lot of success in the early going with undoubtedly the high point being junior Tom Murphy's performance at the Wright State Invitational. Murphy won the "A" flight championship, defeating the 67th-ranked player in the ITA singles rankings (Greg Johnstone of Morehead) in the finals.