Sport Updates – Fall 2023
The Pilots finished the season with an overall record of 19-30 and 12-24 in the Crossroads League that landed them in eighth place in the conference standings. Jeremy Wiersema (1) broke the team’s stolen base record with 42 and led the NAIA in that category.
It was a tough season with a 5-31 overall record and a last-place finish in the Crossroads League (5-29). The Pilots swept one doubleheader with Taylor on April 14, 4-2 and 2-1.
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
The Pilots finished seventh of 10 in the Crossroads League Championship and fifth of 22 in the NCCAA Championship. Shane Glasco placed fifth overall at the NAIA Outdoor Championship and Elisha Fleming (2) took ninth in the Decathlon but won the Crossroads League Championship in the event. Richard Corbitt was crowned the champion of the NCCAA 100-meter dash to cap off his senior season, and Nolin Sharick was runner-up in the Long Jump.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
The Pilots had a good showing at the Crossroads League Championship with Cailyn Pentecost taking a runner-up finish in the Heptathlon. Markalah Barnes took third in the Conference Championship in the Shot Put with a throw of 12.75m, and Megan Cooper (3) took fourth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 38:43.19. Sophia Sumer was the NCCAA Pole Vault champion with a mark of 3.35m; Jael VanderZwaag took runner-up in the event.
The Pilots finished the conference season with a sixth-place finish out of seven teams. Individually, Cameron Compton had one tournament win, one other top 5 finish, one additional top 10 finish and two additional top 25 finishes; Myles Moser (4) had two top ten finishes and three other top 25 finishes; Wilson Keene ended the season with two top 20 and two additional top 25 finishes.
The women’s team took fourth of seven teams at the Crossroads League Championship in Indianapolis to cap off the season. Leeah Wade had one tournament win, one other top five finish, one additional top 10 finish and five additional top 25 finishes; Lauren Jackson had two top 10 and five other top 25 finishes; Erika Toops (5) had two top 25 finishes.
The Pilots finished the spring season 8-4 overall and a 3-3 showing at the USTA Tennis Center in Orlando, Fla., to start the spring.
Bethel went 6-6 in the spring season and finished 2-2 in the trip to the USTA Tennis Center in Orlando, Fla.
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