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CHS grads continue athletic careers in college

By JIM WALLER November 29, 2012 · 1:32 PM

Coupeville High School graduate Tyler King (657) competes for the University of Washington cross courntry team at the Sundodger Invitational early this fall. / Red Box Photos

Several Coupeville High School graduates continued their athletic efforts on the collegiate stage this fall.

Kyle King, a transfer from Eastern Washington University, wrapped up his college cross-country career at the University of Oklahoma where he placed 36th in the Big 12 championship meet Oct. 27. His top finish was 15th at the Virginia Invitational Sept. 22.

The Sooners placed eighth in the NCAA championship meet Nov. 17, their third consecutive top-10 finish.

King’s brother, Tyler, a red-shirt freshman at the University of Washington, also competed in collegiate cross country this fall and the two faced each other at the 44-team Wisconsin Invitational where Kyle finished 114th, 17 seconds faster than Tyler in 179th.

Tyler placed 22nd, and second among UW runners, in the Pac-12 championships Oct. 27 and 40th in the Division I Western Regional Nov 9. His highest finish of the year was seventh in the Sundodger Invitational Sept. 17.

Megan Thierstein, a junior from Coupeville, started for the Oak Hills Christian College (Bemidji, Minn.) volleyball team this fall.

“Megan has been a huge asset to not only our volleyball team but also to our campus as a whole,” athletic Director Dan Hovestol said. “We would take a team full of Megan Thiersteins.”

Evan Ameluxen-Coleman was a reserve goalkeeper for Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma) as the Lutes (10-7-2, 9-4-1) finished tied for second with 28 points in the Northwest Conference.

Three football players – Dalton Engle, Mitch Pelroy and Tim Walstad – red-shirted at the University of Montana Western (Dillon).

Engle plays linebacker, Pelroy defensive back and Walstad defensive line.

The NAIA Bulldogs finished the year 4-6 and fifth in the eight-team Frontier Conference.


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