Hannah Kiser — cross country
The Idaho cross country team split the squads for two tournaments, this weekend. The top eight women traveled to Sunnyvale, Calif., to compete in the Bronco Invitational while the rest of the team traveled a short way to Lewiston to compete in the Inland Empire Championships. In Sunnyvale, Hannah Kiser led the way for the Vandals with a second-place overall finish. Kiser, a senior from Wenatchee, Wash., competed in her first event since Sept. 14 at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle. She led the way for the Vandals with a time of 20:19:7. Next up for the Vandals is the WAC Championship where the Vandals have a chance for a four-peat.
Ashley Christman — volleyball
The Idaho volleyball team won two games on Thursday and Saturday to move into a tie for fourth place in the WAC standings. Christman, a senior outside hitter from Christina Lake, B.C., was a big part of the Vandal attack in both of the games. In Thursday’s game against Missouri-Kansas City, she was second on the team with 10 kills and also had a team-high five blocks. With contributions from Christman as well as Jessica Hastriter and Taylor Wilkinson, the Vandals were able to sweep the Kangaroos in three sets. Saturday’s game was much of the same as they swept Chicago State, as well. Christman had a better game stat-wise as she led the team with 10 kills and also added six digs and three blocks for the Vandals. For the match, she hit a staggering .562 to lead the team.
Rachel Millet — swimming and diving
Idaho all-around swimmer Rachel Millet continues to impress for Vandal swimming and diving. The junior from Spokane, Wash., won six individual events and was a part of a winning relay team in Idaho’s two home meets over the weekend. Millet won the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley against both Northern Colorado and Washington State. She also swam the first leg of the Vandals’ 400-yard medley relay team winning against Northern Colorado.
Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos Salazar — tennis
For the third-consecutive season, a pairing from the Vandal men’s tennis team has won the doubles draw at the ITA Mountain Regional tournament. Bendeck and Ramos Salazar won three doubles matches Sunday to win the tournament and clinch a spot in the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship next month.
In their quarterfinal match on Sunday, the pairing beat New Mexico State’s pairing 8-4 then followed that up in the semifinals with an 8-1 win over New Mexico’s pairing. In the finals, Bendeck and Ramos Salazar defeated Brendan McClain and Garrett Patton of Boise State, 8-2. The duo will travel to Flushing, N.Y., for the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships played Nov. 7-10 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the site of the U.S. Open.