Grasiela Navarro (pictured) continues to make school history as she finished second at the region championship meet on Saturday, the highest region finish ever by a Pratt cross country runner. Her 18:50 was second only to national champion Kenyan Lydia Mato of Barton.
The number nine ranked women's team was edged by four points and denied a podium spot as they finished in a disappointing fourth place of the sixteen region teams. Breanna Phillips and Divina Flores ran great races for the Lady Beavers.
On Oct. 21, filmmaker Patrick Clement visited Pratt Community College to take part in a brown bag lunch and discussion of his film "Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas." The lunch was attended by middle school, high school, college students, and PCC faculty and staff.
Fourteen students were recently inducted into the Phi Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Pratt Community College.
Inductees included Hannah Eck, Johnathon McCoy, Mike Kiley and Shannon Neifert of Pratt, Jordan Ricke of Sharon, Karissa Pena of Holcomb, Terry Hole of Derby, Anthony Ford of Haviland, Jennifer Himelrick of Anthony, Raquel Tamez and Callie Hobkirk of Wichita, Amie Coleman of Stafford, Brooke Christie of Mentor and Lanina Spence of Baxter Springs.
On Oct. 10, the number 10 ranked Pratt Community College women’s cross country team finished in second place at the Ollie Isom Invitational in El Dorado, Kan. The number nine ranked Butler defended its home course and defeated the Beavers by seven points.
On Sept. 23, the Lady Beavers took on a powerful Allen Community College soccer team on the Pratt campus, and although they played with their usual passion and desire, it wasn’t enough to take the win.
The Lady Beavers played very well in the first half, and the score was tied 0-0 at the half. In the second half Allen poured on the pressure, and scored four unanswered goals to secure a 4-0 win.
Residents of Pratt are invited to take part in an upcoming coffee and discussion with Pratt Community College President Michael Calvert. On Oct. 7, the Linda Hunt Memorial Library at PCC will host a casual meet-n-greet to facilitate dialogue between the college and the public.
“The purpose of this event is to build on-campus community between students, employees and community members alike," said Sandra Wagner, Director of Learning Resources at PCC. "We’re excited because of the great opportunity we have to share conversation with all of our partners.”
The Pratt Community College women's cross country team traveled to Rim Rock Farm for the Bob Timmons Dual Classic hosted by the University of Kansas.
The meet was scored by division, so while Kansas dominated the overall meet, the Pratt women won their second straight meet by beating Iowa Western, a 16th place finisher at last year's national meet. It was an unexpected victory for anyone watching the first half of the race.