(Peru, Neb.) – After the first day of the Leatherneck Classic being held in Bettendorf, Iowa, the Peru State women's bowling team was 24th out of 25 teams. The Classic was held at the High Five Bowl.
 
The Leatherneck Classic features all level of competition from NCAA DI to the NAIA. Wichita State (Kan.) was the team leader after the first day with a pin total of 6,061. The first day consisted of six individual games with five members on a team. The Shockers were one of several top bowling teams competing.


 
The other team finishes after Saturday were as follows: second – Mount Mercy (Iowa) – 5,887; third – Newman (Kan.) – 5,771; fourth – Grand View (Iowa) – 5,602; fifth – Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ill.) – 5,580; sixth – St. Francis (Ill.) – 5,573; seventh – Ottawa (Kan.) – 5,498; eighth – St. Ambrose (Iowa) – 5,484; ninth – Lindenwood (Mo.) – 5,469; tenth – Saint Xavier (Ind.) – 5,417; 11th – Judson (Ill.) – 5,380; 12th – William Penn (Iowa) – 5,322; 13th – Midland – 5,272; 14th – Clarke (Iowa) – 5,154; 15th – Iowa Central CC – 5,126; 16th – Adrian (Ill.) – 5,063; 17th – Culver-Stockton (Mo.) – 4, 995; 18th – Columbia (Mo.) – 4,964; 19th – Waldorf (Iowa) – 4,858; 20th – Missouri Baptist – 4,804; 21st – College of St. Mary – 4,770; 22nd – Coe (Iowa) – 4,648; 23rd – Davenport (Iowa) – 4,642; 24th – Peru State – 3,431; and 25th – Kansas – 3,308.
 
Peru State bowled one short and will finish the season that way as the other member of their team has joined her main sport – softball – for the remainder of the season.
 
McKinley Cross (Buhler, Kan.) led the Bobcat bowlers as she finished the six games with a total of 929 pins averaging 154.83. Cross's best game was a 184. Kassidy Haberman (Sioux Falls, S.D.) was next on the team with a total of 897 averaging 149.5. Haberman's top game was a 191. 

 
Continuing to show improvement since joining the team was Emily Meyer (Sabetha, Kan.) who had a total of 835. Meyer's top game was a 162 as she averaged 139.17. Also showing improvement was Alena Montoya (Lakewood, Colo.) who had a six-game total of 770 averaging 128.33. Montoya's best game was a 156.
 
The team is participating on Sunday in the Baker-style format.
 
Their last tournament of their first year of competition will be next weekend when they compete in the Five Seasons tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.