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Iverly Navarro, Tatum Sparks win conference wrestling titles; Providence finishes 3rd

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 13:33:01-05

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Iverly Navarro and Tatum Sparks won individual titles at the Cascade Collegiate Conference women's wrestling tournament on Sunday afternoon, leading the Providence Argos to a third-place effort in the team standings. Providence finished with 117.5 points.

Menlo College won the inaugural conference team title, tallying 166.5 points, while Southern Oregon was runner-up with 151.5.

Navarro won the 101-pound championship with a technical fall against Menlo's Tianna Fernandez, while Sparks' 155-pound title came via an injury default courtesy Southern Oregon's Gladdys Palma.

Argo Christine Marquez finished second in the 191-pound division, falling 6-3 to Southern Oregon's Kayvette Osorio in the title match. Providence also saw Maria Elena Enriquez finish third at 143 pounds, while Ivory Ayers ended the same at 170. Lana Hunt and Alina Kinsey placed fourth at 109 and 116 pounds, respectively.

Glory Konecny, a former Billings West High wrestler, recoded a second-place finish at 123 pounds for Southern Oregon.

Results from the Cascade Collegiate Conference women's tournament can be found below.

Providence earned the team sportsmanship award and joins the rest of the nation in prepping for the second annual NAIA National Invitational in Jamestown, N.D., which will be held March 13-14 at Harold Newman Arena. Each school is allowed to take 12 individuals of their choice to the tournament.

The host Jimmies of Jamestown University repeated as the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference champions, with Helena native Alyssa Schrull earning a fourth-place finish.

2019-20 Cascade Collegiate Conference women's wrestling tournament
First- and third-place results

101 pounds
1st-place Match – Iverly Navarro, Providence, tech. fall Tianna Fernandez, Menlo, 10-0 (0:32).

109 pounds
1st-place Match – Alleida Martinez, Menlo, dec. Yurie Yoneoka, Providence, 4-0.
3rd-place Match – Macie Stewart, Southern Oregon, p. Lana Hunt, Providence, 0:32.

116 pounds
1st-place Match – Jessica DeHart, Eastern Oregon, p. Tara Othman, Southern Oregon, 2:33.
3rd-place Match – Carol Johnson, Southern Oregon, dec. Alina Kinsey, Providence, 6-1.

123 pounds
1st-place Match – Tiana Jackson, Menlo, dec. Glory Konecny, Southern Oregon, 5-2.
3rd-place Match – Lizette Young, Menlo, tech. fall Nora Ochoa, Southern Oregon, 10-0 (2:19).

130 pounds
1st-place Match – Garcie Figueroa, Menlo, dec. Alana Vivas, Menlo, 5-1.
3rd-place Match – Macy Higa, Eastern Oregon, p. Anesia Ramirez, Southern Oregon, 1:48.

136 pounds
1st-place Match – Angela Peralta, Menlo, dec. Julissa Taitano, Southern Oregon, 5-4.
3rd-place Match – Shelly Avelino, Menlo, tech. fall Fatima Avalos, Life Pacific, 10-0 (1:35).

143 pounds
1st-place Match – Solin Piearcy, Menlo, tech. fall Sienna Ramirez, Southern Oregon, 10-0 (0:45).
3rd-place Match – Maria Elena Enriquez, Providence, dec. Taj Vierra, Warner Pacific, 11-4.

155 pounds
1st-place Match – Tatum Sparks, Providence, injury def. Gladdys Palma, Southern Oregon, 3:45.
3rd-place Match – Olivia Pizano, Southern Oregon, dec. Dempsi Talkington, Eastern Oregon 3-0.

170 pounds
1st-place Match – Precious Bell, Menlo, tech. fall Tristyn Borden, Southern Oregon, 10-0 (3:45).
3rd-place Match – Ivory Ayers, Providence, tech. fall Haley Flores, Life Pacific, 10-0 (1:52).

191 pounds
1st-place Match – Kayvette Osorio, Southern Oregon, dec. Christine Marquez, Providence, 6-3.