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Campus briefs

Published: Sunday, March 4 2012 10:00 p.m. MST

In other notable performances: Spencer Evensen (3rd, 5000m, 15:37.46); Spencer Foster (4th, 5000m, 15:47.98); Maryn Pincock (4th discus, 144-07); Makira Rackham (4th, high jump, 5-05); Becca Hutton (4th, hammer, 152-00); 4 x 400 men's relay (Taylor Asay , Jacob Brydson, Rowberry, Skylar Burningham, 3rd, 3:21.53); 4 x 400 women's relay (Nelson, Rebecca Brown-Renshaw; Lexie Esplin, Chelsea Baker-Nelson, 3rd, 3:49.28); Asay (4th, 400m dash, 50.64); Jordan Nelson (3rd, 110m hurdles, 15.77); Macy Butterfield , 1500m, 4:01.34); 4 x 100 women's relay (Nelson, Baker-Nelson, Brown-Renshaw, Anna Yeboah, 3rd, 46.43); Josh Cook (4th, long jump, 21-11 3.4);Alexandra Lundberg (4th, pole vault, 9-6 1.4); Mark Jones (4th, javelin, 181-09) and Nelson Orton (3rd, 3000m steeplechase, 10:52.67).

Women's golf

SEDONA, Ariz. — Utah Valley University freshman Lynn-Marie Nagel shot a final-round 75 and moved up six places to finish in a tie for ninth at the Red Rocks Invitational Sunday at Oakcreek Golf Club.

It was her first top-10 finish in her young career.

Nagel shot rounds of 78-75 (+8) to finish with a final total of 153. Seattle's Caitlin McCleary on the tournament with a +3.

As a team, the Wolverines were tied for sixth heading into the final 18 holes, but Nagel was the only player to shoot in the 70s and the Wolverines fell into 10th place.

Eastern Michigan (+27) won the tournament by 14 shots over Seattle (+41) and Xavier (+43). The Wolverines were three shots out of eighth place and one shot out of ninth.

Behind Nagel, Celeste Gish, who was tied for 26th, shot a final-round 83 to drop into a tie for 42nd.

Hannah Herman was six shots better as well (92-86) and finished in a tie for 102nd.

The Wolverines are back in action March 16-17 at the Bucknell Invitational at the Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas.


Women's golf

SEDONA, Ariz., March 4 – Southern Utah's women's golf team placed 11th at Northern Arizona's 20-team Red Rocks Invitational Sunday after shooting 323 for a two-day total of 648. Monica Jung led the way for the Thunderbirds I 21st place after bouncing back from an opening-round 82 with a 74 on Sunday to finish at 12-over par 156, nine shots off the pace of Seattle's Caitlin McCleary.

Eastern Michigan ran away with the team championship by finishing at 603, 14 shots ahead of second-place Seattle.

Kacy Buckner finished second among Thunderbirds at 161 after a second-round 83, while Kaohi Loo was 58th at 165, Rose Pelletier was 76th at 169 and Jamie Coking Millard finished 86th at 172. SUU's Shantelle Spackman, competing as an individual, was 71st at 168.

The Thunderbirds finished two shots back of Utah Valley and three behind Northern Colorado but were four shots ahead of Oakland and Weber State, which finished tied for 12th at 652.

Women's softball

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 4 — Katie Olinger recorded four RBI on the day as Southern Utah University swept the Santa Clara Broncos on the weekend with an 8-2 victory on Sunday morning. The victory moves the T-Birds to 10-7 on the year heading into the beginning of conference play next weekend.

SUU opened the game with a pair of runs in the top of the second and third, building a quick 4-0 lead out of the gates. Olinger tallied two of her four RBI on the day with a two-run double in the second, scoring Terysa Dyer on third and Madison Resley on second. An RBI single by Kelsey Bryant and sacrifice fly by Resley in the fifth accounted for the Thunderbird runs in that inning.

SCU scored a run in the bottom of the third on a two-out single and put the score at 4-1 before two more runs by the T-Birds in the fifth extended the lead to five, 6-1. Southern Utah had the bases loaded with two outs on the board when Olinger stepped to the plate and laced a single to right center to mark her third and fourth RBI of the contest.

A lead-off double for Santa Clara in the sixth led to a single run a batter later on an RBI single, making the game 6-2. However, back-to-back doubles off the bats of Dyer and Resley in the seventh led to two more runs for the Thunderbirds in the frame. The 8-2 advantage held through the final half inning as Ashley Ostler wrapped up the game for Southern Utah with a one-two-three inning.

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