College roundup: James Brooks' bat powers Utes baseball against Washington State

Published: Saturday, April 14 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

Winning events for USU were seniors Sonia Grabowska in the pole vault and Lindsey Spencer in the discus, along with junior Silas Pimentel (200 meters), sophomore AJ Boully (400-meter hurdles) and freshman Nic Bowens (100 meters). Spencer extended her current Aggie record in the discus with a mark of 54.48 meters (178-09).

The women's 4x400-meter relay team and the men's 4x100-meter relay team also earned top honors. The women's relay team consisted of seniors Camille Fehlberg and Katelyn Heiner as well as juniors Aubrie Haymore and Bailee Whitworth. The men's relay team consisted of Bowens, Boully and Pimentel along with junior Will Henry.

Spencer's school-record mark also leads the Western Athletic Conference and is the ninth-best toss in the nation this season. She also moved up to No. 5 in school history for the shot put with a throw of 14.93 meters (48-113/4).

Sophomore Sam Nielson threw the javelin 43.00 meters (141-01) to place third, with a mark that ranks third-best all-time in Utah State history, while Bowens tied Anthony Stewart with the 10th-best time in school history in the 100 meters (10.49).

WSU TRACK: At the Utah Spring Track and Field Classic, the Wildcats qualified three runners in the 400 meters for the 2012 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships as Audrey Smith (56.95), Ashley Kealamakia (57.07) and Katherine Wishmeyer (57.22) each ran career best times to qualify.

On the men's side, coach Dan Walker got three more athletes qualified for the Big Sky Conference meet, giving him a total of 15.Dustin Durfee had a career-best 48.19 in the open 400 meters.

Chris Struckman won the high jump with a season-best leap of 6-06.75.

Elisa Isakson jumped a new personal best of 11-073/4 in the pole vault, the third best jump in WSU school history.

WESTMINSTER LACROSSE: At Durango, Colo., the third-ranked Griffins opened the season-ending road trip with a 15-7 win over Fort Lewis on Friday night.

The Griffins are now 12-2 on the season and 2-0 in RMLC games. They have clinched at least a share of the division title for a sixth straight season. Fort Lewis dropped to 8-3 and 2-1 with the loss.

Matt Hearn led the Griffin attack with five goals. Collin Madsen added three goals and one assists while Gian Sexsmith went for two goals and three assists. Marshall Serzen won 20-of-25 faceoffs and Chris Burckle made 14 saves to earn the win.

"This was a good effort, but we still need some work on playing defense with our feet and hands before our stick," head coach Mason Goodhand commented. "As expected the Skyhawks have some solid players and they played with a lot of energy all four quarters."

Westminster's game against Colorado Mines on Saturday has been canceled due to weather. The Griffins will complete the trip on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with a game against Western State.

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