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Campus briefs: Recent Utah college results in baseball, softball, track and golf

Published: Saturday, April 28 2012 11:51 p.m. MDT

Evans began the day in a tie for second but BYU's Zachary Blair shot 68 and UNLV's Kevin Penner shot 69 to move past him while CSU's Zahkai Brown — who was tied with Evans heading into the day — shot a final-round 65 to move to the top of the leaderboard and claim the individual title.

SUU's Nic Booth and Sammy Cole finished tied for 28th at 7-over par 223, while Jake Holt was 42nd at 225 and Brad Millard finished 47th at 230. SUU's Jordan Orth, competing as an individual, came in 50th at 236.

SUU finished four strokes ahead of Air Force and Boise State, which checked in at 879, while Wyoming was eighth at 887 and Utah State finished ninth at 898.

UTAH TENNIS: At Ojai, Calif., the 40th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team's first appearance at the Pac-12 Championships ended as the freshmen duo of Danielle Flores and Natasha Smith dropped a close 9-7 decision to the top-seeded team of Hailey Johnson and Sarah Landsman of Arizona in the doubles invitational quarterfinals.

"I was pleased with how we competed," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "I am quite sure it will help us as we move into the postseason. You know you are in a great league when a second round match in the tournament is a rematch of last year's NCAA singles final."

BYU TRACK: At Provo, Miles Batty made a valiant attempt at completing the sub-four mile, finishing in 4:04.53.

Jared Ward came in second in the seeded mile, with a time of 4:09.35.

Along with Batty, the BYU men's track and field team found much success at the Robison Invitational, the Cougar's last home meet of the 2012 season.

Fanfan Charles led the sprints with a second place finish in the 100m, finishing in 10.40. Jason Hinds also performed well, finishing fourth in the same event in 10.65.

Jason Hinds also ran well in 200m, finishing second with a time of 21.42.

In the middle distances, Ryan Waite and Steven Hart finished third and fourth in the 400m, finishing with times of 48.42 and 48.56, respectively.

Justin Hedin secured the victory in the seeded 800m race with a time of 1:50.42, with Shaquille Walker coming in a close second in 1:51.15.

Steve Morrin finished first in the open mile in 4:21.71. Steve Flint and Josh Adams finished one-two in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 9:11.12 and 9:11.21, respectively.

BYU pulled first place finishes in both the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays. The team of Charles, Hinds, James Ghormley and Cade Lindahl won the 4x100-meter in 40.60 while Rhyan Atrice, Chris Carter, Lindahl and Walker won the 4x400-meter in 3:12.38.

The Cougars had strong performances in the field events, with five first-place finishes and three events in which BYU finished one-two-three.

Colby Barber won the shot put, throwing 55-001/4, and Kyle Mills tied his personal record with his victory in the triple jump, jumping 50-043/4. Konrad Rywelski finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 45-8.3/4.

In the high jump, Russell Nielson secured first with a height of 7-001/4 and Adam Hine finished second by clearing the same height with more attempts, with Dakoda John

coming in third, jumping 6-10. With these jumps, the Cougars have had three athletes clear seven feet this season.

Brayden Bringhurst narrowly missed first place in the pole vault, clearing 16-013/4 in more attempts than the unattached Whitney Neves, and Tyler Brown came in second with a height of 15-073/4.

Although windy conditions hindered the javelin, Blaine Baker still secured the victory with a throw of 196-043/4 and Chris Reno and Keith Keller took second and third, throwing 190-111/4 and 180-07, respectively.

BYU's decathletes also performed well, with Chase Dalton coming in first with 7,183 points, Joshua Weirich finishing second with 7,095 points and Isaac Robison securing third with 6,673 points.

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