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College roundup: BYU's Waite sets school record in 800-meter run

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Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 11:35 p.m. MST

Junior Jacob Bautista Jr. represented the Utah State men at the top of the podium in the 60-meter dash with a personal-best time of 7.10 to win his first event since transferring to USU from Sacramento City College. Bautista Jr. also tabbed a third-place finish in the 200 meters with a career-best time of 22.50.

Freshman Tylee Newman led Utah State at the Husky Classic in Seattle by winning her heat in the women's mile race and placing second overall with the third-fastest time in school history (4:47.97). The time is also the second-best time in the event in the Western Athletic Conference this season.

Placing third for the Utah State men was sophomore Chris Martinez in the 3,000-meter race (8:41.87).

WEBER STATE SOFTBALL: At St. George, the Wildcats took a step forward offensively on Saturday afternoon, but made a few costly mistakes that denied them a chance for their first win of the year. Weber State fell 13-7 to Nevada in a back-and-forth game before dropping a tough 10-2 setback to Arkansas in the second game of the day.

UTAH STATE WOMEN'S SOCCER: Head soccer coach Heather Cairns announced Saturday that eight players have signed with Utah State for the 2013 season.

The Aggies have signed five players from the Beehive State, including midfielder forward Jessica Brooksby (Sky View High), defender Karlee Campbell (Mountain Crest High), midfielders Lauren Harmon (Skyline High), goalkeeper McKayla Johnstone (Jordan High) and midfielder Jayne Robison (Layton High).

Utah State also added Mikayla Howes (Sherwood High, Ore.), Ann Marie Lee (/Pacifica High, Calif.) and Shyani Terukina (Mililani High, Hawaii).

SOUTHERN UTAH WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Thunderbirds announced their 2013 recruiting class on Thursday. The incoming class at SUU includes NLI signees Lindsey Butts of Sandy; Alyssa Gomez of Las Vegas; Shelby Green of Layton; Logan Harker of Syracause; Elyssa Hashimoto of Draper; Katie Jones of Taylorsville; Kaitlin Parkin of Salt Lake City; Annabelle Schwab of Layton; Jahna Tacson of Waipahu, Hawaii, and Chandler Yost of Pocatello, Idaho. The Thunderbirds will also add Kelsee Bone of Clearfield; Breanna Brown of Redding, Calif., and Aurora Moberly of Highland, who have all been accepted to the university and will join the team for the upcoming season.

SOUTHERN UTAH SOFTBALL: At St. George, the Thunderbirds (1-4) closed out their season-opening showing at the Red Desert Classic with a 4-1 victory over Utah State (0-4) after dropping the first game of the day to Seattle (2-1) by a score of 6-4.

Danielle Axe (1-1) went the distance for the T-Birds without allowing an earned run to pick up her first win of the year while also delivering SUU its first triumph of the young season.

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOFTBALL: At St. George, the No. 1-ranked Bruins (14-3, 8-0 SWAC) completed a four-game sweep of Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent North Idaho College (NIC) (3-8, 0-4 SWAC) by picking up a pair of wins over the Cardinals on Saturday. The Bruins defeated NIC 7-0 in Game 1 and eased to a 13-2 victory in Game 2.

SLCC sophomore pitcher MaCauley Flint picked up her fifth win of the year, allowing just two Cardinal hits in Game 1. Sophomore infielder Maddy Woodard went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs in the winning effort.

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