WOMEN'S GOLF: Susanne Gil-lemo shot Wednesday's third-best round - a 76 - to lead BYU to a final-round 220 and fifth-place score of 972 at the WAC Championships in Pebble Beach, Calif.
MEN'S TENNIS: BYU defeated Rice 4-2 in Wednesday's first round of the WAC Championships in Tulsa, Okla. The Cougars advance to meet San Diego State.
The bottom half of BYU's six-man team - Brad McIntosh, Jeff Harbach and Nick Losee - went 3-0 in straight-set victories. BYU also won the doubles point.
Meanwhile, Utah lost 4-2 to New Mexico in the first round. U. singles winners were Paul McPherson at No. 1 and Adam Eke at No. 5.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: USU closed its season with a 6-0 loss to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Wednesday's first round f the Big West Championships in Ojai, Calif.
BASEBALL: A triple play and a grand slam home run helped BYU (24-20) sweep a twinbill Wednesday over Southern Utah (20-20) 6-5 and 22-1.
With the bases loaded in the second inning of the opener, SUU's Brian Kruse flied out to right field, with BYU's Mark Smith relaying to first baseman Brad Winget, who threw to third. Cougar third baseman Chris Circuit tagged the on-coming runner, then stepped on third for an appeal of T.J. King tagging too early for the third out.
Spencer Oborn hit a game-winning three-run double in the bottom of the seventh, with homers hit by SUU's Gavin Duckworth and Jake Peterson and BYU's Circuit and Troy Fransworth.
In the second game, Circuit clubbed a grand slam, Ryan Pond smacked two solo homers and Mike Tejada and Oborn added three-run dingers.
BYU next hosts Air Force Friday afternoon, while SUU meets Cal-Riverside Saturday.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK: BYU hosts its annual Robison Invitational this weekend at the Cougar track.
The decathlon and heptathlon events start Thursday, with field finals and running trials Friday. The remaining finals start Saturday at noon.
Also, four-time Olympic champion sprinter Evelyn Ashford will join fellow Olympians Ed Eyestone and Doug Padilla in speaking at an accompanying motivational seminar.
The 7 p.m. seminar will be in the Smith Fieldhouse, with tickets $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, contact Craig Poole, 378-7508.
SOFTBALL: Utah used timely hitting and solid pitching performances from freshmen Sarah Farn-worth and Kristin Arbogast to sweep a softball doubleheader from Utah State, 4-3 and 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Ute Field.
Utah improved to 29-16 and Utah State fell to 9-20.
Trailing 3-0, the Utes scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth, highlighted by a two-run homer by Sunny Smith. Farnworth struck out eight in seven innnigs to improve to 17-8.
In the nightcap, Arbogast allowed only one unearned run and just two hits in seven innings, upping her record to 7-6.
Utah (29-16) hosts No. 11 Hawaii Friday and Saturday afternoons, while USU (9-20) travels to Cal Poly SLO from Thursday and Friday doubleheaders.
TRACK: Four athletes will participate in the prestigious Penn Relays this week. Nathan Kennedy and Damon Chamberlain are to run in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Thursday, with Aaron Taylor and Jed Johansen to run in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters respectively. All four will compete in Saturday's mile relay as well.
UVSC BASEBALL: The Wolverines improved their winning streak to eight games with a 8-1, 7-2 sweep of Weber State in a Wednesday doubleheader. UVSC is now 38-11 for the season, setting a school record for season victories.
UVSC travels to face Dixie in a Friday afternoon doubleheader.