TRACK & FIELD: BYU 800-meter runner Keith Jensen ran the fastest collegiate time at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Friday, crossing the line in 1:49.75.
Jensen, a junior from Coppell, Texas, and an 800-meter indoor All-American, qualified for regionals with his sub-1:50 mark.
BYU sophomore Angela Wagner finished third among collegiate runners in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best and regional qualifying time of 10:12.06. Wagner dropped 11.58 seconds off the time she set two weeks ago at the Stanford Invitational in her first- ever 3000-meter steeplechase.Carolyn Quebe and Katie Palmer also qualified for regionals in their respective events. Quebe, a senior from Plano, Texas, leads the Mountain West Conference after winning her heat in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:27.34, a lifetime best. Palmer, a freshman from Boulder City, Nev., ran the 800 meters in 2:08.72, a season-best time.
WOMEN'S GOLF: At Albuquerque, the No. 30 Cougars achieved a strong second-place finish at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Junior Natalia Jimenez led all Cougars and tied for second place at 2-over-par.BYU seniors Juli Erekson and Ashley Childers also had strong performances in the final round of the tournament.
MEN'S TENNIS: The Cougars ended their regular season at home on Saturday, pulling a decisive 6-1 upset over No. 65 UC Santa Barbara. With the win the Cougars improve to 15-11 on the season.Before the start of singles play, Jonathan Sanchez, BYU's lone senior was presented with his senior blanket.
TENNIS: Coach Lenny Lee was concerned that his team had been off for two weeks before Friday's final regular season match, but the team shook off some early match rust, then cruised to a 7-0 win over Dixie State at the T-Bird Courts.The Summit League tournament begins next Friday in Fort Wayne, Ind.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: The Wildcats ended their season on Saturday with a 5-2 loss to Montana at Edman Courts.In singles, the Wildcats earned wins at the No. 3 and 4 spots. Senior Ashley Schapper defeated Danni Paulson 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 in her final career match as a Wildcat in the No. 3 positon, while Greyce Farias won at No. 4, defeating Martyna Nowak 6-2, 7-5. Gabriela Venditto and Inalise Pienaar each joined Schapper as seniors playing their final match for WSU.
TRACK & FIELD: Despite blustery conditions, the Aggies posted eight NCAA regional qualifying marks in addition to eight winning performances Saturday in hosting the Mark Faldmo
Invitational at the Ralph Maughan Track Stadium.
There were numerous unattached participants, including U.S. pole vaulting record holder Stacy Dragila, who also held the world record in 2003. Dragila is a native of Pocatello and is trying to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team.
Junior Blake Hadfield posted two of the NCAA regional marks in winning the triple-jump with a career-best distance of 49-05.00.