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Pickler storms to lead at Texas Relays

Washington State senior Diana Pickler leads the women’s heptathlon after the first day at the 80th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Austin, Texas.

Pickler scored a personal-best 3,767 points Wednesday to lead the 19-woman field. Her twin sister Julie stands in third place with 3,425 points.

Julie won the event last year and Diana won in 2005.

Diana began the day by breaking her school record in the 100-meter hurdles at 13.28 seconds. She also hit personal records in the high jump and the 200.

Women’s golf

Idaho tied for eighth place at the Brigham Young University Dixie Classic in St. George, Utah, finishing one shot ahead of Washington State.

Idaho’s Kelly Nakashima finished tied for 29th at 16-over-par 232, one shot ahead of teammate Renee Skidmore. The Vandals shot 930 and finished 52 shots behind champion BYU at Entrada Golf Course.

Diana Hong led WSU, placing 20th at 228. Teammate Tracy Broders was another shot back.


Cole Janini hit his seventh home run of the season in the second game as Community Colleges of Spokane (13-11, 3-3) swept Big Bend 10-2, 6-4 in NWAACC play at Spokane Falls CC.

A.J. Proszek stifled the Vikings (9-13, 2-4) in the opener, striking out 10 while allowing four hits and one earned run in a complete game.