Hornsby wins twice in L.A.
Washington State freshman Greg Hornsby kicked off two days of action at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with wins in the 100- and 200-meter open races Friday in Los Angeles.
Hornsby ran a personal-best 10.69 seconds in the 100 before setting another career mark in the 200 with a time of 21.51.
Also winning events for the Cougars were J Hopkins and Veronica Elseroad-Wall, who took first in their intermediate hurdles races.
Hopkins won the 400 hurdles in 52.96, while Elseroad-Wall hit a personal best in the women’s intermediate hurdles open race with a time of 1:01.09.
•Nicole Luckenbach’s toss in the hammer throw set a school record, as well as the records for Woodward Field and the meet, as Eastern Washington competed among other members of the Big Sky Conference in the 39th edition of the Pelluer Invitational in Cheney.
Shene Davis won the triple jump for the Eagles with a distance of 38 feet, 63/4 inches to qualify for the BSC Championships in Ogden, Utah, May 12-15.
Amanda Krier had six hits and six RBIs over two games as North Idaho (25-21, 18-16 SWAC) swept Western Nevada (5-31, 4-26) 13-2, 10-1 in Carson City, Nev.
Krier did most of her damage in the opener, going 5 for 5 with two doubles and five of her six RBIs.
Kathy Comack earned the win in six innings as the Cardinals erupted for eight runs in the sixth to cut the opening-game inning short.
•Danielle Lawrie held the nation’s most prolific offense to one run on five hits while striking out 14 as No. 1 Washington (31-3, 3-1 Pac-10) edged No. 2 Arizona (32-5, 2-2) 2-1 in Seattle. Kenzie Fowler allowed one earned run for the Wildcats.
•Shelby Bethel saw her streak of scoreless innings come to a close at 27, but not before shutting out Blue Mountain (8-13, 4-6 NWAACC) in the opener, pitching Community Colleges of Spokane to 11-0 and 9-4 wins at Spokane Falls. Bethel allowed four runs over 13 innings, earning the win in both games for the Sasquatch (6-15, 5-5).
A two-week layoff showed its effects on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on the opening day of the George Washington Invitational as the Bulldogs lost their three races against Cornell in Washington, D.C.
Against the No. 9 Big Red, the GU varsity 8 lost by almost 23 seconds, finishing the course in 5:53.4.