May 8, 2011 in Sports

Area roundup: WSU’s Jensen, Logan shine in heptathlon

 
WSU holds off UNLV

 Chad Arnold allowed one run in seven innings and the Washington State Cougars (20-21) held off the UNLV Rebels (29-19) 4-3 in nonconference baseball play Saturday in Pullman.

 Arnold (2-3) surrendered seven hits and three walks, while striking out five.

 Trace Tam Sing had a two-run single during the Cougars’ three-run second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Nate Blackham and Derek Jones each finished with two hits for WSU.

 Joe Robinson (5-5) took the loss for UNLV. He allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings.

• An error by second baseman Willy Reel with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed the winning run to score as the Stanford Cardinal (24-16, 8-9 Pac-10) pulled out an 8-7 victory over the Washington Huskies (13-29, 4-13) at Stanford, Calif.

 The Huskies rallied to tie the score at 7 with a four-run eighth inning.

Washington State’s Angela Jensen and Shaquana Logan finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Pacific-10 heptathlon Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.

Jensen totaled 4,967 points, while Logan scored 4,859 in her first career heptathlon. Arizona State’s Samantha Henderson won with 5,470.

WSU’s Sean Harris did not finish the concluding 1,500 meters and fell from sixth to 13th in the decathlon, won by Washington’s Jeremy Taiwo with a 7,742 total.

• Eastern Washington University athletes won four events in the final track meet at Husky Stadium in Seattle, the Ken Shannon Invitational – though only two actually occurred there.

Earlier in the day at West Seattle Stadium, the Eagles swept the hammer throw, with Jon Buchanan throwing 172 feet, 8 inches to win the men’s and Vania Tauvela reaching 163-0 for the women.

Back at UW, Erica Chaney of Spokane won the women’s discus (153-2) and Angelica Rodriguez took the 400 in 57.14 seconds. Gonzaga’s Emily Thomas just missed adding the women’s school record in the 1,500 to her week-old 5,000 mark, winning the event in 4:43.94.

• Whitworth’s Dana Misterek missed the school record in the 800 by less than half a second, but qualified for the NCAA Division III championships at the Mt. Hood Festival in Gresham, Ore.

Misterek, who won the same event at the Oregon Twilight the evening before, was second in her race but clocked 2:12.55, moving into the national top 10.

Community Colleges of Spokane athletes won six events, including Ebony Barnes (25.21) and Stephenie Cummings (55.10) in the women’s 200 and 400.

• Jesse Jorgensen broke a 38-year-old Community Colleges of Spokane record at the Oregon Twilight meet in Eugene.

Jorgensen finished second in a hot 800-meter race, but his 1:49.88 clocking was just less than the 1:50.02 that Glen Kern ran for Spokane Community College in 1973.

Two former Spokane high school standouts were winners in throws. Britney Henry (Lewis and Clark) took the women’s hammer at 215-4, while Drew Ulrick won the men’s discus (178-10).

Softball

The top-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (47-5, 14-3) picked up a pair of wins over the 13th-ranked Washington Huskies (32-12, 7-10) in Pac-10 play in Seattle.

The Sun Devils opened with a 6-4 win in a game suspended from Friday after four innings because of rain with the score tied at 4. Annie Lockwood opened play Saturday with a leadoff home run and the Sun Devils were off and running.

In Saturday’s regularly scheduled game, ASU scored an unearned run in the first inning and added a run in the seventh en route to a 2-0 win.

Dallas Escobedo (24-3) finished with a complete-game three-hitter for the Sun Devils. She struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.

• The Wenatchee Valley Knights (35-5, 21-5) banged out 30 hits on the day and walloped the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch 17-1, 8-0 for a NWAACC doubleheader sweep in Wenatchee.

The Sasquatch (18-22, 13-13) managed just five singles in the two games.

Rowing

The Washington men’s and women’s rowing teams breezed to victories in choppy waters in the 25th Windermere Cup in Seattle.

Both crews won the event for the fifth consecutive year.

The top-ranked Washington men’s 8 covered the 2,000-meter course in 5 minutes, 43.2 seconds. Stanford, ranked No. 11, finished second, 12.5 seconds back, and Cambridge placed third, 19.3 seconds behind.

The seventh-ranked UW women’s 8 finished in 6:42.6. The Huskies defeated Oklahoma by 14.5 seconds and Cambridge by 22.7 seconds.

Women’s golf

The Washington Huskies placed seventh at the NCAA West Regional at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash., and qualified for the NCAA Championship.

The Huskies – led by Sadena Parks’ 8-over-par 224 that tied her for 22nd – finished with a 41-over 905.

Southern Cal won the team title with a 2-over 866 – 10 strokes in front of runner-up Tennessee, which had the medalist in Erica Popson (8-under 208).

The Idaho Vandals were led by Teo Poplawski’s 7-over 223 (tie 18th) and Kayla Mortellaro’s 10-over 226 (tie 25th).

St. George’s graduate Chessey Thomas shot a 15-over 231 for Tennessee.


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