Area roundup: Idaho junior Blaser wins WAC decathlon title

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Junior Andrew Blaser scored a career-best 7,037 points Wednesday to become the fourth Idaho Vandal to win the Western Athletic Conference decathlon title in the second day of the WAC outdoor track and field championships at Honolulu.

Blaser took the overall lead during Tuesday’s second event and never released his grip. He had personal bests in six of the 10 events to tally the fifth-best score in school history.

Blaser began the day with a personal-best 14.27 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles. He threw 105 feet, 6 inches in the discus, cleared 15-5 in the pole vault, threw a career-best 153-6 in the javelin and ran the 1,500 in 5:10.93.

Idaho’s Jereme Richardson won the Big West Conference title in 2005.

• Whitworth’s Carter Comito threw the discus 179-4 to win the Sasquatch Carnival at Spokane Falls CC.

Sophomore Cody Peterson of the host Sasquatch won the 100 meters (11.28 seconds) and the long jump (22-4 1/2).


DJ Smith pitched a one-hitter in the opener and Travis Cooper had four hits in the second game as Community Colleges of Spokane (20-22, 10-16 NWAACC) swept Blue Mountain 10-0, 12-8 at SFCC.

Matthew Wolf had three hits to help Smith in the opener.

Seth Peterson and Ethan Flory added three hits apiece in the second game, when CCS used a six-run fifth to overcome a 3-2 deficit. Peterson and Cooper both tripled.

The Timberwolves are 7-33, 1-25.

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