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Athletes hit solid marks at Vandal Indoor

Former Idaho Vandal Angela Whyte turned in the No. 4 time in the world this year in winning the women’s 60-meter hurdles in 8.02 seconds at the Vandal Indoor track and field meet at Moscow, Idaho, on Friday night.

Idaho junior Liga Velvere broke the school record in the women’s 800 with a winning time of 2:07.63.

Jason Colwick, who won two NCAA outdoor pole vault championships at Rice, competed unattached and had a winning vault of 17 feet, 11 1/4 inches to win the event with the nation’s seventh-best height this season.

Idaho will host its second meet in two days with the Idaho Indoor Open today beginning at 11 a.m.

Arena football

The Spokane Shock will hold their final open workout for prospective players today at Washington State’s indoor practice facility in Pullman.

Registration is at 9 a.m. with the workout at 10.

 The registration fee for those who did not sign up in advance is $100.

Prospective players will be tested in the 40-yard dash, the broad jump, 20-yard shuttle, position drills and 1-on-1 passing.

College baseball

Tyler Pfeffer homered twice to lead Whitworth to a come-from-behind, 4-2 win at Occidental College in Los Angeles in a nonconference game.

The win was the first of the season for the Pirates (1-1) and it was the first loss of the season for the Tigers (2-1).

Pfeffer’s first home run of the season in the sixth inning pulled Whitworth to within 2-1.  His two-run shot to left-center field in the top of the eighth drove in Kevin Valerio and gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead. 

JR Jarrell followed with a solo home run in the next at-bat for an insurance run.

Spencer Ansett pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on 10 hits, to pick up the victory.

Whitworth and Occidental play a doubleheader today.

Men’s basketball

The Washington Huskies may be missing leading scorer Tony Wroten for tonight’s home game against USC. Wroten was still hobbled by a thigh contusion on Friday, the Everett Herald reported.

Wroten sat out the final 8½ minutes of Thursday’s win over UCLA, watching from the bench while the Huskies came all the way back from a 10-point deficit.