Pirates’ Buck wins fourth swimming title
Whitworth swimmer Rory Buck won his second straight national title in the 200-yard breaststroke Saturday at the NCAA Division III Championships at the Indianapolis Natatorium.
Buck finished in 1 minute, 59.27 seconds. The title was the fourth of Buck’s career. He won the national title in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2010 and the 100 and 200 breaststroke last year.
Alex Stanford scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Gonzaga (15-6) a 7-6 nonconference win over Hawaii (14-10) at Patterson Complex in Spokane.
The Bulldogs scored three runs in the final two innings.
• Eric Filia-Snyder and Tyler Heineman drove in three runs apiece as No. 7 UCLA (17-4, 4-1) beat Washington State (10-10, 1-4) 12-3 in a Pac-12 Conference game in Los Angeles.
Derek Jones had two RBIs to lead the Cougars.
• After being routed in the opener, Whitworth (12-7-1, 6-2) rallied in the nightcap to earn a split with No. 8 Linfield (13-5, 10-4) in a Northwest Conference doubleheader in McMinnville, Ore.
The Wildcats won the opener 15-3.
Tyler Pfeffer hit a two-run home run and a grand slam in the second game as the Pirates won 8-2.
• Community Colleges of Spokane (6-8) swept a nonconference doubleheader from Grays Harbor in Pullman.
Austin Bartleson had a double and a home run as the Sasquatch won the opener 13-9.
CCS won the second game 15-8. Brenden Herzer, Dylan Boe and Anthony Pitsch all hit doubles for the Sasquatch.
Community Colleges of Spokane (7-4, 2-0) won two games against Treasure Valley (8-6, 1-2) in NWAACC play at Spokane Falls Community College.
The Sasquatch won the opener 5-4. The Chukars tied the game at 4 in the top of the seventh before CCS won it with a run in the bottom of the inning.
CCS carried the momentum into the nightcap, winning 9-4. Amber James, Andrea FitzSimmons and Jalissa Hutchins all hit home runs for the Sasquatch.
• Led by its pitching, Salt Lake Community College (33-6, 24-4) swept North Idaho (15-23, 11-17) in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Bruins won the opener 5-1 and the second game 9-1. Amber Meyers hit a solo home run in the nightcap for North Idaho’s lone run.
• Hooch Fagaly and Kaitlin Inglesby drove in three runs apiece and Kasey Stanchek dominated on the mound as No. 3 Washington (31-1, 2-0) beat Utah (21-7, 0-2) 6-1 in Pac-12 Conference play at Husky Softball Field in Seattle.
Track and field
Washington State senior thrower Joe Bartlett won the shot put and discus at the USC Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles.
Bartlett threw the shot put 57 feet, 6 1/4 inches and won the discus with a throw of 169-4.
Shaquana Logan led the WSU women, taking third in the long jump (18-7) and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (13.97).
• The Whitworth men took first and the Idaho women claimed the title at the Buc Scoring Invitational at Whitworth’s Boppel Track.
Carter Comito won the discus (191-3) and shot put (55-11 1/4) to lead the Pirate men. Both were season bests for Comito.
Lauren Bergman and Emily Thomas broke school records for Gonzaga.
Thomas won the 5,000-meter run in 16:57.80 and Bergman finished second in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:31.64).
Tai Jade Kliebphipat finished tied for 18th with a three-round total of 219 as the Gonzaga women took 12th out of 15 teams at the Mountainview Collegiate tournament in Tucson, Ariz.