GU women win once again
Sophomore Han Wu tied for medalist honors on Tuesday and helped guide the Gonzaga Bulldogs women to a victory at Challenge at Onion Creek hosted by Texas State University in Austin.
Wu shot a 1-over-par 71 in the final round and carded an even-par 210 over 54 holes, breaking the school record – set by freshman Raychelle Santos last fall at the Oregon State Invitational – by five strokes. Wu tied Krista Puisite of Texas State for first place.
The Bulldogs finished with an 862, shattering the school record for 54 holes by 20 strokes. Texas State was second in the 13-team event, three shots back of Gonzaga.
Mallory Kent shot a final-round 70 and tied for third to help the Washington State Cougars (874) finish fifth.
Cassie McKinley turned in the second best score of the final round with a 2-under 68 and tied for eighth place at 216 to lead the Idaho Vandals (883) to a sixth-place finish.
Alice Kim placed sixth for Gonzaga, which has won three spring tournaments. Victoria Fallgren carded a 218 and tied for 12th for GU.
• Freshman Cole Lorenzo placed second and sophomore Kurt Simmons tied for fourth to propel the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch men to a 14-stroke victory over host Concordia University at the Concordia University Invitational at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland.
In five tourneys this season, Lorenzo has one win and three runner-up finishes.
Marco Gonzales had three hits and drove in two runs and Caleb Wood added two hits and a pair of RBIs to spark the Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-10-1) to a 7-2 nonconference victory over the Washington State Cougars (16-11) in Pullman.
Derek Callahan (2-1) tossed five shutout innings to pick up the win for GU.
Kylee Lahner’s big day led the 17th-ranked Washington Huskies (27-10, 5-3) to a doubleheader sweep over the 15th-ranked UCLA Bruins (25-10, 2-6) in Pac-12 play in Los Angeles.
Lahner belted a fifth-inning home run – Washington’s only hit in the game – to lead the Huskies to a 1-0 win in the opener. Lahner had two hits and drove in two runs to lead the Huskies to a 5-4 win in nine innings in the nightcap.
• Emily Perlich tossed a no-hitter and the North Idaho Cardinals breezed to a pair of five-inning victories over Skagit Valley in nonconference play in Coeur d’Alene.
Perlich threw her gem in the opener as the Cardinals used a six-run first inning to roll to an 11-0 win. NIC scored five runs in the first inning of the second game en route to a 17-1 rout, pounding out 16 hits along the way.
Men’s basketball coach Matt Logie, who directed the Whitworth Pirates to their second straight 26-4 season, has been named a finalist for the Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year Award.
The award is presented annually to the top Division III coach. Logie has led Whitworth to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA DIII in each of his two seasons.
• Eastern Washington Eagles hammer thrower Jordan Arakawa was named the Big Sky Conference field athlete of the week after his performance at the Al Manuel Invitational in Missoula.
Arakawa’s personal best throw of 208 feet, 1 inch won the event and was the second longest in school history.