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Area roundup: Comito’s discus effort No. 2 all-time in D-III

Sun., April 7, 2013

Carter Comito and Keegan Shea led the Whitworth men’s track and field team to a dominating performance Saturday at the Sam Adams Classic on Whitworth’s Boppell Track.

Comito won the discus with a throw of 203 feet, 5 inches. The mark set a school record and moved him into second place on the Division III all-time list. Comito also broke the school record in the shot put with a toss of 58-6 3/4.

Shea took first in the hammer throw, reaching a distance of 195-7. The mark also set a Whitworth record.

Four other Pirates won events, including Steve Acosta (800 meters, 1:56.36), Nate Stenson (high jump, 6-6), Joseph Green (pole vault, 15-1) and Chase Wright (javelin, 207-5).

The Gonzaga men were led by Ned Fischer, who won the 1,500 (3:55.71) and Brent Felnagle, who claimed the win in the 5,000 (15:20.73).

The Whitworth women also took first place.

The Pirates’ Christina Dobbins won the high jump (5-2 1/2) and long jump (17-5 1/4) and was a part of the winning 1,600-meter relay team.

Gonzaga’s Jordan McCann came from behind to win the 800, catching Taylor Lucero of Great Falls in the final 25 meters. McCann finished in 2:18.80.

• Stephan Scott-Ellis and Matt Wardell led the Washington State men to a third-place finish at the Pepsi Invitational at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Scott-Ellis won the long jump with a season-best leap of 24-9. The four-time All-American jumper also took fourth in the triple jump (47-8).

Wardell won the shot put with a lifetime-best toss of 51-10.

The Washington State women took fourth place. Caroline Austin led the Cougars with a runner-up finish in the 3,000 steeplechase. She finished in 10:18.77. Ruby Roberts took third in the 1,500 in 4:22.09.

• Jon Buchanan reached Big Sky Conference qualifying marks in the shot put and hammer throw with his performance at the All-Idaho Cup at Donna Larsen Park in Boise.

Buchanan’s throw of 53-11 was good enough for first place and set a facility record.

The Eagles’ 1,600-meter relay team (Brad Wall, Kramer Green, Collin Green, Brad Michael) won in 3:12.44. The time was the fourth fastest in EWU history.

Redshirt freshman Katie Mahoney led the Eagle women with a first-place finish in the 1,500 (4:38.46).

Men’s golf

Chris Williams (Moscow, Idaho) is tied for first individually and Washington is in third after the opening two rounds of the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas.

Williams, the No. 1-ranked amateur golfer in the world, shot a 70 in the first round and responded with a season-low 67 in second round.

Williams is tied with Kent State’s Corey Conners at 7-under 137 heading into today’s final round.


Jamie Brunner’s walk-off double in the nightcap gave Whitworth (19-15, 13-9) a doubleheader split with Willamette (13-7, 9-11) in Northwest Conference action in Spokane.

Brunners’s two-out double in the ninth scored pinch-runner Caylan Haehl and the Pirates won 5-4.

Whitworth dropped the opener 5-3.

The teams conclude the series today with a doubleheader.

• No. 17 Washington (30-10, 8-3) swept No. 24 Oregon State (24-13, 1-7) in a Pac-12 Conference doubleheader at Husky Softball Field in Seattle.

The Huskies won the opener 14-2 in five innings. Washington scored seven runs in the fourth to pull away.

Missy Taukeiaho hit a home run and drove in four runs to guide the Huskies offensively.

Washington won the second game 8-6. The Huskies scored four times in the fifth to take a four-run lead.

• Community Colleges of Spokane (10-11, 7-5) split an NWAACC doubleheader at Walla Walla (7-17, 5-7).

The Sasquatch won the opener 11-6, but fell 11-3 in the nightcap.

Brea Warren hit a pair of home runs and finished with three RBIs to guide CCS in the first game.

Tasji Urhausen, Megan Skillingstad, Lindsey Walchli and Lauren Stewart also hit home runs for the Sasquatch.

• Southern Nevada swept North Idaho in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader in Moses Lake.

Southern Nevada took the opener 9-4 and won 7-4 in the nightcap.


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