WSU’s Howell runs another fast sprint
Washington State freshman Byron Howell took second place in the 400-meter dash to lead the Cougars at the Husky Classic Saturday in Seattle.
Howell, a day after winning the 200 meters, finished the 400 with a personal-best time of 48.96 seconds. WSU’s Dana Wells was fourth (49.07) and Terrance Chambers was fifth (49.19).
The Cougars’ Jesse Jorgensen ran a season-best time of 1 minute, 51.77 seconds and took 10th place in the 800 meters.
Jorgensen was also a part of WSU’s 1,600-meter relay team, which finished second behind Idaho.
Three Gonzaga school records were broken. GU’s Emily Thomas finished 23rd in the 3,000 with a time of 9:43.03, three seconds faster than Lindsey Drake’s previous school record.
Robert Walgren (5,000 meters; 14:37.26) and Andy Phillips (800 meters; 1:53.68) also set new school records.
• Stephan Scott-Ellis finished second in the triple jump at the Don Kirby Open in Albuquerque, N.M. Scott-Ellis’ leap was 52 feet, 0.5 inches, a season-best.
Dominique Keel led the Cougar women with a sixth-place finish in the 60 meters. She finished in 7.67 seconds.
Whitworth won the opener of a nonconference doubleheader against California Lutheran in Spokane and darkness forced a tie in the nightcap.
Tyler Pfeffer drove in four runs in the Pirates 13-8 win in the opener. Whitworth scored four runs in the fourth inning to go ahead 6-0.
Carson Blumenthal earned the win after allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out six in five innings of work. Michael Renner pitched four innings of relief and earned the save.
In the nightcap, the teams were tied at 9 before darkness forced a tie.
Jeremy Druffel had three hits and scored three runs and Pfeffer hit a three-run home run in the fifth. Spencer Ansett started on the mound for Whitworth and gave up five runs on eight hits in four innings. Zach Scott pitched the final five innings and gave up one earned run on four hits. He struck out five and walked one.
The Pirates play at Pomona-Pitzer this morning.
Five North Idaho College wrestlers won their respective weight classes at the Region 18 tournament in Clackamas, Ore.
Brock Banta (125 pounds), Mike Carreon (133), Jeremy Golding (149), Ryan Zumwalt (165) and V.J. Giulio (197) all won to earn spots in the national tournament.
It took two overtime periods before Banta came away with a 15-12 win over Southwest Oregon’s Micheal Nguyen.
In another close championship match, Zumwalt edged Northwest College’s Diorian Coleman 3-2.
Giulio won his weight-class title handily, beating Clackamas’ Jacob Laden 8-0.