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Cougars record seven victories at UI

Seven Washington State competitors won events Saturday at the Idaho Open II indoor track and field meet in Moscow, Idaho.

Shantae Young, competing for the first time this season after recovering from an injury, won the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet, 2 inches.

Kristine Felix won the pole vault, reaching a height of 12-3 1/2, and Essence White was the long jump champion with a leap of 17-7, a personal best.

On the track, Shaquana Logan won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.79 seconds. Amanda Henderson (800 meters, 2:22.77) and CharLee Linton (3,000 meters, 10:37.78) also won events for the WSU women.

Trevor Rogers led the Cougar men, winning the long jump with a season-best distance of 22-10 1/2.

Idaho’s Lauren Schaffer won the 200 (26.05) and 400 (56.85).


Sixth-ranked Oregon State (2-0) rallied for six runs in the fourth inning and beat Gonzaga 9-2 at the Palm Springs (Calif.) Tournament.

Bulldogs starter Marco Gonzales took the loss after giving up six runs – five earned – in six innings. He retired the first nine hitters of the game.

Cory Lebrun and Cabe Reiten each drove in a run to lead Gonzaga (1-2) offensively.

The Bulldogs close out the tournament today against Utah Valley.

• Washington State committed seven errors and gave up 12 unearned runs in a 15-10 nonconference loss to Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C.

The Catamounts (2-0) scored six runs in the fourth – thanks in large part to three errors, three walks and two wild pitches committed by the Cougars (0-2).

WSU’s Jason Monda hit a three-run home run in the fifth and Ben Roberts hit a grand slam in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the mistakes.

The series concludes today.

• Whitworth scored six runs in the second and held on to beat Willamette 8-7 at the Swing Into Spring Classic at Gesa Stadium in Pasco, Wash.

Erik Nikssarian hit a two-run double in the second for the Pirates. Four of the six runs in the second inning were unearned thanks to a two-out error by the Bearcats (2-2).

Josh Davis and Justin Liu hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the bottom of the seventh for Whitworth (3-2-1).


Emily Perlich allowed no runs on four hits and North Idaho blanked Southern Idaho 11-0 in Las Vegas. The Cardinals scored four runs in the first to gain an early advantage.

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