1-2 in pole vault helps Eagles lead
Eastern Washington’s Keisa Monterola defended her title in the pole vault Friday at the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Forest Grove, Ore.
Monterola soared 13 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Teammate Robin Taylor was second at 12-11 1/2.
The EWU women are in first place heading into the final day of competition today.
The Eagles men are in third place.
EWU sophomore Jordan Arakawa was second in the hammer throw with a toss of 208-4. Phil Puccino was fourth in the high jump (6-9).
• Whitworth junior Peter Delap won three events during the second and final day of the West Coast Invitational men’s decathlon and took first place at Willamette University’s Charles Bowles Track in Salem.
Delap won the 1,500-meter run, pole vault and javelin and finished with 6,365 points, a personal record.
The effort moved him into fifth place in the Division III rankings. The top 20 qualify for the Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 23-25 in Lacrosse, Wis.
North Idaho’s season came to a close after the Cardinals (24-35) dropped a pair of games at the Region 18 tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The fifth-seeded Cardinals fell 7-1 to Salt Lake in the opener and were eliminated after a 7-5 loss to fourth-seeded Southern Idaho.
Shelby Carter hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to put NIC ahead 5-3, but Southern Idaho rallied for four runs in the bottom of the inning to win it.
• Shawna Wright’s solo home run in the bottom of the ninth gave Washington (38-14, 16-7) a 9-8 win over California (35-17, 9-14) in a Pac-12 Conference game in Seattle.
The Huskies scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.
Gonzaga shot a 309 during the second round and is tied for 20th at the NCAA Central Region Golf Championships at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
GU’s Raychelle Santos, Victoria Fallgren and Han Wu all shot 77, Alice Kim posted a 78 and Genavive Dodge shot a 79 for the second straight day.
Heading into today’s final round, the Bulldogs are 21 shots out of the eighth and final spot for a berth in the NCAA Championships.
• Northern Arizona’s Kaitlen Parsons (University High School) shot an 83 during the second round of the NCAA West Region Championships and is tied for 89th at 15-over 157.
Parsons’ teammate, Savana Bezdicek (Mt. Spokane), shot an 87 and is in 125th place at 31-over 173.
The final round is today.
Jason Monda had three hits and scored three runs as Washington State held on late to beat Southern California 7-6 in a Pac-12 Conference game in Los Angeles.
The Cougars (21-24, 8-14) scored four runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take a 7-1 lead. The Trojans (17-30, 8-14) scored five runs in the final four innings, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
WSU’s Joe Pistorese earned the win after giving up five hits and three earned runs in 7 2/3 innings.
• Cory Hunt’s RBI single in the top of the 10th was the difference as Utah (17-26, 6-19) spoiled Washington’s comeback-attempt with a 5-4 win over the Huskies (17-30, 8-14) in a Pac-12 Conference game at Husky Ballpark in Seattle.