Cougars’ Felix wins Pac-12 pole vault
Freshman Kristine Felix became the first Washington State woman to win the conference championship in the pole vault Sunday at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles.
Felix cleared 13 feet, 4 ¼ inches on her first attempt, the fourth-best mark in Cougar history.
WSU’s Jessie Jorgensen finished second in the men’s 800 meters, finishing in 1 minute, 50.88 seconds and the Cougars’ Todd Wakefield was runner-up in the men’s 1,500 meters in 3:41.83.
The WSU women finished eighth in the team competition and the men ninth. Oregon won both titles. Washington’s men finished fifth and the women finished seventh.
• Three Bulldogs set school records for Gonzaga at the West Coast Invitiational in Salem on Saturday.
Brent Felnagle, who broke a 17-year-old record in the 1,500 meters earlier this season, topped his mark Saturday with a seventh-place finish in 3:46.61. Lauren Bergam (East Valley High School) finished fifth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in a GU record 10:46.73, the fourth time she’s lowered the standard. Jordan McCann ran a 2:13.34 in the 800 meters, finishing fourth.
Lindsey Drake won the 5,000 meters in 16:25.43, and the GU women finished 1-2-3 in the 10,000 meters. Taylor Cherry won in 38:11.13, followed by Amelia Evans (38:57.12) and Stephanie Moore (39:02.60).
Tate Kelly (Gonzaga Prep High School) won the men’s 10,000 meters in 30:46.87.
Appalachian State beat Gonzaga 13-3 in the Bulldogs’ final home game of the season.
Seniors Alex Bonczyk, Clayton Eslick, Travis Forbes, Steven Halcomb, Billy Moon and Tyler Olson played their final game at Patterson Baseball Complex.
Marco Gonzales hit a two-run home run for Gonzaga (32-16-1) and Mitchell Gonsolus drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Bulldogs starter Arturo Reyes (6-3) allowed six runs on nine hits over three innings.
• Nigel Nootbaar scattered seven hits in a complete game to help USC beat Washington State 11-0 in the final game of a three-game Pac-12 series in Los Angeles.
Collin Slaybaugh and Brett Jacobs both went 2 for 4 for the Cougars (21-26, 8-16 Pac-12). Jason Monda (2-2) took the loss, allowing three runs –all unearned – on four hits over three innings.
• Washington held off Utah 3-2 in Seattle for a win in the three-game Pac-12 series.
Robert Pehl, Michael Camporeale and Erik Forgione drove in runs for the Huskies (19-30, 10-14 Pac-12). Reliever Zach Wright (3-5) earned the win, allowing just one hit over two innings. Trevor Dunlap recorded the final out for his third save.
Washington was one of eight Pac-12 teams selected for the NCAA tournament.
The Huskies are the No. 1 seed in the Seattle Regional and will host Hawaii, Minnesota and Portland State this weekend. UW is the No. 11 overall seed in the 64-team field. Hawaii plays Minnesota at 3:30 p.m. Friday and Washington faces Portland State at 6 p.m.
This is the 20th straight season the Huskies have made the NCAA tournament.
• St. Michael’s won a pair of District 7 1B games Saturday to earn the No. 3 seed to regionals.
The Warriors beat Wilbur-Creston 10-5 in a loser-out game, then beat Cusick 15-13 to determine the third- and fourth-seeded teams. St. Michael’s will play Saturday at Medical Lake, with the opponent and time to be determined.