February 28, 2014 in Sports

Vandals stand in second place at WAC championships

 

Rachel Millet (Ferris High) won the 200-yard individual medley, Erica Anderson (Moscow) added a win in the 50 freestyle and Mairin Jameson was tops in the 3-meter diving competition to put the Idaho Vandals in second place after the second day of the Western Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships in San Antonio.

Millet set a school record with her time of 1 minute, 59.60 seconds in the 200 IM, while Jameson tallied 332.15 points on the 3-meter board to break another Vandals record, outpointing teammate Paige Hunt’s second-place total of 315.95.

Anderson’s time of 23.08 outpaced teammates Megan Venlos (23.63, fourth place) and Kirah Monks (23.33, seventh).

The women’s 200 freestyle relay team also beat a school record, posting 1:32.38 to place second in the finals.

The Vandals trail Northern Arizona 273-267 entering competition today at the Palo Alto College Aquatics Center. New Mexico State (204 points) is a distant third.

• Washington State’s 200 freestyle relay team posted a time of 1 minute, 31.66 seconds to place seventh in the finals at the Pac-12 championships at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Track and field

Kyle Rothwell won the weight throw (59 feet, 11 3/4 inches) and the women’s distance medley team claimed a fourth consecutive title as the Idaho Vandals posted 25 qualifying marks during the second day of competition at the WAC Indoor Championships in Moscow, Idaho.

Holly Stanton-Browning (18:07.93) and Alycia Butterworth (18:08.73) took second and third, respectively, in the 5,000-meter run and both earned first-team all-conference honors.

Faith Eruwa’s third-place effort of 39-61/2 in the triple jump and Adara Winder’s second-place finish in the shot put (45-11 3/4) also garnered first-team all-conference honors.

On the men’s side, high jumper Emmanuel Panchol cleared 6-8 3/4 to take third place and a first-team nod. Freshman Dusan Jevtic placed sixth (6-5) for a second-team all-conference spot.

The UI women (53 points) enter today’s third day of competition in second place, four points behind Missouri-Kansas City. The men (50 points) are tied for second with Utah Valley, well behind Grand Canyon’s tally of 66.5.

Baseball

Cal State Northridge 3, WSU 2: Nick Murphy singled in the winning run in the 10th inning and the Matadors (5-4) beat the Cougars after WSU scored twice in the top of the ninth to force extra innings in Northridge, Calif.

Trace Tam Sing had a bases-loaded fielder’s choice RBI and Collin Slaybaugh drove in the tying run in the ninth for the Cougars before Nick Tanielu and Yale Rosen struck out with the bases loaded to finish the top half of the frame.

WSU (1-6) stranded 12 runners on the base paths, had five men tagged out on the bases and committed five errors, failing to provide run support for starter Jason Monda, who surrendered four hits and two walks while striking out three over 6 2/3 innings.

Oklahoma State 2, Gonzaga 0: Bryan Case doubled in the go-ahead run off Bulldogs starter Taylor Jones and the Cowboys (9-1) held off GU in Surprise, Ariz.

Jones surrendered five hits and one earned run, striking out a career-high eight OSU batters in taking the loss.

Cawley Lamb and Cabe Reiten each had two hits for Gonzaga (2-7), which outhit the Cowboys 8-6.


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