College roundup: Idaho men win WAC indoor track and field crown
The Idaho men’s track and field team claimed the Western Athletic Conference indoor title Friday in Moscow, beating Grand Canyon by one point.
In the final event, Vandals freshman Arphaxad Carroll recorded a career-best 49 feet, 2½ inches in the triple jump to secure the 173-172 victory.
Four other Vandals claimed WAC titles on the final day of the meet: Matt Sullivan in the pole vault, Andrey Levkiv in the shot put, Ben Ayesu-Attah in the 400 meters and Katelyn Peterson in the high jump.
Idaho’s women finished in third place with 127 points. Grand Canyon won the title with 166.5 points.
Carroll was voted Freshman of the Year by the WAC coaches, while Idaho’s Wayne Phipps was selected Coach of the Year.
• Washington State’s Kristine Felix was the runner-up in the women’s pole vault at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation indoor championships in Seattle.
Andrew Kimpel (North Central HS) ran a personal-best 14:02.30 in the 5,000 meters, good for sixth place.
Going into today’s final day of competition, the Cougar men are in eighth place with 14 points. California leads with 40 points. For the women, WSU is in 11th place with 11 points; Arizona leads with 31 points.
• Eastern Washington throwers swept the weight throw on the first day of the Big Sky Indoor Championships in Pocatello. Jordan Arakawa claimed the conference title, followed by teammates Zack Nielsen and Jon Buchanan. In team scoring, the men are in third place with 35 points, while the women are ninth with nine.
Jamie Sterbis won the 100 fly in a school-record time of 54.29 seconds as Idaho sits in second place heading into the final day of competition at the WAC championships in San Antonio.
Rachel Millet won the 200 free for the Vandals, who have 457 points. Leader Northern Arizona is at 476.
Erica Anderson set an Idaho record in the 100 breast, finishing in 1:02.45 in the prelims, and the 400 medley relay time of 3:41.69 also set a school mark.
• Washington State remained in eighth place after the third day of the Pac-12 championships in Federal Way, Wash. Stanford leads with 1019.5 points, with the Cougars at 262. The competition ends today.
Arizona State scored nine runs over the final three innings in a 10-5 nonconference victory over Gonzaga in Surprise, Ariz.
Freshman Brandon Bailey fell to 0-2 for the Bulldogs (2-8), allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings.
• Washington State’s nonconference game at Cal State Northridge was canceled because of heavy rain in Southern California. The four-game series has been shortened to three games.
Whitworth scored five times in the top of the ninth inning to earn a 7-2 Northwest Conference victory over Pacific Lutheran in Parkland, Wash.
Peyton McMahon hit her third home run of the season and finished with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Pirates (12-3, 5-0 NWC), and Megan John had a two-run single for Whitworth.
Madi Perez improved to 6-1, allowing two unearned runs in a complete game.
The Gonzaga men’s rowing squad has a race today, but will never be in the water.
The Bulldogs host Washington State at the indoor rowing facility within the McCarthey Athletic Center, and they will race using 36 rowing ergometers hooked up to computers.
The event, which is open to the public, begins at 8:50 a.m. with three heat races of 2,000 meters, followed by 1,500-meter finals starting at 11 a.m.