Chase Wright took second place in the javelin, Jonathan Hoff and Casey Monahan secured top-10 finishes in the 110-meter hurdles, and the Whitworth men surged on the final day of the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships Saturday in Delaware, Ohio, to finish ninth.
Wright reached a personal-best distance in the javelin with a toss of 216 feet, 4 inches. Pirates sophomore Tyler Coopman was seventh at 199-2, a personal best.
Hoff finished the 110 hurdles in 14.81 seconds for sixth place. Monahan was seventh at 15.28.
The Whitworth men scored 21 points on the final day and finished one spot better than last year. Kerry Wright was fourth in the javelin (146-2) and led the Pirates’ women to 28th place.
An eight-run fourth inning gave Washington State a 10-0 lead and the Cougars held on to clip No. 21 Arizona State 10-7 in a Pac-12 game at Pullman.
Clayton Slaybaugh had two hits and drove in three runs for the Cougars (24-29, 14-15). He hit a two-run double in WSU’s fourth-inning explosion.
WSU and ASU (32-22, 18-11) will complete the three-game set today.
• Justin Hazard had three hits and drove in two runs as UCLA topped No. 8 Washington (38-15-1, 20-9) 6-3 in the second game of a three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle. The Bruins (25-29-1, 12-17) will be seeking the sweep in today’s series finale.
Florida scored seven runs in the fourth and blanked Washington 9-0 in the opener of a three-game NCAA Super Regional series in Gainesville, Florida.
Aubree Munro had three hits and two RBIs to guide the Gators. Florida starter Hannah Rogers kept the Huskies (36-14) in check through five innings, allowing four hits and two walks.
The Huskies will have to beat the Gators (49-11) twice today to prolong their season.
Mike Ramos’ hat trick propelled the Spokane Shadow past Wenatchee Valley FC 3-2 in an Evergreen Premier League win in Wentachee.