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Semenza sets record in 5,000 for Bulldogs

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Gonzaga University’s Jill Semenza and Eastern Washington’s Brandon Wilson and Mike Uhlenkott all won individual events at the Oregon Invitational track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday.

Semenza won the women’s 5,000-meter run with a Bulldogs-record time of 17 minutes, 18.87 seconds. Wilson won the men’s 400 in 52.99, and Uhlenkott finished first in the pole vault, clearing 14 feet, 11 inches.

Mike Krings gave EWU a 1-2 finish in the pole vault, tying for second place at 14-5 1/4 . Vance Taylor of Community Colleges of Spokane also finished tied for second.

Also for EWU, Billy Grubbs went 47-3 to finish second in the men’s triple jump; L’Shawn Dennis (15.32) was third in the men’s 110 high hurdles; Justin Drake (21.94) was second in the men’s 200; John Temius (14:23.81) placed fourth in the men’s 5,000; and Jamie Griffith (58.03) ran second in the women’s 400.

•Thirteen Washington State Cougars and four Idaho Vandals won individual events at the Cougar Invitational in Pullman.

For the Cougars women, Natalie Smith (10:32.34) won the 3,000, Sarah Burns won the long jump (17-9 3/4 ) and the triple jump (39-5), McKenzie Burgess (44-4) won the shot put and Jenna Dean (161-6) was first in the javelin.

For the Cougars men, Jaycee Robertson (21.69) won the 200, Phil Hinrichs (4:00.85) was first in the 1,500, Ryan Freimuth (8:39.22) won the 3,000, John Cassleman was first in the 400 hurdles in 51.91, Ryan Thomas was tops in the high jump (6-8 3/4 and the long jump (22-5), Tyson Byers (17-4 1/2 ) took the pole vault and Drew Ulrick was first in the discus with a toss of 170-10.

For the Vandals women, Tassie Souhrada won the high jump and qualified for regionals, clearing 5-10. Meagan Garcia won the 100 in 12.4 and Jamie Patten finished first in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.05.

The lone winner for the Vandals men was Russ Winger with a 60-3 toss in the shot put.

College rowing

The California Golden Bears men’s and women’s varsity 8 boats defeated the Washington Huskies in the 95th annual dual regatta between the two West Coast powers at Lake Washington’s Montlake Cut.

California’s men finished the 2,000-meter race in 6:06.1, 3.2 seconds ahead of the Huskies.

The Cal women clocked a 6:51.8 over 2,000 meters, easily beating Washington’s 7:02.8.

•The Tennessee Volunteers women’s varsity 8 boat defeated the Washington State Cougars in a dual regatta on Fort Lake Loudon in Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee finished 2,000 meters in 7:19.90 to WSU’s 7:28.10.

Idaho prep baseball

The visiting Moscow Bears and the Lakeland Hawks split an Inland Empire League doubleheader at Rathdrum, with Moscow winning the opener 11-4 and the Hawks taking the second game 6-3. The Bears put together four straight hits with the bases loaded to score six times in the fourth inning of the first game. Lakeland’s Jason McMillen scattered seven hits in a complete-game victory in the nightcap.

•In Intermountain League play, visiting Timberlake rolled to a doubleheader sweep over Kellogg. Matt Douglas homered to spur a 13-7 win in the opener and Casey Ryan homered in an 11-4 win in the nightcap. … Priest River piled up 37 runs to sweep host St. Maries. Chris Johnson and Casey DeLand each drove in five runs to lead the Spartans to a 22-15 win in the opener and Steve Gleese struck out 14 and allowed just two hits in a 15-1 win in the nightcap.

Idaho prep softball

In Intermountain League play, Timberlake held host Kellogg to just three hits on the day in a 12-0, 10-0 doubleheader sweep. … Visiting Priest River won a pair from St. Maries. Rachelle Solom, Hailey Shelden and Amanda Tweedy all had two RBIs in a 6-1 win in the opener. Sam Siron plated three runs en route to a 10-4 victory in the second game.

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