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Collins places second

Idaho heptathlete Darcy Collins, a junior from Harrison, Idaho, finished second Thursday in the Western Athletic Conference track and field meet in Logan, Utah.

Collins, who started the day in third place, scored 4,886 points, highlighted by a personal-best clearance of 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump.

Vandals freshman Ellen Rouse finished fourth in the first heptathlon of her college career, scoring 4,529 points.

On the men’s side, Idaho freshman Ryan Bowen picked up two team points by placing fifth in the decathlon.

Men’s golf

NCAA Central Regional: Washington lived up to its reputation in the first round at The Club at Olde Stone in Alvation, Ken.

The top-seeded Huskies, ranked sixth nationally, shot a 6-under-par 282 to open up a 10-stroke lead in the three-round tournament.

UW junior Nick Taylor led the way with a 5-under 67. Junior Richard Lee is tied for third at 70 while Pac-10 champion Daren Wallace is 10th after an even-par 72.

Seventh-ranked Georgia Tech and No. 19 UCLA are tied for second at 4-over 292.

The top three teams advance to the NCAA Championships in Toledo, Ohio, in two weeks.

Western Regional: Junior Kevin Tucker, only the second Washington State player to earn an individual invitational to a regional, stands 13th after the first round at the Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif.

Tucker shot a 1-over 73, finishing well with four birdies on the back side.

The top five teams and the top individual not part of a qualifying team advance to Toledo.

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