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Cougars defeat Tennessee, UCLA in track

The Washington State men’s track and field team won six events and beat UCLA and Tennessee at a double dual Saturday at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Cougars beat Tennessee 92-66 and topped UCLA 85.5-77.5.

Stephan Scott-Ellis won two events for WSU. He won the long jump with a leap of 24 feet, 9 1/4 inches and was first in the triple jump with a distance of 50-5 1/4.

WSU’s Lee George won the 1,500 meters in a personal-best time of 3 minutes, 47.93 seconds.

Joe Abbott took the title in the 800 (1:48.57), J Hopkins was first in the 400 hurdles (51.52) and Shawn Swartz was the high jump champion (6-7 1/2).

The WSU women won four events, but fell to UCLA and Tennessee.

• Area athletes fared well at the Sam Adams Classic at Whitworth’s Boppell Track.

The Gonzaga women had three event champions, including Jordan McCann (800 meters, 2:19.25), Catherine Theobald (1,500, 4:47.24) and Lauren Bergman (5,000, 18:04.39).

• Michael Okoro and Steven Warner won events to lead the Eastern Washington men at the Al Manuel Invite in Missoula.

Okoro was first in the 200 meters (21.63) and Warner improved on his season-best time with a win in the 100 hurdles (14.60).


Alex Stanford went 5 for 5 and drove in five runs to lead Gonzaga (17-6, 1-0) to a 10-7 win over Pepperdine (16-10, 0-1) in the opener of a West Coast Conference doubleheader at GU’s Patterson Complex.

The second game was in extra innings at press time.

• Washington State (13-11, 3-5) scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth and beat USC (16-9, 3-5) 9-7 in a Pac-12 game at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman.

WSU’s Scott pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season.

• George Fox (14-12, 10-4) swept a Northwest Conference doubleheader from Whitworth (13-9-1, 7-4) at Merkel Field in Spokane.

The Bruins won the opener 8-1 and the nightcap 10-5.

The Pirates’ Tyler Pfeffer had three hits, including a solo home run, in the second game.

• Washington (16-7, 3-2) split a Pac-12 doubleheader with No. 22 Oregon State (16-7, 5-3) at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.

The Huskies scored twice in the 10th inning and held on for the 3-2 win in the opener. Dan Child stymied UW in the nightcap and the Beavers won 9-0.


Community Colleges of Spokane (11-4, 6-0) swept a NWAACC doubleheader with Columbia Basin (7-12, 3-5) in Spokane.

Lindsey Walchli started and won both games for the Sasquatch, who have won 11 straight games.


The Gonzaga University women’s rowing team took third in their Varsity 8+ heat and second in the third final of the Second Varsity 8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.

Washington State’s Varsity 4 and Novice 8 boats finished first and second, respectively, in their heats.

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