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WSU defeats Washington in dual track meet

The Washington State men’s track and field team beat Washington 87-76 in a dual meet Saturday afternoon at Moobery Track in Pullman. The win was the Cougars’ fourth over the Huskies in the past five years.

The Huskies women beat Washington State 89-74, claiming just their second win against the Cougars in the past 12 years.

The Cougars’ Jake Baertlein was a surprise winner in the pole vault, reaching a height of 17 feet, 1 inch – a personal best. The five points WSU earned for that event swayed the competition in the Cougars’ favor.

Joe Bartlett won two events for WSU – the shot put (56-10 1/4) and the discus (168-5).

Washington State won both hurdles events. Ramsey Hopkins took the 110-meter hurdles (14.31 seconds) and J Hopkins was the winner in the 400 hurdles (51.26).

Joe Abbot (800, 1:48.53), Andrew Kimpel (3,000, 8:18.10), Andrew Gonzales (3,000 steeplechase, 9:02.19) and Stephan Scott-Ellis (long jump, 25-1 3/4) also won events for the Cougars.

The throwers led the way for the Washington State women, winning three of the four events. Christine Kirkwood won the javelin (161-11), Jasmine Johnson-McKeown claimed the discus (144-9) and Mary Barnett took the shot put (45-10 3/4).

• Whitworth’s Jheri Gates and Chibron Tomeo set school records at the Duane Hartman Invitational at Spokane Falls Community College.

Gates broke her record in the high jump, clearing 5-7 3/4 to take first place. Tomeo also broke his record with a first-place finish in the pole vault (16-1 1/4).

Gonzaga’s Lauren Bergam also broke a school record. Bergam finished first in the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:11.71.


Community Colleges of Spokane (20-15, 14-11) swept Columbia Basin (10-23, 5-17) in an NWAACC doubleheader in Pasco.

In the opener, the Sasquatch scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning – capped by Regin Gallagher’s run-scoring single – and defeated the Hawks 5-4.

In the second game, Tiffany Joyce had three hits, including a home run, to lead CCS to a 7-5 win.

• No. 3 Arizona State scored four runs in the top of the seventh and beat No. 11 Washington 6-3 in a Pac-12 Conference game in Seattle.

Alix Johnson drove in five runs for the Sun Devils (41-5, 13-2). Kaitlin Inglesby and Kimberlee Souza hit home runs for the Huskies (36-13, 7-12).

Men’s tennis

Idaho picked up three straight-set wins at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles to erase a 3-1 deficit and beat Hawaii 4-3 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Las Cruces, N.M.

Jose Bendeck, Cesar Torres and Alan Shin all won their matches for the Vandals to complete the comeback.

Second-seeded Idaho will play No. 1 Fresno State in today’s finals.

Women’s tennis

Washington State’s Liudmila Vasilieva and Elizaveta Luzina fell to California’s Taylor Davis and Laura Posylkin 8-3 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference Championships at Libby Park in Ojai, Calif.

The loss concludes tournament play for the Cougars. Tuesday’s NCAA selection show will determine which 64 teams will compete in the NCAA Championships.

• Eastern Washington freshman Moira Hedberg was named to the All-Big Sky Conference second team.

Hedberg, who played 18 of 19 matches at No. 1 singles, was 9-10 overall and 4-4 in conference action.

Men’s rowing

Gonzaga took first place in both of its heat races at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships at Lake Natoma, Calif.

GU’s winning boats were the junior varsity 8-plus and the novice 8-plus teams. Those teams, along with the varsity 8-plus team, will compete in today’s grand finals.

Women’s rowing

Gonzaga won both of its heat races at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships at Lake Natoma, Calif.

The Bulldogs’ varsity 8-plus team finished in 6 minutes, 48.6 seconds, ahead of Saint Mary’s, UC Davis and San Diego State. GU’s novice 8-plus team beat five other boats in 7:13.50.

• Washington State won four of five races against Oregon State at Wawawai Landing in Pullman.

The only loss for WSU came in the second novice 8 race. Next up for the 16th-ranked Cougars is the Pac-12 Conference Championships, May 13 at Lake Natoma, Calif.

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