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Cougars win 8 events at Vandal Open

Washington State track and field competitors won eight events Saturday at the Vandal Open in Moscow, Idaho.

Dominique Keel led a first-through-fourth finish for the Cougars in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 24.54 seconds.

Christiana Ekelem was second in 25.00, followed by Holly DeHart (25.22) and Bree Winfrey (25.26).

WSU’s Shantae Young won the women’s triple jump with a season-best leap of 38 feet, 2 1/4 inches.

For the men, the Cougars’ Lucas Sealby won the 200 in 21.76 and his twin brother, Jacob, claimed the title in the 800, finishing in 1:55.13.

Josiah Sims (8.26) and Daniel Zmuda (8.43) finished first and second, respectively, in the 60-meter hurdles.

Idaho took the top two spots in the men’s triple jump. Arphaxad Carrol was first with a leap of 46-1 1/4 and Emmanuel Panchol was second at 45-5 3/4.

The Vandals’ Andrey Levkiv took the title in the shot put with a heave of 53-11.

Whitworth was led by sophomore Kierstie Shellman, who broke her own school record in the pole vault after reaching a height of 10-11 3/4. Her previous record was 10-10, which she set last year.

During Vandal Indoor on Friday, the Pirates set new school records in the men’s and women’s weight throw. Dakota Kliamovich’s toss of 48-5 1/2 was good enough for sixth place in the women’s event and Keegan Shea reached a distance of 56-10 3/4 in the men’s event.

Baseball

Whitworth and Pomona-Pitzer split a nonconference doubleheader in Claremont, Calif.

The Pirates won the opener 11-9 and fell 6-5 in the nightcap.

In the first game, the Pirates’ Nick Motsinger doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored twice to power Whitworth’s offense. Each team scored four times in the ninth inning.

In the nightcap, Michael Caldwell’s sixth-inning grand slam gave the Sagehens (1-2) the lead for good.

Whitworth’s Tyler Pfeffer went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, including a solo home run.

The Pirates (2-1) play at Occidental today.

Softball

Salt Lake swept North Idaho in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader 11-8, 4-3 in St. George, Utah.

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