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CCS men capture golf title

Shaving seven strokes off it’s first-day total, Community Colleges of Spokane charged from a two-hole deficit after the first day to win the NWAC men’s golf championship for the third time in four years Monday at Lakewood, Washington.

Zack Spencer and Michael Almonte were second and tied for fourth to lead the Sasquatch to an eight-stroke victory over Bellevue, 577-585, earning Scott Kramer his fifth Coach of the Year award.

Spencer shot 1-over 141 and Almonte was 4-over 144. Montana Frame of Southwest Oregon was medalist at 3-under 137.

North Idaho College, led by Hugh Taylor’s 144, was eighth at 623.

• CCS improved by 12 strokes the second day and finished third in the NWAC women’s championships at 514 while placing Hailey Warren on the all-tournament team. Warren finished fourth at 162.

Bellevue was the women’s winner at 479 and Naydeemn Martinez of Columbia Basin was medalist with a 2-over 146.

North Idaho College was fifth at 526, led by Mackenzie Phillips, 10th at 172.

Track & field

Community Colleges of Spokane women will go into today’s windup of the Northwest Athletic Conference Championships at Spokane Falls with a comfortable lead while the Sasquatch men are in a three-way battle for first.

Sophomore Sara Fristoe cruised to victory in the steeplechase and freshman Becca Mildes was second in the 10,000 to lead the CCS women to 120 points. Lane is second at 63.

The Spokane men received a tight victory from sophomore Daniel Schofield in the 10,000 and freshman James Woodworth in the long jump in scoring 62 points to trail Lane (65.5) and Clackamas (64.5).

• Andy Phillips of Gonzaga ran a school-record 3:43.90 in the 1,500 at the Portland Twilight meet Sunday to earn a spot in the NCAA West Preliminaries next week in Austin, Texas.

Phillips was seventh in the race but his time is 43rd in the west region. The top 48 advance.

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