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Whitworth’s Wright NCAA national champion

Kerry Wright won the women’s javelin title and the Whitworth women tied for 13th place – their highest finish – at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Wright’s toss measured 155 feet, 4 inches, more than 6 feet farther than the second-place finisher and a little more than 2 feet short of her school record.

Wright, a junior from Beaverton, Oregon, became the first Whitworth woman to win a national title since Kristin Shields won the 100 meters in 2004.

Dakota Kliamovich and Courtney Fairhart also earned All-America status for Whitworth. Kliamovich was fifth in the hammer throw and Fairhart seventh in the discus.

Chase Wright led the Whitworth men to 19th place. He took third in the javelin at 213-3. Tyler Coopman’s toss of 198-6 was good for eighth place.

Corey Burt and Joe Green also reached All-America status. Burt was sixth in the shot put and Green was fifth in the pole vault.

Women’s golf

Idaho senior Leilanie Kim shot a 3-over 75 and is tied for 14th following the second round of the NCAA national championships at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida.

Kim, who shot 74 in the first round, had a birdie and three bogeys in her second round.

Washington State freshman Alivia Brown shot another 85 in her second round and is tied for 125th.

Washington was in 10th place as a team before play was suspended again due to lightning.

The second round will conclude early this morning, followed by the third round.


Stanford (24-31, 9-20) swept Washington State (28-27, 10-19) in a Pac-12 doubleheader in Pullman.

The Cardinal scored seven runs in the sixth inning and won the opener 9-0. Stanford’s Zach Hoffpauir hit a two-run double and Tommy Edman hit a two-run single during the rally.

Stanford won the nightcap 3-1.

The teams complete the series today at 12:15 p.m. It will be the last game of the season for both teams.

• Tyler Davis allowed two runs in six innings and Washington (28-25, 13-16) held on to beat Utah (16-35-1, 7-21-1) 3-2 in a Pac-12 game in Seattle.

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