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Cougar track contingent excels

Washington State’s Kyle Stevens and two women’s relay teams earned spots in the NCAA Championships following their performances Saturday at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Stevens took 10th place in the javelin with a throw of 211 feet, 4 inches.

Washington State’s 400-meters women’s relay team (Bria’una Watley, Danielle Darden, Dominique Keel and Christiana Ekelem) took seventh place in 44.61 seconds.

The Cougars’ 1,600 relay team (Erin Allen, Liz Harper, Keel, Ekelem) took 12th place in 3:35.66. It was the third-fastest time in school history.

Gonzaga was led by Willie Milam, who took 17th in the men’s 5,000 meters in 14:15.05.

The NCAA Championships will be held June 10-13 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Women’s rowing

Washington State’s second varsity eight boat took third place in its A/B Semifinal and earned a spot in today’s Grand Final at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma in Gold River, California.

The Cougars finished in 6 minutes, 36.730 seconds and will be joined by Brown, Yale, Ohio State, Washington and California in today’s final.

Washington State’s varsity eight and varsity four advanced to the Petite Finals.

Washington had all three of its boats – varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four – advance to the Grand Final.

Gonzaga’s varsity eight and varsity four crews earned spots in today’s C Finals, while its second varsity eight boat advanced to the D Finals.

Baseball

Lewis-Clark State (46-12) rallied for six runs in the eighth and beat St. Thomas (48-18) 10-7 in the NAIA World Series championship game at Harris Field in Lewiston late Friday night.

It was the Warriors’ 17th national championship. They finished second at the World Series the past two seasons.

LCSC got its offense going following a 44-minute lightning delay in the sixth inning. Max Whitt’s bases-loaded single in the eighth scored two runs and gave the Warriors an 8-7 lead, one they wouldn’t relinquish.

Whitt finished with three RBIs, while Cabe Reiten and Seth Brown each had two.

Men’s golf

Washington shot a 6-over 294 and moved up to 17th place after the second round of the NCAA Championships in Bradenton, Florida.

The Huskies are at 18-over, just one stroke out of 15th place. The top 15 teams after the third round make the cut.

USC leads at 2-under 574.

Cheng-Tsung Pan (70) led UW for the second straight day. He is tied for sixth place, five shots off the leader, SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau.

Soccer

Brady Ulen and Zach Hamer scored, Jeff Srock made eight saves, and the host Spokane Shadow (2-1-1) beat Yakima United (3-3-1) 2-0 in an Evergreen Premier League match.

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