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Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's spring sports continue this week with gymnastics, softball, men and women's tennis, and men and women's outdoor track & field all in action.
Utah State's spring sports continue this week with gymnastics, softball, men and women's tennis, and men and women's outdoor track & field all in action.

April 1, 2013

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 1, 2013

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861

This Week
Fri.-Sat., April 5-6 --- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will continue its 2013 season at the Boise State hosted All-Idaho Cup on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

Last Week
NTS --- at Texas Relays
NTS --- at Utah Valley Collegiate
NTS --- at Stanford Invitational
• Utah State's men and women's track and field teams tallied six top-six finishes on Saturday, the final day of the Stanford Invitational. Freshman Briton Page crossed the finish line in third place in the men's 800m (1:49.64) with the fourth-fastest time in USU history, while sophomore Nic Bowens also tabbed a third-place finish with a time of 21.16 in the men's 200m. Sophomore Travis Johnson rounded out the top-six placers for the Aggie men as he finished sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 14.29m (46-10.75). On the women's side, junior Keeley Eldredge led the way with a throw of 54.32m (178-02) in the hammer to place third overall. With the toss, Eldredge now ranks ninth in school history. Sophomore Melanie Heslop placed fifth in the discus with a mark of 44.20m (145-00) and sixth in the hammer with a throw of 51.34m (168-05). Junior Kyle McKenna ran the fourth-fastest time in the men's 10,000m (29:37.29), which was good enough to finish in 10th-place. Utah State had several athletes post solid marks Friday, as the Aggies had athletes competing at both the Stanford Invitational and the Utah Valley Collegiate. At Stanford, junior Kaylee Hartshorn won the women's collegiate portion of the javelin with a throw of 42.16m (138-04), while sophomore Mariah Thompson placed third in the second pit of women's high jump (1.71m [507.25]), and freshman Tylee Newman finished sixth in section four of the women's 1,500m (4:26.51), which ranks her at No. 5 in the Aggie history books. Junior Xavier Williford cleared 2.01m (6-07.00) to capture the men's high jump title in the second pit, while freshman Skyler Duke cleared the same height to tie for 10th-place in the first pit competition. Sophomore Nic Bowens and senior Will Henry collected the silver and bronze medals in the men's 100m with times of 10.53 and 10.59, respectively. At the UVU Collegiate, freshmen Chelsey Taylor and Collin Butterfield led the Aggie women and men, respectively. Taylor placed fourth in the women's high jump with a height of 1.57m (5-02.00), while Butterfield finished fifth in the men's javelin 50.31m (165-00.75). Utah State sophomore Chari Hawkins tallied 5,085 points to place 15th in the women's heptathlon at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Hawkins tied her personal-best height of 1.72m (5-07.75) to finish tied for fourth place in the high jump.

GYMNASTICS
Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340

This Week
Sat., April 6 --- at NCAA North Central Regionals, Columbus, Ohio, 5 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State gymnastics (5-14, 0-5) will send three individuals to the NCAA North Central Regional Championship in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, April 6 at 5 p.m. (MT). Junior Paige Jones and sophomore Sarah Landes will be competing in the all-around, while freshman Stefanie Daley will compete on beam.

Last Competition
4th, 195.100 --- at WAC Championships, Cedar City, Utah
• With season-high scores on two events, Utah State finished fourth at the Western Athletic Conference Championships with a season-high score of 195.100. No. 23 Boise State won the WAC title with a score of 196.225, just topping No. 13 Denver who finished second with a 196.125. Sacramento State finished ahead of the Aggies with a 195.500, while Southern Utah notched 194.925 to finish fifth. San Jose State finished in sixth-place with a 194.700. Picked to finish last in the preseason polls, the Aggies had a solid meet with a season-best overall score of 195.100. The team also had season-high scores on bars with a 49.225 and beam with a 48.625, while scoring a 48.900 on vault and a 48.350 on floor. Three Aggies ended the night earning all-WAC honors, as junior Paige Jones was named to the all-WAC first-team with a career-best 9.900 on bars tying for second. Freshman Michelle Yasukochi was named to the all-WAC second-team on beam after scoring a career-high 9.825 to tie for fourth. And sophomore Sarah Landes earned second-team all-WAC honors in the all-around for the second year in a row after notching a 39.175 as she finished tied for fourth overall.

SOFTBALL
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

This Week
Wed., April 3 --- at Idaho State, 4 p.m.
Fri., April 5 --- UTSA (DH), 2 p.m.
Sat., April 6 --- UTSA, 1 p.m.
• Utah State softball (5-28, 0-6) will play at Idaho State (13-17) on Wednesday, April 3 at 4 p.m. before continuing Western Athletic Conference play by hosting UTSA (19-14 4-2) in a three-game series during the weekend. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, April 5 beginning at 2 p.m., followed by a single game on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m.

Last Week
L, 2-5; L, 6-17 --- NEW MEXICO STATE
L, 0-3--- NEW MEXICO STATE
• Sophomore outfielder Hailey Froton hit .600 (6-10) last weekend as Utah State dropped all three Western Athletic Conference home games to New Mexico State (5-2, 17-6, 3-0). Froton began the series by going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs batted in. She then went 2-for-3 in the second game of the series with a double and a walk, to go along with two runs batted in and two runs scored. And in the series finale, she went 1-for-3 at the plate.

MEN'S GOLF
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

Next Week
Mon.-Tues., April 8-9 --- at Wyoming Classic, Scottsdale, Ariz., All Day
• Utah State men's golf will continue its 2013 spring season on Monday, April 8 when it travels to Scottsdale, Ariz. to compete in the Wyoming hosted Cowboy Classic. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday, April 9.

Last Week
8th/8 --- at Cal Poly Match Play Championships
• Utah State finished in eighth-place out of eight teams at the Cal Poly hosted Match Play Championships last week as USU lost to Weber State (3.5-1.5), Fresno State (3.0-2.0) and Northern Colorado (4.0-1.0). Against the Wildcats, junior Tanner Higham won half a point in the first match as he finished all square. Freshman Seokwon Jeon posted a 3&2 win in the second match, while freshman Reed Platke lost in the third match, 2&1. Senior Kris Sayer lost, 1 up, in the fourth match and junior Zach Waxler lost in the fifth match, 3&1. Against the Bulldogs, Higham posted a 4&3 win in the first match, while Jeon notched a 3&2 win in the second match. Platke lost in the third match, 5&4, while Sayer lost in the fourth match, 6&5, and Waxler lost in the fifth match, 3&2. Against the Bears, Higham lost in the first match, 4&3, and Jeon lost in the second match, 4&3. Platke posted a 4&3 win in the third match, while Sayer lost in the fourth match, 2&1, and Waxler lost in the fifth match, 2&1.

MEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Emily Duke - (801) 885-7210

This Week
Wed., April 3 --- at Weber State, 11 a.m.
Fri., April 5 --- at UTSA, 1:30 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State men's tennis (5-9, 0-1) will continue its 2013 season with two matches this week as it plays at Weber State on Wednesday, April 3 at 11 a.m. and then plays a Western Athletic Conference match at UTSA on Friday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. (MT).

Last Week
L, 1-6 --- vs. UC Santa Barbara, Boise, Idaho
L, 0-7 --- at Boise State
• Utah State lost a pair of matches last week to UC Santa Barbara (6-1) and No. 48 Boise State (7-0). Against the Gauchos, sophomore Sean Levesque posted a straight sets win at No. 5 singles (7-5, 6-0) and teamed with junior Fredrik Peterson for an 8-3 win at the second doubles position. Against the Broncos, senior Sven Poslusny and sophomore Matt Sweet teamed up for an 8-5 win at the first doubles position for USU's only victory in the match. Other Aggies to compete during the week include junior Andrew Whiting, and sophomores Marcus Fritz and Curran Wearmouth.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Emily Duke - (801) 885-7210

This Week
Fri., April 5 --- SAN JOSE STATE, 12 p.m.
Sat., April 6 --- TEXAS STATE, 12 p.m.
Sun., April 7 --- SEATTLE, 9 a.m.
• Utah State women's tennis (4-7, 0-2) will continue its 2013 season with three Western Athletic Conference matches this weekend as it hosts San Jose State on Friday, April 5 and Texas State on Saturday, April 6 with both matches starting at 12 p.m. On Sunday, April 7, USU will host Seattle at 9 a.m. All three matches will be held at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club.

Last Week
L, 1-6 --- at Louisiana Tech
Cancelled --- vs. UTSA, Ruston, La.
• Utah State lost its only match of the week at Louisiana Tech, 6-1.USU was also scheduled to play UTSA, but that match was cancelled due to inclement weather. Against the Lady Techsters, sophomore McKenzie Davis won USU's only match as she posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-3). Other Aggies to compete against LTU included seniors Jaci West, Kristina Voytsekhovich and Julie Tukuafu, sophomore Hillary Hays and freshman Kallie Sperry.

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