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

April 8, 2013

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 8, 2013

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

This Week
Tues., April 9 --- at Utah Valley, 4 p.m.
Wed., April 10 --- BYU, 4 p.m.
Fri., April 12 --- at Seattle (DH), 4 p.m.
Sat., April 13 --- at Seattle, 2 p.m.
• Utah State softball (8-29, 2-7) will play at Utah Valley (24-14) on Tuesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. and host BYU (16-20) on Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. before continuing Western Athletic Conference play at Seattle (14-23, 3-6) in a three-game series during the weekend. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, April 12 beginning at 4 p.m. (MT), followed by a single game on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. (MT).

Last Week
W, 12-4 --- at Idaho State
W, 2-1 --- UTSA
W, 1-0; L, 4-5 --- UTSA
• Senior infielder Christine Thomsen helped Utah State to a 3-1 record last week as it won at Idaho State (12-4) and then took two of three Western Athletic Conference home games against UTSA by scores of 2-1 and 1-0 before losing the series finale, 5-4. Against the Bengals, Thomsen went 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs batted in and one run scored as she hit her first home run of the season in the top of the first to give USU a 2-0 lead. Thomsen then went 2-for-4 at the plate in game one against the Roadrunners and scored a run, followed by a 2-for-3 performance in game two with a double. She then finished her weekend by going 1-for-4 at the plate in the series finale with UTSA. For the week, Thomsen hit .500 (8-16) with three runs batted in and two runs scored, to go along with a double and home run.

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

This 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 Competition
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
Thur., April 11 --- SEATTLE, 12 p.m.
Fri., April 12 --- UT ARLINGTON, 12 p.m.
Sat., April 13 --- NEW MEXICO STATE, 10 a.m.
• Utah State men's tennis (5-11, 0-2) will continue its 2013 season with three Western Athletic Conference home matches this week as it hosts Seattle on Thursday, April 11 at 12 p.m., UT Arlington on Friday, April 12 at 12 p.m., and New Mexico State on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. All three matches will be played at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club.

Last Week
L, 3-4 --- at Weber State
L, 0-4 --- at UTSA
• Utah State lost a pair of matches last week at Weber State (4-3) and at UTSA (4-0). Against the Wildcats, senior Sven Poslusny posted a three sets win at No. 1 singles (4-6, 6-1, 4-2), sophomore Matt Sweet posted a three sets win at No. 3 singles (6-4, 3-6, 7-5), and sophomore Marcus Fritz posted a straight sets win at No. 4 singles (6-1, 6-2). Poslusny and Sweet also teamed for an 8-5 win at the first doubles position. Other Aggies to compete during the week include juniors Fredrik Peterson and Andrew Whiting, sophomores Sean Levesque and Curran Wearmouth, and freshman Tanner Dance.

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

This Week
Thur., April 11 --- at UTEP, 2 p.m.
Fri., April 12 --- at New Mexico State, 2 p.m.
Sat., April 13 --- vs. Denver, Las Cruces, N.M., 10 a.m.
• Utah State women's tennis (5-9, 1-4) will continue its 2013 season with three matches this weekend as it plays at UTEP on Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m., followed by a pair of Western Athletic Conference road matches at New Mexico State on Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m., and versus Denver in Las Cruces, N.M., on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.

Last Week
L, 0-4 --- SAN JOSE STATE
L, 3-4--- TEXAS STATE
W, 4-3 --- SEATTLE
• Utah State posted a 1-2 home record last week as it lost to San Jose State (4-0) and Texas State (4-3), and defeated Seattle (4-3). In its win against the Redhawks, sophomore McKenzie Davis posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-1), freshman Kallie Sperry won in three-sets at No. 4 singles (6-2, 4-6, 6-3), and freshman Ashley Stuhlmann won in straight sets at No. 6 singles. USU also won the doubles point as Davis and senior partner Jaci West recorded an 8-1 win at the first doubles position, while Sperry and senior partner Kristina Voytsekhovich notched an 8-2 win at the second doubles position. Against the Bobcats, Davis posted a three-sets win at No. 1 singles (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) and West recorded a three-sets win at No. 2 singles (6-4, 1-6, 7-5). USU also won two doubles matches as Davis and West recorded an 8-2 win at the first position, and Sperry and Voytsekhovich recorded an 8-6 win at the second position. Other Aggies to compete during the weekend include sophomore Hillary Hays.

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

This Week
Thur.-Sat., April 11-13 --- at Sacramento State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will continue its 2013 season at the Sacramento State Invitational on Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13.

Last Week
NTS --- at Boise State Invitational
• Despite adverse weather that featured rainy and wet conditions, the Utah State's men and women's track and field teams won four event titles as part of 25 top-six finishes Saturday at the Boise State hosted All-Idaho Cup. Winning events for the USU women were sophomores Chari Hawkins in the 100m hurdles (13.90) and Mariah Thompson in the high jump with a leap of 1.65m (5-05.00), as well as junior Keeley Eldredge in the hammer throw with a toss of 55.22m (181-02). Hawkins' time in the 100m hurdles ranks her eighth in school history. The Aggie men's 4x100m relay team also crossed the finish line first with a time of 41.22. The team consisted of freshmen Kalon Weston and Cole Lambourne, along with sophomore Nic Bowens and junior Will Henry. The men's 4x400m relay team, consisting of Bowens, Henry, Lambourne and senior Tyler Killpack placed second in the event with a time of 3:14.91. Senior Ruth Hilton clocked a time of 11:25.87 in the women's 3,000m steeplechase to place second overall, while sophomore Lecy Skousen followed closely behind to place sixth with a time of 12:13.22. In the 5,000m race, freshman Kelsey Girardelli (19:08.46) led a 2-3-4-5-6 Aggie finish with fellow freshmen Karlee Deeter (19:09.11), Nikki Woodring (19:53.24) and Amanda Stoudt (19:59.06), as well as sophomore Tessa Brown (20:14.75), respectively. Sophomore Jodi Williams tabbed a third-place finish in the women's high jump with a mark of 1.60m (5-03.00) as senior Bri Campbell and junior Aubriann Bosen placed fourth and sixth in the 100m hurdles with times of 14.72 and 14.98, respectively. Sophomore Melanie Heslop also tabbed a fourth-place finish as she threw the hammer 51.83m (170-00). The women's 4x400m relay team claimed the bronze medal after crossing the finish line with a time of 3:50.89. The team consisted of freshman Mikkell Minnoch, sophomore Laycee Elliott, junior Kylie Hirschi and senior Hollie Bosworth. Placing third in their respective event on the men's side was senior Kenny Hamlett in the triple jump with a leap of 13.11m (43-00.25), sophomore Michael Cardinal in the shot put with a mark of 16.20m (53-01.75), along with freshmen Skyler Duke in the high jump [J2.00m (6-06.75)] and Sam Nelson in the pole vault [4.45m (14-07.25)]. Junior Xavier Williford Jr. cleared 1.95m (6-04.75) to tie for fifth place in the high jump, while sophomores Jacob Barton and Kade Jensen finished fifth and sixth in the 5,000m with times of 15:17.20 and 15:24.19, respectively. Fellow sophomore Eric Shellhorn also garnered fifth-place honors as he clocked a time of 1:54.17 in the 800m.

Utah State's men and women's track and field teams placed 12 athletes in the top six of their respective events on Friday, day one of the Boise State hosted All-Idaho Cup. Sophomore Nic Bowens, junior Bryce Hall and freshman Briton Page led the way for USU with second-place finishes in the men's 200m, discus throw and 1,500m races, respectively. Bowens clocked a time of 21.27, while Hall threw the discus 49.14m (161-03) and Page crossed the finish line with a time of 3:55.47. On the women's side, junior Kylie Hirschi was the top placer as she finished third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.72. Sophomore Laycee Elliott crossed the finish line right behind Hirschi in fourth-place with a time of 1:02.55. In the throwing events, junior Keeley Eldredge threw a personal-best 42.76m (140-03) to claim fourth-place in the discus and fellow junior Kaylee Hartshorn tabbed fifth-place honors with a mark of 40.71m (133-07) in the javelin. Sophomore Brittany Bushman rounded out the top-six placers for the Aggie women with a sixth-place performance in the 1,500m (4:43.84). Other top-six finishers for the USU men included sophomore Eric Shellhorn, who placed third place in the 1,500m with a personal-best time of 3:56.24. Freshman Kevin Allen and sophomore Michael Cardinal placed third and fourth in the discus with tosses of 46.68m (153-02) and 46.47m (152-05), respectively. Sophomore Dan Mosman garnered sixth-place accolades after running a time of 54.81 in the 400m hurdles.

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

Last Week
NTS --- at NCAA North Central Regionals, Columbus, Ohio
• Utah State gymnastics (5-14, 0-5) ended its 2013 season with three gymnasts competing at the NCAA Regional Championships last weekend, hosted by the Ohio State. Junior Paige Jones and sophomore Sarah Landes competed in the all-around, while freshman Stefanie Daley competed on the balance beam. Landes finished in seventh-place in the all-around with a score of 39.125 and Jones placed 11th in the all-around with a score of 38.950, while Daley tied for 37th on beam with a 9.550. In the all-around, Landes tied for 18th on vault (9.800), tied for sixth on bars (9.800), tied for 28th on beam (9.700) and tied for 27th on floor (9.775). Jones tied for 37th on vault (9.700), tied for 18th on bars (9.750), tied for 32nd on beam (9.700) and tied for 24th on floor (9.800).

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