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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 10, 2017
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
Thur., April 13 --- at Colorado State, 4 p.m.
Fri., April 14 --- at Colorado State, 4 p.m.
Sat., April 15 --- at Colorado State, 11 a.m.
• Utah State’s softball team (25-9, 8-3 MW) continues its 2017 season this week with a three-game Mountain West series at Colorado State (18-13, 6-6 MW). The two teams will play single games on Thursday and Friday, April 13-14, at 4 p.m., and on Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m. All three games will be steamed live on the Mountain West Network.
L, 6-8 --- #22 BYU
W, 1-0; W, 7-4 --- FRESNO STATE
Cancelled --- FRESNO STATE
• Utah State posted a 2-1 home record last week with an 8-6 loss to No. 22 BYU, before sweeping a doubleheader against Fresno State (1-0, 7-4). The third game of the series with the Bulldogs was canceled due to weather and unplayable field conditions. USU utilized three pitchers on the week, with freshman Kellie White leading the team with a 2-0 record without allowing a single run. In all, the Aggie pitchers posted a 4.00 ERA, while striking out 12 batters and walking 10. Senior shortstop Sarina Jaramillo led the USU offense, as she batted .444 (4-of-9), including three home runs. Senior first baseman Paxton Provost was tops defensively, tallying 30 putouts.
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Fri., April 14 --- at Fresno State, 3 p.m. (MT)
Sat., April 15 --- at Nevada, 1 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State men’s tennis (17-8, 3-1 MW), ranked 39th nationally, continues its 2017 season this weekend with a pair of Mountain West matches at it plays at Fresno State (13-11, 3-1 MW) on Friday, April 14, at 3 p.m. (MT) and at Nevada (7-9, 2-2 MW) on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. (MT).
W, 4-0 --- SAINT MARY’S
W, 5-2 --- WEBER STATE
W, 4-1 --- AIR FORCE
L, 3-4 --- NEW MEXICO
• Utah State posted a 3-1 record at home last week with wins against Saint Mary’s (4-0), Weber State (5-2) and Air Force (4-1) and a loss against New Mexico (4-3). Against the Gaels, the Aggies took the doubles point as junior Kai Wehnelt and sophomore Samuel Serrano won at the first position (6-4) and senior Jack Swindells and sophomore Jonas Maier won at the second position (6-4). In singles, Wehnelt won at the No. 1 spot (6-2, 6-2), Serrano won at the No. 3 spot (6-2, 6-0) and senior Daniel Echeverry won at the No. 6 spot (6-0, 6-1). Against the Wildcats, the Aggies again won the doubles point as Maier and Swindells won at the first position (6-2) and juniors Jaime Barajas and Andrew Nakajima won at the second position (6-2). In singles, Wehnelt won at the No. 2 spot (6-2, 6-2), freshman Sergiu Bucur won at the No. 4 spot (6-3, 6-3), Maier won at the No. 5 spot (6-4, 6-2) and Echeverry won at the No. 6 spot (6-4, 6-1). Against the Falcons, the Aggies again took the doubles point as Maier and Swindells won at the first position (6-3), and Barajas and Nakajima won at the second position (6-1). In singles, Wehnelt won at the No. 2 spot (6-0, 6-2), Swindells won at the No. 3 spot (6-3, 6-2) and Bucur won at the No. 4 spot (6-1, 6-1). And against the Lobos, the Aggies lost the doubles point. In singles, Serrano won at the No. 4 spot (6-1, 6-3), Bucur won at the No. 5 spot (6-3, 6-4) and Maier won at the No. 6 spot (7-5, 6-1).
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Lea Williams - (435) 797-8584
Thur.-Sat., April 13-15 --- at Mt. SAC (CA) Relays, All Day
Fri.-Sat., April 14-15 --- MARK FALDMO INVITE, All Day
• Utah State’s outdoor track & field teams will continue its 2017 season this week at a pair of meets as it competes in the Mt. SAC (CA) Relays from Thursday through Saturday, April 13-15, and hosts the Mark Faldmo Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15.
NTS --- at Utah Spring Classic
NTS --- at UCLA Invitational
• Utah State’s track & field teams captured 28 top-five finishes at both the Utah Spring Classic and UCLA-hosted Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational last weekend. In his second-career meet as an Aggie, redshirt freshman Sindri Gudmundsson won gold and broke his own school record on his first attempt in the javelin with a distance of 73.06m (239-8.25), a mark that ranks second all-time in Mountain West history. Junior Clay Lambourne won the 800m with a time 1:50.69, while freshman Dylan Barker placed second with a time of 1:52.05. The Aggie men’s sprint corps was led in large part by junior Brady Martin, who placed second in the 400m with a time of 46.52, which moves him to fifth all-time in USU history. Martin also won the 4x400m relay, along with seniors AJ Boully and Joshua Gordon, and with freshman Michael Bluth. The quartet clocked a time of 3:08.79. Junior Tylee Newman-Skinner cruised to the women’s 1,500m title, recording a season-best time of 4:27.57. Senior Katelyn Zabriskie posted a career-best mark in the high jump as she cleared a height of 1.72m (5-7.50) to tie for second at the UCLA Invitational. Freshman Bailee Parker placed third in the 3,000m with a time of 9:58.65, which ranks eighth all-time in USU history. Sophomore Tavia Dutson placed fourth in the 3,000m with a time of 10:00.54, which ranks ninth all-time in school history. Junior Kelsey Yamauchi-Richins placed second in the 3,000m steeplechase with a career-best time of 10:39.96, which ranks seventh all-time in school history. Sophomore Brenn Flint posted a personal best in the shot put, tossing a distance of 15.51m (50-10.50), which ranks second all-time in school history. In other action at the Utah Spring Classic, freshman Zack Bell placed third in the men’s 400m with a time of 49.36.
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Tue., April 11 --- UTAH, 2 p.m.
Sun., April 16 --- IDAHO, 11 a.m.
• Utah State women’s tennis (10-9, 1-3 MW) continues its 2017 season this week with a pair of non-conference matches as it hosts Utah (7-8) on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. and then hosts Idaho (10-5) on Sunday, April 16, at 11 a.m. All home matches are streamed live at http://livetenniscam.com/sites/usutennis/.
L, 2-5 --- at New Mexico
L, 2-5 --- at Air Force
• Utah State lost a pair of Mountain West road matches last week at New Mexico (5-2) and at Air Force (5-2). Against the Lobos, the Aggies lost the doubles point. In singles, senior Nini Guensler won at the No. 1 spot (7-6 (5), 6-0) and freshman Hannah Jones won at the No. 6 spot (1-6, 6-4, 3-1, ret.). Against the Falcons, the Aggies again lost the doubles point. In singles, freshman Lucy Octave won at the No. 3 spot (2-6, 7-5, 7-5) and Jones won at the No. 5 spot (6-1, 6-3).
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Mon.-Tues., April 10-11 --- at Wyoming Invite, Chandler, Ariz., All Day
• Utah State’s men’s golf team continues its 2017 spring season on Monday, April 10, in Chandler, Ariz., at the Wyoming-hosted Cowboy Classic.
7th/12 --- at South Dakota State Invitational, Las Vegas, Nev.
• Utah State senior golfer Tanner Jenson shot a final round 6-under 66 to finish tied for eighth with an 8-under 208 (73-69-66) at the South Dakota State-hosted Jackrabbit Invitational, held in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 10-11. USU finished the 12-team tournament in seventh place with a 7-under 857 (293-276-288). Nevada won the tournament with a 41-under 823 (277-266-280), while UNLV’s Justin Kim took medalist honors with a 13-under 203 (67-68-68). For Utah State, its seventh-place finish marks the eighth time in eight events this year it is has finished in the top 10. After beginning the tournament with a 1-over 73, Jenson carded back-to-back rounds in the 60s, including a 3-under 69 during his second round on Friday and a season-best 6-under 66 during his final 18 holes on Saturday for his best 54-hole score of the season of 8-under 208. For Jenson, he now has four rounds in the 60s this season and 11 in his career, and eight rounds under par this year and 22 in his career. It is also his fourth tournament finish under par this season and the ninth of his career, not to mention his third top-10 finish of the season and the seventh of his career. Others competing at the Jackrabbit Invitational for Utah State included freshman Hayden Eckert, who tied for 25th place at 1-under 215 (72-71-72). For Eckert, his second round of 1-under 71 was his fifth round under par this season, while his 1-under 215 marked the first under par finish of his career. Utah State junior Braxton Miller finished the tournament tied for 27th at even par 216 (73-68-75), highlighted by his 4-under 68 during his second round, giving him four rounds under par this year and 15 in his career. USU senior Eli Rogers finished tied for 33rd at 2-over 218 (75-68-75), which included a season-best 4-under 68 during his second round, giving him four rounds this year and 11 in his career under par. Rounding out the Aggie competitors is freshman Chase Lansford, who finished 57th at 11-over 227 (75-73-79).
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