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

April 11, 2011

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 11, 2011

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

This Week
Fri.-Sat., April 15-16 --- at PING Cougar Classic, Provo, Utah
• Utah State's men's golf team will return to action on Friday, April 15 when it competes in the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic.

Last Week
17th/20 --- at Wyoming Cowboy Classic, Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Utah State's Chanse Godderidge shot a career-low 65 during the final round of the 2011 Wyoming Cowboy Classic to help Utah State finish in 17th-place with a 33-over 873 (296-294-283). Godderidge's 65 is not only a career-best, but also the best round by an Aggie golfer since Devin Daniels shot a 64 during the 2007-08 season at a tournament played in Palm Springs, Calif. Godderidge began the tournament with a 2-under 68 before carding a 12-over 82 during his second round. Godderidge then responded with a 5-under 65 during his final 18 holes to finish tied for 30th in the tournament with 5-over 215, which is his career-best 54-hole score. Senior Benjamin Schilleman tied for 51st with a 9-over 219 (72-71-76), while sophomore Brendan Dennis tied for 71st with a 12-over 222 (80-71-71). Senior Tyson McFarland tied for 75th at 13-over 223 (76-76-71), and junior Austin French finished in 104th with a 29-over 239 (83-76-80).

SOFTBALL
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Tues., April 12 --- BRIGHAM YOUNG, 3 p.m.
Wed., April 13 --- IDAHO STATE, 3 p.m.
Fri., April 15 --- BOISE STATE, 3 p.m.
Sat., April 16 --- BOISE STATE, (DH), 1 p.m.
• Utah State's softball team (7-33, 2-7) will play five home games this week as it hosts BYU (21-14) and Idaho State (6-23) in a pair of single games on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12-13, respectively. Both games will begin at 3 p.m. USU will then return to Western Athletic Conference action with a three-game series against Boise State (25-13, 8-1) during the weekend. The two teams will play a single game on Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m., and a doubleheader on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 1 p.m.

Last Week
L, 4-7; L, 5-6 --- at Weber State
W, 9-6 --- at San Jose State
W, 5-2; L, 4-8 --- at San Jose State
• Senior outfielder Joreigh Landers helped Utah State snap a 19-game losing streak and win a Western Athletic Conference series against San Jose State last weekend. For the week, the Aggies went 2-1 at San Jose State (W 9-6, W 5-2, L 4-8) and 0-2 at Weber State (L 4-7, L 5-6). Against the Wildcats, Landers went 1-for-4 with one run scored. In USU's 9-6 win against SJSU, the senior went 3-for-4 with one run scored and two RBI. In the Aggies' 5-2 win against the Spartans, Landers was 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI. And in USU's 8-4 loss in the series finale, Landers finished 2-for-2 with one RBI and two doubles. For the week, Landers hit a team-leading .571 (8-for-14) with three runs scored and four RBI. She also threw a runner out a home from centerfield.

MEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

This Week
Tues., April 12 --- at Weber State, 12 p.m.
Thur., April 14 --- AIR FORCE, 12 p.m.
• Utah State's men's tennis team (11-9, 2-4) will have two matches this week as it plays at Weber State on Tuesday, April 12 at 12 p.m., and then hosts Air Force on Thursday, April 14 at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club beginning at 12 p.m.

Last Week
L, 2-5 --- at Idaho L, 0-5 --- vs. Hawai'i, Moscow, Idaho
L, 0-4 --- vs. Fresno State, Moscow, Idaho
• Utah State went 0-3 last week as it lost at Idaho (5-2), and to Hawai'i (5-0) and Fresno State (4-0) in Moscow, Idaho. Against the Vandals, senior Bryan Marchant won at No. 4 singles (5-7, 6-0, 7-6) and teamed with sophomore Sven Poslusny for an 8-4 win at the first doubles position. Seniors Jakob Asplund and Nikita Ryashchenko then secured the doubles point for USU with an 8-6 win at the third position. The only other win for Utah State during the weekend was against Hawai'i at the first doubles position as Marchant and Poslusny notched an 8-5 victory at the first position. Other Aggies to compete during the weekend include senior Alex Thatcher and freshman Fredrik Peterson.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

This Week
Fri., April 15 --- at Nevada, 1 p.m.
• Utah State's women's tennis team (9-6, 0-4) will play one match this week at it travels to Nevada on Friday, April 15 at 1 p.m. (MT).

Last Week
W, 5-2 --- vs. Gonzaga, Moscow, Idaho
L, 3-4 --- at Idaho
• Utah State went 1-1 last weekend as it defeated Gonzaga (5-2) and lost at Idaho (4-3). Against the Bulldogs, senior Hailey Swenson won at No. 2 singles (6-3, 6-2), sophomore Kristina Voytsekhovich won at No. 3 singles (6-4, 7-6), junior Romina Redakovic won at No. 4 singles (6-4, 6-4) and junior Julie Tukuafu won at No. 5 singles (6-7, 7-5, 10-4). In doubles play, Nedakovic and Swenson posted an 8-5 win at the first position, sophomore Jaclyn West teamed with Voytsekhovich for an 8-4 win at the second position, and senior Taylor Perry teamed with Tukuafu for an 8-3 win at the third position. Against the Vandals, Swenson won at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-4) and Voytsekhovich won at No. 3 singles (7-5, 6-2). USU also won the doubles point as Voytsekhovich and West posted an 8-3 win at the second position, while Perry and Tukuafu notched an 8-4 win at the third position.

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

This Week
Sat., April 16--- MARK FALDMO INVITATIONAL , All Day
• Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will host its only meet of the season, the Mark Faldmo Invitational on Saturday, April 16 with field events beginning at 10 a.m.

Last Week
NTS --- at Sacramento State Invitational
• Utah State junior Kim Quinn set a school record in the 5000m with a time of 16:43.51 at Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major Challenge last weekend. Overall, the Aggies brought home four event titles as part of 20 top-three finishes at the two-day meet. Quinn broke Lida Ripplinger's record of 16:46.76 set in 2005 by more than three seconds as she finished third in the event. With the time, Quinn also holds the top spot in the Western Athletic Conference this season, more than 12 seconds ahead of the next best time. Other event winners for USU was junior Joe Canavan (shot put), senior Eric Larson (1500m), freshman Kyle McKenna (5000m) and the 4x100m relay team (41.33), which consisted of senior Armahd Lewis, sophomore Silas Pimentel along with freshmen Tanner Hunt and Parker Bluth. Canavan remained undefeated in the shot put during the outdoor season as he had a throw of 17.07m (56-00.00), while Larson also stayed undefeated in the 1500m crossing the finish line with a time of 3:48.49, just ahead of fellow senior Hunter Nelson (3:48.67). McKenna won his first event of his Aggie career in the 5000m with a time 14:33.18 which stands at the second-best time in the WAC this season. Senior Clint Silcock ended in a three-way tie at the top of the high jump event with a leap of 2.15m (7-00.50). Silcock received a third-place finish on a judge's decision. Junior Damian Szade placed second in the long jump with a mark of 7.09m (23-03.25), while sophomore Spencer Hall ended in third-place of the discus with a toss of 47.90m (157-02.00) and in the hammer with a mark of 51.89m (170-03.00). Other Utah State men placing in the top three was Lewis, who finished third in the 100m (10.48) and second in the 200m (21.46). Senior Steven Atkinson came in second in the 3000m steeplechase (9:11.43) just ahead of junior Aaron Clements (9:19.35). Rounding out the top three for the USU men were freshman Tanner Hunt in the 400m (48.08) and Pimentel in the 200m (21.68). For the Aggie women, junior Katelyn Heiner ran her career-best in the in the 400m with a 55.15, which was good enough for second-place. Sophomore Aubrie Haymore finished right behind Heiner with her career-best of 55.42. Freshman Kylie Hirschi also took home a second-place accolade in the 400m hurdles (1:01.25), while junior Spela Hus ended the day in third-place in the shot put with a throw of 14.16m (46-05.50).

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