WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 13, 2015
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Lea Williams - (435) 797-8584
Wed.-Sat., April 15-18 --- at Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif., All Day
Fri.-Sat., April 17-18 --- MARK FALDMO INVITATIONAL, All Day
Utah State's outdoor track & field teams will continue its season this weekend as it travels to Walnut, Calif., to compete in the Mt. Sac Relays from Wednesday through Saturday, April 15-18, and will host the Mark Faldmo Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 17-18.
NTS --- at Utah Invitational
NTS --- at Weber State Invitational
Utah State's men's and women's track and field teams made great strides as the Aggies collected 20 top-five finishes, along with six individual event titles at the Weber State Invitational last weekend. Individual event title winners included, senior Chari Hawkins winning the 100m hurdles with a personal-best time of 13.63, sophomore Kayla Lee winning the triple jump (10.88m/35-08.50) and junior Maci Bingham claiming victory in the discus (49.95m/163-10). Additionally, freshman Clay Lambourne won the 400m (47.42). Also winning events were the men's 4x100m relay team of junior Cole Lambourne, freshman Bryson Stout, junior Tanner Hunt and junior Parker Bluth with a time of 40.97, as well as the men's 4x400m relay team of junior Cole Lambourne, freshman Clay Lambourne, sophomore Brett McAdams and junior Tanner Hunt with a time of 3:12.70. Top-five finishers for the Aggie women included sophomore Mia Estes placing fourth in the javelin (41.18m/135-01), while freshman Olivia Moriconi finished fourth in the discus (44.74m/146-09) and fellow freshman Kelsey Yamauchi placed fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase (11:29.50). Freshman Caroline Weiler placed fifth in the 1,500m (4:41.55). Top-five finishers for the Aggie men included junior Parker Bluth, who placed second in the 100m (10.46), while freshman Bryson Stout finished fourth in the 100m (10.97) and senior Eric Shellhorn placed second in the 1,500m (3:47.89). Additionally, freshman Kyler Wightman placed second in the triple jump (13.48m/44-02.75), with sophomore Jason Allred finishing fourth in the triple jump (13.06m/42-10.25) and junior Kevin Allen finishing second in the discus (52.28m/171-06), as well as third in the hammer throw (53.63m/175-11). Freshman David Hirschmann placed third in the discus with a toss of 48.73m (159-10), while sophomore Devin Wright placed third in the javelin (63.22m/207-05).
Utah State started off their weekend by claiming 10 top-five finishes, along with two individual event titles at the Utah hosted Spring Classic. Freshman Clay Lambourne won the only individual event title for the men by winning the 800m with a meet and personal-record time of 1:49.38, while senior Jodi Williams was the lone individual event title winner for the Aggie women by claiming the high jump with a leap of 1.72m (5-07.75). Top-five finishers for the Aggie men included sophomore Brett McAdams and freshman Jordan Beutler, who tied for fourth in the 800m with a time of 1:51.32, while freshman Kyler Wightman took fourth in the long jump (6.80m/22-03.75). Sophomore Jason Allred tied for third in the pole vault (4.80m/15-09.00), while David Hirschmann finished fourth in the shot put (14.92m/48-11.50). Top-five finishers for the USU women included sophomore Katelyn Zabriskie placing fourth in the high jump (1.62m/5-03.75), while fellow sophomore Bethani Talbot placed fifth in the event (1.62m/5-03.75). Junior Maci Bingham finished fifth in the shot put (13.20m/43-03.75).
Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Sat., April 18 --- BOISE STATE, 11 a.m.
Utah State women's tennis (12-10, 1-3) continues its 2015 spring season this weekend as it hosts Mountain West foe Boise State in its regular season finale on Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m.
L, 3-4 --- at Northern Arizona
W, 5-1 --- vs. Portland State, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Utah State posted a 1-1 road record last week with a 4-3 loss at Northern Arizona, followed by a 5-1 win against Portland State in a match played in Flagstaff, Ariz. Against the Lumberjacks, USU took the doubles point as senior McKenzie Davis and freshman Maggie O'Meara won at the first position (7-5) and sophomores Nini Guensler and Lexi Turley won at the third position (6-1). In singles, Davis won at the No. 1 spot (2-6, 6-2, 7-6) and freshman Meghan Lyall won at the No. 6 spot (6-3, 7-5). Against the Vikings, USU won the doubles point as Turley and Guensler won at the second position (6-3) and Lyall and freshman Sabrina Demerath won at the third position (6-2). In singles, Davis won at the No. 1 spot (6-0, 6-0), Guensler won at the No. 2 spot (6-4, 6-0), Lyall won at the No. 5 spot (6-2, 6-3) and junior Amber Stuhlmann won at the No. 6 spot (6-4, 6-4).
Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Sat., April 18 --- at Boise State, 10:30 a.m.
Sun., April 19 --- vs. Idaho, Boise, Idaho, 11 a.m.
Utah State men's tennis (17-7, 5-1) continues its 2015 spring season this weekend with a Mountain West road match at Boise State on Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a non-conference match against Idaho in Boise, Idaho on Sunday, April 19 at 11 a.m. to conclude its regular season.
W, 4-1 --- NEVADA
Utah State set a new program record with 17 wins after defeating Nevada, 4-1, last week on the road. The Aggies took the doubles point as senior Matt Sweet and sophomore Karan Salwan won at the first position (6-2), and senior Marcus Fritz and sophomore Dennis Baumgartner won at the third position (6-2). In singles, Salwan won at the No. 2 spot (6-2, 6-4), freshman Jaime Barajas won at the No. 5 spot (6-2, 6-3) and sophomore Sebastian Schneider won at the No. 6 spot (6-2, 7-6).
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
Tues., April 14 --- UTAH VALLEY (DH), 1 p.m.
Fri., April 17 --- at San José State, 1 p.m. (MT)
Sat., April 18 --- at San José State, 1 p.m. (MT)
Sun., April 19 --- at San José State, 1 p.m. (MT)
Utah State's softball team (16-26, 8-7) continues its 2015 season this week with five games. USU will begin the week by hosting Utah Valley (15-29) in a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. The Aggies will then travel to California to play a three-game Mountain West series against San José State (28-15, 8-4) as the two teams will play single games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. each day.
W, 9-8; W, 9-1 (6) --- at Colorado State
W, 8-6 --- at Colorado State
L, 2-5 --- FRESNO STATE
W, 4-3 --- FRESNO STATE
L, 0-8 (5) --- FRESNO STATE
Utah State posted a 4-2 Mountain West record last week as it swept a road series at Colorado State (W 9-8, W 9-1, W 8-6) and then won one of three home games against Fresno State (L 5-2, W 4-3, L 8-0), picking up its first win against the Bulldogs since 2001. Offensively, the Aggies were led by junior pitcher Noelle Johnson who hit .471 on the week with eight hits, including one double and one home run. She tallied four runs, while batting in an additional four. Senior outfielder Hailey Froton was tops in the RBI column, tallying six on the week and matching her own USU single-season RBI record with 41 on the year. Sophomore first baseman Paxton Provost led the team defensively with 53 putouts on the week. In addition to her success at the plate, Johnson pitched all but 2.1 innings of the week as she notched a 4-2 record with four complete games. Overall, she allowed 53 hits and 23 runs for a 4.01 ERA, while tallying 12 strikeouts and walking 20 batters.
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Fri.-Sat., April 24-25 --- at BYU Cougar Classic, All Day
Utah State's men's golf team will continue its 2015 spring season on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25 at the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic.
13th/18 --- at Wyoming Classic, Chandler, Ariz.
Utah State placed 13th out of 18 teams last week with a 4-over 868 (293-286-289) at the Wyoming hosted Cowboy Classic in Chandler, Ariz. Sophomore McCoy Willey tied for 38th-place with an even-par 216 (73-67-76) to lead USU, as he shot a collegiate-low 5-under 67 during his second round. Senior Grahm Schmaltz finished the tournament tied for 44th-place at 1-over 217 (73-73-71), which is his best-ever 54-hole score as an Aggie. Senior Zach Waxler finished tied for 61st-place at 3-over 219 (71-74-74), which is his collegiate-best 54-hole score, junior Seokwon Jeon tied for 69th-place at 5-over 221 (76-72-73), and sophomore Eli Rogers tied for 84th-place at 11-over 227 (76-80-71).
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