Weekly Aggie Update

April 18, 2010

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 18, 2010

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Fri.-Sat., April 23-24 --- at California Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will continue its outdoor season this weekend as it travels to Berkeley, Calif., to compete in the University of California hosted Brutus Hamilton Invitational.

Last Week
NTS --- MARK FALDMO INVITATIONAL
• Utah State track and field hosted a successful Mark Faldmo Invitational Saturday, including collecting 11 men event titles and eight women's titles. Highlighting Saturday's action was junior Clint Silcock winning the high jump, with the third-best height in the NCAA with a jump of 7.05.00 (2.26m). Silcock's win was one of 11 men's event titles on the day. His mark is a career-best, WAC-best and is second-best in USU school history. Senior Nick Karren won the 400m hurdles finishing in 52.07. Karren also earned a title in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.37. Junior Armahd Lewis won the 200m cutting the tape at 21.43, which is a new Utah State career-best mark. Lewis also took the title in the 100m at 10.59 for his second career-best mark of the day. Senior Jason Holt won the 800m by clocking in at 1:50.33, while junior Hunter Nelson took first-place in the 1500m with a time of 3:56.43. Sophomore Brian McKenna won the men's 5,000m with a time of 15:05.55 in his first attempt at the event this season. Freshman Kyle Moffet won the 3,000m steeplechase clocking in at 10:03.06. The Aggie women's 4x100m relay won the event with a time of 46.84, while the men's team also won with a 40.78 time. The women's 4x400m won as anchor and senior Elaine Connolly passed Utah's anchor runner in the final turn of the race to win in a time of 3:48.66. The men's 4x400m team also won clocking in at 3:22.05. Tabbing a title for the women was Bri Campbell who won the high jump clearing 5-05.00 (1.65m), tying her career-best height. Senior Shannon Prince finished in first-place in the discus with a distance of 164-06 (50.13m). Prince's mark is a new career-best and fourth-best in school history. Freshman Aimee Haertel won the 5,000m clocking in at 19:59.06 in her first attempt in the event. Senior Erin Stratton won the 1500m clocking in with a new season-best time of 4:37.39. Sophomore Spela Hus won the shot put with a distance of 46-10.75 (14.29m), which is a new season-best mark. Junior Julia Stewart took the title in the triple jump with a career-best mark of 38-07.50 (11.77m). Stewart's mark is tied for sixth-best in school history and is sixth in the WAC thus far this season.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Wed., April 21 --- IDAHO STATE, 2 p.m.
• Utah State's women's tennis team (10-12, 2-6) will play its final match of the regular season on Wednesday, April 21 when it hosts Idaho State (1-12) at 2 p.m., at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club.

Last Week
W, 4-3 --- at Weber State
L, 0-4 --- at Boise State
L, 0-7 --- vs. Idaho, Boise, ID
W, 5-2 --- vs. Louisiana Tech, Boise, ID
• Utah State went 2-2 last week as it defeated Weber State (4-3) and Louisiana Tech (5-2), and lost to No. 44 Boise State (4-0) and Idaho (7-0). Against WSU, junior Hailey Swenson recorded a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-4), freshman Jaclyn West won in straight sets at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-1), freshman Kristina Voytsekhovich posted a straight sets win at No. 3 singles (6-1, 6-3) and junior Taylor Perry won in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-4, 6-1). Swenson and West also combined for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles. Against LTU, West won in straight sets at No. 2 singles (6-3, 6-3), Voytsekhovich won in straight sets at No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-3), sophomore Monica Abella posted a straight sets win at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-0), Perry won in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-1, 6-0) and senior Britney Watts won in straight sets at No. 6 singles (6-3, 6-4). Swenson and West also teamed up for an 8-7 win at No. 1 doubles.

MEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Wed., April 21 --- IDAHO STATE, 12 p.m.
• Utah State's men's tennis team (10-10, 0-3) will return to action on Wednesday, April 21 when it hosts Idaho State (1-9) at Noon at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club in its final regular season match.

Last Competition
L, 1-6 --- at Weber State
• Utah State lost at Weber State, 6-1, on April 7. Senior Amit Maharaj scored USU's only point as he notched a straight sets win at No. 4 singles (6-4, 7-5). Junior Jakob Asplund lost at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-4), freshman Sven Poslusny lost at No. 2 singles (6-4, 6-4), junior Bryan Marchant lost at No. 3 singles (7-5, 7-5), junior Nikita Ryashchenko lost at No. 5 singles (6-3, 6-3), and junior Alex Thatcher lost in three sets at No. 6 singles (7-5, 5-7, 10-5). USU also lost all three of its doubles matches at Asplund and Marchant fell, 8-4, at the number one spot, Maharaj and Poslusny lost, 9-7, at the number two spot, and Ryashchenko and Thatcher fell, 8-6, at the number three spot.

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

This Week
Tues., April 20 --- UTAH VALLEY (DH), 2 p.m.
Wed., April 21 --- at Weber State (DH), 2 p.m.
Fri., April 23 --- SAN JOSE STATE (DH), 2 p.m.
Sat., April 24 --- SAN JOSE STATE, 11:30 a.m.
• Utah State's softball team (14-23, 3-10) will begin its week with a doubleheader at home against Utah Valley (19-19) on Tuesday, April 20 at 2 p.m., followed by a doubleheader at Weber State (1-35) on Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. USU will then host WAC foe San Jose State (29-16, 5-7) in a three-game series on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. The two teams will begin the series with a doubleheader on Friday at 2 p.m., followed by a single game on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Last Week
Postponed --- at Utah
L, 2-5 --- at Boise State
L 3-5, L 3-8 --- at Boise State

• Senior outfielder Nicole (Rupp) Tindall hit .500 (4-for-8) against Boise State as the Broncos swept the Aggies (2-5, 3-5, 3-8). In the first game, Tindall went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored. In the second game of the series, Tindall reached safely on a walk. In the series finale, she had her team-leading fourth triple of the season and eventually scored her second run of the weekend. Overall, Tindall reached base safely in all three games of the series.

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

This Week
Fri.-Sat., April 23-24 --- at PING Cougar Classic, Provo, Utah, All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will return to action on Friday, April 23 when it travels to Provo, Utah to compete in the PING Cougar Classic.

Last Competition
13th/24 --- at Wyoming Cowboy Classic, Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Freshman Tanner Higham shot a six-over par 216 to lead Utah State's men's golf team to a 13th-place finish at Wyoming Cowboy Classic held in Scottsdale, Ariz., on April 5-6. USU finished 13th out of 24 teams with a 36-over 876 as it carded rounds of 284, 298 and 294. Higham tied for 25th overall as he began the tournament with a one-over 71, followed by a two-over 72 during the second round and finished with a three-over 73 for his six-over 216. Junior Benjamin Schilleman tied for 48th with a 10-over 220 (73-73-74), while junior Chanse Godderidge tied for 60th with a 12-over 222 (70-77-75). Fellow junior Tyson McFarland tied for 72nd as he shot a 14-over 224 (70-77-77) and senior Thad Truman tied for 101st with a 20-over 230 (82-76-72).

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