Weekly Aggie Update

April 18, 2011

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Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

Next Competition
Mon.-Wed., May 2-4 --- at WAC Championships, Las Vegas, Nev.
• Utah State's men's golf team will return to action on Monday, May 2 when it travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the 2011 WAC Championships.

Last Week
T15th/18 --- at PING Cougar Classic
Tyson McFarland tied his collegiate low round with a 4-under par 68 during the final day of competition at the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic to finish tied for 11th with a 1-under 215. McFarland entered the final round tied for 40th. Utah State finished the 18-team tournament tied for 15th with a 24-over 888 (295-302-291) after shooting its best round during the two-day event with a 3-over 291 Saturday. McFarland began the tournament with a 1-over 73 and then shot a 2-over 74 in his second round before shooting a four-under 68 during his final 18 holes. For McFarland, it was his fourth top-15 finish of the season. Fellow senior Benjamin Schilleman fired a season-best tying 5-under 67 to climb from 53rd at the beginning of the day to tied for 15th at day's end with an even-par 216 (72-77-67). Schilleman's 67 was tied for the second-best round of the day and just one stroke shy of his collegiate low round. Other Aggies to compete in the tournament include junior Austin French who tied for 83rd with a 13-over 229 (74-75-80), sophomore Brendan Dennis who finished in 89th-place with an 15-over 231 (78-77-76), and junior Chanse Godderidge who tied for 90th with a 16-over 232 (76-76-80).

Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Wed., April 20 --- at Idaho State, 4 p.m.
Fri., April 22 --- FRESNO STATE (DH), 1 p.m.
Sat., April 23 --- FRESNO STATE, 12 p.m.
• Utah State's softball team (9-35, 4-8) has four games on its schedule this week as it plays at Idaho State (7-27) on Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m., and hosts Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State (26-11, 10-2) during the weekend. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m., and a single game on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 12 p.m.

Last Week
L, 1-6 --- IDAHO STATE
W, 4-3 --- BOISE STATE
W, 1-10 (6); W, 7-6 --- BOISE STATE
• Freshman outfielder Krista Bava (Hughson, Calif.) led Utah State to a 2-2 record last week winning two of three games against Boise State (W 4-3, L 1-10, W 7-6) and losing to Idaho State (6-1). Bava reached base safely in all four games and currently is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak. In USU's 6-1 loss to Idaho State, the freshman reached on a walk as a pinch hitter. In Utah State's 4-3 win against Boise State, she went 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base, and scored the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth. In its 10-1 loss to BSU, she was 1-for-3. And in the series finale against the Broncos, Bava was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI as her single in the bottom of the sixth put the Aggies up for good. For the week, she hit .571 (4-for-7) with four runs scored and two RBI.

Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

This Week
Thur., April 21 --- at Weber State, 12 p.m.
• Utah State's men's tennis team (12-9, 2-4) will conclude its regular season with a match at Weber State on Thursday, April 21 at 12 p.m.

Last Week
W, 5-2 --- AIR FORCE
• Utah State defeated Air Force, 5-2, last week at home in its only match of the week. With the win, USU finished its home season with a perfect 6-0 record. Against the Falcons, sophomore Sven Poslusny won at No. 1 singles (6-4, 8-6), senior Jakob Asplund won at No. 2 singles (6-3, 6-2), senior Bryan Marchant won at No. 4 singles (6-3, 6-2), and senior Nikita Ryashchenko won at No. 6 singles (6-2, 3-6, 10-5). In doubles play, Marchant and Poslusny posted an 8-3 win at the first position, senior Alex Thatcher and freshman Fredrik Peterson notched an 8-7 win at the second position, and Asplund and Ryashchenko teamed up for an 8-4 win at the third position.

Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

This Week
Tues., April 19 --- IDAHO STATE, 12 p.m.
Wed., April 20 --- at Weber State, 12 p.m.
• Utah State's women's tennis team (9-7, 0-4) will conclude its regular season this week with a pair of matches as it hosts Idaho State on Tuesday, April 19 at Noon at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club and then plays at Weber State on Wednesday, April 20, also at Noon.

Last Week
L, 1-6 --- at Nevada
• Utah State lost at Nevada, 6-1, in its only match last week. Junior Brianna Harris was the only Aggie to win a match as she posted a three-sets win at No. 6 singles (1-6, 7-6, 11-9). Other Aggies to compete include seniors Taylor Perry and Hailey Swenson, juniors Romina Nedakovic and Julie Tukuafu, and sophomores Kristina Voytsekhovich and Jaclyn West.

Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861

This Week
Fri.-Sat., April 22-23--- at California Invitational , All Day
• Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will return to action on Friday, April 22 when it travels to Berkeley, Calif., to compete in the Brutus Hamilton Invitational.

Last Week
• Utah State track and field endured the early rainy weather enough to win 16 event titles as part of 43 top-three finishes at its lone home meet of the season, the Mark Faldmo Invitational at the Ralph Maughan Track Stadium on Saturday. Senior Jason Holt highlighted the day's events as he ran a blistering 1:49.89 in the 800m, his personal-best and the Western Athletic Conference season-best time. Senior Alexis Meyer also ran a personal-best in the 800m as she took first with a time of 2:12.89. Joining Holt and Meyer with event titles and personal-best marks were five freshmen, Kylie Hirschi in the 400m hurdles (1:00.80), Tanner Hunt in the 400m (48.01), Kyle McKenna in the 5000m (15:24.06), CJ O'Neal in the long jump with a jump of 6.67m (21-10.75) and Reagan Ward in the triple jump with a mark of 14.31m (46-11.50). Other Aggies winning their event included seniors Ashlee Cannon (100m hurdles), Eric Larson (1500m) and Clint Silcock (high jump) along with juniors Katelyn Heiner (long jump), Spela Hus (shot put) and Joe Canavan (shot put) with a WAC leading mark of 17.93m (58-10.00). Sophomores Alex Litzsinger (1500m) and Silas Pimentel (100m, 200m) also captured their event titles to complete the Aggies' collection of 16 wins. Utah State had athletes place in the top five in 26 other events, including 43 total top-three finishes on the day. Taking second was Cannon (100h), juniors Kim Quinn (1500m) and Aaron Clements, sophomores Bailee Whitworth (long jump), Eric Follett (high jump), Kenny Hamlett (triple jump), Jaymin Vicker (discus) and David Cluff (3000m steeplechase) along with seniors Shannon Prince (discus) and Nick Bolinder (5000m). The USU men and women's 4x400m relay teams both also finished in second-place. Hamlett and Ward were joined with O'Neal in a tremendous 1-2-3 finish in the triple jump with each athlete jumping their personal-best. Rounding out the top three for the Aggies in their respective events were freshmen Lauren Hoskie and Mikey Payne in the 100m while fellow freshman Kylie Hirschi (100m hurdles), Hannah Williams (1500m), Daphne Jones (long jump), AJ Boully (400m hurdles), Devin Lang (1500m) and Jeff Taylor (3000m steeplechase) also garnered a third-place finish. Also ending the day in third-place for Utah State were sophomores Aubrie Haymore (200m) and Bri Campbell (high jump) as did Quinn (5000m) and fellow juniors Damian Szade (long jump) and John Johnson (pole vault). Senior Steven Atkinson (5000m) was the lone senior to take home third-place.

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