Weekly Aggie Update

April 25, 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 Competition
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
Tues., April 26 --- UTAH, 3 p.m.
Fri., April 29 --- at Nevada, 3 p.m.
Sat., April 30 --- at Nevada (DH), 2 p.m.
• Utah State's softball team (10-38, 4-11) has four games on its schedule this week as it hosts Utah (27-17) on Tuesday, April 26 at 3 p.m., and then plays at Western Athletic Conference foe Nevada (12-29, 3-12) during the weekend. The two teams will play a single game on Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m., and a doubleheader on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 2 p.m.

Last Week
W, 3-0 --- at Idaho State
L, 3-5; L, 1-7 --- FRESNO STATE
L, 12-16 --- FRESNO STATE
• Senior utility player Shasta Tyteca (Farmington, Utah) helped Utah State to a 1-3 record last week as it defeated Idaho State (3-0) and lost three games to No. 25 Fresno State (5-3, 7-1, 16-12) over the weekend. Against the Bengals, which was USU's first shutout of the season, Tyteca went 2-for-3 with one stolen base. In the first game against FS, Tyteca went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI. And in the series finale with the Bulldogs, Tyteca hit a pinch-hit single, scored a run and drove in a run. For the week, Tyteca hit .400 (4-for-10) with two runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases.

Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

This Week
Wed.-Fri., April 27-29 --- at WAC Championships, Boise, Idaho
• Utah State's men's tennis team (12-9, 2-4) will conclude its season this week at the 2011 WAC Championships, hosted by Boise State, beginning on Wednesday, April 27.

Last Week
L , 2-5 --- at Weber State
• Utah State ended its regular season with a 5-2 loss at Weber State as senior Jakob Asplund posted a three-sets win at No. 2 singles (3-6, 7-6, 10-4) and fellow senior Bryan Marchant notched a three-sets win at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-7, 10-5). Asplund also teamed with senior Nikita Ryashchenko in doubles play for an 8-2 win at the third position. Other Aggies to compete in the match include senior Alex Thatcher, sophomore Sven Poslusny and freshman Fredrik Peterson.

Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

This Week
Mon., April 25 --- IDAHO STATE, 2 p.m.
Wed.-Fri., April 27-29 --- at WAC Championships, Boise, Idaho
• Utah State's women's tennis team (10-7, 0-5) will host Idaho State on Monday, April 25 at 2 p.m., before concluding its season at the 2011 WAC Championships, hosted by Boise State, beginning on Wednesday, April 27.

Last Week
W, 5-2 --- at Weber State
• Utah State won its only match of the week as it defeated Weber State, 5-2. Against the Wildcats, senior Hailey Swenson won at No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-1), sophomore Kristina Voytsekhovich won at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-1), junior Romina Nedakovic won at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-1), and junior Julie Tukuafu won at No. 5 singles (3-6, 6-0, 10-8). In doubles play, Swenson and Nedakovic teamed up for an 8-4 win at the first position, Voytsekhovich and sophomore Jaclyn West posted an 8-1 win at the second position, and Tukuafu joined senior Taylor Perry for an 8-5 win at the third position. Other Aggies to compete include junior Brianna Harris who lost at No. 6 single (6-3, 4-6, 10-6).

Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861

This Week
Fri.-Sat., April 29-30--- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will return to action on Friday, April 29 when it travels to Boise, Idaho to compete in the Idaho-Utah Border Clash.

Last Week
NTS --- at California Invitational
• Utah State men and women's track and field teams captured five event titles as part of 21 top-five finishes on Saturday, the final day of competition at Edwards Stadium for the Cal Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. Senior Armahd Lewis highlighted the day's events winning the 100m (10.41) and 200m (21.29) races. Lewis now ranks third all-time in USU history in the 100m as both times are his personal-best. Joining Lewis in the top five of the 100m was sophomore Silas Pimentel (10.65) in third and fellow senior Mike Pyrtle (10.68) in fourth. Pimentel also finished in the top five of the 200m taking second with a time of 21.35, while junior Jeff Alley placed fifth, clocking in at 22.11. Other Aggies winning their event included senior Jason Holt who ran a 1:49.67 in the 800m, making it two straight weeks of sub 1:50.00 runs. Freshman Kylie Hirschi also won the 400m hurdles (1:00.04), while sophomore Spencer Hall won his first event of the season, taking the top spot in the discus with a season-best throw of 48.91m (160-05). The men's 4x100m relay team also took first place with a time of 40.88, the team consisted of Pimentel, Lewis, Alley and freshman Tanner Hunt, who also finished fourth in the 400m (48.78). The Utah State women garnered six other top-five accolades including senior Ashlee Cannon ending in second-place in the 100m hurdles with her fastest time of the season (13.83). Cannon was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that finished third with a time of 47.17. She was joined by sophomores Aubrie Haymore, Bailee Whitworth and Mercedes Blackwood. Also taking third-place for the Aggie women was junior Spela Hus in the shot put with a throw of 14.22m (46-08.00) and senior Shannon Prince in the discus with a mark of 48.70m (158-09). Junior Katelyn Heiner took home a fourth-place finish in the 400m (54.88), while senior Alexis Meyer ended in fifth in the 800m (2:13.49). Senior Clint Silcock ended the day in second-place in the high jump, clearing 2.15m (7-00.25), while fellow senior James Allred placed fourth in the 800m (1:50.44) as did junior Joe Canavan in the shot put with a throw of 15.75m (51-08.25).

Utah State track and field senior Steven Atkinson, freshman Kylie Hirschi and junior Kim Quinn all won their respective events on Friday, the opening day of the Cal Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. Atkinson and junior Aaron Clements highlighted a 1-2 finish in the 3000m steeplechase with times of 9:05.72 and 9:10.64, respectively, while Hirschi won the 800m with a time of 2:09.58, which is the fourth-fastest time in the Western Athletic Conference this season. Quinn took the top spot in the 5000m with a time of 16:48.89. Meanwhile, freshman AJ Boully took second in the 400m hurdles with his personal-best time of 54.62, and sophomore Alex Litzsinger also took second, clocking a 17:03.65 in the 5000m. Sophomores Kaylee Campbell (11:30.68) and Stephanie Burt (11:44.35) finished the 3000m steeplechase in second and third-places, respectively. Also collecting third-place for the Aggies were seniors Heidi Peterson in the 400m hurdles (1:02.74) and Mercer Owen in the 800m (1:51.58), along with sophomore Bailee Whitworth in the 200m (24.65) and junior Damian Szade in the triple jump as he had a mark of 13.43m (44-00.75). Rounding out the top five was sophomore Bri Campbell as she cleared 1.63m (5-04.25) in the high jump, tying Naima Goodwin of Sacramento State for fourth-place along with junior Daniel Howell finishing in fifth-place in the 5000m with a time of 14:26.98.

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