Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's spring sports continue this week with softball, men and women's tennis, and men and women's outdoor track & field all in action.
April 25, 2016

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 25, 2016

SOFTBALL
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547

This Week
Mon., April 25 --- COLORADO STATE (DH), 2:30 p.m.
Tues., April 26 --- COLORADO STATE, 11 a.m.
Fri., April 29 --- at San Diego State, 7 p.m. (MT)
Sat., April 30 --- at San Diego State, 7 p.m. (MT)
Sun., May 1 --- at San Diego State, 1 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State softball (22-20, 8-7) continues action this week with six Mountain West games as it hosts Colorado State (18-22, 4-10) for a three-game series to start the week, followed by a three-game series at San Diego State (24-19, 6-9) over the weekend. USU and CSU will play a doubleheader on Monday, April 25, beginning at 2:30 p.m., followed by the series finale on Tuesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. USU and SDSU will play its first game of its series on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. (MT), followed by single games on Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m. (MT), respectively. Every game this week will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network.

Last Week
L, 2-3 --- WEBER STATE
W, 7-6 --- BOISE STATE
W, 16-2 (5) --- BOISE STATE
W, 8-7 --- BOISE STATE
• Utah State posted a 3-1 home record last week as it fell to Weber State (4-3) in a non-conference game, before sweeping Boise State (7-6, 16-2, 8-7) in a three-game Mountain West series over the weekend. Three pitchers saw time in the circle for the Aggies, with junior Alleyah Armendariz posting a 2-1 record, while senior Noelle Johnson went 1-1. Freshman Katie Schroeder played in one inning in the series finale against Boise State. Offensively, sophomore outfielder Jazmin Clarke led the team, batting .500 (5-of-10) on the week, while scoring six runs. Clarke also set new single-game and single-season stolen base records with four in the first game against BSU, giving her 21 on the season. In Sunday’s win, USU reached 42 home runs on the season, setting a new program record, while junior third baseman Victoria Saucedo tied the individual single-season home run record at 12. Defensively, senior first baseman Libby Pederson led the Aggies with 33 putouts.

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

Last Week
11th/11 --- at Mountain West Championships, Tucson, Ariz.
• Utah State’s men’s golf team concluded its 2016 season with an 11th place finish at the 2016 Mountain West Championships held in Tucson, Ariz., with a team score of 18-over 882 (293-291-298). UNLV won the team championship with an 18-under 846 (286-281-279), while Fresno State’s Trevor Clayton won individual medalist honors with a 9-under 207 (66-72-69). Junior Eli Rogers led the Aggies as he tied for 28th place with a 2-over 218 (73-73-72). Senior Seokwon Jeon tied for 30th place at 3-over 219 (72-69-78), sophomore Braxton Miller tied for 36th place at 6-over 222 (73-73-76), junior Tanner Jenson tied for 43rd place at 9-over 225 (75-77-73), and freshman Keifer Higham finished in 54th place at 16-over 232 (79-76-77).

MEN’S TENNIS
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

This Week
2016 Mountain West Championships, Las Vegas, Nev.
Fri., April 29 --- Quarterfinals, TBA
Sat., April 30 --- Semifinals, TBA
Sun., May 1 --- Championship, 2 p.m.
• Utah State men’s tennis (21-7, 6-1) will continue its 2016 spring season this week when it travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the Mountain West Championships. USU is the top-seed and will begin the tournament on Thursday, April 29 in the quarterfinals. The semifinals will be played on Saturday, April 30, and the championship match will be on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

Last Competition
W, 4-2 --- UNLV
L, 3-4 --- at San Diego State
• Utah State posted a 1-1 Mountain West record last week with a 4-2 home win against UNLV, and a 4-3 road loss at San Diego State. Against the Rebels, the Aggies lost the doubles point, but won four matches in singles as sophomore Jaime Barajas won at the No. 1 spot (6-4, 7-5), junior Jack Swindells won at the No. 3 spot (6-2, 6-2), freshman Samuel Serrano won at the No. 4 spot (6-1, 6-4) and freshman Romai Ugarte won at the No. 6 spot (7-5, 6-2). Against the Aztecs, the Aggies lost the doubles point. In singles, Barajas won at the No. 1 spot (6-3, 6-3), Serrano won at the No. 5 spot (6-3, 1-6, 6-3) and Ugarte won at the No. 6 spot (6-3, 6-4). With the win against UNLV, the Aggies clinched at least a share of the Mountain West regular season title, USU’s first championship in any sport since joining the league.

WOMEN’S TENNIS
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

This Week
2016 Mountain West Championships, Fort Collins, Colo.
Thur., April 28 --- First Round, TBA
Fri., April 29 --- Quarterfinals, TBA
Sat., April 30 --- Semifinals, TBA
Sun., May 1 --- Championship, 11 a.m.
• Utah State women’s tennis (10-12, 2-3) will conclude its 2016 season this week when it travels to Fort Collins, Colo., to compete in the Mountain West Championships. USU will begin play in the championships in the first round on Thursday, April 29. If USU wins, it will advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, April 29. The semifinals will be played on Saturday, April 30, and the championship match will be on Sunday, May 1 at 11 a.m.

Last Week
L, 3-4--- at Boise State
• Utah State posted an 0-1 Mountain West road record last week with a 4-3 loss at Boise State. Against the Broncos, the Aggies won the doubles point as junior Ekaterina Tugarinova and sophomore Sabrina Demerath won at the second position (6-4) and juniors Lexi Turley and Nini Guensler won at the third position (7-5). In singles, Demerath won at the No. 3 spot (6-2, 6-3) and freshman Monika Van de Vondel won at the No. 4 spot (6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 11-9). Also competing for the Aggies were sophomores Maggie O’Meara and Meghan Lyall.

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Lea Williams - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Fri.-Sat., April 29-30 --- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State’s outdoor track & field teams will continue its 2016 season this weekend at the Boise State-hosted Border Clash on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30.

Last Week
NTS --- at BYU Invitational
• Utah State’s track & field teams polished their skills by capturing eight event titles last weekend at the BYU-hosted Robison Invitational. In the initial field events, junior Mia Estes got the Aggies out to an impressive start as she placed first in the javelin, throwing a distance of 48.19m (158-1.25), which is her personal best and ranks her second all-time in USU history. After a record-breaking performance in last week’s competition, Maci Bingham recorded another fine mark in the hammer throw. Bingham finished first and launched the hammer a distance of 58.76m (192-9.50). The senior also competed in the shot put and discus events, placing third and fourth with marks of 14.37m (47-1.75) and 47.42m (155-7), respectively. The Aggie men’s field unit saw a new face in junior Kennedy Williams, who is also a Utah State wide receiver. In his first collegiate track meet, Williams placed third in the long jump with a leap of 6.73m (22-1). Kevin Allen, a senior, led the men’s throwers and placed first in the hammer, recording a personal-best distance of 57.18m (187-7.25). Devin Wright, a senior, also strengthened the field corps with a second-place finish in the javelin with a personal-best distance of 64.12m (210-4.50). The Aggie sprinters showed that they are coming into form before the Mountain West Championships by collecting several event titles. Senior AJ Boully led the way by placing first in both the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles, clocking times of 14.16 and 50.76, respectively. Boully now ranks fifth in both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles all-time in school history. Brady Martin, a sophomore, strengthened the Aggies by winning the 400m with a time of 46.66, which ranks eighth all-time in USU history. The 100m was filled with Aggies, including seniors Parker Bluth and Nic Bowens, who finished side by side to place second and third, respectively. Bluth ran a time of 10.32, which ranks fourth all-time in USU history, while Bowens clocked a time of 10.33. The 4x100m relay team of Bluth, Bowens, Boully and Martin nearly broke the school record, finishing first with a time of 39.90. That time now ranks second in school history. The men’s 4x400m relay team also threatened a record. Bluth, Martin, Boully and sophomore Clay Lambourne won the relay with a time of 3:06.96 to rank second all-time in USU history. Aggie tracksters on the women’s side were led by senior Kaitlyn Wilcox, who placed second in the 400m with a time of 55.81. Freshman Kashley Carter also placed second, clocking a time of 5:00.85 in the mile.

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