Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's spring sports continue this week with men's golf, softball, and men and women's outdoor track & field all in action.
April 27, 2015 LOGAN, Utah -

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Contact: Wade Denniston - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Fri.-Sat., May 1-2 --- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's outdoor track & field teams continue its season this weekend at the Boise State hosted Idaho-Utah Border Clash on Friday and Saturday, May 1-2.

Last Week
NTS --- at Cal-Berkeley Invitational
NTS --- at BYU Invitational
• Utah State's men's and women's track and field teams fared well last weekend at the University of California-hosted Brutus Hamilton Open & Challenge by recording six top-three finishes and one event title winner. The lone individual event title winner for the Aggies was Chari Hawkins as the senior captured the 100m hurdles (13.50). Top-three finishers for the Aggie men included freshman Landon Watts, who placed third in the 400m (48.76). Parker Bluth, a junior, captured third in the 200m (20.98) and junior Kevin Allen finished second in the discus (54.76m/179-08). Top-three finishers for the Aggie women included sophomore Tori Parkinson, who placed second in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:40.44), junior Maci Bingham, who finished second in the hammer throw (57.79m/189-07), and senior Melanie Heslop, who placed third in the hammer (56.06m/183-11). USU also sent athletes to the BYU Robison Invitational. Among them was senior Amber Thompson, who placed fifth in the pole vault (3.71m/12-02.00) and sixth in the heptathlon (4,119 points).

Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Fri.-Sun., May 1-3 --- at MW Championships, Tucson, Ariz., All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will conclude its 2015 season this weekend as it travels to Tucson, Ariz., to compete in the Mountain West Championships on Friday through Sunday, May 1-3.

Last Week
7th/11 --- at BYU Cougar Classic
• Utah State shot a final round 4-over 292 to finish in seventh-place out of 11 teams with a 6-over 870 (290-288-292) at the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic last weekend. Junior Seokwon Jeon finished in second-place with a 5-under par 211 (71-70-70) as he lost to tournament champion Jordan Rogers of BYU (71-69-71) on the second playoff hole. Both players began the playoff by paring the par-4 18th hole. They then moved to the par-4 first hole, where Rogers made par and Jeon bogeyed the hole. Overall, Jeon's 5-under 211 is tied for this best 54-hole score this season, while his second-place outing is his best tournament finish of the season and the second-best of his career as he took medalist honors at the Utah Invitational in October of 2013. Also competing for USU was senior Zach Waxler who tied for 30th-place at 5-over 221 (74-73-74), while senior Grahm Schmaltz tied for 36th-place at 6-over 222 (74-76-72). Sophomore Eli Rogers also tied for 36th-place at 6-over 222 (71-74-77), and sophomore McCoy Willey tied for 46th-place at 8-over 224 (77-71-76). For Rogers, his 6-over 222 is his best-ever 54-hole score. For USU, it is the eighth time in nine events this season that it has finished in the top 10.

Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547

This Week
Fri., May 1 --- SAN DIEGO STATE, 3 p.m.
Sat., May 2 --- SAN DIEGO STATE, 12 p.m.
Sun., May 3 --- SAN DIEGO STATE, 12 p.m.
• Utah State's softball team (16-33, 8-10) continues its 2015 season this weekend with a Mountain West home series against San Diego State (31-18, 14-6). The two teams will play single games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., 12 p.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.

Last Week
L, 6-8; L, 6-8 --- at Weber State
L, 2-5 --- at BYU
• Utah State concluded the non-conference portion of its season last week, posting an 0-3 record in road games at Weber State (L 4-3, L 7-0) and BYU (L 8-1). Offensively, the Aggies were led by freshman catcher Brina Buttacavoli who hit .667 on the week with four hits in six at-bats in her two games played. Defensively, sophomore first baseman Paxton Provost led the team with 15 putouts. Sophomore Alleyah Armendariz and freshmen Jordyn McCracken and Paige Mills split time in the circle last week, allowing 30 hits and 19 runs, while walking eight batters and striking out another eight. As a team, USU batted .188 on the week, tallying 15 hits and four runs.

Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

Last Week
2015 Mountain West Championships, Albuquerque, N.M.
W, 4-3 --- vs. #11 UNLV
L, 1-4 --- vs. #3 San José State
• Utah State women's tennis (14-11, 2-3) concluded its 2015 season by advancing to the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championships by defeating 11th-seeded UNLV, 4-3, in the first round before falling to third-seeded San José State, 4-1, in the quarterfinals. The 14 wins for USU is a school record, breaking the previous mark of 13 wins set a year ago. The win against UNLV was USU's first post-season victory since defeating Cal State Fullerton, 4-3, in the 2005 Big West Tournament. Against the Rebels, USU won the doubles point as senior McKenzie Davis and freshman Maggie O'Meara teamed up for a win at the first position (6-4), while sophomores Nini Guensler and Lexi Turley grabbed a win at the third position (6-4). In singles, Davis won at the No. 1 spot (7-5, 6-2), Guensler won at the No. 2 spot (6-1, 7-6) and freshman Meghan Lyall won at the No. 6 spot (2-6, 6-3, 6-3). Against the Spartans, USU lost the doubles point, however Davis and O'Meara won at the top spot (6-3). In singles, Davis posted USU's only point with a win at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-2).

Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

Last Week
2015 Mountain West Championships, Albuquerque, N.M.
L, 2-4 --- vs. #7 Nevada
• Utah State men's tennis (18-9, 5-2) concluded its 2015 season with a 4-2 loss to seventh-seeded Nevada in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championships. Against the Wolf Pack, USU lost the doubles point, however the team of sophomore Jack Swindells and freshman Jaime Barajas won at the second position (6-3). In singles, Swindells won at the No. 4 spot (6-3, 7-6) and sophomore Sebastian Schneider won at the No. 6 spot (6-3, 6-0).

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