Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's spring sports continue this week with men and women's outdoor track & field and softball both in action.

April 28, 2014

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 28, 2014

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Mitch Praxl - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Fri.-Sat., May 2-3 --- at Idaho-Utah Border Clash, Boise, ID, All Day
• Utah State's track & field teams will continue its 2014 outdoor season this weekend as it travels to Boise, Idaho to compete in the Idaho-Utah Border Clash on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3.

Last Week
W: 1/4; M: 2/4 --- at California Invitational
• Senior Sam Nielson won the triple jump with a lunge of 12.26m (40-02.75) to lead the way as Utah State's women's track & field team snagged the team title with 132 points at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge last weekend. USU's men's 4x100m relay team broke the tape in 40.17 to finish first and pace the Aggie men as they finished second in the team rankings with 120 points. Junior Chari Hawkins finished runner-up in the 100m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 13.78, with fellow junior Cree Taylor (14.13) finishing close behind in fourth. Additionally, Hawkins grabbed third in the high jump with a leap of 1.75m (5-08.75), right behind junior Rachel Orr who took second on a judge's decision with a leap of 1.80m (5-10.750). Senior Daphne Jones placed second in the long jump with a distance of 5.48m (17-11.75) and freshman Bethani Talbot finished fourth, recording a leap of 4.96m (16-03.25). Senior Kylie Ross finished the 400m hurdles in 1:00.60, good for third, while junior Laycee Elliott took fifth with a time of 1:01.51. Senior Bailee Whitworth placed fourth in the 200m with a time of 24.36 and followed it up with a fifth-place showing in the 100m, finishing in 12.06. USU's women's 4x100m relay team (46.55) garnered fourth and freshman Morgan Monks grabbed fifth in the pole vault, clearing 3.53m (11-07.00). Rounding out the top-five for the Aggie women was junior Melanie Heslop, who placed fifth in the shot put with a heave of 12.98m (42-07.00). For the Aggie men, junior Nic Bowens cruised to a second-place finish in the 100m with a time of 10.41, tying for the fourth-fastest time in Utah State history. Bowens followed it up with another runner-up finish, this time in the 200m with a time of 20.98. Senior Silas Pimentel finished right behind Bowens in the 100m, garnering third with a time of 10.41. Sophomore Cole Lambourne completed the 400m in 47.80 to take second and senior Xavier Williford Jr. tied for third in the high jump with a height of 2.00m (6-06.75). Freshman Kevin Allen took third in the discus with a toss of 53.45m (175-04). Senior Kenny Hamlett recorded a distance of 13.23m (43-05.00) in the triple jump to take fourth and freshman Mitchell Kalinin grabbed fourth in the pole vault with a jump of 4.56m (14-11.50). Junior Dan Mosman finished fifth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.57 and fellow junior Eric Shellhorn crossed the finish line in the mile run with a time of 4:04.12 to take fifth. Senior Bryce Hall wrapped up the top-five finishers for the Aggie men with a fifth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 16.78m (55-00.75).

Eight members of Utah State's men and women's track & field teams won events during day one of the Brutus Hamilton Open as senior Alex Litzsinger set a new personal-record in the 5,000m, breaking the tape for a first-place finish with a time of 16:51.38. Freshman Colby Wilson also set a personal-best time, winning the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:04.05. Junior Cree Taylor took the title in the 100m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 14.45. Senior Chalese West continued her streak of first-place finishes, completing the 200m in 24.69. Kylie Ross finished up the event wins on the track for the Aggie women, taking the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.39. Junior Chari Hawkins was the only Aggie woman to win an event in the field, as she won the long jump with a lunge of 5.65m (18-06.50). Senior Jacob Bautista Jr. (10.86) brought home the 100m and junior Nic Bowens (21.09) did the same in the 200m. Senior Bailee Whitworth finished right behind West in the 200m, taking second with a time of 24.71, and Hawkins (25.44) took fifth. Junior Brittany Bushman finished runner-up in the 3,000m steeplechase, finishing in 10:28.18, while freshman Tori Parkinson finished fourth in 10:52.94. Freshmen Bethani Talbot and Katelyn Zabriskie tied for second in the high jump, each recording a height of 1.60m (5-03.00). Senior Kaylee Hartshorn placed second in the javelin with a throw of 43.65m (143-02) and freshman Mia Estes took fourth, recording a distance of 39.46m (129-05). Senior Keeley Eldredge finished second in the discus with a heave of 40.23m (132-00). Freshman Brittany Rawlins finished the 100m in 12.56, good for third, and junior Laycee Elliott also placed third, finishing the 400m hurdles in 1:02.25. Freshman Anna Maki rounded out the top-five for the Aggie women, taking fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 10.45m 34-03.50. On the men's side, senior Silas Pimentel (10.86) took second in the 200m, while Bautista Jr. (22.07) followed up his 100m title with a fourth-place finish. Junior Dan Mosman finished second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.97 and junior Kalon Weston took fourth with a time of 55.40. Mosman followed up with a third-place finish in the 110m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 15.01, while Weston (15.03) and freshman Alec Willard (15.50) finished close behind in fourth and fifth, respectively. Finally, freshman Mitchell Kalinin had the fifth best pole vault of the day, recording a height of 4.40m (14-05.25).

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

This Week
Fri., May 2 --- NEVADA, 3 p.m.
Sat., May 3 --- NEVADA, 3 p.m.
Sun., May 4 --- NEVADA, 12 p.m.
• Utah State softball (18-29, 6-12) will continue its 2014 season this weekend with a Mountain West home series against Nevada (22-24, 4-14). The two teams open the series on Friday, May 2 at 3 p.m, followed by single games on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4 at 3 p.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.

Last Week
L, 1-5; L, 9-11 --- BOISE STATE (DH)
L, 1-10 (5) --- BOISE STATE
W, 12-11 --- at New Mexico
L, 3-20 (5) --- at New Mexico
L, 4-6 --- at New Mexico
• Freshman designated player Victoria Saucedo hit safely in all six games last week as Utah State posted a 1-5 Mountain West record as it went 0-3 at home against Boise State (1-5, 9-11, 1-10) and 1-2 in a road series at New Mexico (12-11, 3-20, 4-6). Saucedo's best performance of the week was in USU's 12-11 win at UNM as she went 4-for-5 at the plate, including a double, with four runs batted in and one run scored. She was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored in the second game of the series against the Lobos. For the week, Saucedo hit .435 (8-22) with two doubles and one home run, and had eight runs batted in and four runs scored.

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

Last Week
9th/11 --- at Mountain West Championships, Tucson, AZ
• Utah State men's golf conclude its 2014 season with a ninth-place team finish with a 33-over 885 (298-295-292) at the 2014 Mountain West Championships in Tucson, Ariz. Freshman Braxton Miller carded a career-low 3-under 68 during his final round to finish tied for 22nd-place with a 7-over 220 (76-76-68), which is his best-ever tournament finish. Sophomore Reed Platke finished tied for 27th-place at 8-over 221 (75-69-77), junior Grahm Schmaltz tied for 33rd-place at 10-over 223 (74-77-72), sophomore Seokwon Jeon finished tied for 38th-place at 12-over 225 (73-76-76), and senior Tanner Higham finished tied for 50th-place at 19-over 232 (82-74-76).

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

Last Week
2014 Mountain West Championships, Fresno, CA
L, 0-4 --- vs. Boise State
• Utah State men's tennis (9-16, 0-7) conclude its 2014 season last week at the Mountain West Championships in Fresno, Calif., as it lost to top-seeded and 25th-ranked Boise State, 4-0.

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

Last Week
2014 Mountain West Championships, Fresno, CA
L, 0-4 --- vs. Nevada
• Utah State women's tennis (13-10, 1-5) conclude its 2014 season last week at the Mountain West Championships in Fresno, Calif., as it lost to seventh-seeded Nevada, 4-0.

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