April 30, 2012
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 30, 2012
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
Sat., May 5 --- HAWAI'I, 2 p.m.
Sun., May 6 --- HAWAI'I (DH), 12 p.m.
Utah State's softball team (17-33, 4-14) will conclude Western Athletic Conference play this week by hosting league-leading Hawai'i (40-5, 14-3). The two teams will play a single game on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m., followed by a doubleheader on Sunday, May 6 beginning at 12 p.m.
L, 0-1 --- at Idaho State
W, 2-0 --- IDAHO STATE
L, 1-4 --- at New Mexico State
W, 5-0; L, 1-7 --- at New Mexico State
Senior infielder Kelley Kaneshiro (Auburn, Wash.) helped Utah State to a 2-3 record last week as it split a pair of games against Idaho State as it lost in Pocatello (1-0) and won in Logan (2-0). USU then took one of three Western Athletic Conference games over the weekend at New Mexico State as it lost the first game (4-1), won the second game (5-0), and lost the series finale (7-1). Kaneshiro's best game of the week was in USU's 5-0 win at NMSU as she was 1-of-2 at the plate with one run scored and three runs batted in courtesy of a three-run home run. For the week, Kaneshiro posted a .357 (5-14) batting average to go along with a team-high three RBI on five hits. Kaneshiro also had a .653 slugging percentage during the week.
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Mon.-Wed.., April 30-2 --- at WAC Championships, Las Vegas, All Day
Utah State's men's golf team will conclude its 2012 season this week as it travels to Las Vegas to compete in the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Championships.
9th/9 --- at BYU PING Cougar Classic
Utah State finished in ninth-place at the nine-team BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic last week with a 34-over 898 (302-301-295). Sophomore Tanner Higham finished tied for 19th-place with a 4-over par 220 (73-74-73) to lead USU. Freshman Tanner Jenson finished tied for 28th for USU with a 7-over 223 (73-76-74), while freshman Andrew Paulson tied for 35th with a 9-over 225 (79-72-74). Junior Brendan Dennis finished tied for 48th with an 18-over 234 (77-80-77), and senior Chanse Godderidge finished in 51st-place with a 23-over 239 (86-79-74). Utah State also had two individuals competing as freshman Brennan Coburn finished tied for 33rd with an 8-over 224 (75-75-74) and senior Cobie Lunsford ended the tournament tied for 42nd with an 11-over 227 (74-79-74).
Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340
WAC Tournament, Las Cruces, N.M.
L, 0-4 --- vs. Idaho
Utah State (10-10, 2-2) ended its 2012 season with a 4-0 loss to third-seeded Idaho in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. Freshman McKenzie Davis lost in straight sets at No. 1 singles (7-5, 6-3), junior Kristina Voytsekhovich lost in straight sets at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-0), and junior Julie Tukuafu lost in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-2, 6-2). USU also lost the doubles point as Voytsekhovich teamed with senior Romina Redakovic at the second position and lost 8-3, while Tukuafu and senior Brianna Rowland (Harris) lost at the third position, 8-3. Other Aggies to compete in the match include junior Jaci West.
Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340
WAC Tournament, Las Cruces, N.M.
L, 0-4 --- vs. Hawai'i
Utah State (5-14, 0-5) ended its 2012 season with a 4-0 loss to top-seeded Hawai'i in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. Senior Nate Ballam lost in straight sets at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-3), junior Lenny Whiting lost in straight sets at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-2), and sophomore Brandon Nielsen lost in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-3, 6-1). USU also lost the doubles point as junior Sven Poslusny and sophomore Fredrik Peterson dropped an 8-3 decision at the first position, while Lenny Whiting and sophomore Andrew Whiting lost at the second position, 8-5. Other Aggies to compete in the match include freshman Curran Wearmouth.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861
Tues.-Fri., May 8-11 --- at WAC Championships, Moscow, Idaho
Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will continue its 2012 season next week as it travels to Moscow, Idaho to compete in the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Dan O'Brien Track & Field Complex from Tuesday, May 8 through Friday, May 11. The USU men have won the last three outdoor WAC titles, while the Aggie women placed second at last year's Outdoor WAC Championships.
NTS --- at California Invitational
NTS --- at BYU Invitational
Utah State's men and women's track and field teams captured three events as part of 23 top-five finishes at the University of California hosted Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational as well as the BYU Robison Invitational last weekend. Winning their event for USU at BYU's meet was senior Sonia Grabowska in the pole vault with a vault of 4.12m (13-06.25) and freshman Dallas Singley in the pole vault with a mark of 4.60m (15-01.00). Junior Silas Pimentel won the 200m at California's Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a time of 21.46. Pimentel also placed fourth in the 100m (10.62). Taking second place for the Aggies in Berkeley, Calif., were senior Lindsey Spencer in the discus (51.82m [170-00]), freshman Nic Bowens in the 100m (10.58m), along with the women's 4x400m relay team (3:46.24) and the men's 4x100m relay team (40.68). Bowens also placed third in the 200m (21.68). Other top-five finishers for the USU women was freshman McKenzie Johnson who placed third in the long jump with a leap of 5.94m (19-06.00). Finishing fourth in their respective events were senior Katelyn Heiner in the 400m dash with a time of 54.96, sophomore Kylie Hirschi in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:011.22, along with freshmen Mariah Thompson and Jodi Williams who tied for fourth-place in the high jump clearing 1.68m (5-06.00). The women's 4x100m relay team also finished fourth (47.96). Senior Camille Fehlberg tabbed fifth-place in the 400m hurdles (1:02.68), while junior Bailee Whitworth also finished fifth in the 200m (24.26). Senior Rachelle St. Jeor also found a fifth-place finish in the pole vault at BYU with a personal-best height of 3.92m (12-10.25). Other top-five finishers for the Utah State men was junior Will Henry who placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.60, while sophomore AJ Boully finished third and fourth in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles with times of 14.76 and 53.73, respectively. Sophomore Bryce Hall collected third-place honors in the discus with a toss of 50.11m (164-05), as senior Joe Canavan tabbed fifth-place in the shot put with a throw of 15.73m (51-07.25). The men's 4x400m relay team also finished in third-place with a time of 3:21.48.
On Friday at the California hosted Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational, Utah State track and field junior distance runner Stephanie Burt won the 3,000m steeplechase with a personal-best time of 10:57.56. Overall, USU had 10 student-athletes place in the top-five of their respective events at California as well as BYU's Robison Invitational. Seniors Lindsey Spencer, Kim Quinn and Daniel Howell finished in second-place in their respective events at the Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational. Spencer threw the hammer 60.15m (197-04), while Quinn and Howell clocked in times of 17:08.34 and 8:57.25 in the 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase, respectively. Sophomore Kenny Hamlett also placed second in the high jump clearing 1.75m (5-08.75) as did fellow sophomore Kyle McKenna in the 5,000m with a personal-best time of 14:24.01. With the time, McKenna also moved up to No. 8 all-time in Utah State history in the event. Taking third-place for the Aggies was senior Aaron Clements in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:04.21), while freshman Dallas Singley tied for third-place in the pole vault at BYU with a vault of 4.30m (14-01.25). Junior Hollie Bosworth took fourth-place in the 400m in California with time of 57.87, while senior Jen Schiess Noorlander also garnered fourth-place honors in BYU's high jump with a leap of 1.55m (5-01.00).
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