May 2, 2011
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - MAY 2, 2011
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
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.
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
Fri., May 6 --- LOUISIANA TECH (DH), 1 p.m.
Sat., May 7 --- LOUISIANA TECH, 2 p.m.
Utah State's softball team (14-38, 7-11) will conclude Western Athletic Conference play this weekend as it hosts Louisiana Tech (13-36, 4-14) in a three-game series. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m., and a single game on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 2 p.m.
W, 12-2 --- UTAH
W, 13-3; W, 8-1 --- at Nevada
W, 8-1 --- at Nevada
Freshman shortstop Allison Lenzora (Manteca, Calif.) had at least one hit in every game last week helping Utah State to its first four-win week of the season as it defeated Utah at home (12-2) before sweeping Nevada on the road (13-3, 8-1, 8-1) for its first WAC sweep since 2007. In the win against Utah, Lenzora hit her first collegiate home run, going 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBI. In the 13-3 win against Nevada, she drove in three runs with a double. In USU's 8-1 win, the infielder was 3-for-4 with another double, and she rounded out the series going 3-for-4 with three runs scored. For the week, Lenzora hit .643 (9-for-14) with five RBI, seven runs scored and 14 total bases.
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
2011 WAC Championships, Boise, Idaho
L, 0-4 --- vs. Idaho
Utah State (12-11, 2-4) ended its 2011 season with a 4-0 loss to third-seeded Idaho in the first round of the WAC Championships held in Boise, Idaho. Competing for USU were seniors Jakob Asplund, Bryan Marchant, Nikita Ryashchenko and Alex Thatcher, sophomore Sven Poslusny and freshman Fredrik Peterson.
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
2011 WAC Championships, Boise, Idaho
L, 3-4 --- vs. San Jose State
Utah State women's tennis (11-8, 0-5) ended its 2011 season with a 4-3 loss to ninth-seeded San Jose State in the first round of the WAC Championships held in Boise, Idaho. Senior Hailey Swenson concluded her career with a straight-sets win at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-0), while junior Julie Tukuafu posted a straight-sets win at No. 5 singles (6-4, 6-1). In doubles play, Swenson teamed with junior Romina Nedakovic for an 8-4 win at the first position, while junior Kristina Voytsekhovich and sophomore Jaclyn West posted an 8-0 win at the second position. The third doubles match with senior Taylor Perry and Tukuafu was not finished after the first two doubles matches were won by USU. Other Aggies to compete in singles play include West who lost in three-sets (3-6, 7-5, 6-0) at the No. 1 spot, Voytsekhovich who lost in straight sets (6-4, 6-1) at the No. 3 spot, Nedakovic who lost in three-sets (6-3, 1-6, 6-2) at the No. 4 spot, and junior Brianna Harris who lost in straight sets at the No. 6 spot (7-5, 6-0).
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861
Wed, May 4--- at Mid-Week Meet, Provo, Utah, All Day
Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will conclude its regular season on Wednesday, May 4 when it travels to Provo for the annual Utah Mid-Week Meet.
NTS --- at Utah-Idaho Border Clash
Utah State men and women's track and field teams captured nine event titles as part of 40 top-five finishes Saturday on the final day of the Idaho-Utah Border Clash in Boise, Idaho. Remaining undefeated with his fifth win in the 800m this season was senior Jason Holt, breaking the tape at 1:54.07 while fellow senior Mercer Owen (1:54.67) and sophomore Tyler Killpack (1:55.85) finished in second and fourth-place in the same event. Also winning their event for USU were seniors Ashlee Cannon in the 100m hurdles (13.96), Heidi Peterson's personal-best in the 400m hurdles (58.23), Alexis Meyer in the 800m 2:13.49) and Clint Silcock in the high jump with a mark of 2.08m (6-09.75). Junior Spela Hus won the shot put with a throw of 13.87m (45-06.25), while sophomore Silas Pimentel collected wins in the 100m (10.55) and 200m (21.27), and fellow sophomore Bri Campbell won the high jump, clearing 1.62m (5-03.75). Junior Madison Jensen cleared the same height as Campbell but took second on a judge's decision. Other Aggie women placing in the top five included sophomore Aubrie Haymore taking third in the 100m with her personal-best time of 12.04, and freshman Chari Hawkins who took fourth (14.33) in the 100m hurdles just ahead of Peterson (14.38). Junior Katelyn Heiner garnered a fourth-place finish in the 400m (58.23), while senior Camille Fehlberg and freshman Cassie Berg ended in fourth and fifth in the 400m hurdles with times of 1:05.82 and 1:06.51, respectively. Taking third in the triple jump was junior Julia Stewart with a mark of 11.53m (37-10.00) along with fellow junior Rachelle St. Jeor placing fourth in the pole vault with a vault of 3.50m (11-05.75). A trio of Utah State women garnered fifth-place including sophomore McKayla Williams in the 800m (2:23.97), sophomore Jen Schiess in the high jump with a leap of 1.52m (4-11.75) and senior Shannon Prince in the shot put with a throw of 12.39m (40-07.75). For the USU men, taking second-place were seniors Armahd Lewis in the 200m (21.44), Eric Larson's personal-best in the 5000m (15:03.76) and sophomore Eric Follett in the high jump, clearing 1.98m (6-06.00). Junior Jeff Alley tabbed a third-place finish in the 100m (10.96) just ahead of freshman Mikey Payne (10.98), while freshman AJ Boully was third in the 110m hurdles with a 14.72 time and sophomore Jordan McMurray was close behind in fifth with a 15.28 time. Boully also finished fourth in the 400m hurdles (55.85). Other Aggie men in the top five included seniors Hunter Nelson and Nick Bolinder taking third and fourth in the 5000m with marks of 15:16.22 and 15:22.84, respectively. Junior Chio Lopez (4:07.79) took home a third-place accolade in the 1500m less than a second ahead of freshman Devin Lang in fourth (4:08.17). Junior Joe Canavan finished third in the shot put with a throw of 15.63m (51-03.50). In the triple jump, freshman Kenny Hamlett was fourth with a mark of 13.88m (45-06.50) and fellow freshman CJ O'Neal was fifth with a 13.36m (43-10.00). The men's 4x100m relay team crossed the line in second-place with a time of 41.65, while the women's 4x100m relay took third with a 47.47 time. The men's team consisted of Lewis, Pimentel and freshmen Parker Bluth and Tanner Hunt, while the women's team was made up of Haymore, Hawkins along with sophomores Bailee Whitworth and Mercedes Blackwood.
In the first day of competition, seniors Steven Atkinson and Shannon Prince collected the top spot in the 5000m and the discus throw, respectively. Atkinson crossed the finish line with a time of 9:28.3 while freshman teammate Jake Barton came in sixth with a time of 9:57.7 in the same event. Prince took care of business with a mark of 47.76m (156-08). Also finishing in the top six for the USU women was junior Katelyn Heiner and sophomore Bailee Whitworth, who placed second and third in the long jump with marks of 5.77m (18-11.25) and 5.66m (18-07.00), respectively, as both marks are their personal-bests. Senior Alicia Wilkins (11:26.7) led a USU 4-5-6 finish in the 3000m steeplechase with sophomores Kaylee Campbell (11:33.3) and Stephanie Burt (11:34.4), in that order. Junior Jessie Nielsen finished fifth in the hammer throw with a mark of 38.38m (125-11), while fellow junior Sarah Young took home sixth-place in the javelin with a throw of 33.12m (108-08). For the Aggie men, junior Damian Szade jumped 7.06m (23-02.00) giving him a third-place finish in the long jump along with freshman CJ O'Neal taking sixth in the same event with a mark of 6.62m (21-08.75). Sophomore Jordan McMurray placed fifth in the javelin with a throw of 53.12m (174-03), just ahead of senior Alex DuPlessis in sixth with a mark of 51.58m (169-03).
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