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

May 3, 2010

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Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Wed., May 5 --- at Weber State Twilight Meet, 1 p.m.
• Utah State's track and field teams will continue its outdoor season this week as it travels to Ogden to compete in the Weber State hosted Twilight Meet on Wednesday, May 5 starting at 1 p.m.

Last Week
NTS --- at Idaho-Utah Border Clash, Boise, ID
NTS --- at Oregon Relays
NTS --- at Stanford Invitational
• Impressive performances were turned in by Utah State track and field athletes at three different meets Saturday, as the Aggies earned eight event wins as part of 36 top three finishes. USU was represented at the Utah-Idaho Border Clash meet at Boise, Idaho, the Oregon Relays at Eugene, Ore., and the Stanford Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford, Calif. Junior Lindsey Spencer won the hammer throw with a mark of 52.86m (173-05), just shy of her personal-best of 52.95m (173.09). It was Spencer's first USU career win in the hammer and the second of the season to go with winning the discus at the Arizona Willie Williams Classic in the first outdoor meet of the season on April 20. Spencer was also second in the discus with a 46.86m (153-09) mark, finishing behind senior teammate Shannon Prince, who won the event with a toss of 49.21m (161-05).Sophomore Spela Hus gave the Aggie women their third throwing event title by winning the shot put with a mark of 14.08m (46-02.50), while Prince was second with a distance of 13.67m (44-10.25). Freshman Brianne Campbell won the high jump with a height of 1.60m (5-03.00). On the track, sophomore Ruth Hilton won the 3,000m run, breaking the tape in 10:38.43, running the event for the first time this season. Hilton was also third in the 3,000m steeplechase with a 11:07.00 time. USU's 4x100m relay team of freshmen Mercedes Blackwood, Aubrie Haymore and Bailee Whitworth along with senior Jen Day, rounded out the Aggie women's six event wins by breaking the tape with a 47.16 time. On the men's side, sophomore Joe Canavan won the shot put with a career-best distance of 18.40m (60-04.50), improving on his WAC-leading distance by almost four inches. Canavan's distance is also the fourth-best in USU history. Sophomore Aaron Clements spearheaded a 1-4 Aggie sweep of the 1,500 with a winning time of 4:04.84, while fellow sophomore Daniel Howell led a 1, 3-5 USU finish in the 3,000m steeplechase breaking the tape in 9:14.00. Junior Armahd Lewis won the 100m dash, clocking a 10.65, his second-fastest time as an Aggie, and was also the second leg in the Aggies' winning 4x100m relay team, joining sophomore Jeff Alley, freshman Matt Maughan and fellow junior Mike Pyrtle. Lewis was also the anchor of USU's winning 4x400m relay squad, teaming up with Alley, freshman Tyler Killpack and sophomore Mercer Owen. In the high jump, senior Casey Parker and freshman Eric Follet were first and second with heights of 2.05m (6-08.75) and 2.00m (6-06.75), respectively. A trio of USU distance runners were also in action at the Stanford Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford, Calif. Seniors Erin Stratton and Steve Strickland both ran the 3,000m steeplechase, with Stratton finishing 17th in the women's section one race with a 10:44.47 time while Strickland was 18th in the men's section one race in 8:56.63. At the Oregon Relays, sophomore Kim Quinn was fifth in the 10,000m late Friday night with a time of 5:59.58.

Contact: Kara Irving - (435) 757-8184

Next Week
Mon., May 10 --- BRIGHAM YOUNG, 3 p.m.
Wed.-Sat., May 12-15 --- at WAC Tournament, Las Cruces N.M. • Utah State's softball team (20-29, 5-14) will return to action on Monday, May 10 when it hosts Brigham Young (36-10) in a single game at 3 p.m.

Last Week
L, 7-8; L, 3-8 --- at Utah
W, 9-3; W, 11-2 (6)--- WEBER STATE
L, 3-4; L, 1-9 --- at New Mexico State
L, 2-12 --- at New Mexico State
• Redshirt-sophomore Kelley Kaneshiro (Auburn, Wash.) set the Utah State single-season record for home runs during the week as the Aggies lost a doubleheader at Utah (7-8, 3-8), swept a doubleheader against Weber State (9-3, 11-2), and was swept in a three-game series at New Mexico State (4-3, 1-9, 2-12). Kaneshiro tied the single-season school record for home runs with her 11th against Utah, and then broke the record later in the week against NMSU. For the week, she hit .412 (7-for-17) with seven hits, six RBI and three runs scored.

Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Mon.-Wed., May 3-5 --- at WAC Championships, Las Vegas, All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will return to action on Monday, May 3 when it travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the WAC Golf Championships from Monday through Wednesday, May 3-5.

Last Competition
16th/18 --- at PING Cougar Classic, Provo, Utah
• Freshman Tanner Higham fired a final round 68 to finish tied for 24th-place with a one-over par 217 at the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic. As a team, Utah State finished in 16th-place with a 29-over 893 (299-312-282). Higham shot a four-under 68 during his final 18 holes to finish at one over 217 for the tournament as carded rounds of 75 and 74 on Friday. Junior Tyson McFarland was Utah State's next best finisher as he tied for 68th with a 10-over 226 (74-79-73). Fellow junior Chanse Godderidge tied for 70th as he shot an 11-over 227 (78-81-68), and junior Benjamin Schilleman tied for 75th as he finished with a 12-over 228 (77-78-73). Senior Thad Truman was USU's final competitor and finished tied for 86th with a 17-over 233 (73-86-74).

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