College update: Nelson, Gonzales go 3-4 in Eugene

April 6, 2013 

Washington’s Aaron Nelson and Washington State’s Andrew Gonzales finished third and fourth, respectively, in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Pepsi Invitational at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Nelson, a redshirt freshman from Walla Walla, finished in 8:52.03, while Gonzales, a junior from Southridge, ran it in 8:54.17.

Washington, Washington State, Oregon and Texas A&M all had teams at the meet. The Oregon men and Texas A&M women won the team titles.

WSU junior Mary Barnett, a Hermiston grad, was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, 1.5 inches and sixth in the discus at 123-1.

Walla Walla High grad Garrett Gerling was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 14.47 for the Cougars, while teammate Andrea Smith, a Southridge grad, was 11th in the 100 hurdles in 15.24.

Sam Adams Classic: Whitworth’s Scott Mayfield, a Richland High grad, set the school’s freshman record in the hammer throw with his mark of 162-4, good for fifth place in Spokane. He also finished sixth in the shot put, throwing 43-2.5 on his fourth attempt.

Great Falls senior Rigoberto Jimenez took third in the 5,000 meters. The Royal graduate ran it in 15:29.65. Teammate Tim Taylor, a Grandview alum, was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 153-6.

All-Idaho Cup: Eastern Washington redshirt freshman Katie Mahoney won the 1,500 in 4:38.46, just missing the Big Sky Conference meet qualifying time by 2.46 seconds.

Mahoney, a Richland High grad, took eighth in the 800 in 2:16.42 and was just two seconds off the qualifying time in that event as well.

Both of her times at the Boise meet put her in the top 10 all-time for Eastern Washington.

Idaho State freshman Maci Whitby-Bingham finished sixth in the shot put. The Connell graduate topped out with a 42-2.75 throw on her third attempt.

She finished 19th in the hammer throw, marking just once with a 131-9. On Friday, she took third in the discus with a throw of 145-11.

JD Shotwell Invitational: Western Washington sophomore Amy Rovira took fourth in the pole vault, clearing 10-6.

Rovira, a Hanford High graduate, no-heighted in the high jump.

Mt. Hood Community College freshman Charlene Manning, a Richland High grad, took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles finishing in 16.57 seconds. She also anchored the third-place 4x400 team, finishing in 4:05.9.

Willamette Invitational: Hanford High graduate Joshua Bland ran on the fourth-place 4x400 team for Concordia, finishing 3:24.77.

Football

Idaho: The Vandals scored 10 offensive touchdowns in a scrimmage, but the day belonged to the defense.

Eric Tuipulotu and Christian Whitehead returned fumbles for a touchdowns, and Solomon Dixon returned an interception for a score. In all, the defense recovered seven fumbles and picked off three passes.

Offensively, junior college transfers Kris Olugbode and Jerrel Brown rushed the ball well. Olugbode had 204 yards and four touchdowns, while Brown rushed for 177 yards and three scores.

Baseball

Pepperdine 1, Washington 0 (11): Hutton Moyer hit a walk-off single with two outs to win the nonconference game.

Utah 2, Washington State 1: Richland graduate Brett Jacobs was 2-for-3, but the Cougars couldn’t solve Trey Nielsen, who hit two solo homers to give the host Utes the Pac-12 victory.

St. Mary’s 4, Georgetown 1: Kamiakin graduate Shawn O’Brien was 1-for-2 with a pinch-hit single as the Gaels (11-20) earned the home victory over the Hoyas.

Whitworth 15-4, Lewis & Clark 12-12: Hanford graduate Dan Scheibe gave up 10 runs on 17 hits in 62⁄3 innings pitched in the opener, but still picked up the victory for the host Pirates.

Scheibe (3-3) walked one, hit one and struck out seven for the day.

Gonzaga 5-4, Portland 4-1: Arturo Reyes pitched six strong innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits to earn the victory in the opener, which was a resumed game from Friday.

Reyes, a Warden High and Columbia Basin College alum, walked none and struck out nine.

Texas-San Antonio 8, Seattle University 4: Sophomore Garrett Anderson, a Kamiakin graduate, allowed four runs — three earned — in four innings of work to take the loss for the host Redhawks.

Anderson struck out two and walked six. Teammate Connor Moore, a freshman from Richland High, allowed one run on one hit in an inning of relief.

Softball

Central Washington sweeps: The Wildcats earned a pair of victories at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif., beating Academy of Art 4-3 and Cal-State Monterey Bay 2-1.

Hanford grad Remy Bradley was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the opener, while Walla Walla grad Andrea Hamada had a run and a walk in the win. Walla Walla CC alum Jill McDaniels also had a walk and a run.

Saint Martin’s picks up three wins: Kennewick High graduate Taylor Bakos threw a complete game, allowing one run on four hits to lead the Saints to a 5-1 victory over Chico State at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif.

She started the Saints’ second game against Academy of Art, but was pulled after giving up four runs on five hits in 11⁄3 innings. Saint Martin’s rallied to win the game 7-6. In the third game of the day, she drove in a run in a 5-1 win over Cal-State Monterey Bay.

Willamette 5-4, Whitworth 3-5: Freshman Alyssa Martinez hit a game-tying, pinch-hit, two-out, two-run single to give the Pirates a come-from-behind victory in the nightcap of a Northwest Conference doubleheader in Spokane.

Martinez, an Othello graduate, hit a grounder up the middle to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh.

Southern Oregon 12-5, Eastern Oregon 2-6: Eastern freshman Gracie Flyg, a Hermiston graduate, was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the nightcap of a Cascade Collegiate Conference doubleheader in Ashland.

Kamiakin graduate Katie Martell was a combined 3-for-5 with two runs, an RBI and a walk on the day as well for the Mountaineers (11-15, 2-14).

Tennis

Pacific Lutheran 8, Linfield 1: Richland High graduate Taylor Dickey cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory in No. 5 singles for the Vikings in a Northwest Conference match in McMinnville.

Dickey also partnered with Jason Bower to win No. 2 doubles 8-4.

Golf

Spring Classic: Whitworth freshman Yvonne LaCoursiere is in a three-way tie for 13th after the first round at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton.

LaCoursiere, a freshman from Hermiston, shot an 86. Whitworth is in sixth place with a team score of 373.

Rowing

The Washington State varsity four, led by Warden sophomore Carter Marks, took third in heat A to advance to the Grand Finals at the San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay. Marks’ boat finished the 2,000-meter course in 7:34.44, nearly six seconds behind No. 1 Virginia and 11 seconds behind No. 9 UCLA.

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