Texas A&M sophomore Lisa Bratton (Richland) finished seventh in the 400-yard individual medley at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday in Atlanta.
Bratton was timed in 4 minutes, 7.93 seconds. Stanford freshman Ella Eastin won in a pool-record 3:58.40.
Bratton’s teammates Sydney Pickrem and Bethany Galat were fourth and fifth. The trio combined to give Texas A&M 41 points.
The Aggies finished the day in fourth place in the team standings with 201.5 points, 83.5 behind leader Georgia.
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Bratton, who was fifth in Thursday’s 200 IM, is seeded fifth entering her final individual event, Saturday’s 200 backstroke.
Oregon State redshirt junior Joey Delgado (Hermiston) was eliminated from the NCAA Championships in New York, finishing the meet 1-2.
Wrestling at 149 pounds, Delgado was ousted with a 5-4 loss to 12th-seeded Geo Martinez of Boise State.
Delgado (24-14) lost 11-8 to Oklahoma State’s Anthony Collica and beat South Dakota State’s Alex Kocer 9-7.
Track and field
Eastern Washington senior Kaytlyn Coleman (Kennewick) and redshirt sophomore Aaron Cunningham (Hanford) have qualified for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships.
Coleman qualified with her winning mark of 189 feet, 7 inches at the Whitworth Buc Scoring Invite in Spokane. Teammate Kelsie Forcier was second (174-5), and EWU sophomore Samantha Lester (Kennewick) was third (161-0).
Lester was second in the women’s discus (144-10).
Cunningham won the men’s shot put, qualifying for the Big Sky championships with his toss of 53-2 3/4. He also was third in the hammer throw (162-1) and fifth in the discus (142-8).
Western Washington sophomore Emily Benson (Kamiakin) went 3-for-8 and cracked her sixth home run of the season in the Vikings’ doubleheader split with Saint Martin’s in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action.
Benson went 2-for-5 in a 2-1 win in 10 innings, then homered in a 3-1 loss. It was the 13th home run of her career, giving her sole possession of fifth place on the WWU career list.
▪ Whitworth catcher Allie Rude (Hermiston) homered, tripled and drove in two runs to lead the Pirates to an 8-0 win over Lawrence University in The Spring Games in Clermont, Fla.
Trek Stemp (Kennewick) went 1-for-4, extending his latest hitting streak to five games, but Washington State opened Pac-12 play with a 5-2 loss at No. 14 UCLA.
Stemp is batting a team-high .406 (28-for-69) for the Cougars (7-10 overall, 0-1 Pac-12).