Eastern Washington senior Katie Mahoney (Richland) was the top collegian in the women’s 1,500 meters Saturday with a school-record time of 4:22.92 at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.
Mahoney, whose time qualified her for the Big Sky Conference championships, was second to Brenda Flores of the Corre Athletic Club (4:20.19).
Mahoney won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday, clocking a time of 10:24.48.
Meanwhile, EWU senior Kaytlyn Coleman (Kennewick) set the school record in the women’s hammer throw Friday at the Beach Invite.
Coleman threw a personal-best 200 feet, 7 inches, beating her mark of 200-1 from last weekend’s Pelluer Invite in Cheney. She placed seventh in the event in Long Beach, and her record-setting throw is No. 7 in Big Sky Conference history.
▪ Gonzaga senior Maggie Jones (Richland) was fifth in the women’s 5,000 meters Friday at the Oregon Relays in Eugene.
Jones was timed in 16:28.29, ahead of teammates Shelby Mills (sixth, 16:30.79) and Jordan Thurston (seventh, 16:34.81).
Western Washington freshman Tracy Melville (Lind-Ritzville/Sprague) was 18th with a time of 17:43.38.
Meanwhile, Oregon State sophomore McKenzie Byrd (Hermiston) placed eighth in the women’s javelin throw (140-6).
Texas A&M sophomore Lisa Bratton (Richland) won the B finals to place ninth overall in the women’s 100- and 200-meter backstroke events at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz.
Bratton was timed in 1:02.67 seconds in Friday’s 100-meter B final. During Saturday’s B final in the 200, she touched the wall in 2:14.85.
Thursday, Bratton was fifth in the C final (21st overall) in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:55.45.
Trek Stemp (Kennewick) went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored in Washington State’s 8-3 win over No. 10 Oregon State on Saturday in Pullman.
The Cougars (12-20) took two of three against the Beavers (23-9).
In WSU’s 12-3 loss Thursday, Stemp went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Friday, he was 2-for-4 with a run in the Cougars’ 7-5 victory.
Stemp, who has appeared in all 32 games for the Cougars, has a team-high 14 multiple-hit games. He leads the team with his .389 batting average (51-for-131).
Melanie Oord (Kamiakin) went 4-for-4 with five RBIs, including a two-run home run, and three runs scored as Linfield beat first-place Whitworth 15-2 in five innings to open their Northwest Conference doubleheader in Spokane.
Whitworth (27-10, 19-7 NWC) came back to win the second game 6-5 in eight innings.
Oord had a hit and an RBI for Linfield (25-12, 17-9), which has to sweep Sunday’s doubleheader to earn a share of the NWC regular-season title and the right to host the conference tournament.
Matt Hoitink (Southridge) was on the Gonzaga men’s second varsity eight boat that finished sixth in the grand final of the 50th annual Kerr Cup in Philadelphia. The Bulldogs advanced by finishing third in their heat.
Shane Sandlin (Hanford) beat Pacific Lutheran’s Alberto Leal 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 singles, helping Whitworth sweep to a 9-0 Northwest Conference win in Spokane.
At No. 2 doubles, Sandlin and Caleb Hughes teamed to beat Noel Oteng-Mensah and Jeremy Marsh 8-2.