ISU’s Sorensen wins Big Sky track title

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Using his long stride to the greatest possible advantage, Firth graduate Jesse Sorensen covered 400 meters in 47.01 seconds Saturday to win the event at the Big Sky Conference Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Sorensen, a 6-foot-8 Idaho State senior, also earned all conference honors by earning silver in the 200 (20.87), 4x100 relay (41.02) and 4x400 relay (3:12.53).

Also competing for ISU at the

conference championships, Salmon graduate Clint Gosack placed fifth in the pole vault with a height of 16 feet, 4 ¾ inches.

The Bengals took sixth place in the team race with

68 points and Northern Arizona took the team title with 151.

Competing for Utah State at the Mountain West Conference championships this past weekend, Chari Hawkins earned first team honors in the long jump (19-11 ¾) and 100 hurdles (13.53) with a pair of silver medal finishes. Hawkins also earned and second team honors with a fourth-

place showing in the high jump (5-8), and a fifth-place team finish in the 4x100 relay (46.30).

Rigby graduate Chalese West also earned second team honors on that same relay

team, adding a second honor with a sixth-place finish in the 200 (24.32).

Also representing Rigby at Utah State, Cree Taylor secured second team honors with a sixth-place finish in the 100 hurdles (13.89).

The Utah State women finished sixth in the team standings with 78 points and San Diego State took the team title with 144.

Softball

Idaho Falls graduate and West Texas A&M junior Tyler Wilkinson bounced back

from an 0-fer on Friday with a pair of clutch performances Saturday at the NCAA Division II South Central Super Regionals.

Playing a best-of-3 series against St. Mary’s, Wilkinson was 0 for 4 in Friday’s opener, but came back Saturday to go 5 for 7 with three runs, three RBIs, one double and a stolen base in wins of 6-0 and 10-0.

Wilkinson and the 56-7 Buffs will next play East Region champion LIU-Post (50-9) Thursday in the Division II College World Series.

Treasure Valley righty and Blackfoot graduate Jessica Capson won a whopping three games during NWAACC tournament play on Saturday, allowing eight hits and five earned runs over 12 2/3 innings in wins over Walla Walla, Bellevue and Southwest Oregon.

Despite Capson’s best efforts, however, the Chukars were eliminated from the tournament with a loss to Clackamas on Monday.

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