Sorensen finishes among ISU’s best

Firth graduate Jesse Sorensen ran his final race for Idaho State at the NCAA West Outdoor Track and Field Regional this past weekend, closing his career as one of the fastest sprinters in ISU history.

Sorensen finished 32nd in the 400 meter dash at the Fayetteville Ark. regional with a time of 47.26 seconds, adding a 38th-place finish in the 200 (21.67).

The ISU senior ranks third in school history in the 200 with a 20.67, and his 46.95 in the 400 ranks seventh all time.

Also competing at the Fayetteville regional, Utah State standout and Madison graduate Chari Hawkins was 40th in the long jump at 18 feet, 5 inches and had a no-height in the high jump.

Despite her showing at the regional, Hawkins will represent USU in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., beginning June 11. Hawkins’ earned the automatic berth to nationals with a score of 5,500 and is ranked 13th among NCAA Division I heptathletes.

Baseball

In a season-long struggle to push his grade point average above his earned run average, Oregon lefty and Bonneville graduate Porter Clayton pitched two no-hit innings Friday during an 18-1 win over Clemson in the Division I NCAA Baseball Nashville Regional.

Oregon was eliminated from College World Series contention with a 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday, leaving Clayton’s season ERA at 4.46 over 36 1/3 innings. Clayton was one of two Oregon players to earn Pac-12 all-academic first team honors the conference announced Monday with a 3.65 GPA in pre-business.

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