Printed on: April 22, 2014

Salmon grad Gosack best in the Big Sky


Salmon graduate Clint Gosack is still the best 3A high school pole vaulter in Idaho history, winning state in 2009 with a classification record height of 15 feet, 1 inch.

Now the best pole vaulter in the Big Sky Conference, Gosack got up and over 16-6 at the prestiguous Mt. SAC Relays, finishing fourth in the open division for Idaho State.

Gosack is now ranked No. 1 among BSC outdoor vaulters and is ranked No. 20 among all NCAA Division-I pole vaulters.

Firth graduate and ISU senior Jesse Sorensen also spent his weekend at the

Mt. SAC Relays, finishing his 400 meter race in BSC qualifying time of 47.43 seconds. Sorensen was 14th in a field of 66.

Competing for ISU at Utah State's Faldmo Invitational this past weekend, Idaho Falls graduate Zach Havlovick placed fourth in the hammer throw (133-11) and fifth in the shot put (45-6 ).

Also throwing in Logan, Utah, for the Bengals, Mackay's Dallin Pearson was fourth in the discus (123-7), fifth in the hammer throw (132-10), and sixth in the shot put (43-1).

Throwing for the ISU women, Skyline product Caryn Wendt was sixth in the hammer with a whing of 147-3 at the unscored meet.

Butte County graduate Korbin Traughber posted a pair of seventh-place finishes at the USU meet with times of 4:51.99 in the 1,500 and 2:25.43 in the 800.

Representing the host Aggies in Logan, Rigby graduate Chalese West won the 200 with a time of 24.33, adding a runner-up finish in the 100 (12.19).

Also for USU, Blackfoot grad Michael Cardinal was second in the shot put (51-5) and Idaho Falls grad Katelyn Zabriskie was second in the high jump (5-5).

Competing for USU at the Mt. SAC relays, Madison graduate Chari Hawkins was fourth among collegiate competitors in the heptathlon, scoring 5,500 points. Hawkins set personal-bests in the 800 (2:25.67), shot put (36-7), and 200 (24.69).

Also setting personal bests this past weekend, Butte County graduate Jessica Bates broke the College of Idaho school record in the shot put and hammer throw, reaching 39-3 and 90-9, respectively, at the Northwest Nazarene Invitational.

Also for the Yotes at the NNU meet, Challis grad Angeline Getty was third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:19.28), and North Fremont product Jocelyn Allen was sixth in the 800 (2:26.46).


Western Oregon junior Clark McKitrick was named Northwest Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday. McKitrick, an I.F. grad, came in with the bases loaded and got a clutch strikeout with his team leading Northwest Nazarene 3-2.

McKitrick struck out two over 11/3 scoreless innings, improving his season record to 4-1.

Fellow I.F. product Riley Barr took a hard-luck loss against Seattle on Friday, giving up six unearned runs in a 9-3 loss. Barr struck out three and had just one earned run for the 16-20 Aggies.

Blackfoot graduate Cole Mansanerez got a clutch 2-RBI pinch hit double to help push the College of Idaho past Menlo in a 10-6 win Saturday. The Yotes are now 25-19.


Idaho Falls graduate and West Texas A&M junior Tyler Wilkinson had a huge weekend in a pair of doubleheader sweeps, going

6 for 9 with a double, a triple, four stolen bases and seven runs.

Wilkinson is now hitting .348 with a team-best 30 stolen bases for the 44-4 Buffs.

Treasure Valley freshman and Blackfoot graduate Jessica Capson struck out seven in a complete game victory over Columbia Basin on Friday, allowing one earned run and one walk. She also went 2 for 4 with a double for the 23-10 Chukars.

Shelley graduate and Utah State senior Tanner Higham finished five-over at the Santa Barbara Intercollegiate on Apr. 14-15, posting a 75-74-72--221 to finish 23rd. Long Beach won the team title with an 869, 17 better than the Aggies seventh-place total.

William Penn got an 89 from Skyline graduate Alexi Rule at the Central Methodist Open on April 15, helping the WPU B team place third with a team stroke count of 342. William Penn A won the team title with a 313.


Hillcrest graduate and Army veteran Sarah Lusk joined the Army volley-

ball coaching staff as an assistant on Apr. 15, named to the staff by coach Alma Kovaci.

Lusk played for Colorado State-Pueblo, completed two tours in Iraq and coached the All-Army Women's Volleyball Team to a pair of gold medals.

"Sarah is the perfect addition for West Point and our volleyball program," Kovaci said. "She was an excellent player, ... is reliable, competitive, energetic and passionate about coaching and recruiting. The decision to bring Sarah to West Point was an easy one, and we are thrilled to have her on our team."

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