Air Force track and field
Logan, Utah — Air Force's men's track and field team captured its second straight Mountain West title - and its fourth outdoor title in six years - late Saturday at the MW Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Falcons collected five individual titles, while the women accounted for one of the program's best performances.
Junior Jamiel Trimble captured a pair of individual titles, while anchoring the 4x100-meter relay to its third straight conference title. Trimble, joined by freshman Terrell Bradford, senior Zach Johnson and junior Robbie Anderson, won in 39.70 seconds - the second-fastest mark in academy history.
Trimble earned the conference title in the 110 hurdles for the third straight year, in 13.72 - a time that shattered the program's junior class record by 0.43 seconds and broke the stadium's 18-year-old mark. He defended his conference title in the 200 in a meet-record time of 20.33 to claim his 10th individual title at a conference meet.
Sophomore Sedacy Walden paced the Falcons to a one-two punch in the 400 in 46.21 - the second-fastest time in academy history, the fourth-fastest time in meet history and the fifth-fastest in Mountain West history. Junior Tyler Koss clocked the third-fastest time in academy history - 46.41 - to finish second.
Air Force collected its sixth straight title in the outdoor pole vault, as senior Kyle Pater cleared 17 feet, 6½ inches. Pater, who became the third academy vaulter in as many years to sweep the indoor and outdoor titles. Freshman Connor Stevens cleared 15-7¾ to place third.
Walden, Koss and Trimble joined junior Chip White on the 4x400 relay team that finished second in an academy-record 3:05.92 that shattered the program record 3:09.10 that stood since 1966.
Johnson ran a wind-aided 10.40 to finish second in the 100, while fellow seniors Darby Maier and Taylor Hulslander earned runner-up finishes in the shot put (58-8) and javelin (222-11), respectively. Sophomore Jacob Bilvado clocked a 15:11.55 to finish second in the 5,000. Senior Matt Dorsey ran a 3:47.81 to finish third in the 1,500 and junior John Reynolds captured his third event medal with a third of 50-0¾ in the triple jump.
The men registered 218.50 points to win their sixth overall title in as many years (indoor titles in 2012, 2016; outdoor titles in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017) - by a 53-point margin. CSU, ranked 15th, finished second with 165.50.
On the women's side, Air Force collected a pair of top-three finishes and made five improvements to the academy's all-time list. Junior Shelley Spires improved her academy record in the high jump - and bettered the conference's previous all-time and championship meet records - as she cleared 6-1½ to finish second. The 4x400 relay of freshman Kelsey Owens, sophomore Kaliyah Gorman, senior Alexa Chacon and freshman Megan Irvine clocked the third-fastest time in academy history - 3:44.10 - to finish third and capture the program's first medal in an outdoor sprint event.
The women had 59 points - the second-highest program total - to finish seventh for the second-highest team finish. San Diego State won with 159.50 while CSU took second with 134.
Colorado College women's lacrosse
Claremont, Calif. — Annie DeFrino and Mary Taussig each scored four goals and Remy Wells made nine saves to lead CC to a 15-12 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Pitzer College, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship.
The Tigers (15-4) advance to the regional semifinals for the second consecutive season and will face William Smith College at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Lexington, Va., at Washington and Lee. The Herons improved to 19-1 with a 15-1 victory over Westfield State.
Neither team held more than a one-goal lead in the first half. DeFrino and Taussig scored with 1:23 and 1:10 remaining, respectively, in the half to give CC the lead for good at 7-6. Taussig's game-winner was the 150th goal of her career.
The Tigers jumped all over CMS to start the second half as Steph Kelly (1g, 2a), Sadie Cole (3g, 1a) and Taussig scored in the first 5:34 to take a 10-6 lead. Claremont (16-2) never got closer than a three-goal margin.
CC improved to 9-8 in the NCAA Tournament and snapped a six-game losing streak to Claremont, dating back to a 15-9 win in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. The Athenas entered with a 12-game winning streak, including a 15-11 April 1 victory over the Tigers, when DeFrino recorded just one assist. DeFrino added an assist for a five-point outing, while Taussig had two assists for a game-high six points. Eva King added a pair of second-half goals for CC. CC was a perfect 17 for 17 in clears.
Air Force baseball
Falcon Field— Air Force (25-24, 12-17 MW) lost to San Diego State (36-16, 19-8) 17-5. AFA soph Nic Ready hit two home runs for the second straight day. Air Force had 11 hits. Ready went 3 for 3 with four RBIs. Tyler Jones and Shaun Mize added two hits. Jones extended his on-base streak to an NCAA-leading 49 games. Adam Groesbeck went 0 for 5 to end his 30-game hitting streak.