College athletics roundup for April 16
April 15, 2013
Alex Estes, track and field
2010 graduate of Soroco High School, junior at Adams State University
Estes was third in the long jump Saturday in the West Texas A&M Open, reaching 23 feet, 6 1/4 inch. The leap earned him national championship qualifying honors for the second time.
Jamey Swiggart, tennis
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Idaho State University
Swiggart won three singles matches last week, continuing on what's been a dominating run through his season. He beat a University of North Dakota opponent, 6-4, 6-4, won his match against a Northern Colorado player, 6-2, 6-4, and finished with a win against Seattle University, 6-4, 6-2. Swiggart now is 14-2 in singles action on the season.
He also went 3-0 in doubles play during the week.
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Jasper Gantick, lacrosse
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at the University of Tampa
Gantick started twice and tallied five ground balls in a pair of games in the Deep South Conference tournament last week. Tampa won the first, blasting Saint Leo, 18-8, but lost to Catawba, 10-9, in overtime in the finals.
Kevin Bertrand, lacrosse
2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Adams State University
Bertrand scored twice in a 17-10 win against Notre Dame de Namur, helping Adams State to its third win of the season. He also tallied one goal in a 20-6 loss to California's Dominican. Bertrand is tied for fourth on the team with 12 goals scored.
Brian Bertrand, lacrosse
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at Adams State University
Scored a goal against Notre Dame de Namur. The goal was Bertrand's second of the season.
Ali Diehl, tennis
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at George Fox College
Diehl wrapped up her freshman season of tennis by teaming with playing partner Krista Rey for a pair of wins in the team's final two matchups. The duo beat a team from Pacific, 6-3, 7-5, before picking up a win against Willamette, 8-2.
Brittany Long, cross-country
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Portland State University
Long finished sixth in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Challenge on Sunday, finishing in 11 minutes, 25 seconds. The time placed her second all-time on the school's list and qualified her for the conference championships.
Christi Valicenti, tennis
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Lake Forest College
Valicenti finished her freshman season of tennis 21-7, going 6-2 in singles action in March and April matches. She finished things off with a pair of wins in the last three wins in the last two weeks, a three-set affair against Carthage College's Haleigh McPeek, 7-5, 1-6, 10-6; a win against Kornella Nowaczyk, of Dominican, 6-0, 6-0, and Saturday, a 6-2, 6-2 win against Inninois Wesleyan's Helen Alex.
Holli Salazar, track and field
2009 graduate of Hayden High School, senior at CSU-Pueblo
Salazar set a school record in the hammer throw for the second consecutive week, reaching 170 feet, 1 inch with the weight. The toss won the meet and also pushed her into the national top 20. If she's able to hold the position, she'll compete in the National Championships, also to be held in Pueblo.
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