Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for April 23
April 22, 2013
Alex Estes, track and field
2010 graduate of Soroco High School, junior at Adams State University
Estes won the long jump at the Western State Invitational, leaping 22-6 3/4 feet to outdistance the competition, which mostly came from around the state. The NCAA Division II National Championships, set for Pueblo, are just a month out. Estes has three meets remaining if he hopes to better his provisional qualifying mark of 23-6 1/4.
Jamey Swiggart, tennis
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Idaho State University
Swiggart added to his strong season of performances in singles play, winning Saturday against Eric Bruan of Montana, 6-2, 6-1. That win bumped Swiggart to 15-3 in singles play this season. He also went 1-1 in doubles play, winning against Montana State on Sunday and losing against Montana on Saturday.
The matches wrap up the regular season and slot Idaho State into a tie for second in the Big Sky Conference. They will be the No. 4 seed in next week's Big Sky tournament, however.
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Jasper Gantick, lacrosse
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at the University of Tampa
Gantick scooped up five ground balls while starting in a pair of games for Tampa. The team lost to Colorado Mesa, 11-4, but Gantick and his teammates held off Adams State, 5-4. Tampa finishd its season 11-6 and 6-1 in the Deep South Conference.
Kevin Bertrand, lacrosse
2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Adams State University
Playing against Tampa and Gantick, Bertrand started and let loose five shots and grabbed two ground balls in the 5-4 loss, falling just short of the upset. Bertrand was honored before the game, which was the final home game of his career.
Carly Fox, crew
2011 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, sophomore at the University of Puget Sound
Rowing with the varsity 8 boat, Fox helped the team keep up its strong season in several recent races. The team beat Pacific Lutheran in a head-to-head competition. The team also won its race at the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference Invitational in Tacoma, Wash., beating six other boats from rival area schools.
Holli Salazar, track and field
2009 graduate of Hayden High School, senior at CSU-Pueblo
Salazar won the hammer throw at the Western State Invitational, reaching 163 feet to beat the competition. It was a strong throw, but it also was the first time in three weeks she didn't break the school record in the event.
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