COLLEGE OF IDAHO: The Colllege of Idaho’s Hillary Holt turned in the 16th fastest time in the country this season in the 1,500-meter race Friday at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.
Holt placed second to a professional runner, Amanda Mergaert, with a time of 4 minutes, 16.75 seconds. Her time is the fastest in the NAIA by 13 seconds this season and three seconds off the USATF Outdoor National Championships qualifying mark.
She finished first among 111 college runners at the event, including 83 NCAA Division-I runners.
Jasmine Hurd broke the Yotes’ school record in the 400-meter hurdles at Stanford in 1:01.82, placing 14th overall. And at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, Sarah Johnson broke the school record in the 5,000 with the fastest NAIA time this season (17:05.06).
RIMA BREAKS CRUSADERS' DISCUS RECORD
NNU: Northwest Nazarene basketball player Kevin Rima showed off his track skills Friday, breaking the school record with a throw of 165 feet, 7 inches in the discus and placing third at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.
He broke his own record, set last spring, by more than four feet and hit an NCAA Division II national provisional mark.
NNU’s Vessie Umu also finished third in the shot put (43-6) in a meet heavy on Division-I programs.
REHFELD, SILVA BREAK TWO MORE NNU RECORDS: Jordan Rehfeld shattered the NNU school record in the 5,000 meters and Alison Silva set a school record in the pole vault Friday at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival in San Francisco.
Rehfeld finished eighth in the 5,000 at 16 minutes, 57.15 seconds, breaking her own school record of 17:52.16. Silva finished fourth in the pole vault at 12 feet, 2 inches.
CRUSADERS SWEEP SAINT MARTIN’S: The NNU baseball team swept a doubleheader at Saint Martin’s 6-0, 12-1.
Pitcher Andrew Groves struck out six while surrendering four hits in 6 2-3 innings to earn the win in the opener. He combined with Jake Reppert, who retired the final seven batters in order, for a four-hit shutout.
Tyler Marsh then threw five innings for the win in the nightcap. He gave up one run on five hits while striking out four.
NNU 1-2 AT TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS: The NNU softball team opened the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif., with a 6-4 win against Chaminade. The Crusaders then dropped their next two games, 6-5 to the Academy of Art and 8-4 to Hawaii Pacific.
NNU jumped out to a 6-0 lead against Chaminade in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by Whitney Carlton’s two-run double.
NNU (9-23, 2-9 GNAC) plays two more games in the tournament today. It faces Notre Dame de Namur at 11 a.m., then Dominican at 1 p.m.
IDAHO EDGES COLORADO IN SHOOTOUT
ECHL: Idaho goalkeeper Josh Robinson stopped 37 of 39 shots and stoned all five shooters in overtime, lifting Idaho to a 3-2 win in front of a sellout crowd at CenturyLink Arena in Boise.
The win is the fourth in a row for Idaho (37-25-7), which extended its lead over Colorado for home-ice advantage in the playoffs in front of 5,170 fans.
Idaho’s William Rapuzzi scored the only goal in the shootout. He is a ECHL-best 7 for 9 in shootouts this season.
STAMPEDE FALL TO VIPERS
NBADL: The Rio Grande Valley Vipers snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Idaho Stampede 121-110 Friday night in Hidalgo, Texas.
Idaho’s Kevin Murphy scored a game-high 35 points on 9-for-18 shooting.
Idaho (24-25) wraps up the season today in Dallas when it takes on the Texas Legends.