Idaho colleges roundup: Idaho women finish WAC basketball season 15-1

STATESMAN STAFFMarch 9, 2014 

COLLEGE OF IDAHO’S HOLT WINS THREE MORE NATIONAL TITLES: Senior runner Hillary Holt, a Mountain View High grad, won the mile (4:49.62) and 800 meters (school-record 2:09.08) at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio, on Saturday. Holt also anchored the winning distance medley relay team (11:41.57) to help the Coyotes finish third in the team standings. Holt has won eight individual national NAIA titles in her career — the past two NAIA cross country individual titles, the past two outdoor track 1,500-meter crowns and the 2013 indoor mile and 3,000-meter titles. Also for the C of I, senior Sora Klopfenstein (Meridian High) finished second in the 5,000 (school-record 17:21.59) and freshman sister Lila Klopfenstein (Meridian High) finished second in the 3,000 (9:59.78). Senior Sarah Johnson placed fourth in the 3,000 (10:01.66) and fifth in the mile (4:56.87), and senior Nick Hampton (Eagle High) placed fourth in the men’s 1,000 (2:29.97). All are All-Americans.

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF COLLEGE OF IDAHO

MOSCOW — The Vandals closed out their regular season with a 70-63 win over Kansas City on Saturday at the Cowan Spectrum. Idaho (22-8, 15-1 WAC) is the No. 1 seed for the WAC Tournament, and will open against No. 8 Chicago State at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

BOISE STATE SOFTBALL: The Broncos (9-10) beat Valparaiso 6-5 on the second day of the SpringHill Suites Invitational I at Dona Larsen Park. Later in the day, Boise State and Indiana made it to the top of the fifth inning, with the Hoosiers leading 3-0, before umpires suspended the contest due to darkness. Games resume at 10 a.m. Sunday.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: The Coyotes (13-7, 4-0 NAIA West) beat Oregon Tech 13-5 and 5-2 to complete a four-game sweep at Wolfe Field in Caldwell. The C of I returns to action next weekend with a four-game series against No. 2 ranked Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston.

C OF I SWIMMING: The women finished ninth and the men 15th at the NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE BASEBALL: The Crusaders (9-12, 5-3 GNAC) split a doubleheader at Central Washington, winning 8-6 and losing 6-1.

NNU SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (5-14, 0-3 GNAC) lost at Saint Martin’s 8-1 in Lacey, Wash.

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