Idaho colleges roundup: Northwest Nazarene pole vaulter qualifies for NCAAs

Northwest Nazarene freshman Payton Lewis (Nampa Christian High) received an at-large spot in the Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships after clearing a provisional qualifying height of 16 feet, 10.75 inches this season. Lewis, who was ninth at indoor nationals, will compete May 23 in Allendale, Mich. He is seventh in the nation this outdoor season.

IDAHO STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Bengals signed 5-foot-10 guard Ethan Telfair from Redlands Community College in Oklahoma. He is the younger brother of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair and the cousin of Stephon Marbury. ISU also added 6-4 wing Gary Chivichyan from Middlebrooks Prep in California.