Utah State’s Nic Bowens sprinted to two individual victories and also helped the Aggies win the 400-meter relay at the Mountain West track and field championships on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo.
Bowens won the 100 meters in 10.8 seconds, while teammate Parker Bluth (10.42) finished second. Bowens won the 200 in 20.72 seconds, and Bluth (21.06) again was the runner-up.
Jacob Bautista, Silas Pimentel, Bowens and Bluth teamed up to win the 400-meter relay in 39.44.
USU’s Cole Lambourne won the 400 with a personal best time of 46.71.
New Mexico won the team championship with 185 points, followed by Colorado State (156) and Utah State (127).
BYU’s Justin Keiley finished in a tie for 15th place at the Auburn (Ala.) Regional, and the Cougars finished in seventh place as a team, falling short of the NCAA tournament by two strokes. Keiley scored 2-over-par 218 at the Auburn University Club.
Austin Peay State’s Marco Iten was the individual medalist at 8-under 208.
Alabama (853) won the team title. Texas (884) placed fifth to earn the final qualifying spot, two shots ahead of BYU.
BYU 6, Portland 1 • In Portland, Ore., Dillon Robinson hit a three-run homer as BYU (22-31, 12-15 West Coast Conference) wrapped up its season by completing a three-game sweep of the Pilots.
BYU starter Desmond Poulson (5-5) earned the win, holding Portland to one run on six hits over 62/3 innings.
Albany 4, Utah Valley 3 • In Eugene, Ore., Brittney Vansway and Brianna Gatlin hit home runs for Utah Valley, but the Wolverines’ season ended with the loss in the NCAA regional.
Long Beach State 9, Southern Utah 6 • In Los Angeles, Kadi Henderson hit a three-run homer to tie SUU’s career HR record with 32, but the Thunderbirds’ season ended with the loss.
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