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New York • Miles Batty finished second Saturday night at the prestigious Wanamaker Mile, but the BYU senior and defending NCAA Indoor Mile champion broke the collegiate mile record at the Millrose Games in New York City.
Batty's time of 3 minutes, 54.54 seconds beat the previous mark by more than a second. He drafted the kick of eventual winner, Matthew Centrowitz, running for Adidas, in a time of 3:53.92, to pull away from the rest of the field of 13.
Southern Utah's Cam Levins placed seventh at 3:57.16. The top two runners shook off a slow pace that had the field near two minutes halfway through the race.
While Batty was in New York, some of his teammates competed at the Husky Classic in Seattle.
Shaquille Walker was edged at the finish line in the 800 meters, placing second in 1:51.05. Iowa's James Eichberger placed first with the identical time. The men's 1,600 relay team of James McAllister, Justin Hedin, Ryan Waite and Walker was second in 3:15.37.
Utah State • Sonia Grabowka cleared 13 feet, 31/2 inches to win the women's pole at the Boise State Team Challenge in Nampa, Idaho. Several Aggies also competed in the Husky Classic in Seattle, including Nick Bolinder, who was highest Aggies' finishers at the meet, placing fifth in the men's 3,000 meters in 8 minutes, 30.86 seconds.
Southern Utah • Danielle West won the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic, finishing in 9:51.36. Ashley Gray was fourth in the 3,000, finishing in 9:58.10.
Utah • Klaudia Rokossa was second in the women's pole vault, clearing 12 feet, 101/4 inches at the Husky Classic.
BYU 2, No. 11 Oregon 1; BYU 12, UC Santa Barbara 4 (6) • In Tempe, Ariz., the Cougars scored a run in the top of the seven inning to upset the Ducks. In a six-inning game against UCSB, Delaney Willard was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored for BYU (3-2).
Utah State 8, St. John's 4; No. 14 Georgia 8, Utah State 0 (5) • In Athens, Ga., the Aggies scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Red Storm at the Red & Black Showcase. The Aggies lost in five innings to the Bulldogs in Game 2 of the day.
CSU Bakersfield 5, Weber State 4; No. 5 Oklahoma 12, Weber State 2 (5) • In Las Vegas, the Wildcats (2-2) lost twice during the Sportco Kickoff Classic, a day after winning their first two games of the season.
Utah Valley 5, Southern Utah 2 • In St. George, Deianna Russell had two RBIs, and pitcher Tiffany Mills allowed six hits over seven innings, as the Wolverines defeated the Thunderbirds in both teams' season opener.
Dixie State 3, Central Washington 2; Dixie State 6, Western Oregon 4 • In Las Vegas, the Red Storm (3-2) bounced back from a loss to Western Washington on Friday to win twice Saturday in the Desert Stinger Tournament.
SLCC 17-5, Western Nevada 3-6 • In St. George, No. 2-ranked Salt Lake Community College split a doubleheader Saturday, winning the first game 17-3 in five innings and losing the second game 6-5 in 10 innings. In Game 1, Maddy Woodward was 2-for-2 with a home run as eight Bruins had two RBIs. In Game 2, Savanah Weber went 3-for-5 with two RBIs for SLCC (16-3), but Western Nevada scored twice in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Utah State 6, Mesa State 1 • In Logan, the Aggies dropped just one set against Mesa State, winning the doubles point and five of six singles matches. Sven Poslusny won 6-2, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. He also paired with Marcus Fritz to win at No. 1 doubles, 8-1.
BYU 5, Nevada 2 • In Provo, the Cougars (2-2) won two of three doubles matches to win the doubles point, and cruised in singles, winning four of six matches. BYU's Megan Price edged Nevada's Emma Verberne at No. 2 singles 7-6 (3), 6-4. She also teamed with Meghan Sheehan-Dizon at No. 1 doubles for an 8-3 victory.
No. 3 BYU 3, UC San Diego 2 • In La Jolla, Calif., Rob Stowell had a match-high 20 kills as the Cougars improved to 32-0 against UC San Diego with a 25-21, 40-42, 25-23, 21-25, 15-10 victory. Josue Rivera tallied 15 kills and Tyler Albertson had 10 for BYU, whose 40 points in Game 2 ranks in a tie for second all-time in school history for points scored in a set.
Anchorage, Alaska • Anna Kocken and Julie Bordeau placed second and third, respectively, in the women's slalom, helping Utah win the four-day Seawolf Invitational. The Utah women won the slalom with 121 points to help the Utes earn a four-day point total of 858 points. Denver placed second with 806 points and Colorado was third with 775. Westminster was seventh out of eight teams with 353 points. The invitational included men's and women's races in freestyle, classical, giant slalom and slalom.
In Lincoln, Neb., Southern Utah finished fourth at the four-team Master's Classic at the University of Nebraska. The Cornhuskers placed first (196.550), followed by Michigan (195.825), Washington (194.150) and SUU (191.900). Jessie DeZiel won the overall with a score of 39.450. SUU's Caitlin Kennedy placed eighth in the overall with a score of 38.725.