Wanuch win leads UTC steeple stars

Wanuch win leads UTC steeple stars

March 16th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Nathan Wanuch won the men's 3000-meter steeplechase with teammates Taylor Hawk and Zack Darby third and fourth in the USF Bulls Invitational track and field meet Friday at Tampa. Wanuch beat his previous best by more than three seconds with his 9:21.03 time. Freshman Teghan Henderson was second in the women's steeple in 11:14.90 in UTC's first outdoor meet of 2013, and Amanda Sumner was fourth in the 800 run. The Mocs' Matthew Marshall was eighth in the 3000.

Golf

• UTC is in 11th place at 302 out of 15 teams after the first round Friday of the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational golf tournament in Gainesville, Fla., but Oklahoma (285), Alabama (286) and Florida (289) at the top of the standings are ranked in the top five in the country and three other Top 25 teams are in the field's top 10, including sixth-ranked North Carolina one shot ahead of the Mocs. UTC's spring-semester addition, Agathe Sauzon, is tied for 15th indiviudally at 72 with Emily McLennan and Mette Kryger at 76 and Isabella Loza at 78.

Baseball

• Myles Smith and two relievers were up to the task for Lee University in a 3-1 win over visiting Emmanuel in the first game of their weekend Southern States baseball series Friday. Lee (21-6, 10-3) had only eight hits and one earned run, but Smith limited the Lions (11-11, 2-8) to three hits and an unearned run while striking out eight in seven innings. Keegan Yuhl pitched a one-hit eighth and Andy Hillis struck out the side in the ninth for his fifth save of the season. Corey Davis was 2-for-4 and batted in a Flames run; Karsten Strieby also had an RBI.

• Scott Gillespie and David Lockwood each batted in four runs and Braeden Lane homered twice as Covenant College beat Hiwassee 16-9 in baseball Friday on Lookout Mountain. The teams play two games at Hiwassee today. Lockwood also homered, Gillespie was 3-for-4, Reid Pope was 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, Chris Rollins was 3-for-4 and scored four runs and Will Cleland was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs for the Scots (11-3). For Hiwassee, Chris Large was 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs, Alex Huddleston was 3-for-4 and Chase Hoard had two hits and three RBIs.

• With Blake Williams going 4-for-5, scoring four runs and batting in one, Sewanee blasted Cairn University 13-3 as the RussMatt baseball tournament continued Friday in Auburndale, Fla. Jack Rogers doubled and singled and drove in two runs, and Michael Walker and Grant Goodson also had two hits each for the Tigers (6-10). Freshman Worth Osgood pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts. Rogers also had two RBIs in Sewanee's 12-8 loss to Lesley on Thursday. The Tigers led 7-2 before Lesley's eight-run sixth inning.

Softball

• The Lee University softball team improved to 20-1 for the season, 6-0 in the SSAC, by beating visiting Emmanuel 6-2 and 11-0 Friday. Caroline MacAusland pitched a five-inning no-hitter with six strikeouts in the second game, after Angie Hughes and Katie Deems combined on a four-hitter with Hughes striking out 10 in five innings. Lee's Charlie Wooden was 2-for-3 with a triple, a double and four RBIs in the first game and 2-for-3 with two RBIs in game two, when Meghan Macias was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs. Dezirae Parsons and Amanda Lynn each was 2-for-3 in the rematch as well, and Lexie Dean and Jennifer Ringle each scored two runs in each game.

• After a 5-4 TCCAA loss Friday at Jackson State, coach Blythe Golden had a meeting with her Chattanooga State softball team and the Lady Tigers won 20-2 as Shelby Robertson went 4-for-5 with an inside-the-park grand slam, two triples, five RBIs and five runs scored; Marina Wilkerson had four RBIs and four runs; Lacye Walker went 3-for-4 with two RBIs; Khadija Neely had two hits, two runs and two RBIs, and Shelby Willard pitched a five-inning five-hitter with seven strikeouts. Robertson was 2-for-2 with a run, Beth Breeden had two hits and an RBI and Walker was 2-for-3 in the first game for the Lady Tigers (15-9, 5-4),

• Cooper Killen pitched a five-inning one-hitter with nine strikeouts and Michelle Thibodeaux was 3-for-4 as Sewanee beat Rust College 13-0 in the first game of their softball doubleheader Thursday evening at Winchester City Park. Thibodeaux then struck out eight and allowed one hit in four innings and Kayla Sewell homered and singled in a 9-1 win. The Tigers (3-1) begin Southern Athletic Association by hosting Berry in doubleheaders today and Sunday. Berry's team includes catcher Abby Daniels from Ooltewah, who is batting .423 with 10 extra-base hits and 17 RBIs.

Hang Gliding

• Lookout Mountain Flight Park representatives are joining today with Outdoor Chattanooga for a free workshop session introducing area residents to hang gliding, and the public is invited at no charge. All ages are welcome. The presentation, including demonstrations, is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. at the OC facility in Coolidge Park.