Friday finishes second at Pac-12 Championships

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 17, 2013 

Oregon's Becca Friday (Bellingham) finished second in the women's 1,500 meters on Sunday, May 12, at the Pacific-12 Conference Track and Field Championships in Los Angeles.

Friday's time of 4 minutes, 14.99 seconds was just one tenth of a second behind Arizona State's Shelby Houlihan in the finals and about a half second faster than teammate Anne Kesselring.

The Ducks ended up sweeping both the men's and women's conference titles.

Washington's Shayne Moore (Blaine) wrapped up his collegiate career by finishing fourth in the men's 110 hurdles with a time of 14.40 seconds.

DE BOER SELECTED TEAM'S CO-MVP

The Montana women's basketball team earlier this month honored Kenzie De Boer (Lynden Christian) and Katie Baker as co-Most Valuable Players at the team's awards banquet. The award is voted on by the team's players and coaches.

De Boer was a first-team All-Big Sky selection and finished 12th all-time in program history with 1,270 points. She also helped the Lady Grizzlies to a 24-8 record, a conference title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

LINTZ EARNS ACADEMIC AWARD

Former Washington State tight end Andrei Lintz (Meridian) was named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 2013 Hampshire Honor Society earlier this month.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society honors the college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

Lintz was a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection, earning first time honors this past season and second team accolades the previous two years. He played 43 games for the Cougars and caught 10 passes for 114 years and two touchdowns during his career.

Lintz recently was scheduled for a tryout with the New Orleans Saints, but he does not yet appear on their roster.

FISH SELECTED CAPTAIN

The University of Missouri men's swim team has designated Austin Fish (Sehome) to be one of the team's captains next season earlier this month.

According to an email from Mariners coach Don Helling, Fish joins Gretchen Plank, who was a team captain at Columbia her senior year, and at least three others who became college team captains after swimming for Sehome.

Fish, who will be a junior next year, had a season-best times of 47.99 seconds in the 100 backstroke and 1:43.62 in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships as a sophomore.

MCCLEMENT THIRD IN TWO RACES

Matthew McClement, a graduate of Bellingham High School in 2008 and current runner for Seattle University, took third in both the 3,500 and 10,000 meter races at the Western Athletic Conference outdoor championships on May 8-11. With the strong performance in Arlington, Texas, McClement will advance to the NCAA West preliminaries starting on Saturday, May 25, in Austin, Texas.

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