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College notebook: Tibbits, OSU golfers advance to NCAAs

Fort Vancouver grad finished tied for fourth overall

By , Columbian Sports Editor
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Spencer Tibbits and the Oregon State men’s golf team are headed to the NCAA Championships after a strong showing at regionals.

Tibbits finished in a four-way tie for fourth, shooting 9-under over three rounds in Albuquerque, N.M.

The senior from Vancouver led the tournament after Tuesday’s second round. He shot even-par 72 on Wednesday to finish two shots behind winner Ryan Hall of South Carolina.

It was by far Tibbits’ best finish at regionals. He finished tied for 31st as a sophomore and last year’s tournament didn’t happen due to COVID-19.

Oregon State finished tied for second at 16-under par, 10 shots behind Texas Tech. The top five teams advanced to the NCAA Championships, May 28-June 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Guermali sets Gonzaga 1,500 record

Yacine Guermali continues to leave his mark on the Gonzaga track and field record books.

The sophomore from Camas ran the fastest 1,500 meters in program history on Sunday. Guermali clocked a winning time of 3 minutes, 43.59 seconds at the Portland Distance Carnival, breaking a six-year-old record held by Andy Phillips.

Kyle Radosevich, a freshman from Ridgefield, placed third in the 10,000 meters in 30:56.96.

Up next for Guermali is the NCAA West Preliminary Round, May 26-29 in College Station, Texas. The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships are June 9-12 at Eugene, Ore.

Knight fifth at Pac-12 Championships

Trey Knight placed fifth in the hammer throw at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships, helping the USC men’s team to a second-place finish last weekend at Eugene, Ore.

The freshman from Ridgefield logged a top mark of 217 feet, 11 inches. Knight’s teammate Nathan Bultman won the event in 239-10.

Knight’s logged a personal best of 226-9 this season, which earned him a win at the Beach Invitational on April 16.

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