Softball, track underway at William Jessup

Stiff competition at Stanislaus meet
By: Staff Report
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The William Jessup University softball team continued to play well, and the Warriors track and field team faced some strong challenges at California State University Stanislaus’ Kim Duyst Invitational Meet. SOFTBALL William Jessup came home to a beautiful Saturday afternoon and split a doubleheader hosting Patten University. The Warriors Emily Buhrkuhl held Patton to just one run on five hits to pick up a 7-1 victory in the first game. The Lady Lions came roaring back in the nightcap with a 5-2 win. Jessup freshman Brittany Lamar was a warrior at the plate as she hammered out a double and a home run in four trips to the plate. She drove in two runs and scored two. Senior Sara Jones went 3-for-6 to bat in a run; she also scored. Junior Mallory Blodgett had two runs-batted-in and she also scored. Patten took the late game in dramatic fashion by blasting a grand slam home run in the seventh inning. The Warriors head south this weekend to participate in the CSU-San Marcos Courgar Invitational tournament. TRACK and FIELD William Jessup University’s track and field team opened its season at the Kim Duyst Invitational meet, CSU Stanislaus in Turlock. There were 20 schools competing ranging from junior college through NCAA Division I. Womens 100 meter dash – Emily Fernandez was 14th in a time of 14.22 seconds. 200 meter dash – Fernandez 22nd, 30.26. 800 meter run – Alyssa Amack 21st, 2:38.91. 1,500 meter run – Amack 25th, 5:31.53. 5,000 meter run – Nazareth Arzate 34th, 21:35.49. Shot put – Lindsey Cesena 11th, combined distance of 34 feet, 4 inches Mens 100 meter dash – Micah Hayes 11th, 11.68 seconds. 200 meter dash – Hayes 13th, 23.74. 1,500 meter run – Wayne Smith 13th, 4:18.85. 5,000 meter run – Smith 26th, 15:53.21. Chico State University was the overall team winner in both the mens and womens divisions. The Warriors travel to UC Davis this weekend for an open meet.