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Around the Hill: Your Ute wrap-up from this past weekend

Track & field, baseball, softball and gymnastics made news from this past weekend at Utah.


Track & Field

The Utah track and field team wrapped up the Pac-12 championship meet this past weekend. Rosalie Waller finished 2nd in the 800 meters with a time of 2:07.20. Her 2nd place finish is the best finish Utah has ever had in the 800. Utah had many others compete and perform well in this conference championship meet. The Utes will next compete at the NCAA Regional preliminaries which will be held in Fayetteville, Ark., May 29-31.


Utah baseball got swept in their series versus Arizona State this past weekend. Utah lost the finale in Tempe by a score of 14-6. Utah fell behind 6-1 to open the game, but roared back to tie it at 6 in the 3rd inning. Arizona State retook the lead with three runs in third, which included three hits, one error, and a passed ball to give a score of 9-6. The Sun Devils increased their lead with two runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth and two runs in the eighth inning. Utah will finish the regular season with a series versus Stanford May 23rd-25th, at Smith's Ballpark.


Utah softball finished the season on a tear, even though they never got a postseason invitation. Three University of Utah softball players received NFCA All-Pacific Region recognition. Freshman second baseman Hannah Flippen was named to the first team, junior pitcher/utility player Mariah Ramirez was named to the second team and freshman shortstop Anissa Urtez was named to the a third-team.


Three future Red Rocks finished their club careers at the Junior Olympic Championships in Jackson, Miss., last weekend, where they secured two gold medals and three top-five all-around finishes. Kari Lee won the vault and placed third in the all-around.  Maddy Stover won the beam as well as placed fourth in the all-around, and Tiffany Lewis took fifth in the all-around. Samantha Partyka, missed the meet while recovering from and injury. Partyka was the Junior Olympic vault and floor champion last year and also won the vault in 2012, where she was the all-around runner-up.