A quick look at how some of the non-revenue sports are doing as they wrap up their seasons.
The Utah softball team (31-15) will wrap up the regular season when they host the no. 13 UCLA Bruins (33-13) this weekend at Dumke Family Stadium. Utah climbed back into the rankings this week at no.25, the first time they have been ranked since the first week of the season. If Utah can pick up a couple wins in this weekend's series they have a good shot at being only the third Utah softball team to finish in the top 25. Three Utes will be playing in their final home series this weekend as pitcher Kayce Nieto, catcher Shelby Pacheco and infielder Kristen Stewart will all be honored this weekend. First pitch on Friday is at 7 pm MT.
Utah baseball wrapped up a three game series with UCLA, falling 10-3 on Sunday to the Bruins. Hunter Simmons went 2-4 with an RBI and Cody Scargarri scored a run and had an RBI. Josh Lapiana allowed five earned runs and earned the loss to fall to 2-5 on the year. Despite Sunday's loss, Utah managed to take two of three from the Bruins and remain tied with Washington for first place in the Pac-12 with a conference record of 11-7. This is despite an 11-23 overall record which is better than only Washington State. Speaking of which, Utah heads to the Palouse this weekend for a three game series with the Cougars starting at 7pm Saturday.
Track & Field
the Utah track team won it's second ever distance medley championship at the Drake Relays in Iowa this weekend. The team ran the fastest time in the country and broke the school record with a time of 11:12.10. Senior Andrea Chavez started the relay, running the 1200m in a time of 3:30. Alissa Atisme kept pace for the Utes in the second leg, running the 400m in 53 seconds. Ali Eisenbeiss ran the 800m leg in 2:08 putting Utah in second place behind Baylor heading into the final leg of the relay. Sarah Feeny ran the 1600m with a time of 4:38, running down Baylor's Chealsea Orr in the final 300m to give Utah's distance team the championship. Utah will continue their season on Friday in Seattle at the Pac-12 championships.
The men's golf team had a rough ending to the season, finishing 12th in the Pac-12 tournament. Senior Brandon Kida had the best individual performance for the Utes shooting a 79 to finish 32nd overall. The last place finish ends the season for the Utes.
The program did receive some good news however as former Utah standout Gerrett Clegg was named the program's new head coach moving into next year. Clegg has coached Washington State's program for the past five season, but will return to Utah to take over the Utes. Clegg is a native of Bountiful and 2004 graduate of Utah.