PSU's Powdrell shines in Big Sky sprints
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
• Portland State's Nia Powdrell ran second in the women's 100-meter final on the closing day of the Big Sky championships in Moscow, Idaho.
Her time of 11.635 came in a photo finish with the winner, Rebecca Tarbert of Eastern Washington, who was timed in 11.632.
Powdrell also ran a PR 24.06 and took fifth in the 200.
In the men's triple jump, Chance Whitehurst broke the PSU record and placed fifth at 48-0 3/4.
• Concordia's men and women took the first-day lead at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships, hosted by Western Oregon.
The Cavaliers men had five of the top six finishers in the discus, with Jakob Chamberlain's 174-5 good for the win.
Josh Kosh of CU won the shot put at 58-7 1/4.
The Cavs totaled 63 points for a four-point edge on second-place Central Washington.
In the women's meet, Concordia scored 71 points, and Seattle Pacific was second with 49 1/2.
Christina MacDonald gave the Cavs first-place points in the shot put (48-4 1/2) — and her teammates nabbed the next seven spots in the event.
Melissa Ausman won the discus for Concordia with a throw of 173-4.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS
Oregon 4, Tennessee 2
• The Ducks notched their first NCAA playoff victory since 2004, knocking off the Volunteers at Durham, North Carolina.
Oregon rallied after losing the doubles point. And Shweta Sangwan's 7-6, 6-2 win at the No. 2 singles spot provided the clinching point.
Oregon advanced to a noon PT Saturday match against the host team, No. 3-seeded Duke.