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Brigham Young

SOFTBALL: The BYU softball team (15-15) will host its first home games of the season Wednesday in a doubleheader against Utah State beginning at 1:30 p.m. The games will be played at Utah Valley State College as Gail Miller Field is still not completed.

BASEBALL: Locked in a three-way tie for first, BYU has little breathing room as it hosts the Air Force Academy in a three-game series beginning Thursday.

Thursday and Friday's games begin at 2 p.m. at the UVSC field in Orem, where BYU's Nate Fernley (7-1, 2.42) and Jeff Stone (0-3, 7.62) are scheduled to take the mound, respectively. Game time has been moved up on Saturday to noon with Ryan Adams (5-1, 2.56) on the hill for the Cougars.


WOMEN'S SWIMMING: Utah swimmer Heidi Hausknecht finished 47th in the 100-yard freestyle (:51.38) on the final day of the 2001 Women's NCAA Championships. Hausknecht was invited to participate in this year's competition in three events and was the only swimmer to represent Utah. Earlier in the meet, Hausknecht finished 23rd in the 50-yard freestyle (:23.14) and 28th in the 100-yard butterfly (:55.65).

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS: The public is invited to a "chalk talk" on Wednesday featuring University of Utah gymnastics coaches Greg and Megan Marsden, Aki Hummel and team members. There will be free admission and free parking for the chalk talk at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center lounge.

SOFTBALL: The University of Utah softball team clinched the No. 1 seed in the Florida State Tournament before it was rained out on the last day of competition. The Utes were a perfect 4-0 in the tournament and defeated Florida A&M 11-0, Georgia State 2-0, UCONN 4-2 and Bethune Cookman 10-0. Utah is now 18-13 overall and on a four-game win streak.

Weber State

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Weber State's women's tennis team went 1-1 last week in matches held in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the annual spring break from classes at Weber State. The women's team defeated Stephen F. Austin 6-1 but lost to host Hawaii 5-2.

TRACK AND FIELD: Weber State's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams opened 2001 competition last Saturday at the Long Beach Classic. The Wildcats took 2nd place in both the men's and women's divisions.

Utah State

SPRING FOOTBALL: USU had its first spring workout Monday, with its two-hour session gearing toward full-pads drills Friday and Saturday.

Several Aggies were absent, including two projected starters: Linebacker Tony Newson was attending a funeral, and defensive end Nate Putnam is out for the spring with a shoulder injury. Backup quarterback Jeff Crosbie was out with an illness.

Head coach Mick Dennehy said that several Aggies who have been injured will be limited in spring practice, including offensive tackle Jim Newton, linebacker Jesse Busta and return specialist Emmett White.