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SWIMMING: The men's and women's swimming and diving teams defeated Wyoming on Saturday. The women won nine of 13 events to pull out a close one, 131-112 and improve to 7-3 on the year. The men won nine of 13 events to win decisively, 161-82 to beat a Cowboy team that was unbeaten at home and improve to 6-1on the season.

TRACK & FIELD: The No. 19 BYU women's team finished second with 135 points behind No. 7 Illinois (141) at the Illinois Invitational, which pitted the Cougars and the Illini, as well as No. 5 UCLA, which who finished third with 124 points and No. 16 Miami (fourth, 103) against each other.

Despite running without their distance squad, which who traveled to Minnesota this weekend, the No. 23 BYU men managed to score 96.5 points for a third-place finish behind Colorado with 103 and Air Force with 98 at the Air Force Invitational.

The BYU men's distance squad, competing in Minnesota at the Gold Country Classic, brought back two individual wins. All-American Mao Tjiroze won the 800 in 1:52.62, and Andy Carman won the 3,000-meter

title in 8:20.15 for the Cougars.

The Cougar women also sent a small contingent of athletes to Logan for compete in the Wilson Motor Invitational. Freshman Ember Smith brought home the only win for the team, in the 3,000-meter run in with a time of 10:48.3.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Coming off a tough loss to No. 21 South Carolina, the No. 35 BYU women's tennis team could not overcome a No. 5 Georgia team, losing 7-0. BYU (1-2, 1-0) only won one set throughout the day.

MEN'S TENNIS: The Cougars fell just short of qualifying for the USTA/ITA Team Indoor Championships, losing to San Diego State 4-3.

BASEBALL: A grand slam by All-American Nick Blankenship Saturday afternoon lifted Texas Tech to a 10-2 victory and led to a three-game sweep over BYU in Lubbock, Texas.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The Fueled by an offensive explosion, the fifth-ranked Cougars recorded their BYU men's volleyball team recorded its first 3-0 victory of the season, sweeping No. 12 USC, 30-26, 30-27, 30-27 Provo. The win improves the Cougars' record to 4-1 on the year, while the Trojans fall to 4-4.


SKIING: After wrapping up the slalom and sprint competitions at the Denver Ski Invitational, the University of Utah ski team held on for to a third-place finish behind Denver and Colorado.

The Utes were devastated as All-American skier Scott Woodland blew out his knee competing in the men's alpine events. In his four years with the Utes, Woodland has notched more than over a dozen top-five finishes.

The Utes will take a week off before heading to the final invite of the season at New Mexico. From there, Utah will compete in the Regional Championship in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 27-28. The NCAA championships will wrap up the season March Mar. 6-9.

INDOOR TRACK: The Utes University of Utah Indoor Track & Field team finished first in seven events at the Wilson Motor Invitational on Saturday.

MEN'S TENNIS: Utah opened its their 2001-2002 season at home against Utah State and Montana State on Saturday, defeating Saturday. The Utes defeated the Bobcats 6-1 and knocking knocked off the Aggies by the same score.

SWIMMING: The University of Utah women's team defeated Air Force Saturday 161.2-137, and the men's team fell 164.5-129.5. The women improve to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the Mountain West Conference. The men fall to 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the MWC.

The Utes travel to Provo Feb. 8 to take on BYU.

BASEBALL: The Utes dropped their second straight game (8-13) to Cal Poly SLO on Sunday in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Utah fell to 1-2 on the season, and while Cal Poly improved to 5-1-1.

The Utes visit Pac-10 powerhouse Arizona Friday. on Feb. 1.

Utah State

INDOOR TRACK: USU women's and men's track teams set the pace at the Wilson Motor Indoor Track Meet Saturday.

Junior sprinter Sandra Reategui led the women's team with a first-place finish in the 60m with a career-best time of 7.74. Senior Anthony Stewart started his indoor season by winning with a first place finish in the 60m with a personal best time of 6.80.

Southern Utah

TRACK: Two SUU women's track records fell and while another was tied Saturday at the Northern Arizona Tri-Meet in Flagstaff, Ariz. The T-Birds competed against the host Lumberjacks and Cal State Northridge.

Freshman Krystle Smart, in her first career 60-meter dash, broke the school record in the event with a time of 7.95 (altitude adjusted). Freshman Kandice Eardley broke a 4-year old school record in the triple jump with a mark of 35-5, and while junior Shalene Finlinson tied the school SUU high jump record with an event-winning height of 5-5.

Junior colleges

DIXIE DROPS GOLF: Dixie State College, nestled in the middle of a city that boasts year-round golfing, will no longer have an intercollegiate golf team as of July 1, President Robert Huddleston has announced.

The decision to drop the sport is a result of the governor's request that higher education trim its expenses, Huddleston said. Cutting the golf program will save the college about $42,000, he added.

Part-time coach Ron Ellison and his squad of nine athletes will be able to finish the 2002 season before the program is cut. In 2001, Dixie State College took five athletes to national golf competitions, Ellison said.

Athletic Director Dexter Irvin said he hopes a benefactor will fund step up to the ball and help save the program by funding an endowment for the sport.