Briefs: Local Sports March 25, 2009
• Mesa takes third in spring opener
Mesa State cut 10 strokes off its first round score to finish third Tuesday in the Western New Mexico Intercollegiate Invitational at Los Altos Golf Course in Albuquerque, N.M.
Wayland Baptist (Texas) won the team title with 627, Lubbock Christian (Texas) took second with 646 and Mesa State was third (646).
Mesa senior Sadie Peavler-Farnsworth trimmed off eight strokes and finished 14th with a two-day total of 164. Jennifer Hilts finished tied for ninth with 163. Jessica Berve took off three strokes and finished with 165. Afton Balling cut six strokes to finish with 172.
Charlotte Guilleux of Wayland Baptist won individual medalist honors by 14 strokes over the University of New Mexico’s Erin Miller with a four-under-par 140.Running
• Oboz wins Better Half Marathon
Pawel Oboz of Grand Junction completed the Better Half Marathon in Gateway Canyons in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds Saturday to win the event by eight minutes. Bernie Boettcher of Silt was second.
Dan Neilsen of Avon edged Corey Wong of Delta by one second to win the 5-mile race, winning in 31 minutes. 10 seconds.
• Lightning’s game rescheduled for April
The Grand Valley Lightning’s girls lacrosse game scheduled for Thursday at Glenwood Springs has been postponed.
Glenwood Springs has only 10 eligible players this week, so the teams will play a doubleheader at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 18 at Canyon View Park.