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Athletes of the Week 4/12/16

April 11, 2016


Kolcie Bates – Track and Field

Junior thrower Kolcie Bates brought home one of the two Vandal victories in Spokane at the WAR IX competition this weekend. Bates recorded a career-best throw of 51.82 meters in the hammer throw to earn a first place finish. The junior also took fourth in the discus throw with a distance of 42.55 meters to earn a season-best mark.


Arphaxad Carroll

Arphaxad Carroll – Track and Field

Sophomore Arphaxad Carroll recorded the only Vandal victory in the men’s competition during the WAR IX in Spokane Saturday. Carroll earned a first place finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.97 meters. The mark earned the sophomore a qualifying position for the Big Sky Championships.



Lucia Badillos – Women’s tennis

Sophomore Lucia Badillos earned victories in both singles and doubles competition Friday against Montana. The sophomore defeated Anabel Carbo 6-4, 6-3 on the No. 4 court in singles play, before pairing with freshman Marianna Petrei to earn a 6-2 victory over the Montana duo of Carbo and Hanna Sulz.



Deon Watson – Football

Senior tight end Deon Watson eclipsed 200 receiving yards during the team’s second scrimmage of the spring. Watson snagged nine passes for 216 yards, recording four touchdown receptions during the scrimmage.



Odon Barta – Men’s tennis

Senior Odon Barta helped the Vandals sweep Eastern Washington Wednesday with victories on both the singles and doubles court. Barta defeated Eastern Washington’s Victor Pereira 6-3, 6-2 on the No. 1 court. Barta and sophomore Felipe Fonseca teamed up to defeat Eagle duo Vuk Vuckovic and Eduardo Bringhold 6-1.



Kristin Strankman – Women’s golf

Senior Kristin Strankman led the Idaho women’s golf team to its first tournament victory of the season. Strankman tied for sixth with a 2-over-par 218 to propel the Vandals to an eight-stroke victory in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.

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