The NCAA tournament began with five Pac-12 men's tennis teams in the field of 64. As that field has shrunk to 16, three remain standing.
Surviving and advancing on Saturday were Cal, UCLA, and USC. A California hat trick, if you will. The schools move on to Urbana, Illinois, site of the Round of 16 starting next Thursday.
Arizona's Lawi Lalang captured the 10k title Saturday at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships in his first ever attempt in that event.
All five Pac-12 women's tennis teams in the NCAA championships saw action on Saturday. Three teams started their tournaments in opening-round play, while the other two punched their tickets to the Round of 16.
Six was the magic number for the Conference of Champions when it came to the NCAA women's golf regionals on Saturday. USC won its school-record sixth tournament of the season by finishing atop the West Regional leader board. Arizona and Oregon finished in a three-way tie for sixth with San Jose State to advance out of the West Regional. And six Pac-12 schools overall advanced to the NCAA women's golf championships May 21-24 in Athens, Ga.: USC, Stanford, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA.
Arizona's high-flying Brigetta Barrett set the bar high, literally, with a 199 cm jump to become the 2013 Pac-12 high jump champion.
Sprinter English Gardner was disqualified Saturday after jumping out to a false start in a 100 meter preliminary heat at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships.
Five Pac-12 teams are currently on the cut line to qualify for the NCAA Championships later this month, as USC, Stanford, Oregon, Arizona State and UCLA are all tied for eighth or better heading into tomorrow's final round. Arizona is not far behind either, currently in tenth place and three strokes off the cut line.
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