Rylee Iacolucci — men’s golf
The Idaho men’s golf team finished second for the second tournament in a row over the weekend at the 12-team Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa. The Vandals’ stellar finish came largely on the back of a fourth-place overall finish from Rylee Iacolucci. The junior from Cle Elum, Washington, led the Vandals with scores of 69, 69 and 72 for a 6-under-par 210. The tournament wrapped up the regular season for the Vandals, who compete in the Big Sky Championship starting Monday in Stockton, California.
Galina Bykova — women’s tennis
Galina Bykova wasn’t about to let her undefeated Big Sky singles record fall during her last conference match of the season. The sophomore from St. Petersburg, Russia, defeated Portland State’s Dan Vorster 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 to help lead Idaho to a victory over the Vikings. She rounded out the weekend with a win over No. 71 Nina Rose of Oregon 6-3, 6-3, though the Vandals lost to the Ducks as a team. Bykova and doubles partner Emmie Marx went 1-1 over the weekend. Next up, the Vandals will head into the Big Sky Tournament as the No. 2 seed Friday in Sacramento, California.
Alex Sciocchetti — track and field
Various Vandals competed in four different track and field meets over a four-day period in southern California. One of the highlights from the busy weekend came from Alex Sciocchetti’s first-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, California. The junior from Fort Bragg, California, edged out teammate Valerie Mitchell by 12 seconds to win the longest event of the weekend with a time of 36 minutes, 44.50 seconds. The Vandals return to the Palouse this week for the Cougar Invitational Saturday in Pullman.