Highlights of Baker athletes from around the nation

Hills 5th at state Greco-Roman finals

Doug Hills of the Baker Mat Club finished fifth at the state Greco-Roman wrestling tournament Saturday at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay.

Hills, the only Mat Club member competing, wrestled in the 154-pound class in the Junior division. There were 28 wrestlers in that class.

Hills pinned his first-round opponent, then lost his next match 10-2.

He then won three straight matches, the first by default while leading 6-0, the second 7-5, the third by pin, before losing his final match 12-2.

Bardizian places in javelin at Cheney

CHENEY, Wash. Jesse Bardizian, a University of Montana sophomore from Haines, placed 13th in the javelin Friday at the Pelleur Invitational college track and field meet.

Bardizian, a former Baker High School athlete, threw the spear 160 feet, 4 inches.

Ruda leads Cal to ninth at Stanford

STANFORD The University of California mens golf team finished ninth at the U.S. Intercollegiate tournament Sunday.

The Bears had a three-round score of 873. Arizona won the event with an 837.

J.R. Ruda, a Cal sophomore former from Baker City, tied for fourth in the individual standings with a score of 211.

Ruda is the son of Belinda Ruda of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Benny Ruda of Baker City.

Brooks inducted into Hall of Fame

DURHAM, N.C. Dan Brooks, Duke womens golf coach, was recently inducted into the 2001 National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame at Orlando, Fla.

Brooks, the son of Howard and Colleen Brooks of Baker City, is a 1976 graduate of Baker High School, and a graduate of Oregon State University at Corvallis. He also has earned his masters degree from Duke University.

Brooks is in his 17th year as coach of the Blue Devils.

His top-ranked Duke womens golf team won its sixth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Sunday with a three-stroke win over Wake Forest at the Disney Palm Course.

The Blue Devils finished Sundays round with a 307 for a three-day total of 899.

Next up for the Blue Devils is the NCAA Regional Championships May 10-13 at Chapel Hill, N.C.