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$1.5M in stakes purses set for Emerald Downs | NW Briefs

A 29-race stakes schedule featuring the 78th running of the Longacres Mile has been announced for 2013 at Emerald Downs.

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AUBURN — A 29-race stakes schedule featuring the 78th Longacres Mile has been announced for 2013 at Emerald Downs.

Beginning May 12 with the $50,000 Hastings Handicap and ending Sept. 29 with the $75,000 Gottstein Futurity and $50,000 Cahill Road Stakes, a total of $1,545,000 will be offered in stakes purses.

Twenty-seven stakes are scheduled on Sundays, including the $200,000 Longacres Mile on Aug. 18.

Basketball

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David Downs scored 20 and guard Riley Stockton had a career-high 15 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Seattle Pacific men (20-3, 13-2 GNAC) beat Saint Martin's 60-46 in Lacey.

Corinn Waltrip's 19 points led No. 8 WWU (14-1 GNAC, 20-3) to an 81-51 women's win in Bellingham over Northwest Nazarene (10-5, 18-5).

Hayley Hodgins scored 24 as Eastern Washington (15-10, 11-5 Big Sky) beat Portland State 83-51 in a women's game in Cheney.

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Softball

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Swimming

Seattle University's Joe Wertz advanced to the scoring finals in the 200-meter individual medley, and Murray Longbotham set a school record in the 500 freestyle at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Monterey Park, Calif.

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