In brief

Signed by the Portland Trail Blazers to a four-year extension is swingman Martell Webster. The deal, reportedly worth $20 million dollars over four years, may secure Webster as the starting small forward of the Blazers’ future.

Last season Webster started 70 games and averaged better than 10 points per game while shooting 37 percent from beyond the three-point arc in 28 minutes per game.

Hosted the Big Sky Cross Country Championships at Blue Lake Park in Fairview, Ore., was the Vikings men’s and women’s cross country teams. For the second year in a row, Northern Arizona took the men’s and women’s teams titles.

Both Portland State squads finished in eighth place. Sophomore Nate Endicott led the men’s team and finished in 41st place after running a 25:48 time in the 8k race. The top six men’s runners finished within 65 seconds of each other.

Senior Honisty Baek led the women and finished in 33rd place after completing the 5k in 18:33.

Trounced 98-65 in an exhibition game were the Western Oregon Wolves in an exhibition game against the Portland State women’s basketball squad.

Led by sophomore guard Kelly Marchant’s 29 points, the Vikings easily dismantled the Wolves in their one tune-up before the regular season begins on Nov. 14.

Sophomore forward Kelli Valentine had 18 points, while junior Claire Faucher picked up where she left off last season, finishing the game with 13 assists.

Given away will be a $500 gift certificate to Plaid Pantry for the student who wins a field-goal kicking contest hosted by Portland State Campus Recreation.

The event, sponsored by Nesquick and Plaid Pantry, will award the gift certificate to the student who kicks the furthest field goal at halftime of the Portland State football game this Saturday against Montana.

Preliminary rounds of the contest will take place tonight on the Stott Field beginning at 7 p.m, with the top finalists advancing to kick at PGE Park.