While the focus of the past weekend was on the USA Cross Country Championships in Bend, here’s what happened with the state’s collegiate track & field teams:
In Pullman Saturday, Washington State athletes earned ten victories at their own Cougar Indoor/ Multis meet at the Indoor Practice Facility on the WSU campus.
Freshman Sam Brixey (above/photo courtesy WSU Athletics) continued his roll in the 60 hurdles, winning that event in a time of 7.99 to lead two other Cougars—Abu Kamara (8.10) and Christapherson Grant (8.19) over the line for a 1-2-3 finish.
Greer Alsop had the top women’s performance of the meet, winning the triple jump in a meet record 41-6.5 (12.66m) to give her a tie for second on the current MPSF conference performance list.
The day before, Eastern Washington and Gonzaga competed at the Idaho Duals in Moscow, Idaho hosted by the University of Idaho.
On the mens side, Aaron Cunningham was a double winner for the Eagles, taking both the shot put (56-3/17.14m) and the weight throw (55-0/16.76m). Jonah Matthews won the 200 in 22.14, while Logan Stahl won the mile in 4:15.11. Larry Still won the pole vault with a clearance of 16-2.75 (4.95m), and Keshun McGee won the triple jump at 48-6 (14.78m).
Gonzaga’s lone victory came in the 5000, won by Bennett Gagnon in 15:27.47.
Anandae Clark highlighted Eastern’s performances in the women’s portion of the meet, leading the Eagles to a 1-2-3 finish in the pole vault, clearing 12-8.25 (3.87m).
NOTE: The sports information offices of Eastern Washington University and Washington State University contributed to this report.