Sunday, July 11, 2010

WSU's Jeshua Anderson wins 400 hurdles at NACAC U-23 Championships...

MIRAMAR, Florida -- Washington State University's Jeshua Anderson (left/photo by Paul Merca) won the gold medal in the intermediate hurdles Sunday at the NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Under-23 Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.

Anderson won the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 49.33 seconds after having the fastest semifinals time of 48.85 Saturday. In the Sunday final, Anderson finished well ahead of the runner-up, Winder Cuevas from the Dominican Republic, who ran a time of 50.13, and Reggie White, USA/USC, who finished third in a time of 50.15.

Anna Layman finished third in the women's 800m run with a time of 2-minutes, 5.39 seconds. Canadian Jessica Smith won the race in a time of 2:04.96 with Christina Rodgers of the USA in second place in a time of 2:05.00.

Marissa Tschida finished as the top USA javelin thrower but third overall. Tschida tossed the spear 164-feet, 3 inches (50.07m) on her fifth of six throws. Canada's Elizabeth Gleadle won with a toss of 176-3 (53.72m), and Fresa Nunez from the Dominican Republic was second with a throw of 174-3 (53.11m).

Complete results from the NACAC Under-23 Championships can be found here...

In Heusden, Belgium on Saturday, University of Washington grad Katie Follett finished eleventh in the women's invitational 1500m run at the KBC Night of Athletics meet.

Follett ran 4:14.78, as Abebe Arigawi of Ethiopia won in a time of 4:01.96.

Complete results from the KBC Night of Athletics can be accessed here...

NOTE: The sports information office of Washington State University contributed to this report.

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