Saturday, April 23, 2011

Falesha Ankton and Scott Roth among winners at Oregon Relays...

EUGENE--Former Washington Husky Falesha Ankton (left/photo by Paul Merca) set a meet record in winning the 100 meter hurdles as the Oregon Relays concluded its two-day run at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.

Ankton, who now competes for Brooks, cruised to a .45 second victory to break the old meet record set in 1992 by Washington's Claudine Robinson.

Ankton, who is a volunteer coach at the UW, also finished sixth overall in the 100 meters, running 12.01.

Courtesy of media partner RunnerSpace.com, here is video of Ankton's race:



Washington senior Scott Roth easily won the men's pole vault, clearing 18-0.5 (5.50m), to beat Club Northwest's Levi Keller, who cleared 16-10.75 (5.15m).

Former NCAA champ Jason Colwick, who trains post-collegiately in Seattle under UW vault coach Pat Licari, failed to make his opening height of 17-6.5 (5.35m).

Club Northwest's Jenny Brogdon won the women's high jump with a mark of 5-8 (1.73m).

The Huskies' Shaniae Lakes won the women's triple jump with a personal best of 41-3.25 (12.58m).

Eastern Washington's Erica Chaney won the women's shot put with a best throw of 50-3.5 (15.33m).

Former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Jordan Kent won the men's 400 in 47.23, defeating Washington sophomore James Alaka, who clocked 48.06.

Complete day 2 results from the Oregon Relays can be accessed here.

Meanwhile, in Lawrence, Kansas, former Husky Jordan Boase scored an upset in winning the men's 200 meter dash at the Kansas Relays.

Boase rode a 3.0 wind to win in 20.72 to beat Brandon Christian (20.87) and heavily favored Darvis "Doc" Patton (20.90).

Courtesy of media partner Flotrack, here is a video interview with Boase.



On Friday, former Tacoma prep standout Andrea Geubelle finished second in the women's triple jump with a mark of 42-3.25 (12.88m).

Results from the Kansas Relays can be accessed here.

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