Saturday, April 20, 2013

Jeshua Anderson takes the win and gets 'A' standard as Mt. SAC Relays conclude...

WALNUT, California--Washington State alum Jeshua Anderson (above/photo by Randy Miyazaki, won his second outdoor meet of the 2013 season, as he cruised to victory in the 400 meter hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College.

Anderson, the 2011 USA and NCAA champion at that distance, defeated USC's Reggie Wyatt, as he ran 49.14 to Wyatt's 49.58.

Spokane native Britney Henry finished second in the women's hammer, as she threw 228-10 (69.75m), behind the winning effort of Sultana Frizell of Canada, who threw 234-10 (71.57m).

With her throw, Henry has achieved the 'B' standard for the world championships.

In the women's 400, Washington State's Shawna Fermin finished fourth in the 400 in 52.88, while former Husky Jordan Carlson made her pro debut with a sixth place finish in 53.56.

In the invitational 4 x 100, Washington's squad of Chris Williams, James Alaka, Quadelle Satterwhite, and Maurice McNeal finished fourth in a season best 40.25, slightly faster than what Washington State (40.62) ran in Friday's collegiate section.

Alaka ran season bests in both the invitational 100 and 200s, running 10.52 and 20.96, as he finished seventh in both races.

Washington State alum Blessing Ufodiama was seventh in the women's triple jump with a best of 42-6 3/4 (12.97m).

In Pullman, WSU's Stephan Scott-Ellis, a senior from Tacoma, was a triple winner, claiming the men's long jump with a leap of 23-feet 8 1/4 inches (7.22m), the 200m dash in a wind-aided time of 21.26 seconds, and ended the day with a win in the triple jump with a wind-aided leap of 50-9 1/2 (15.48m) at the Cougar Invitational at Mooberry Track.

The Cougars' Holly DeHart,  a sophomore from Kent, won the women's 100m dash in a season-best time of 12.13w and then was victorious in the 200m dash in a season-best time of 24.74w.

Washington State's Australian import Todd Wakefield took the men's 1500 in a meet record time of 3:44.88, while the Cougs' Jesse Jorgensen won the 800 in a PR 1:49.56.

"I was pleased with the way our people stepped up their performances this week," WSU head coach Rick Sloan said. "This is the time of year when we expect to see their best efforts coming out in competition. We start the championship season next week at the dual meet with the Huskies followed by the Pac-12 meet and then the NCAA meets. These upcoming meets should show that we have worked hard the entire year and I'm excited to see what performances are coming from the Cougs."

In Ellensburg, Central Washington's Bryan Mack, Braden Keller, and Tayler Fettig had the three best marks at the Spike Arlt Invitational.

Mack won the men's triple jump with a best of 49-5 (15.06m), while Keller, one of the top throwers in NCAA Division II, won the javelin with a best of 212-2 (64.67m).

Fettig won the women's high jump with a leap of 5-8 3/4 (1.75m).

On Friday, Marysville-Pilchuck HS alum Jarred Rome opened his 2013 season with a win at the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio.

In less than ideal throwing conditions, Rome threw 204-4 (62.22m) for the win.

On his Facebook page, Rome said, "I've wanted to do this meet for like 15 years! It was fun but the 46 degree weather wasn't so fun!!"

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

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