Sunday, April 28, 2013

Washington alum Katie Mackey gets world championship B standard in the 5000 at Payton Jordan...

PALO ALTO, California--University of Washington alum Katie Mackey (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished second in the 5000 meter run at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational Sunday night at Cobb Track & Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University.

Mackey, running for the Seattle based Brooks Beasts, ran 15:23.65 to finish behind 2012 US Olympian Kim Conley, who posted a winning time of 15:22.07,

Tacoma's Brie Felnagle finished seventh in a time of 15:29.14.

Another former Husky, Colton Tully-Doyle, who also competes for the Brooks Beasts, finished fourth in his heat of the men's 1500 in 3:49.49.

Club Northwest's Levi Keller won the men's pole vault with a jump of 17-4.5 (5.30m).

In the men's 800, Washington State alum Joe Abbott finished third in a time of 1:47.43.

In section 2 of the men's 5000, former Western Washington standout Jordan Welling was 11th in 13:50.91.

Eastern Washington alum Mattie Suver, who competed at last month's IAAF world cross country championships for Team USA, finished 13th in the women's 10000 in a time of 32:29.14, while Western Washington alum Sarah Crouch, a former NCAA Division II champ at 10000, finished 20th in 34:21.97 late Sunday night.

Bellingham native Jake Riley was 26th in the invitational section of the men's 10000 in 29:06.29.

One set of results we missed over the weekend was the UCSD Triton Invitational in La Jolla, California hosted by UC San Diego.

Four-time US Olympian and Husky hall of famer Aretha Thurmond won the invitational discus competition with a mark of 202-3 (61.65m).

Estonian Olympian and one-time Husky Märt Israel finished fourth in Thursday's elite invitational discus with a mark of 205-9 (62.71m), and third in Saturday's competition with a throw of 206-0 (62.80m).

In the same Saturday competition, Marysville-Pilchuck HS alum and Olympian Jarred Rome finished fourth with a best of 205-3 (62.56m).

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