Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cougar frosh Brooks-Johnson takes second in Pac-12 heptathlon...

PULLMAN--Washington State University freshman Alissa Brooks-Johnson (above/photo courtesy WSU Athletics) finished second in the  heptathlon Sunday at the Pac-12 Multi Events championship meet at Mooberry Track.

Brooks-Johnson's two day score of 5325 points was the seventh best in school history, as freshman Amalie Iuel from USC took the heptathlon title with a final score of 5378, with Arizona's Amber Passalaqua third at 5313.

At the end of Saturday's competition, Brooks-Johnson sat in fifth with 3042 points, then opened Sunday's proceedings with a 17-11 (5.46m) long jump, then followed it up with a lifetime best of 137-3 (41.84m) in the javelin to move to third with the 800 meters remaining.

Brooks-Johnson then ran a lifetime best of 2:15.05 to finish with the second fastest time of the day.

Courtesy of wsucougars.com, here are video highlights of Brooks-Johnson's competition, along with an interview with her and WSU coach Rick Sloan.


In the men's decathlon competition, Edmonds-Woodway HS graduate Alec Fellows from the University of Oregon finished fourth with a two day score of 7081 points.

Duck teammate Dakotah Keys won his third conference crown with a score of 7801 points, as first day leader Vikton Fajoyomi of USC finished second with 7489, while Oregon's Mitch Modin was third with 7310 points.

Washington State's Spencer Wordell was ninth with 6722 points, while the Huskies' Nick Pfeiffer was tenth with 6711 points.

The Cougars' Dino Dodig, who was sixth after the first five events, did not start day 2 after aggravating a previous back injury on Saturday.

Complete results from the Pac-12 Multi Events championships are available here.  The Pac-12 championships resume this Saturday and Sunday at Mooberry Track.

On the pro circuit, University Place resident Andrea Geubelle finished fifth in the long jump at the Meeting International Region Guadeloupe, in Guadeloupe, France on Saturday (10 May).

Geubelle jumped 21-4 (6.50m), a 2014 outdoor season best, as Abigail Irozuru of Great Britain won with a wind-aided leap of 21-9.5 (6.64m).

University of Washington alum Norris Frederick was tenth in the mens long jump with a best of 24-0.75 (7.33m).

Jeffrey Henderson took the win with a best of 27-0 3/4 (8.25m).


NOTE:  The sports information offices of Washington State University, the University of Washington, and the Pac-12 Conference contributed to this report.

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