Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rainier Beach HS alum Michael Berry takes sixth in USA champs at 400 meters...

SACRAMENTO--On a hot day in the California state capital city, it was a light day of action for athletes with ties to the state of Washington as the fourth day of competition at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded at Hornet Stadium.

Oregon grad and Rainier Beach HS alum Michael Berry (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished sixth in the finals of the 400 meters in 45.12, as the Seattle native began showing the effects of the long collegiate season.

Gil Roberts powered to the victory in 44.53.

In other finals involving Washington based athletes, Spokane native Britney Henry was fifth in the hammer at 226-1 (68.93m).

The men's high jump saw Curtis HS grad Dakarai Hightower, who attends Lane Community College in Eugene finish in a tie for ninth at 7-2 1/2 (2.20m).

In the men's 1500 finals, Garrett Heath of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts led early, but faded to ninth in 3:40.28.  Teammate Riley Masters was seventh in 3:40.05.

University Place resident Andrea Geubelle was ninth in the women's long jump at 20-5 1/4 (6.23m).

In one of two semifinal races, Washington State University alum Jeshua Anderson finished fourth in his heat to advance to Sunday's final in the 400 hurdles, running 50.54.

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships conclude Sunday.

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