Sunday, April 12, 2015

WEEKEND RECAP: WSU's CJ Allen runs Pac-12 leading time in 400H; Brad Walker wins vault at Sun Angel...

TEMPE, Arizona—Defending Pac-12 champion CJ Allen (left/photo by Paul Merca) set a personal best and kept his hold on the conference lead in the 400 hurdles with a solid third place finish Saturday night at the Sun Angel Classic on the campus of Arizona State University.

Allen, a sophomore from Allyn, ran 51.04 behind Texas A&M’s Gregory Coleman (50.22) and Boise State’s Jordin Andrade (50.66) to eclipse his personal best of 51.14, set in winning the Pac-12 championship in Pullman, despite running in the isolated confines of lane 9.

University of Washington alum Brad Walker won the invitational pole vault with a clearance of 18-4.5 (5.60m), a mark that ties him for fifth in the world outdoors this season.

The Cougars got two wins at the meet from 200 meter runner Bria’una Watley (24.16 PR), and Jesse Jorgensen in the 1500 (3:49.31 PR).

In Spokane, Central Washington’s men’s and women’s squads took the overall team titles Saturday at the WAR VIII meet at Spokane Falls CC, despite windy and blustery conditions that was a challenge for all who competed.

The Wildcat men’s squad scored 127, while the women’s team scored 120 points.  Both teams got their points through a number of second place finishes, while only garnering six total wins by their athletes.

The two best marks of the day came in the throws, as Whitworth’s Chase Wright threw 215-7 (65.71m) to win the javelin, while Washington State’s Brock Eager threw 187-8 (57.21m) to win the hammer.

The results of the WAR VIII meet are available here.  Central Washington’s recap is available here, while SeattleU’s recap is here, and Gonzaga’s is here.

In Burnaby, British Columbia, Michaela Farmer of Seattle Pacific got herself into the mix for a spot in the NCAA Dvision II javelin, throwing a personal best 135-4 (41.24m) at the Emilie Mondor Invitational meet to highlight the Falcons’ performances at the meet.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Arizona State, Washington State, Gonzaga, SeattleU, Central Washington, and Seattle Pacific contributed to this report.

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