Friday, April 24, 2015

Winger wins javelin at Drake Relays, while Huskies get another second place finish...

DES MOINES, Iowa—Skyview HS alum and two-time US Olympian Kara Winger (left/photo by Paul Merca) easily won the javelin competition on a wet day at the Drake Relays Friday afternoon at Drake Stadium.

Winger, the reigning USA national champion, outdistanced the competition with a throw of 193-9 (59.07m), but fell short of her 2015 season best of 199-6 (60.82m) set last month at the Texas Relays in Austin.

On the track, the Washington women’s team earned yet another second place finish, with Oklahoma State taking the victory in the 4 x 800m relay.

Washington's 4 x 800m relay team of (from left) Rose Christen,
Baylee Mires, Anna Maxwell & Eleanor Fulton
(photo by James Kirby/The Next Level Iowa)
The Dawgs ran a team of Rose Christen, Eleanor Fulton, Anna Maxwell and Baylee Mires.  Mires got the baton in fourth place and managed to run a split of 2:05.68 to help the Huskies get second in a final time of 8:36.59, as Oklahoma State ran 8:27.88.

In the men’s 4 x 800, Washington’s team of Nick Harris, Drew Schreiber, Kyle Blume & Andrew Prentice finished ninth in a time of 7:35.30.  Loyola (Illinois) won the race in 7:25.12.

The invitational 800m saw Seattle's Phoebe Wright run 2:01.65 to take third as Ajee Wilson won in 2:00.03.

At the Triton Invitational in San Diego, UW redshirt freshman Kaitlin Zinsli won the open section of the women’s pole vault with a new personal best of 12-7.5 (3.85m).

Results from the Drake Relays are available here, while results from the UCSD Triton Invitational are available here.

In Philadelphia, Tacoma's Marcus Chambers ran a 400m split of 47.90 to help the Oregon Ducks win the distance medley relay (1200-400-800-1600) at the Penn Relays, as he teamed with Johnny Gregorek, Niki Franzmair, and Edward Cheserek.

NOTE:  The Drake Relays, and the University of Washington contributed to this report.

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