Saturday, July 11, 2015

Anderson closes on 2015 season best in Madrid; Efraimson second in 800 in Kortrijk...

MADRID, Spain—Washington State University alum Jeshua Anderson (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished second in the 400 hurdles at the at the Madrid IAAF World Challenge meet at the Moratalaz Municipal Sports Center.

Anderson ran 49.14, just 2/100th off his season best of 49.12, as Jeffery Gibson of the Bahamas won in a meet record 48.89.

Rainier Beach HS grad Michael Berry was seventh in the men’s 400 in 45.44.  Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar won in 44.63.

In the men’s discus, former Husky Märt Israel was seventh with a best throw of 190-11 (58.19m).  Apostolos Parellis of Cyprus won with a best of 199-5 (60.79m).

In Kortrijk, Belgium, Camas HS graduate Alexa Efraimson, who originally was listed as running the 1500, instead dropped down to the 800 and finished second in the Guldensporenmeeting at the Stedelijk Sportcentrum Wembley.

Efraimson ran 2:01.33, just 2/10th of a second off her personal best, as Great Britain’s Jenny Meadows won in 2:00.56.

Katie Mackey of the Brooks Beasts was fourth in 2:02.14, while Seattle Pacific grad McKayla Fricker was seventh in 2:02.52.

In the men’s 1500, Riley Masters of the Brooks Beasts finished seventh in 3:40.53, as Ross Murray of Great Britain won in 3:38.51.

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