Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jeshua Anderson wins in Lignano; Norris Frederick wins in Cork...

LIGNANO, Italy—Washington State University alum Jeshua Anderson (left/photo courtesy Jeshua Anderson) won the 400 hurdles Tuesday night at the Meeting Internazionale de Atletica Leggera Tuesday night in the Italian city.

Anderson, who finished fifth at the USA Outdoor Championships two weeks ago in Eugene, ran 49.14 to win by a comfortable margin over Omar Cisneros of Cuba, who ran a season best of 49.60.

In the women’s 1500, Camas’ Alexa Efraimson finished third in 4:05.63, as Kerri Gallagher, who finished third in the USA Outdoor meet at this distance, took the win in a meet record 4:03.56, and more importantly, officially punched her ticket to Beijing, as she did not own the qualifying standard to compete in next month’s world championships.

In Cork, Ireland, University of Washington alum Norris Frederick won the long jump at the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, with a best of 24-1.75 (7.36m).

Riley Masters of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts finished second in the mile, running 4:01.33, as recent Oregon graduate Will Geoghegan took the victory in 3:59.09.

Club Northwest’s Jamie Cheever finished eighth in the women’s 3000 in 9:12.49, as Dartmouth alum Abbey D’Agostino won in 8:58.39.

In Székesfehérvár, Hungary, Rainier Beach HS graduate Michael Berry was fourth in the 400 meters at the Istvan Gyulai Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix in a time of 45.20, as Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas won in 44.30.

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