Friday, February 19, 2016

Efraimson, Mackey, Heath and Masters entered in Saturday's Wanamaker Mile at Millrose...

NEW YORK—Four athletes with Washington ties are entered in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games in New York at the Armory.

Garrett Heath of the Brooks Beasts is in the Wanamaker Mile, along with teammate Riley Masters.

In the women’s Wanamaker Mile, Katie Mackey of the Brooks Beasts is entered, as is Camas’ Alexa Efraimson (left/photo by Paul Merca).

In other events on the Millrose docket, Rainier Beach HS grad Ginnie Crawford is entered in the women’s 60 meter hurdles, while Seattle resident Phoebe Wright is in the women’s 800.

The complete start list for the Millrose Games is available here.  The meet will be streamed on from 9 am-1pm, before moving to the NBC Sports Network from 1-3 pm.


In Nampa, Idaho, Seattle Pacific’s women’s squad is in a solid position to challenge conference favorite Alaska Anchorage for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference team title after the first day of competition at Jacksons Track at the Ford Idaho Center.

The Falcons scored 50 points, 14 behind first day leader Alaska Anchorage, with Western Washington in third at 39.5 points.  Central Washington stands fifth with 25, and Saint Martin’s is seventh with 17 points.

SPU got their first title of the day from pole vaulter Michaella Kahns, who won the event with a clearance of 11-6.25 (3.51m), the same height as Central Washington’s McKenna Emmert. Kanhs took the title based on a first attempt make at that height, while Emmert needed three tries.

Also earning a top-3 finish for the Falcons was Geneva Lehnert in the high jump, clearing 5-7.25 (1.71m) to take third, with Western Washington’s Miranda Osadchey second with the same height.

Kyra Brannan took third in the long jump with a mark of 18-3 (5.56m), and Maliea Luquin was third in the pentathlon with 3468 points.

The Vikings earned a top three finish in the distance medley relay (3rd, 12:11.69).  Central also got a top three finish in the distance medley relay (2nd, 12:08.56), while Saint Martin’s got a second place finish from Kirby Neale in the weight throw (51-8.75/15.76m) and a third place finish from 1Shannon Porter in the 5000 (17:15.87).

After day 1 in the men’s competition, Western Washington stands second with 31 points, eight points behind Alaska Anchorage’s 39 points.  Central Washington is in fifth with 14 points, while Seattle Pacific stands seventh with 9 points, and Saint Martin’s is tenth with 3 points.

In first day finals, Nate Van Tuinen of the Vikings finished second in the long jump at 23-2.75 (7.08m), just one place ahead of Central’s Luke Plummer (22-11.75/6.99m).

In the weight throw, Armando Tafoya of Central was second with a toss of 56-7 (17.24m).

The meet resumes Saturday.  Day 1 results are available here.

NOTE:  The Great Northwest Athletic Conference contributed to this report.

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