Saturday, February 6, 2016

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Brooks-Johnson wins Cougar Invite pentathlon; Suver wins USATF XC crown...

In Pullman, multi-event specialist Alissa Brooks-Johnson (above/photo courtesy WSU Athletics) of Washington State won the pentathlon at the Cougar Indoor on Friday, scoring a personal best 4101 points.

Brooks-Johnson, the reigning Pac-12 heptathlon champ, got her day started with a personal best of 8.81 in the 60 hurdles, and a PR in the high jump of 5-9.25 (1.76m).

She followed up with two more personal bests in the shot put of 39-8.2.5 (12.10m) and a long jump of 18-4.5 (5.60m), before ending the day with a 2:19.80 mark in the 800m.

The mark currently puts Brooks-Johnson at #13 on the NCAA Division I performance list this season, and #1 in the MPSF.

Teammate Liz Harper finished second with a final score of 3920, the fourth best all-time score in school history.

CJ Allen of the Cougars won the 60 hurdles in Saturday’s main portion of the meet to highlight WSU performances, setting a personal best of 8.14 to lead a 1-2-3 sweep of the event.

Sprinter Dominique Keel led four Cougs across the line in the women’s 60, winning that event in a season best 7.59.

In Bozeman on Friday, the Eastern Washington men’s and women’s teams got a preview of the venue in which they’ll contest the Big Sky indoor championships in a few weeks, competing in a four-way meet with Montana, Sacramento State and host Montana State.

Kaytlyn Coleman of the Eagles continued her tear, winning the weight throw with a toss of 66-5.75 (20.26m), a mark that ranks her #18 in the country.

Coleman also won the shot put with a toss of 47-9 (14.55m).

Teammate Rebecca Tarbert won both the 60 and the 200, running 7.58, and 25.11.

In Bend, Oregon, Eastern Washington alum Mattie Suver won her first national title, capturing the USA Track & Field national cross country crown at River’s Edge Golf Course.

Suver, who is entered in next week's US Olympic Team Trials-Marathon in Los Angeles, covered the 10k distance in 36:38, pulling away from the field with one mile to go, defeating 2014 national champ Amy Van Alstine by a seven second margin.

Washington State alum Collier Lawrence finished sixth in 38:14.

The USATF release is available here; complete results were not posted as of 10pm Saturday evening.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Washington State University, Eastern Washington, and USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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