Saturday, March 12, 2016

Phoebe Wright takes third in women's 800 at USA indoors...

PORTLAND—Third was the common theme for a trio of athletes from the state of Washington during the final day of competition at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday afternoon at the Oregon Convention Center.

In the women’s 800, Seattle’s Phoebe Wright (left/photo by Howard Lao) gamely hung on until the last 100 meters, when she was passed by Oregon alum Laura Roesler for the second and final spot on the world championship team that competes here at the Oregon Convention Center next weekend, running 2:02.51 to Roesler’s 2:02.44.

Jee’ Wilson took command of the race and won in a time of 2:00.87.

Seattle Pacific alum McKayla Fricker was in the hunt for the second spot, but could not get around Wright and Roesler, finishing fourth in 2:02.84.

In the men’s 800, Cas Loxsom of the Brooks Beasts could not close any ground on second place Erik Sowinski, as he too finished third in 1:47.89.  Boris Berian (1:47.19) and Erik Sowinski (1:47.62) got the two world championship berths.

One day after finishing fourth in the triple jump, University Place resident Andrea Geubelle finished third in the long jump, with a leap of 21-6.75 (6.57m), as defending Olympic champ Brittney Reese (22-7.75/6.89m) and Janay DeLoach (21-9.5/6.64m) took the top two spots.

In other action Saturday, Garrett Heath of the Brooks Beasts was fourth in the men’s 1500 in 3:46.67. Washington alum Katie Mackey of the Brooks Beasts was fifth in the women’s 1500 in 4:13.16, while Camas native Alexa Efraimson was sixth in 4:13.44.

Katie Burnett, who attended high school in Issaquah, was fourth in the 3000m race walk in 13:27.94.  Boise State alum Daveon Collins, who joined the Seattle Speed Track Club at the beginning of the indoor season, was sixth in the finals of the 60 meter dash in 6.68.

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