Friday, March 18, 2016

WSU assistant coach Angela Whyte finishes fifth at world indoor championships in 60m hurdles...

PORTLAND--Angela Whyte (left/photo by Howard Lao), an assistant track and field coach at Washington State University, finished fifth in the women’s 60m hurdles Friday night at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

The native of Edmonton, Canada, who has a lifetime best of 7.92, ran a season-bet time of 7.99 to take fifth, as defending champion Nia Ali of Team USA took the gold in 7.81, and the USA’s Brianna Rollins was second in 7.82.

Whyte qualified for the world championships by running 8.05 at the Seattle Pacific Last Chance meet on February 27th.

WSU volunteer coach Liga Velvere competes Saturday in the heats of the women’s 800 for Latvia.

In Tuscon, Arizona, Washington State alum Jeshua Anderson ran the fastest time in the world so far in the outdoor season, winning the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 49.61 at the Willie Williams Classic at Drachman Stadium on the campus of the University of Arizona.

University of Washington alum Gianna Woodruff won the women’s 400 hurdles in a time of 58.68.

Woodruff is now training with Anderson’s coach Mark MacDonald, the former WSU assistant who led Anderson to four straight Pac-10 400 hurdles titles and three NCAA championships.  Both are expected to run the 400 meter dash Saturday.

Results from the Willie Williams Invitational are available here.

NOTE:  The IAAF and the sports information departments at Washington State University and the University of Arizona contributed to this report.

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