Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cougar freshman Sam Brixey highlights WSU Open meet; Eagle vaulters & Fricker shine at Bronco Invite...

In Pullman, freshman Sam Brixey (above/photo courtesy WSU Sports Information) broke Jeshua Anderson’s Washington State University freshman class record in the 60-meter hurdles to highlight action at the WSU Open meet Saturday at the WSU Indoor Facility.

The native of Boise, Idaho ran 8.00 to eclipse Anderson’s record from 2008 of 8.01, as the Cougars racked up seven event victories at the meet.

Brixley’s mark is currently the third fastest time in the MPSF conference at this early stage of the season, as Marquis Morris of USC leads with a time of 7.81.

Ja’Maun Charles of the Cougars led a 1-2-3 finish in the men’s 60, winning in a time of 6.80, with teammates Zach Smith second in 6.95 and Ethan Gardner third in 7.01.

On the women’s side, Cougar senior Kristine Felix won the pole vault to take a share of the MPSF lead with a clearance of 13-1.5 (4.00m).

Another top mark from the meet was the effort of WSU senior Kiana Davis, who won the triple jump on Friday night with a leap of 41-0.5 (12.51m), which currently puts her second in the conference.

In Nampa, Idaho, pole vaulters Larry Still and Anandae Clark of Eastern Washington each emerged victorious in their events at the Boise State Bronco Invitational Saturday.

Still, the reigning Big Sky champion, won with a clearance of 16-2.75 (4.95m), which is the best mark in the Big Sky conference as of now.

Clark won her event with a best of 12-11.5 (3.95m), easily winning her event by 6 inches, and taking over the Big Sky lead in that event.

Seattle Pacific alum McKayla Fricker won the 600 meter run in 1:28.82, while former Husky Eleanor Fulton was third in 1:31.40.  Both went 1-2 in the 800, with Fricker winning in 2:10.19, and Fulton clocking 2:10.35 for second. 

Fricker and Fulton are members of the High Performance West group based in Portland.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Washington State and Eastern Washington University contributed to this report. 

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