Saturday, April 8, 2017

Andrea Geubelle opens 2017 outdoor campaign with win at Sun Angel...

TEMPE, Arizona—2016 US Olympian Andrea Geubelle (left/photo by Paul Merca) from University Place started her 2017 outdoor campaign with a victory in the triple jump Saturday night at the Sun Angel Classic hosted by Arizona State University.

Geubelle jumped a best of 44-3.75 (13.51m) in the second round, as all of her legal jumps were at least 43 feet or further, to easily defeat runner-up Keyasia Tibbs of Arizona State University 

At the Grenada Invitational, University of Washington alum Norris Frederick finished eighth in the long jump.

Frederick jumped a best of 23-1.25 (7.04m), as Damar Forbes of Jamaica won with a best of 26-0 (7.92m).

In Spokane, Washington State University athletes accounted for eleven victories at the Spokane Community College’s WAR X track & field meet Saturday at Spokane Falls Track Complex.

Their 4 x 400 meter relay team of Ja’Maun Charles, CJ Allen, Sam Brixey and Matthew Swanson ran 3:11.09, while Charles won the 400 earlier in the meet in 48.76.

The Cougars took first in both the men’s and women’s hammer, as Brock Eager led a 1-2-4-5 finish in the mens competition with a mark of 208-2 (63.46m), while Katie Wardsworth won the women’s with a throw of 170-7 (52.00m).

Central Washington’s Mariyah Vongsaveng won the women’s 100 hurdles in 15.04, while teammate Emily Bland won the 400 hurdles in 62.79. The Wildcats won both the women’s 4 x 100 (47.91) and the 4 x 400 relays (4:00.10).

Gonzaga’s Kinsly Smith in the 800 (1:52.20), Troy Fraley in the 1500 (3:52.94) and Kyle Thompson in the 5000 (14:49.60) all were winners in the men’s distance events.

In Burnaby, British Columbia, Seattle Pacific’s Lani Taylor ran a season best 56.76 to win the 400 at the Emilie Mondor Invitational hosted by Simon Fraser University.

Teammate Kyra Brennan won the long jump with a best of 16-9.25 (5.11m).

Western Washington’s Costel David won the men’s javelin with a best of 172-4 (52.53m).

NOTE:  The sports information offices at Arizona State, Washington State, Seattle Pacific and Western Washington contributed to this report.

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