Saturday, June 24, 2017

Efraimson finishes fifth in 1500 at USATF outdoor championships...

SACRAMENTO—Camas native Alexa Efraimson (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished fifth in the1500 at the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon on a hot day at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University, with temperatures hovering around the mid-90 degrees, slightly below temperatures on the previous two days.

Efraimson positioned herself well over the first 2 1/2 laps of the race, but could not respond when the racing began over the last lap, only running a 62.3 for the final 400 meters to finish in 4:08.36.

Former world champion Jenny Simpson won yet another national title, running 4:06.33.

Washington alum Eleanor Fulton finished 12th in a time of 4:17.41.

University of Washington alum Mel Lawrence finished fifth in the women’s 3000 steeplechase final, running 9:40.00, just ahead of Oiselle teammate and Pasco HS grad Marisa Howard, who ran 9:44.66.

Olympic silver medalist and Colorado alum Emma Coburn was an easy winner, running 9:20.28.

Auburn/Riverside HS alum Jordan McNamara finished sixth in the men’s 1500, running 3:44.81, as Robby Andrews won a tactical race in 3:43.29.

Shorecrest HS grad Wurrie Njadoe, who attends Kansas State, was 12th in the women's long jump finals, with a best of 19-9.75 (6.04m).

In semi-final action, former national champion and Washington State alum Jeshua Anderson was seventh in his heat of the 400 hurdles, running 50.00.  Another Cougar alum, CJ Allen was fifth in his heat, running 50.31.

Former Puget Sound resident and defending national champion Devon Allen ran the fourth fastest time of the day in the men’s 110 hurdles, running 13.61 to easily win his heat.

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