Saturday, January 20, 2018

WSU athletes score six victories at its own WSU Indoor Open Saturday...

PULLMAN—Washington State athletes scored six wins, while Eastern Washington took two wins and Gonzaga earned a pair of victories in the second day of competition at the WSU Indoor Open meet at the Indoor Practice facility on the WSU campus.

Four women for the Cougs took wins, including Regyn Gaffney in the 60 (7.58), Adreonia Bradley in the 400 (60.34), Lauren Newman in the long jump (18-6.5/5.65m), and Chrisshnay Brown in the shot put (41-9.25/12.73m).

On the men’s side, Ja’maun Charles (above/photo courtesy WSU Athletics) won the 60 in 6.85, and Nick Johnson won the 60 hurdles in 8.00.

Pole vaulter Larry Still won his event for the Eagles with a clearance of 16-0.75 (4.90m), while shot putter Scott Miller took home the victory with a toss of 51-7.75 (15.74m).

Brandon Pollard led four Bulldogs across the line in the men’s 800 (1:53.95), and Alex Heffelfinger won the men’s mile for Gonzaga in 4:27.92.

WSU alum Kiana Davis won the women’s triple jump with a meet record 42-1.5 (12.84m), breaking her meet record of 41-0.5 (12.51m) set as an undergrad last year.

Central Washington’s Jasmyne Neria was third in the 400 (60.60), while distance runner Alexa Shindruk was second in the 3000 (10:23.21).  Defending GNAC 100 hurdles champ Mariah Vongsaveng took third in the 60 hurdles (9.04), while HarLee Ortega was third in the long jump (18-3/5.56m).


All four schools will have athletes competing at next week's UW Invitational in Seattle, while the Cougars will send part of its squad to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Team Invitational.

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

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