Thursday, July 12, 2018

Washington State's Alissa Brooks-Johnson named to Team USA for Thorpe Cup...

INDIANAPOLIS—Washington State University graduate Alissa Brooks-Johnson (left/photo by Paul Merca) will represent Team USATF at the annual Thorpe Cup heptathlon and decathlon dual meet July 27-28th in Knoxville, Tennessee at Tom Black Track on the campus of the University of Tennessee.

The Thorpe Cup is an annual competition between the United States and Germany in which decathletes and heptathletes from each country compete for gold. Each year the location in which competition is held alternates between Germany and the United States. There will be seven athletes entered in each discipline.

Brooks-Johnson is the three-time Pac-12 champion in this event and has finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships over the past two years, finishing sixth this year.  The Doty native was seventh at the USATF championships in Des Moines last month to qualify for selection onto the Thorpe Cup team.

The USA Track & Field release is available here.

NOTE:  USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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