Friday, December 22, 2017

Thirteen athletes with Washington ties earn US top-10 rankings from Track & Field News...

Drew Windle of the Seattle-based Brooks
Beasts earned his first US top-10
ranking from Track & Field News
(Paul Merca photo)
Track & Field News revealed its 2017 world and national rankings in its annual issue sent to its subscribers Friday.

Thirteen men and women with ties to the state of Washington received a national top-10 ranking by the magazine, which is based on honors won, win-loss record, and sequence of marks. The magazine’s rankings are often used by the major shoe and apparel companies as part of their criteria when paying performance bonuses and offering contracts to athletes.

The men with Washington ties receiving US top ten rankings by Track & Field News (rank in parentheses) are:

400—Marcus Chambers (10) 44.92
800—Drew Windle (3) 1:44.63; Shaq Walker (8) 1:45.68
5000--Hassan Mead (5) 13:11.20
10000—Hassan Mead (2) 27:32.49
110 HH—Devon Allen (2) 13.10

Hannah Fields of the Brooks Beasts
was ranked #9 in the 1500
(Paul Merca photo)
On the women’s side, these athletes with Washington ties were ranked by the magazine in the top ten (rank in parentheses)

1500—Hannah Felds (9) 4:05.30; Alexa Efraimson (10) 4:04.75
3000 steeple—Mel Lawrence (5) 9:34.94; Marisa Howard (6) 9:30.92
20k walk—Katie Burnett (3) 1:38:40
Triple Jump—Andrea Geubelle (3) 44-8.25/13.62m; Blessing Ufodiama (8) 44-2.5 (13.47m)
Javelin—Kara Winger (1) 212-7/64.80m

Hurdler Devon Allen was the only one of the twelve men and women with ties to the state to earn a world ranking from the magazine, earning a #5 world ranking despite not making the finals at the world championships.

NOTE:  Track & Field News contributed to this report. In the original post, we omitted Mead in the 5000, and Blessing Ufodiama in the triple jump. We apologize for the oversight.

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