Saturday, April 21, 2018

Washington alum Gianna Woodruff earns second place finish at Mt. SAC Relays...

TORRANCE, California—-University of Washington alum and Panamanian national record holder Gianna Woodruff (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished second in the invitational section of women’s 400 hurdles at the MT.SAC RELAYS Saturday at Murdock Stadium on the campus of El Camino College.

Woodruff ran 56.37 to finish behind her training partner and reigning Olympic champion Delilah Muhammad, who ran 55.25 to take the victoruy.

In a separate section of the invitational 400 hurdles, Washington’s Hanna Tarleton won her heat in 58,24, with teammates Carly Lester (59.40) and Darhian Mills (63.10) finishing fourth, and sixth, respectively.

The Washington women’s 4 x 400 relay took fourth overall (third in their section), running 3:40.04, while their men’s team finished fourth in their heat and tenth overall in a time of 3:11.48.

Tacoma's Marcus Chambers finished 11th overall in the invitational section of the men's 400, running 46.38.

In an event we missed, former Saint Martin’s All-American Shannon Porter was ninth in the women’s 5000 Friday night, running 15:49.66.

Results of the final day of competition at the Mt. SAC Relays are available here.

In Long Beach, Washington’s Connor Morello won his section of the men’s 800 and finished second overall at the second day of the BEACH INVITATIONAL hosted by Long Beach State University.

Morello ran 1:49.97, as Decano Cronin of Fort Hays State was the overall winner, running 1:48.87 in the top section.

Competing in a separate section, Eastern Washington’s Logan Stahl won his heat to finish sixth overall in 1:50.72.

Everett CC’s Jakobe Ford finished third in the high jump with a best of 7-0.5 (2.15m), as Trevor Barry took the victory at 7-2.5 (2.20m).

Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee finished fifth in the men’s triple jump with a best of 51-4.25 (15.65m) as current world and Olympic champion Christian Taylor won with a best of 56-3.25 (17.15m).

Washington alum Diamara Planell Cruz and current Husky Annika Dayton finished in a 6-way tie for sixth in the women’s pole vault, with each clearing 13-3.5 (4.05m). The mark was a personal best for Dayton.

Results from day 2 of the Beach Invitational in Long Beach is available here.

NOTE:  Royal Results (Beach Invitational) and Record Timing (Mt. SAC Relays) provided statistical information for this report.

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