Friday, April 20, 2018

Washington State's Sander Moldau rips second straight PR in winning pole vault at Bryan Clay Invitational...

AZUSA, California—Freshman Sander Moldau of Washington State (above/photo courtesy WSU Sports Information) may have put himself as a leading contender for the Pac-12 title in the pole vault with his second straight personal best in two days.

After clearing 17-1 (5.21m) Thursday at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate meet to take fifth, Moldau, who represented Estonia at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Poland in 2016, one-upped himself by taking the victory at the BRYAN CLAY INVITATIONAL on the campus of Azusa Pacific Friday.

Moldau opened with a second attempt make at 16-8.25 (5.09m), then surpassed his one-day old PR with a first attempt make at 17-2.25 (5.24m).

He then cleared the winning height of 17-8.25 (5.39m) on his first attempt.  He then took three shots at 17-11 (5.46m), missing all three times.

Washington State’s Greer Alsop (41-3.25/12.58m) and Oyinlola Akinlosotu (40-11.75/12.49m) went 1-2 in the women’s triple jump.

WSU alum CJ Allen, last year’s Pac-12 champ, opened up his season by winning the 400 hurdles in 50.42.

Washington State’s Nick Johnson got his second win of the California trip, taking the title in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.07, after winning Thursday at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate meet in Long Beach.

In the process, teammates Christaperson Grant (14.33) and Abu Kamara (14.68) finished inside the top ten overall, taking sixth, and ninth, respectively.

Western Washington’s Raquel Pellecer continued her hot streak by winning the women’s javelin with a best of 153-11 (46.92m), and pulling teammate Natalie Vetto to a second place finish at 147-5 (44.94m).

Their teammate Alex Barry took second in the men’s javelin, with a best of 209-4 (63.81m).

Washington State’s Molly Scharmann finished second in the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 13-1.75 (4.01m).

Peyton Frederickson of Washington State was third in the men’s high jump with a best of 6-11 (2.11m), while Tupre Wickliff of Western Washington and Max English of WSU were fifth and sixth, with both clearing 6-9 (2.06m).

Freshman Devan Kirk of the University of Washington finished fourth overall in the men’s 800, running a personal best 1:48.88 to take third in his heat.

Washington State’s mens’ 4x100 relay finished fifth overall in 41.32, while their women’s squad was fourth in 46.13, one place ahead of Seattle Pacific, which ran 46.84.

The Cougars’ Stephanie Cho was fifth in the women’s 400 hurdles in 59.29.

Washington’s Amy-Eloise Neale finished eighth in the top section of the women’s 1500, running 4:14.39, as Shelby Houlihan of the Portland based Nike Bowerman TC (4:06.07) led Bowerman TC teammates and fellow 2016 US Olympians Colleen Quigley (4:07.01) and Kate Grace (4:08.82) across the line.

Complete results of the Bryan Clay Invitational are available here.

In Long Beach, Western Washington alum Bethany Drake finished eighth in the women’s javelin at the first day of the BEACH INVITATIONAL hosted by Long Beach State University.

Drake threw 166-6 (50.75m), as North Dakota State’s Alyssa Olin won with a toss of 188-6 (57.45m).

Washington State’s Atina Kamasi was 13th at 158-1 (48.19m), and Western Washington alum Katie Reichert 155-8 (47.46m).

WSU’s Amani Brown finished tenth in the hammer with a throw of 201-10 (61.53m).

Washington’s Denham Patricelli was 13th in the men’s javelin with a best of 216-11 (66.11m), as Mexico’s David Carreon won with a throw of 258-9 (78.86m).

Complete results of day 1 of the Beach Invitational are available here.

In Torrance, Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee won the open/collegiate mens’ triple jump with a mark of 51-0.75 (15.24m) at the MT SAC RELAYS, held at Murdock Stadium on the campus of El Camino College.

McGee got his winning jump in the fourth round, where he trailed Oregon’s Tristan James up until that point of the competition.

His winning jump pushed James down to second, where he had a best of 50-11 (15.52m).

The Huskies’ Iman Brown had the top mark of the day in the women’s open/collegiate 200 meters, as she finished third in 23.71 behind Oregon’s Makenzie Dunmore, who ran 23.26.

Brown’s time is the third fastest in school history, behind Donna Dennis’ 23.40 from 1983, and Haley Jacobson’s 23.70 from 2015.

In the women’s 100, the Huskies’ Olivia Ribera had a just-windy mark of 11.85, with a 2.2 meter per second wind.

The women’s open/collegiate 400 hurdles saw the Huskies’ Morganne Hill finish eighth in 60.81.

The Husky women’s 4x100 relay team finished fourth in 46.03, as UC Irvine won in 45.23. The Washington men finished eighth in 40.86, while Eastern Washington was 11th in 41.20.

Eastern Washington’s Paula Gil-Echevarria finished third in the 3000 steeplechase late Thursday night in a time of 10:27.41.

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

Action continues Saturday with day 3 of the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, and day 2 of the Beach Invitational in Long Beach.

Additionally, a small contingent of athletes from both Eastern Washington and Washington will compete at the Spokane Memorial

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

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