Sunday, April 1, 2018

WEEKEND WRAPUP: State's collegians and pros scattered across various meets around the country...

With teams and individuals scattered around various venues, it was a bit of a challenge to keep up, but here’s what went down on a busy Saturday:


In Los Angeles, Alissa Brooks-Johnson (above/photo courtesy WSU Athletics) won the 400 hurdles in a personal best 57.86 Saturday, and finished third in the 100 hurdles in yet another personal best 13.73 to highlight Washington State’s participation at the UCLA Jim Bush Legends meet.

The Cougars’ Marlow Schulz and Zorana Grujic went 1-2 in the 800, running 2:08.97 and 2:09.41.

Pole vaulter Molly Scharmann won her event with a lifetime best 13-5.25 (4.10m).

In the mens’ 110 hurdles, Nick Johnson led a 1-2-3-4 sweep of the event, clocking 14.32.


Federal Way native Hannah Cunliffe made her professional debut, running the second leg on a USA Red squad comprised of Aaliyah Brown, Cunliffe, Kimberlyn Duncan and Twanna Meadows.

The USA Red team took the win in 43.88 over the University of Houston team that ran 45.71.

Tacoma’s Marcus Chambers ran the second leg for the USA Red team that won the men’s 4 x 400 relay in 3:04.73.

He also ran the third leg for the USA Blue team in the men’s 4 x 200 relay that finished fifth in 1:22.69, as the University of Houston won in 1:21.20.

Washington’s outstanding freshman Iman Brown finished second in her section of the women’s invitational 200, running 23.43, which would have been the number 2 time in school history, except for a generous +4.0 meter-per-second tailwind.

Eastern Washington’s Larry Still was sixth in his section of the men’s pole vault, clearing 16-4.75


Washington State’e Brock Eager threw a personal best 228-3 (69.37m) to take second in the hammer, while teammate Amani Brown was sixth with a personal best of 206-9 (63.02m) in the same competition.

Wenatchee native Isaiah Brandt-Sims of Stanford was second in the men’s 100 finals (10.50), and third in the men’s 200 in 21.40.

Husky freshman Devan Kirk was ninth overall in the men’s 800, running 1:50.77.

In the men’s pole vault, Blaise Black of Washington was second with a best of 16-2.75 (4.95m), while teammates Taylor Barnes (same height) was third and Jacob Bowler and Zach Shugart (15-9/4.80m) tied for fourth.  Western Washington’s J.T. Konrad tied for seventh at 15-3 (4.65m).

Current Husky Gina Flint was eighth in the invitational discus, throwing 158-5 (48.30m).

Washington alum Gianna Woodruff was tenth overall in the women’s 200, running 24.52.


In Missoula, Montana, Eastern Washington athletes won seven events in a very productive performance for the squad under less than ideal conditions, as they ran against teams from Montana, Montana State, Idaho, and Portland State.


Here’s links to Central Washington’s and Saint Martin’s recaps of their competition at the JD Shotwell Invitational Saturday, hosted by the University of Puget Sound.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Stanford University, the University of Texas, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Eastern Washington, Central Washington, and Saint Martin’s University contributed to this report.

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