Sunday, May 6, 2018

WSU's Alissa Brooks-Johnson leads Pac-12 heptathlon at the break...

PALO ALTO—Two time conference heptathlon champ Alissa Brooks-Johnson (above/photo courtesy WSU Athletics) of Washington State leads the event at the break after the first day of competition at the Pac-12 Multi Events championships Saturday at Cobb Track and Angela Field on the campus of Stanford University.

Brooks-Johnson, a redshirt senior from Doty, Wash., reached a lifetime-best first day heptathlon total of 3,568 points, 168 points above her previous PR and five points ahead of the next competitor, Kendall Gustafson of UCLA.

Brooks-Johnson opened the 2018 conference meet by running the 100m hurdles in a PR time of 13.68 seconds which is sixth-best in WSU all-time records. She high jumped a PR height of 5-feet 8 1/2 inches (1.74m), threw the shot put a PR distance of 41-2 1/4 (12.55m), and ran the 200m in a wind-aided PR time of 24.40. Brooks-Johnson's previous first day PR total was 3,400 points, set last month in Azusa.

Washington freshman Hannah Rusnak sits sixth out of the 15 competitors and is the only non-junior or senior in the top-11. Rusnak's day one score of 3,104 points started with a 100m hurdles time of 14.27 seconds that ranked fifth in the field.

Rusnak then matched her high jump best at 5-0.25 (1.53m) and then moved up the standings with a third-place shot put finish at 39-5 (12.01m). She finished with a 200-meters season-best of 25.45 seconds that ranked eighth in that event.

Lindsey Schauble, a junior from Kennewick, Wash., scored a first day lifetime-best of 2,989 points for 10th place among the 15 competitors. Schauble opened the heptathlon with a season-best 100m hurdles time of 15.01, high jumped 5-5 (1.65m), threw the shot put a PR distance of 35-4 3/4 (10.79m), and finished the day with a 200m dash time of 26.28.

In the decathlon, WSU freshman Martin Moldau (Rakvere, Estonia) ran the 100m in a time of 11.27, long jumped 21-1 1/4 (6.43m), and threw the shot put 39-3 (11.96) but withdrew from the competition when he became ill and could not continue in the high jump or 400m dash.

Washington did not send any athletes to compete in the Pac-12 multi-event meet.

Stanford’s Harrison Williams leads at the break with a five-event total of 4071 points, 472 up on Colorado’s Andrew Ghizzone.

Day 1 results from the Pac-12 Multi-Events championships are available here.

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