2018 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships

Event: May 5-6 (Multis) & May 12-13
Cobb Track and Angell Field
Stanford, CA

Stanford’s Williams, WSU’s Brooks-Johnson win Pac-12 Track & Field Combined Events titles

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CHAMPIONSHIPS CENTRAL // EVENT SCHEDULE
FINAL STANDINGS: DECATHLON | HEPTATHLON // COMPLETE RESULTS 
PAC-12 TRACK & FIELD MEDIA GUIDE // ALL-TIME RECORDS

STANFORD, Calif. – STANFORD senior Harrison Williams rolled to a dominating title in the decathlon and WASHINGTON STATE redshirt senior Alissa Brooks-Johnson matched the Conference record with her third career heptathlon crown at the 2018 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships Combined Events at Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field on Sunday.

Both Brooks-Johnson and Williams finished in the top two in every event to secure 10 points for their teams heading into next weekend’s Pac-12 Track & Field Championships at Stanford. Competition resumes on Saturday, May 12 with the women’s hammer leading off at 11:30 a.m. PT, followed by the bulk of the schedule starting at 2 p.m. PT.

Brooks-Johnson finished in the top two in all seven events en route to a lifetime-best 5,977 points, fighting off personal-best performances from runner-up Kendall Gustafson (5,886) of UCLA and third place Alyssa Thompson (5,761) of ARIZONA.

Also the Pac-12 heptathlon champion in 2015 and 2017, Brooks-Johnson joins former Cougar Ellannee Richardson (2001-03), STANFORD’s Tracye Lawyer (1997-99), ARIZONA STATE’s Jacquelyn Johnson (2004, 2006, 2008) and OREGON’s Brianne Theisen (2009-10, 2012) as the only three-time winners of the event.

Despite her consistency, which included a PR in the long jump (5.89m/19-4) and second-place finish in the javelin (41.60m/136-6) to open Sunday’s events, Brooks-Johnson actually trailed entering the 800-meter run finale. Gustafson took a 40-point lead in the overall standings thanks to a sizable victory in the javelin (46.56m/152-9).

However, Brooks-Johnson left no doubt with a victory in the 800, crossing the line in 2:14.81, nearly 10 seconds ahead of Gustafson (2:24.49). Her 5,977 points moved her into third on this season’s NCAA performance list and ninth on the Conference’s all-time list.

With Brooks-Johnson’s victory and 10 points, she gives the Cougars a narrow lead in the team standings entering next weekend’s Pac-12 Championships. WSU will be just ahead of UCLA, which totaled nine points with Gustafson’s runner-up showing and an eighth-place finish from Christina Chenault.

There was considerably less drama in the decathlon as Williams cruised to victory by more than 1,600 points to become only the second winner from Stanford along with Travis Clark in 1994. Williams’ winning total of 7,925 points was a season-high and good for fifth-best in the nation to date.

Williams set a lifetime-best in claiming the discus (43.01m/141-1), won the 110-meter hurdles (14.44) and pole vault (5.25m/17-2.75), and finished second in both the javelin (45.92m/150-8) and 1,500-meter run (4:37.91) on Sunday to post one of the most dominant decathlon victories in league history.

Williams and teammate Jack Herkert secured 11 points for the Cardinal, but COLORADO will be the men’s team leader entering next weekend’s Pac-12 Championships. The Buffaloes racked up 20 points behind podium finishes from Andrew Ghizzone (6284) and Davis Butte (6079), respectively, as well as fifth place Aaron Carmichael (5822) and seventh place Nate Gravelding (5783).

For the first time in event history, both days of the Championships will be televised live on Pac-12 Network. Saturday’s coverage will begin at 5:30 p.m. PT while Sunday’s broadcast starting at 3 p.m. PT.

Coverage of the Championships can be found at pac-12.com/tfchamps, while tickets for Championships weekend are available at pac-12.com/tickets.

DECATHLON STANDINGS
1. Harrison Williams, STAN – 7925
2. Andrew Ghizzone, COLO – 6284
3. Davis Butte, COLO – 6079
4. Michael Gonzalez, USC – 5925
5. Aaron Carmichael, COLO – 5822
6. Austin Torres, ORE – 5797
7. Nate Gravelding, COLO – 5783
8. Jack Herkert, STAN – 3606
9. Martin Moldau, WSU – 2087
10. Dominic Gehr, ARIZ – 599

HEPTATHLON STANDINGS
1. Alissa Brooks-Johnson, WSU – 5977
2. Kendall Gustafson, UCLA – 5886
3. Alyssa Thompson, ARIZ – 5761
4. Lyndsey Lopes, USC – 5719
5. Maja Wichhart-Donzo, COLO – 5306
6. Kylee O’Connor, ORE – 5271
7. Saskia McNairy, OSU – 5150
8. Christina Chenault, UCLA – 5072
9. Lindsey Schauble, WSU – 4952
10. Hannah Rusnak, WASH – 4934
11. Michaela Wenning, COLO – 4807
12. Asha Culhane, CAL – 4632
13. Drianna Mustin, COLO – 4516
14. Claire Corbitt, OSU - 4020
15. Keira McCarrell, ORE - 2868

MEN’S TEAM STANDINGS THRU DECATHLON
1. Colorado – 20
2. Stanford – 11
3. USC – 5
4. Oregon – 3
5. Arizona – 0
Arizona State – 0
California – 0
UCLA – 0
Washington – 0
Washington State – 0

WOMEN’S TEAM STANDINGS THRU HEPTATHLON
1. Washington State – 10
2. UCLA – 9
3. Arizona – 6
4. USC – 5
5. Colorado - 4
6. Oregon – 3
7. Oregon State – 2
8. Arizona State – 0
California – 0
Stanford – 0
Utah – 0
Washington – 0

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