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Johnsen Continues to Dominate Indoor Season

Feb 26, 2021


SEATTLE – The Washington State University Track and Field program saw solid performances from both the women's and men's squads during day one of the meet. 
Colton Johnsen continued his dominate ways this indoor season, taking home the victory in the 3000 with a personal best of 7:53.18. Johnsen posted the 10th best time in the nation Friday evening, and is now the only male distance runner in the top 12 in the nation in all three distance races. Mitch Jacobson earned himself a win in the high jump with a mark of 6-feet 9 1/2 inches (2.07m), and Joseph Heitman turned in another victory for the Cougars in the long jump with a mark of 21-feet 10 3/4 inches (6.67m) as well. 

The Washington State women secured a pair of victories during day one at the Husky Classic, first with Anna Rodgers in the long jump at 19-feet 3 1/4 inches (5.87m). Aislinn Overby posted a win in the high jump as well for WSU, recording a personal best on the day at 5-feet 8 1/2 inches (1.74m). Peyton Teevens made her mark for the Cougars in her pentathlon debut, as she went on to record 3,459 total points, 10th best all-time in WSU history in the event. Teevens would also record personal bests in all five events as well. 

High Jump:  Aislinn Overby – 5-8 1/2 [1.74m] (1st), PR; Suzy Pace – 5-5 3/4 [1.67m] (2nd); Kaylee Sowle – 5-3 3/4 [1.62m] (3rd) 
Long Jump:  Anna Rodgers – 19-3 1/4 [5.87m] (1st); Jasneet Nijjar – 17-2 3/4 [5.25m] (6th), PR
Pole Vault:  Tessa Watkins – 12-8 [3.86m] (7th), PR; Emily Coombs– 12-8 [3.86m] (8th); Tayla Beavers – 12-2 [3.71m] (10th)
Shot Put:  Audrey Hughes –44-10 3/4 [13.68m] (2nd), PR; Lovely Tukuafu – 43-6 1/2 [13.27m] (3rd), PR
Weight Throw:  Sasha Korolenko – 52-4 3/4 [15.97m] (2nd)
Pentathlon (Final):  Peyton Teevens – 3,459 Points (7th), PR
60m H (9.26), PR; HJ (5-4 1/4, 1.63m), PR; SP (34-1 1/2, 10.40m), PR; LJ (14-10, 4.52m), PR; 800m (2:18.54), PR

3000:  Colton Johnsen – 7:53.18 (1st), PR; Matthew Watkins – 8:23.90 (6th), PR; Jacob Nicholson – 8:29.50 (7th);  Zak Kindl – 8:32.83 (8th); Ethan Martin – 8:45.20 (9th)
High Jump:  Mitch Jacobson – 6-9 1/2 [2.07m] (1st); Daylon Hicks – 6-5 1/2 [1.97m] (2nd); Beau Sheeran – 6-5 1/2 [1.97m] (3rd) 
Long Jump:  Joseph Heitman – 21-10 3/4 [6.67m] (1st)
Heptathlon (In Progress):  Cody Teevens – 2,577 Points (2nd)
60m (7.24), PR; LJ (20-9 3/4, 6.34m), PR; SP (31-2 1/2, 9.51m), PR; HJ (6-0 1/2, 1.84m);



Washington State returns to the Dempsy Indoor once again tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 27 to wrap up day two of the Husky Classic from Seattle. 

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