T&F Wraps Up NCAA Indoor Championships
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Washington State University Track and Field program wrapped up competition from the Randal Tyson Track Center, as two student-athletes competed for the Cougars Saturday afternoon.
Charisma Taylor posted a huge day for the Cougars on the final day of action from the NCAA Indoor Championships, as she finished fifth overall in the triple jump. Taylor's mark of 44-feet 8 inches (13.61m) was a personal best, and which also meant breaking her own Washington State triple jump record in the process. Charisma's mark of 13.61m also sets a Bahamian national record in the event as well. She went on to earn herself a NCAA First Team All-American selection as well on the day. Colton Johnsen got finished up his second day of competition in the 3000-meter run where he went on to place 10th overall with a time of 7:57.38 and earned a second NCAA Second Team All-American selection as well.
Sam Brixey got Friday started for the Cougars in the 60-meter hurdles where he placed 11th overall with a time of 7.79. Brixey was just .05 seconds away from qualifying for the finals in the event as well. Zach Stallings was next up for WSU, as he ran in the mile event, posting a time of 4:09.05 and placing 14th overall. Finally Colton Johnsen closed out day one for Washington State in the 5000-meter run, where Colton placed 15th overall with a time of 14:01.86. All three of these competitors earned NCAA Second Team All-American selections as well.
Friday, March 12
60m Hurdles: Sam Brixey – 7.79 (11th)
Mile: Zach Stallings – 4:09.05 (14th)
5000m: Colton Johnsen – 14:01.86 (15th)
Saturday, March 13
Triple Jump: Charisma Taylor – 44-8 [13.61m] (5th), PB
3000m: Colton Johnsen – 7:57.38 (10th)
INTO THE TWITTER-VERSE
Congratulations once again to @charismataylor_ on her 5th place finish in the triple jump at 13.61m!👏
— Washington State XC/TF (@WSUCougarXCTF) March 14, 2021
— Washington State XC/TF (@WSUCougarXCTF) March 13, 2021
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