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T&F Sees Successful Trip to Los Angeles

Mar 20, 2021


LOS ANGELES – The Washington State University Track and Field program wrapped up the action from the USC Invitational Saturday afternoon from Loker Stadium.

Charisma Taylor continued her dominant streak, picking up where she left off during the indoor season, running a 13.45 in the 100-meter hurdles. That time from Taylor is the second-best all-time in Washington State history as well. Emily Coombs earned the win in the pole vault, posting a mark of 12-feet 11 1/2 inches (3.95m). Multiple Cougars turned in winning performances throughout the day as well including Kaylee Sowle in the high jump, Kendra Sachse in the javelin, and the squad of Jordyn Tucker, Skyler Walton, Jasneet Nijjar, and Elise Unruh-Thomas getting the victory in the 4x100m relay.
Two Cougars were in action at the USC Invitational to begin the meet Friday, as Carolina Ulloa-Daza and Sasha Korolenko competed in the hammer throw. Ulloa-Daza posted an impressive Washington State debut finishing second, with a throw of 191-feet 3 inches (58.30m), which is a WSU freshman record in the event, and is fifth best all-time in Cougar history as well.

The WSU men saw several great performances on the day as well, starting with RayRay Wells getting the win in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.38. Gabriel Shouman posted a victory in the javelin in his Cougar debut with a throw of 197-feet 5 inches (60.19m). The men's relay team also earned a win in the 4x100m relay as the team of Sam Brixey, Ja'Maun Charles, Ethan Willems, and Wells posted a time of 40.61 overall.


100m:  Skyler Walton – 11.92 (3rd); Jordyn Tucker – 12.20 (4th)
200m:  Charisma Taylor – 24.48 (8th); Jasneet Nijjar (9th); Elise Unruh-Thomas – 24.64 (10th)
800m:  Natalie Ackerley – 2:09.44 (4th)
100m Hurdles:  Charisma Taylor – 13.45 (3rd); Mackenzie Fletcher – 14.23 (4th); Peyton Teevens – 14.96 (6th)
400m Hurdles:  Stephanie Cho – 1:00.06 (2nd); Mackenzie Fletcher – 1:00.97 (3rd); Peyton Teevens – 1:02.57 (4th)
4x100m Relay:  Tucker, Walton, Nijjar, Unruh-Thomas – 45.50 (1st)
Pole Vault:  Emily Coombs – 12-11 1/2 (3.95m) [1st]; Tessa Watkins – 11-11 3/4 (3.65m) [3rd]
Shot Put:  Audrey Hughes – 43-8 3/4 (13.33m) [2nd]
Long Jump:  Lauren Newman – 18-10 (5.74m) [5th]
High Jump:  Kaylee Sowle – 5-8 (1.73m) [1st]; Aislinn Overby – 5-7 (1.70m) [2nd]; Suzy Pace – 5-7 (1.70m) [3rd]
Javelin:  Kendra Sachse – 157-4 (47.96m) [1st]; Peyton Teevens – 93-3 (28.42m) [5th]
Hammer:  Carolina Ulloa-Daza – 191-3 (58.30m) [2nd]; Sasha Korolenko – 172-9 (52.67m) [4th]
Discus:  Audrey Hughes – 132-9 (40.46m) [3rd]

100m:  RayRay Wells Jr. – 10.38 (1st); Ja'Maun Charles – 10.66 (3rd)
200m:  Ethan Willems – 21.93 (4th)
400m:  Ethan Willems – 48.56 (6th)
110m Hurdles:  Sam Brixey – 13.99 (2nd)
400m Hurdles:  Jared McAlvey – 54.40 (2nd)
4x100m Relay:  Brixey, Charles, Willems, Wells Jr. – 40.61 (1st)
Javelin:  Gabe Shouman – 197-5 (60.19m) [1st]; Alex Cielo – 187-2 (57.06m) [3rd]; Josh Farr – 184-7 (56.27m) [4th]
High Jump:  Mitch Jacobson – 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) [2nd]
Discus:  John Kolb – 172-8 (52.63m) [3rd]


The Cougars will return to competition next at both the Raleigh Relays and the Whitworth Invite, beginning Thursday, March 25.  

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