T&F Wraps Up Day One of Pac-12 Championships
LOS ANGELES – The Washington State University Track and Field program began competition at the Pac-12 Championships Friday, from Loker Stadium, hosted by USC.
Carolina Ulloa-Daza secured the first team point for the Washington State women Friday afternoon, as she placed eighth overall in the hammer throw. Carolina recorded a throw of 192-feet 5 inches (58.65m) to secure her eighth-place spot in the opening women's event of the Pac-12 Championships.
Neema Kimtai earned a spot in the finals of the 1500-meter event after placing 12th overall. Fellow Cougar Kaili Keefe went on to finish 28th overall as well, posting a time of 4:40.27 in the event. Kimtai posted a time of 4:24.48 to secure the last spot in the finals, which will take place Sunday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Stephanie Cho joined the multiple Cougs advancing into a finals race, as Cho placed sixth overall in the 400-meter hurdles. Stephanie finished the event at 59.01 overall, to qualify for the event finals scheduled for Sunday, May 16 at 5 p.m. Fellow Cougar Mackenzie Fletcher just missed qualifying for the finals in the 400m hurdles as she finished ninth overall with a time of 1:00.34.
Peyton Teevens was the lone Cougar in the heptathlon, and currently sits in 13th place overall after day one of competition. Teevens began the day running a 15.01 in the 100-meter hurdles to place 12th in the event. Peyton followed up with a solid performance in the high jump, as she tied her personal best of 5-feet 4 1/4 inches (1.63m). She turned in a 14th place mark in the shot put with a throw of 33-feet 1 3/4 inches (10.10m). Teevens finished the first day of the heptathlon off in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 26.23 and currently has totaled 2,924 points so far.
Erin Mullins capped off the evening at day one of the Pac-12 Championships in the 10,000-meter run. Mullins went on to finish 13th overall with an impressive run and personal best of 34:45.81. This time sees Erin remain at fourth all-time in Washington State history in the event as well.
The WSU javelin squad posted the first points for the Cougar men, as Alex Cielo, Josh Farr and Gabe Shouman all posted impressive performances. Cielo finished sixth overall after a throw of 197-feet 7 inches (60.22m), earning three total points. Farr followed suite placing seventh on the day with a mark of 191-feet 5 inches (58.34m) to earn two points. Finally, Shouman notched a final point for the Cougs with a throw of 184-feet 11 inches (56.38m) to place eighth overall.
Paul Ryan and Zach Stallings continued to provide the WSU men's distance squad with success, as they each qualified and advanced in the preliminary round of the 1500-meter. Ryan took home first place overall with a time of 3:41.94, and Stallings checked in at eighth overall with a time of 3:43.74 as well. Fellow Coug Reid Muller came close, but ultimately did not qualify for the final in the event, finishing 15th at 3:48.56. The final for the 1500m is set for Sunday, May 16 at 3:20 p.m.
The men's 200-meter dash saw three Cougars in action, which unfortunately none qualified to advance into the finals. Ja'Maun Charles posted the best run for WSU, finishing 13th overall with a time of 21.36. Following Charles was Blake Deringer in 18th place at 21.63, and finally Ethan Willems in 24th, with a time of 22.08 as well.
Seth Andres and Cody Teevens were in action representing the Cougs in the decathlon during day one of the Pac-12 Championships. Andres currently sits in eighth place totaling 3,511 points, and Teevens is in 10th for the time being, posting 3,463 points. Seth saw impressive performances throughout each event, as he posted personal bests in each which included 100-meter dash (10.98), long jump (6.86m), shot put (11.46m), high jump (1.76m), and in the 400-meter (52.62). Cody saw multiple personal records throughout the opening day as well, with a PR in the long jump (6.75m), in the shot put (9.84m), and in the 400-meter (51.87).
200m: Elise Unruh-Thomas – 25.22 (20th)
400m Hurdles: Stephanie Cho – 59.01 (6th), Q; Mackenzie Fletcher – 1:00.24 (9th)
1500m Prelims: Neema Kimtai – 4:24.48 (12th), Q
10000m: Erin Mullins – 34:45.81 (13th)
Hammer: Carolina Ulloa-Daza – 192-5 (58.65m) [8th] – 1 Point; Amy Kraemer – 174-4 (53.15m) [11th]; Sasha Korolenko – 163-11 (49.96m) [14th]; Tara Koonce – 159-9 (48.71m) [17th]
Javelin: Kendra Sachse – 145-1 (44.24m) [12th]
Heptathlon: Peyton Teevens – 2,924 Points (13th)
100m H (15.01); HJ (5-4 ¼, 1.63m); SP (33-1 ¾, 10.10m); 200m (26.23); LJ (); JAV (); 800m ()
200m: Ja'Maun Charles – 21.36 (13th); Blake Deringer – 21.63 (18th); Ethan Willems – 22.08 (24th)
400m Hurdles: Jared McAlvey – 53.46 (13th)
1500m Prelims: Paul Ryan – 3:41.94 (1st), Q; Zach Stallings – 3:43.74 (8th), Q; Reid Muller – 3:48.56 (15th)
10000m: Matthew Watkins – 29:52.80 (13th); Brian Barsaiya – 30:29.26 (15th); Jacob Nicholson –30:50.02 (17th)
Hammer: Marty Munyon – 168-8 (51.41m) [17th]
Javelin: Alex Cielo – 197-7 (60.22m) [6th] – 3 Points; Josh Farr – 191-5 (58.34m) [7th] – 2 Points; Gabe Shouman – 184-11 (56.38m) [8th] – 1 Point
Decathlon: Seth Andres – 3,511 Points (8th)
100m (10.98), PR; LJ (22-6 ¼, 6.86m), PR; SP (37-7 ¼, 11.46m), PR; HJ (5-9 ¼, 1.76m), PR; 400m (52.62), PR; 110m H (); DT (); PV (); JT (); 1500m ()
Cody Teevens – 3,463 Points (10th)
100m (11.13); LJ (22-1 ¾, 6.75m), PR; SP (32-3 ½, 9.84m), PR; HJ (6-0 ¾, 1.85m); 400m (51.87), PR; 110m H (); DT (); PV (); JT (); 1500m ()
- Team scoring is 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for places first through eighth.
- Women's team scores: Arizona State 18, Oregon 18, California 17, Colorado 15, Washington 15, UCLA 14, Oregon State 7, Stanford 6, Arizona 3, USC 3, Washington St. 1
- Men's team scores: Washington 39, Arizona 14, Stanford 14, USC 14, Arizona State 10, Colorado 9, Oregon 7, Washington St. 6, California 3, UCLA 1
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