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Cougs Heading up to Spokane this Saturday

Dec 8, 2021

SPOKANE  – The Washington State men's and women's track and field teams will be participating in its first indoor meet of the 2021-22 season as a team this Saturday, Dec. 11, as the Cougars will make the 75-mile trip up U.S. I-195 to the Lilac City and compete in the Spokane Invitational. The meet will be held at the brand new Podium, a world-class indoor track and field facility near downtown Spokane.

The Facility / Starting Times
The Spokane Invitational will take place this Saturday at the Podium. Saturday's meet will be the first collegeiate track and field event held at the Podium. Field events are set to begin at 9 a.m. PT, while running events start an hour later at 10 a.m. PT. A full list of events and start times can be found

Saturday will be the first of five meets that WSU will compete in at the Podium this season. Washington State will return to Spokane the weekend of Jan. 14-15 to host the both the Cougar Classic Open and the Cougar Classic Invitational. The Cougs will also host the WSU Invitational (Feb. 3-5) and the WSU Open (Feb. 4) at the Podium this season.

The Field
A total of 20 teams from all levels of the NCAA will be competing at the Spokane Invitational this weekend. In addition to Washington State, Oregon State and Washington will be representing the Pac-12  at the Spokane Invitational. Boise State, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho, Loyola-Marymount and San Francisco make up the remainder of the NCAA Division I schools competing at the Podium this weekend.

Live Results
Fans can follow the Spokane Invitational via live results at .

Live Stream
Fans can watch all the action at the Spokane Invitational at

Fans are welcome to attend this weekend's Spokane Invitational, but must wear a mask. Tickets can be purchase by clicking the link here.

WSU Men's Event Lineup
60m:  Bode Brewer, De'antae Choates, Ryan Davy, Blake Deringer, Jared McAlvey, Jamaal Palmer, Ethan Willems.   
60m Hurdles: Amadane Aboudou, Sam Brixey, Joseph Heitman, Nick Johnson, Jared McAlvey, Cody Teevens, Adrian Thomas.  
200m: Jared McAlvey.  
400m: Amadane Aboudou.    
High Jump: Taino Ferdinand, Daylon Hicks, Mitch Jacobson, Benjamin Kaplan, Colby White.

Weighted Throws:
Marty Munyon.  
Long Jump:  Joseph Heitman, Matthew Metcalf, Cody Teevens.  
Pole Vault: Jacob Englar, Clark Hobbs, Lucas Tailin, Cody Teevens, Hunter Wagner.
Triple Jump: Joseph Heitman 

Shot Put:
  Joey Jensen, Cody Teevens.

WSU Women's Event Lineup
60m: Ashley Hollenbeck, Jasneet Nijjar, Skyler Walton.   
60m Hurdles: Antonia Buschendorf, Micaela De Mello, Mackenzie Fletcher, Sarah Kovich, Peyton Teevens.
200: Mackenzie Fletcher.
400m: Ronna Iverson, Elise Unruh-Thomas, Elena Willems.    
High Jump: Sarah Kovich, Aislinn Overby, Suzy Pace, Giovanna Rhoads, Kaylee Sowle, Peyton Teevens. 

Weighted Throws:
 Audrey Hughes, Amy Kraemer, Tara Koonce, Sasha Korolenko, Alexandria Payne.  
Long Jump:  Sarah Kovich, Jasneet Nijjar, Anna Rodgers, Peyton Teevens.  
Pole Vault: Emily Coombs, Sophia VanWormer, Kolby Weiss.

Shot Put:
Audrey Hughes, Sarah Kovich, Julia Parra, Peyton Teevens.

Last Time Out
Washington State men's track and field fifth-year senior 
Colton Johnsen ran his way into the WSU record book at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener to kick-off the 2021-22 season for the Cougars. The distance runner recorded the second-fastest 5,000m indoor time in program history.

The Bellingham, Washington native ran a race to remember in the season-opening meet in Boston, as the two-time indoor All-American finished the 5,000m run in 13:34.75 to finish second in his heat and 18th overall.

Johnsen's time of 13:34.75 was just .15 seconds behind John Ngeno's WSU indoor 5,000m record time of 13:34.6.

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