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Brixey, De Mello, Payne, Teevens , Record WSU Top-10 Marks in Spokane

Feb 5, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash— The Washington State men's and women's track and field team had multiple top-10 WSU record marks, as the Cougs hosted two meets, the WSU Invitational and WSU Open, at the Podium in Spokane, Wash.

Sophomore Peyton Teevens in the women's pentathlon, freshman Alexandra Payne in the women's weight throw, freshman Micaela De Mello and graduate student Sam Brixey in the 60m dash, all recorded top-10 all-time Cougar marks in their respective events over the three-day WSU Invitational.
Quote From Head Coach Wayne Phipps on the Weekends Meets
"It was exciting to be able to host again at the podium and these meets did not disappoint as there were several amazing performances. The podium is a world-class facility which, in conjunction with our partnership with Spokane sports, will be a game-changer for our program for years to come. Our team competed very well, and we had a number of outstanding performances. The highlight of the meet was Sam Brixey in the 60m hurdles. He broke the facility record, missed the WSU school record by .01, and ran the sixth-fastest time in the nation."
WSU Invitational Recap
Sam Brixey dominated the men's 60m hurdle event on Saturday Feb. 5. The Boise, Idaho native recorded a time of 7.70 for first place and a new personal record. His time is the second fastest 60m hurdle time in Cougar history, .01 seconds behind Kip Ngeno 1975 record. That mark also ties him for the sixth-fastest time in the nation.

Brixey was not the only member of the Cougar men's team to have success, four other Cougs placed second in their respective events including, sophomore Jared McAlvey, who placed second in a photo finish with a time of 47.99 in the men's 400m dash. McAlveys time is a new personal record in the event.

Senior Jacob Englar found himself in a jump off for first place in the men's pole vault event. Englar wound up in second place with a mark of 5.19m, a season best. His mark is also the 36th best mark in the nation.

Graduate student Mitch Jacobson finished in the top-two of the high jump for the fourth straight meet. He recorded a mark of 2.11m for second place in the event.  

On Thursday Feb. 3, Peyton Teevens got things started for the women's track and field team with a strong performance in the women's pentathlon. Teevens placed eighth overall in the event tallying up 3,475 setting a new personal record. Her point total is also the ninth most points ever in a women's pentathlon event in Cougar history.

The Cougar women did not stop there, on Friday Feb. 4, Alexandra Payne placed sixth overall in the women's weight throw with a mark of 17.41. Her mark is a new personal record and is the ninth-best throw in Cougar history.

Finishing out the meet for the women's team freshman Micaela De Mello continued her great rookie season as a Coug placing third in the women's 60m hurdles. Her time of 8.36 is a new personal record in the event. Her time is also the sixth-fastest time in the women's 60m hurdle in Cougar history. 
WSU Open Recap
As the lone Coug competing in the WSU Open at the Podium on Friday Feb 4, senior Marty Munyon recorded a new personal record in the men's weight throw. He recorded a mark of 16.26m and placed ninth overall in the event. 
WSU Invitational Marks
Heptathlon: Cody Teevens-4478pts (8th)
Long Jump: Joseph Heitman- 6.80m (7th), Matthew Metcalf- 6.36m (11th).
High Jump: Mitch Jacobson- 2.11m (2nd), Benjamin Kaplan- 1.96m (6th) PR, Daylon Hicks- 1.91m (8th), Colby White- 1.91m (9th).
Pole Vault: Jacob Englar- 5.19m (2nd), Lucas Tailin- 4.79m (5th).
Weight Throw: Benjamin Chappell- 16.22m (9th), Marty Munyon- 16.21 (10th).
60m Hurdle: Sam Brixey- 7.70 (1st), Nick Johnson 7.94 (2nd), Joseph Heitman 8.34 (9th), Adrian Thomas 8.62 (12th), Amdane Aboudou- 8.70 (14th) PR.
60m: Yanai Macon 6.97 (14th), Bode Brewer 7.00 (17th), De'antae Choates- 7.01 (18th), Jamaal Palmer- 7.01 (19th).
Mile: Jacob Easton- 4:19.13 (15th), Isaiah Lowery- 4:24.41 (18th), Amrit Banga- 4:24.91 (19th).
Weight Throw: Benjamin Chappell- 16.22m (9th), Marty Munyon- 16.21 (10th).
200m: De'antae Choates- 22.17 (8th) PR, Jamaal Palmer- 22.45 (13th), Bode Brewer- 22.75 (14th), Blake Deringer- 22.81 (15th), Ryan Davy- 23.93 (17th).
400m: Jared McAlvey- 47.99 (2nd) PR, Ethan Willems- 49.57 (14th), Amdane Aboudou- 51.69 (17th) PR.
800m: Evan Gonzalez- 1:54.81 (11th).
3,000: Leif Swanson- 8:37.88 (3rd), Cooper Cortinas- 8:50.95 (4th), Ethan Martin- 8:58.64 (5th).
Pentathlon: Peyton Teevens- 3475pts (8th) PR, Jasneet Nijjar- 3345pts (12th) PR.
High Jump: Aislinn Overby- 1.66m (10th), Suzy Pace- 1.66m (11th), Sarah Kovich- 1.56m (14th), Giovanna Rhoads- 1.56m (15th).
Weight Throw: Alex Payne- 17.41m (6th) PR, Audrey Hughes- 15.65m (13th) PR, Amy Kraemer- 14.90m (16th), Carolina Ulloa-Daza- 14.66m (19th) PR, Tara Koonce- 14.13m (21st).
Shot Put: Julia Parra- 11.83m (14th).
Long Jump: Anna Rodgers- 5.79m (4th), Sarah Kovich- 4.84 (23rd).
Pole Vault: Kolby Weiss- 3.70m (7th), Emily Coombs- 3.70m (10th)
60m Hurdles: Micaela De Mello- 8.36 (3rd) PR, Antonia Buschendorf (7th), Mackenzie Fletcher- 8.86 (11th), Sarah Kovich- 9.75 (29th)
60m: Skyler Walton- 7.58m (5th), Ashley Hollenbeck- 7.91 (22nd).
200m: Mackenzie Fletcher- 25.70 (28th), Elise Unruh-Thomas- 25.72 (29th), Ashley Hollenbeck- 26.63 (39th).
400m: Elena Willems- 58.03 (11th).
800m: Jelena Grujic- 2:12.41 (4th), Ronna Iverson- 2:22.66 (16th).
3000m: Samantha Boyle- 10:40.45- (8th).

Next Up
Washington State will be competing in three meets, the Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. on Feb. 11-12, and the Whitworth Invitational back at the Podium in Spokane, Wash. on the 12. Check back with for more information on both of next weekend's meets.
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