Johnsen, Brixey, and Johnson Ready For USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships
PULLMAN, Wash.-- Washington State graduate students Sam Brixey, Colton Johnsen and Nick Johnson will be heading to Spokane, Washington to compete in the 2022 USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships, February 26-27.
The 2022 USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships will feature 450 of the country's best collegiate and professional track and field athletes. The meet will be held in a familiar place for the Cougs, The Podium, near downtown Spokane. Although the meet run over two days, the three Cougs will be competing on the second day, Sunday, Feb. 27, with events starting at 11:55 a.m. PT. A full schedule of events can be found here.
All three Cougars have had standout indoor track seasons up to this point. Johnsen has dominated in multiple distance events throughout the season. At the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships he will be competing in the 1,500m event. The Bellingham, Washington native qualified for the 1500m race with his mile event mark of 3:55.74, that was set back in January at the UW invitational. That mark is also the 12th-fastest mile in the NCAA this season and the second-fastest all-time WSU Indoor mile.
Both, Brixey and Johnson will be competing in the 60m hurdle event at the Podium. The duo has been a terrific one-two combo all season long for WSU. Brixey is coming off his best career performance in the 60m hurdle event at the Arkansas Qualifier, where he recorded a time of 7.69. That mark tied Kip Ngeno's 47-year-old record for WSU's best indoor 60m hurdle time and is the 12th-fastest 60m hurdle time in the NCAA on the year.
Johnson qualified for the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 60m hurdle with a season best time of 7.81 which he ran on Feb. 11 at the 2022 Husky Classic. That mark currently sits as the 26th best 60m hurdle time in the NCAA for the season.
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Fans can watch the action this weekend multiple ways, either on television via CNBC, check your local listings, or via live stream provided by runnerspace.com. More information on how to watch the meet can be found here.
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