Brixey Records A Top-10 Finish At The USATF Indoor Track And Field Championships
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington State track and field graduate student Sam Brixey recorded a top-10 finish at the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships Sunday, Feb. 27, in at The Podium in Spokane, Washington.
Head Coach Wayne Phipps on the Cougars Performance at the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships
"Although not the exact results for which we were hoping, it is still an amazing accomplishment to qualify for the USATF indoor nationals. The experience gained by competing at this meet will be very beneficial moving forward to NCAA nationals and future national championships. All three of these student-athletes have had a huge impact on our program over the past few years and I could not be more proud of them all."
Against some of the top track athletes in the world, Brixey led the way for the Cougars with a 10th-place finish in the men's 60m hurdles with a time of 7.73. His mark at the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships was .04 seconds shy of qualifying for the 60m hurdle finals.
Graduate student Nick Johnson also compete in the 60m hurdles at The Podium and took 6th overall with a time of 7.89.
Graduate student Colton Johnsen placed 12th overall in the men's 1,500m run with a time of 3:51.79. Johnsen was the only collegiate athlete competing in the event.
The Washington State track and field team will be sending a select few down to Birmingham, Alabama for the 2022 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, March, 11-12. As of right now Sam Brixey in the 60m hurdles and Colton Johnsen in the mile and 3,000m events are the only Cougars that have qualifying marks for the NCAA Championships. The qualification period for ends Monday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. PT. Check back with WSUCougars.com for more information about the meet.
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