Cougs Record Double-Digit Wins In Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash.— The Washington State men's and women's track and field team continued their excellent start to the outdoor season by winning 10 total events at the Buc Scoring Invitational. In total, 23 Cougar athletes placed inside the top-three across the two-day meet at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.
Along with all the wins, two Cougs had record-breaking performances. Junior Skyler Walton ran the sixth-fastest women's 100m dash in WSU history with a personal record of 11.76 seconds and won the event. Freshman Ronald Gueso-Mosquera set a Boppell Track record at the Whitworth Pine Bowl in the men's discus with a toss of 54.09m to claim his first event win as a Coug.
Sophomore Audrey Hughes had herself a day by winning the women's discus throw event with a personal record mark of 46.03m, and then placed second in the women's shot put event with a throw of 13.99m.
Both the men's and women's 4x100m relay teams took first place in their races. The men's team consisting of junior De'antae Choates, freshman Yanai Macon, junior Blake Deringer, and redshirt junior Jamaal Palmer recorded a time of 41.26 seconds. The women's team consisted of juniors Mackenzie Fletcher, Skyler Walton, Jasneet Nijjar, and Elise Unruh-Thomas, who completed their race in 45.58 seconds.
Choates would also claim first place in the men's 400m with a personal record time of 49.58.
In the women's hammer throw event, Cougs claimed the top-five places. Sophomore Carolina Ulloa-Daza won the event with a personal record mark of 56.06m. Freshman Alexandra Payne (53.97m), sophomore Tara Koonce (53.20m), senior Sasha Korolenko (51.37m), and junior Amy Kramer (50.97m) rounded out the top-five in that order.
Cougars also leaped their way to first place in the men's and women's pole vault events. Sophomore Lucas Tailin won the men's event by clearing the 4.52m height, and senior Emily Coombs won the women's event with a mark of 3.92m.
Junior Elena Willems won the women's 800m dash by setting a new personal record time of 2:11.92 in the event.
Washington State will be heading down to California and will once again be sending student-athletes to two different meets, as WSU will compete at the West Coast Relays on April 1, in Fresno, California, and the Stanford Invitational, April 1-2 on the Stanford campus.
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100m: Yanai Macon-10.90 (4th), Jamaal Palmer-10.92 (5th), Ethan Willems-11.18 (7th), Ryan Davy-11.83 (12th)
200m: De'antae Choates-22.07 (4th), Ethan Willems-22.28 (5th)
400m: De'antae Choates-49.58 (1st)
800m: Alec Barran-1:56.39 (8th)
1500m: Jacob Easton-3:55.86 (7th), Cooper Cortinas-4:06.90 (18th), Isaiah Lowery-4:10.43 (21st)
110m Hurdles: Amdane Aboudou-15.48 (2nd), Adrian Thomas-15.49 (3rd),
400m Hurdles: Amdane Aboudou-56.66 (5th)
4x100m Relay: De'antae Choates, Yanai Macon, Blake Deringer, Jamaal Palmer-41.26 (1st)
High Jump: Colby White-1.87m (2nd), Benjamin Kaplan-1.72m (6th)
Pole Vault: Lucas Tailin-4.52m (1st)
Long Jump: Matthew Metcalf-6.75m (3rd)
Triple Jump: Taino Ferdinand-10.40m (2nd)
Discus: Ronald Gueso-Mosquera- 54.09m (1st), Joey Jensen-49.81m (2nd)
Hammer Throw: Benjamin Chappell-61.03m (4th), Marty Munyon-55.84m (5th)
100m: Skyler Walton-11.76 (1st), Jasneet Nijjar-12.18 (2nd), Ashley Hollenbeck-12.41 (4th).
200m: Ashley Hollenbeck-25.71 (4th)
400m: Elise Unruh-Thomas-57.38 (3rd)
800m: Elena Willems-2:11.92 (1st), Ronna Iverson- 2:19.89 (8th)
4x100m Relay: Mackenzie Fletcher, Skyler Walton, Jasneet Nijjar, Elise Unruh-Thomas-45.58 (1st)
High Jump: Giovanna Rhoads-1.57m (3rd)
Pole Vault: Emily Coombs-3.92m (1st), Kolby Weiss-3.77m (2nd)
Shot Put: Audrey Hughes-13.99m (2nd), Jasneet Nijjar-8.72m (7th)
Discus: Audrey Hughes-46.03m (1st), Hannah Aaenson-43.30m (2nd), Julia Parra-42.29m (3rd)
Hammer Throw: Carolina Ulloa-Daza-56.06m (1st), Alexandra Payne-53.97m (2nd), Tara Koonce-53.20 (3rd), Sasha Korolenko-51.37m (4th), Amy Kraemer-50.97m (5th),
Heptathlon: Peyton Teevens-4,957 points (2nd), Sarah Kovich-3,234 Points