Stone Boggs Wins And Multiple Cougs Record WSU All-Time Marks At The Bryan Clay Invitational
AZUSA, Calif.— Sophomore Alaina Stone Boggs won the women's 5,000m race as the Washington State men's and women's track and field team recorded multiple WSU all-time marks, and nine top-15 finishes over three days at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
Stone Boggs displayed her speed and endurance in the women's section five open 5,000m event. She won her heat with a personal-record time of 16:31.28, a whole 19 seconds faster than her previous-best mark. Her time is also 10th-fastest women's 5,000m time recorded in WSU history.
Stone Boggs was not done with her outstanding performances at the Bryan Clay Invitational, as she set a new personal record in the women's 1,500m with a time of 4:31.19. She placed 22nd overall in the women's 1,500m open group A event.
Junior Brian Barsaiya crossed the finish line in 14:17.35 to establish a new personal record in the 5,000m event. He placed seventh overall in the men's section five open 5,000m race.
Freshman Leif Swanson finished the men's 5,000m open group B race with a personal-record time of 14:37.43. He finished 12th overall out of the 100 athletes in the race.
Sophomore Neema Kimtai had quite the performance recording two all-time WSU top-10 marks. In the women's open 800m the Kenyan native finished with a personal-best time of 2:05.54 placing 19th out of 160 competitors. Her 800m time set at the Bryan Clay Invitational is sixth-fastest time recorded in the event in WSU history.
Kimtai was not done setting personal records, as she recorded a personal-best time of 4:20.98 in the 1,500m to finish 35th out of 135 runners. Her time is the seventh-fastest mark set in the women's 1,500m in WSU history.
In the field events, freshman Nana Gyedu continued her outstanding rookie season by placing seventh overall in the women's shot put with a mark of 13.82m.
A pair of Washington State men's discus throwers tossed their way to a top-10 finish. Senior John Kolb placed sixth overall in the discus after recording a season-best throw of of 52.38m. Sophomore Joey Jensen finished ninth overall in the event with a mark of 48.83m.
Sophomores Peyton Teevens and Audrey Hughes each recorded a top-15th finish in their events. Teevens placed 12th overall in the women's heptathlon group B, setting a new personal record with 4,977 points. Hughes finished 15th in the women's discus throw event with a mark of 40.89m.
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