April 19, 2013
WALNUT, Calif. - Washington State track and field had three relay teams race to runners-up finishes Friday, highlighting the Cougars performances at 55th Annual Mt. San Antonio College Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium, Walnut, Calif.
The Cougar women's 4x400m relay team of Dominique Keel (freshman, Beaverton, Ore.), Christiana Ekelem (freshman, Etiwanda, Calif.), Bree Winfrey (sophomore, Mission Hills, Calif.) and Shawna Fermin (senior, Victorville, Calif.) ran a time of 3 minutes 38.54 seconds, finishing behind Colorado (3:38.17) by 37/100s second. There were 25 relay squads in the event. The WSU women's time is ninth-best in Cougar all-time records.
The WSU men's 4x400m relay team of Byron Howell (freshman, Seattle), Dana Wells (senior, Tieton, Wash.) ran a season-best time of 3:10.75, finishing just a second behind Boise State in the 22-squad event. Earlier in the day, the men's 4x100m relay team of Trevor Rogers (senior, Richmond, Calif.), Brett Blanshan (senior, Selah, Wash.) and Andre McBride (freshman, San Leandro, Calif.) were the runners-up with a time of 40.62 seconds.
In other racing Friday Sealby ran a PR in the 400m dash with a time of 47.99 (13th) and Hornsby's 100m dash time of 10.63 (17th) was a season-best. Wells placed eighth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.66. Blanshan's 200m time of 21.31 was wind-aided and 11th place.
In individual events for the women Friday, Morgan Clem (senior, East Wenatchee, Wash.) clocked a season-best time in the 100m hurdles of 13.97 (21st), and Winfrey's 400m time of 55.41 was a season-best (23rd).
In late racing Thursday at Mt. SAC, Richard Shroy (redshirt sophomore, Carson City, Nev.) ran a 1500m PR time of 3:47.44 (19th) and Justin Englund (senior, Federal Way, Wash.) ran a 10,000m PR time of 29:52.56.
Thursday at the Whitworth Twilight Meet in Spokane, Ashley Kenney (senior, Spokane Valley) won the discus with a season-best throw of 158-7 (48.34m). Oliver Henry (senior, Spanaway, Wash.) was second in the men's discus with a PR toss of 177-4 (54.06m), and Ryan Randall (freshman, Stanwood, Wash.) took third in the men's hammer throw with a PR heave of 172-1 (52.45m).
Washington State track and field hosts the Cougar Invitational meet Saturday, April 20, at the Mooberry Track Complex.