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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Felix Runner-up in Pole Vault at MPSF T&F Champs
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/28/2014
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SEATTLE -- Washington State University sophomore Kristine Felix was the runner-up in the women’s pole vault Friday at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Dempsey Facility in Seattle.

Felix, the 2013 Pac-12 women’s pole vault champion, and Washington’s Kristina Owsinski both cleared a height of 13-feet 5 3/4 inches (4.11m). Felix (Wailuku, Hawai’i) missed on her first attempt at this height while Owsinski won the event after clearing the bar on her first try. Cougars Kelsey Bueno and Samantha Andrada finished 16th and tied for 20th, respectively. Bueno vaulted 12-6 (3.81m) and Andrada’s top bar was 12-0 (3.66m).

In the men’s 5000m, Drew Jordan (senior, Medford, Ore.) took fifth place with a season-best time of 13:58.51 with Andrew Kimpel (senior, Spokane) sixth in a PR time of 14:02.30, and Andrew Gonzales 17th in a time of 14:21.85.

The men’s distance medley relay team of Jackson Haselnus, Terrance Chambers, Matthew Swanson and Lee George finished scored fourth place points with a time of 9:53.38.

Freshman Alissa Brooks-Johnson, from Doty, Wash., scored a lifetime-best 3,633 points, for seventh place in the women’s pentathlon Friday night. Her total is the fourth-best mark in WSU all-time records and she achieved it with a trio of lifetime best marks. Brooks-Johnson opened with a PR time in the 60m hurdles of 8.98 seconds, high jumped 5-3 3/4 (1.62m), which equaled her PR height, threw the shot put 34-11 (10.64m), and long jumped 16-5 3/4 (5.02m). In 12th place going into the fifth and final event, Brooks-Johnson ran the 800m in a PR time of 2 minutes 19.96 seconds, taking four seconds off her previous PR time, to move up to scoring at seventh place. Tatum Souza (UCLA) won the pentathlon with 3,927 points.

Dominique Keel (sophomore, Beaverton, Ore.) finished eighth in the women’s 200m dash final with a PR time of 24.39. Other Cougar women in the 200m included Holly DeHart at 25.02 (23rd), Bria’una Watley at 25.11 (25th), Bree Winfrey at 25.20 (29th), and Danielle Darden at 25.25 (32nd). In the 60m dash prelims, Keel ran a time of 7.64 for 20th, while Watley and DeHart both ran PR times of 7.72 for 26th and 27th, respectively. Darden’s time of 7.81 was 33rd.

Andre McBride (sophomore, San Leandro, Calif.) scored for the WSU men in the 200m dash with a season-best time of 21.72 for eighth place. Also in the men’s 200m, Terrance Chambers’ time of 21.93 was 14th and Alex Olobia’s PR time of 22.27 was 25th.

Travis Pickett (sophomore, Snohomish, Wash.) threw the 35-pound weight a PR distance of 59-1 1/2 (18.02) for eighth place.

CharLee Linton (sophomore, Shorewood, Wash.) ran a 5000m PR time of 17:02.70 for 12th place in the women’s race.

Freshman Dino Dodig (Novi Sad, Serbia) is in sixth place in the men’s heptathlon after the first day’s four events with 2,915 points. Dodig ran the 60m dash in a PR time of 7.22, long jumped a distance of 22-5 3/4 (6.85m), threw the shot put a distance of 39-7 3/4 (12.03m) and high jumped a 6-3 1/4 (1.91m). Arizona’s Pau Tonneson is the heptathlon leader with 3,143 points.

Candice McFarland’s 60m hurdles prelim time of 8.57 was fifth-best on the day and she advances to the women’s Saturday final. Andrea Smith ran a PR time of 8.79 for 14th place.

In the men’s pole vault, Austin Sodorff cleared 15-11 (4.85m) to tie for 14th while John Brenteson did not clear a bar.

Garrett Gerling ran a PR time of 8.11 in the men’s 60m hurdles prelims but his time was ninth and he was the first not to advance. Josiah Sims ran a time of 8.16 for 12th. Alex Olobia ran the 60m dash prelims in a time of 6.98 for 17th.

After six events, the California men have the team lead with 40 points followed by Arizona State with 37 while WSU is eighth with 14 points. The Arizona women lead after seven events scored Friday with 31 points followed by Arizona State’s 28. The WSU women are in 11th place with 11 points.

The MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships competition concludes Saturday, March 1, in Seattle.


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