AUSTIN, Texas -- The five Washington State track and field competitors fared well Thursday in the second day of the 87th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin.
Alissa Brooks-Johnson, a freshman from Doty, Wash., scored a lifetime-best heptathlon total of 4,987 points to finish 18th out of the 24 women in the event. Brooks-Johnson started the day in 19th place and opened her final three events with a long jump leap of 17-feet 4 1/4 inches (5.29m). She threw the javelin a PR distance of 113-4 (34.55m) and then wrapped up the two-day competition with an 800m PR time of 2 minutes 19.37 seconds. Lindsay Vollmer of Kansas won the women’s heptathlon with a score of 5,640 points.
In the University/College Men Section B javelin event, junior Sam Ferenchak (Vancouver, Wash.) threw a season-best distance of 208-4 (63.50m) for fifth place while senior Kyle Stevens (Snoqualmie, Wash.) finished sixth with a throw of 197-7 (60.23m).
Erin Allen (junior, Kenmore, Wash.) advanced from the prelims of the University/College Women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 59.92 seconds which was ninth-best among the 62 women competing. Shaquana Logan (redshirt senior, Tacoma) ran a time of 1:00.21 for 12th place in the prelims. Allen, who ran her PR time of 59.05 in winning the event at the WSU at UCLA dual meet last weekend, will compete in the final Friday evening at 4:50 p.m. PT.
The Texas Relays, held at Mike A. Myers Stadium, continues Friday with Cougars competing in the women’s 100m hurdles, men’s 110m hurdles, women’s 400m hurdles final, and the women’s pole vault. Competition concludes Saturday afternoon.