April 22, 2012
» Beach Invitational Results
NORWALK, Calif. - A long stay in Southern California for the Husky track teams was capped off on Saturday at the Beach Invitational, hosted by Long Beach State at Cerritos College. Results were not available until Sunday morning. A number of personal-bests were turned in by the Dawgs on Saturday, led by four season-bests from the javelin crew and a couple of big PRs from multi-talented junior Sarah Schireman in the hurdles and long jump.
Junior All-American Joe Zimmerman improved upon his Mt. SAC effort from the previous day in the javelin, as he hit for 233-feet, 1-inch on his first attempt, a new season-best. That moves him into the top-25 nationally. And freshman Curtis Clauson went the opposite route, saving his best throw for last, and tossing a new career-best of 218-6, four feet further than his mark two weeks back.
In the women's javelin, senior All-American Brooke Pighin got a season-best throw on her first attempt, tossing 157-8 to finish sixth. Amanda Peterson, competing for the second straight day, was right behind at 156-5. Junior Jordin Seekins set a new PR for the second meet in a row, going 146-6 on her third and final throw.
In the sprints, sophomore Matt Anthony clocked a new PR, running 10.82 seconds. Junior Sarah Schireman had a significant personal best in the 100-meter hurdles, going 14.41 seconds to win her heat. Schireman also leaped to a major PR in the long jump in a big day for the Everett native. She just missed her first 19-foot jump, going 18-11 1/4. Junior Shayne Moore also checked in with a season-best in the hurdles, running 14.75 seconds. Dan Sanders also got his season-best down to 53.14 in the 400-meter hurdles and senior Miles Timpe ran 53.93.
Chelsea Orr led a group of women in the 800-meters, coming back off 1,500-meter runs at Mt. SAC. She ran 2:10.19 and sophomore Mackenzie Carter won her heat in a new PR of 2:11.06. Redshirt frosh Chloe Curtis also took a few tenths off her season-best down to 2:14.29. For the men, Michael Miller Jr. posted a 1:51.87 for 800.
In the women's high jump, Caroline Soules and Kelly McNamee both cleared 5-5 1/4. In the men's long jump, junior Julian Bardwell jumped a wind-aided 23-11, and Kasen Covington got out to 23-3 1/2 also with a little help from a tailwind. Shaniae Lakes turned in another 40-foot-plus triple jump, going 40-4 3/4, wind-aided, and Covington went 48-8 3/4 to tie for third overall.
Washington will be on the road to Pullman next week for the UW-WSU Dual Meet on Saturday, April 28.