PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams return to action at The Podium Thursday through Saturday in the 2024 Riverfront Invitational & Multis. A small group of athletes will travel to elevation for the New Mexico Collegiate Classic which will be held Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Cougars are coming off of a weekend in which Zenah Cheptoo set both a women’s indoor school record in the 3,000-meter run at 9:12.18, before also setting a WSU women’s freshman record in the mile at 4:48.90. Back across the state, fellow freshman Grant Buckmiller set the Cougars’ men’s freshman record in the 400m at 46.45.
In his first semester on campus from Lake Stevens HS in the Seattle area, Buckmiller owns the 12th-fastest 400m time (46.45) in the nation and the 11th-fastest 300-meter time at 32.88.
Meet Info – NM Collegiate Classic
– Dates: Feb. 2-3
– Venue: Albuquerque Covention Center | Albuquerque, N.M.
– Watch: Runnerspace +
– Meet Schedule
Last Time Out:
Freshman pole vaulters had a strong showing at the UW Invitational as Eva Lowder worked her way up to No. 5 on the WSU all-time list after clearing 4.10m on her third attempt to finish ninth overall. Tatum Moku cleared 4.10 on her first try, her second-best mark of the season, to place seventh in last week’s women’s pole vault field at Dempsey Indoor. Both first-year vaulters will head to elevation this weekend for the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.
Back at The Podium in Spokane, Skyler Walton captured her first 60-meter dash win of the season, while Mason Lawyer tied his PR at 6.70 to win the men’s 60m at the Inland NW Invitational. Lawyer also went on to win the men’s 200-meter dash in a season-best 21.24.
The Cougars’ shot put combo of Ronald Grueso Mosquera (17.29m) and Nana Gyedu (14.54m) closed out the weekend for Washington State with first-place finishes in the men’s and women’s shot, respectively.
Washington State’s indoor teams continue the season next weekend with another Seattle-Spokane split weekend. Dempsey Indoor will host the Husky Classic (Feb. 9-10) while The Podium plays host for the Whitworth…