Barsaiya records top-10 time, Cougs open split weekend in Seattle and Spokane

Barsaiya records top-10 time, Cougs open split weekend in Seattle and Spokane

SEATTLE / SPOKANE, Wash. — Brian Barsaiya ran a personal-best 13:53.0 in the men’s 5,000m run, the third-fastest indoor time in program history, as Washington State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the first of two days at both the Husky Classic and the Whitworth Invitational Friday.

Barsaiya’s 10th-place finish at the Dempsey Indoor Center was the top finish of the night for the Cougars to open the Husky Classic.  Back on the East side at The Podium, Eva Lowder narrowly missed a would-be-WSU record at 4.36m, finishing with a final mark of 4.23m to win the women’s pole vault, while Caden Hottman took the runner-up spot to begin the two-day Whitworth Invitational. 

Laura Lindquist began the day at The Podium for WSU with a PR of 14.20m in the women’s weight throw. Tatum Moku finished runner-up in the women’s pole vault behind her fellow freshman Cougar teammate, and Madisyn Negro reached a new PR after clearing 3.72m.

The Cougars will wrap up both meets on Saturday, with events set to pick up beginning at 9 a.m. at both The Podium and the Dempsey Indoor.

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WSU Results – Husky Classic Day 1
Men’s 5,000m Run
Brian Barsaiya: 13:53.0, 10th [PR] [No. 3 all-time at WSU]
Leif Swanson: 14:21.12, 33rd

Women’s 5,000m Run

Cristina Molteni: 17:20.15, 42nd

Women’s 3,000m Run

Nicole Bissell: 9:57.81, 54th

Men’s 3,000m Run

Kelvin Limo: 8:17.28, 58th

Grayson Wilcott: 8:59.39, 103rd

WSU Results – Whitworth Invitational Day 1

Women’s Weight Throw

Laura Lindquist: 14.20m/ 46′ 7.25″, 8th [PR]

Women’s Pole Vault

Eva Lowder: 4.23m, 13′ 10.50″, 1st

Tatum Moku: 3.97m/ 13′ 0.25″, 2nd

Madisyn Negro: 3.72m/ 12′ 2.25″, 5th [PR]

Men’s Weight Throw

Caden Hottman: 17.37m/ 57′ 0.00″, 2nd

Tristian Webb: 15.47m/ 50′ 9.25″, 7th

Henry Sheldrup: 13.67m/ 44′ 10.25″, 13th

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