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Cougars kick off outdoor season with Arizona Spring Break Fiesta, Sam Adams Classic

Cougars kick off outdoor season with Arizona Spring Break Fiesta, Sam Adams Classic


PULLMAN, Wash. — One week removed from the 2024 indoor championships, Washington State men’s and women’s track and field teams now turn their attention towards the outdoor schedule as it opens competition Saturday at the Arizona Spring Break Fiesta and Sam Adams Classic.

Meet Info – Arizona Spring Break Fiesta

Dates: Saturday, March 16

Venue: Drachman Stadium

Live Results: FinishedResults

Meet Schedule

Heat Sheets

Meet Info – Sam Adams Classic

Dates: Saturday, March 16

Venue: Puryear Field/ Boppell Track at Whitworth Pine Bowl

Live Results: Live.TF

Meet Schedule

Outdoor Preview – Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

Washington State’s sprints and hurdles groups ride the momentum of a slew of indoor program records that were clocked this winter, highlighted by senior Jasneet Nijjar’s record-setting runs in the 200m (23.54), 300m (37.67), and 400m (52.36).  Nijjar ran the third leg of last season’s women’s 4X100m relay team that set the Washington State women’s outdoor record at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in 44.38.  The Cougs return three of the four members from its record-setting women’s 4X100m team as Elise Unruh-Thomas and Skyler Walton also look to build on last season’s outdoor success.

On the men’s side, freshman sprinter Grant Buckmiller made an impact immediately this winter as he pushed the all-time marks in the 200m, 300m, and 400m as well, ultimately setting the Cougars’ program record with a 32.88 time in the 300m at January’s Spokane Sports Showcase.  Buckmiller later went on to capture WSU freshman records in the 400m (46.45) and 200m (21.05), respectively, on back-to-back weekends at The Podium.

Washington State’s 400m hurdler Jared McAlvey, a member of the Cougs’ record-setting 4X400m relay team this indoor season, will look to improve on a stellar 2023 season that saw him place runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships before finishing his season with a sixth-place finish at the US Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.

Outdoor Preview – Jumps & Multis

The Cougars two NCAA Indoor All-Americans were each members of Associate Head Coach Derick Hinch‘s jumps and multi groups as grad transfer Mason…

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