Cougars capture several wins and top-five finishes at two-day Buc Scoring Invite

Cougars capture several wins and top-five finishes at two-day Buc Scoring Invite

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State men’s and women’s track and field combined for four wins over two days at the Buc Scoring Invite at Whitowrth Pine Bowl.  Neema Kimtai set a Boppell Track facility record to win the women’s 800m Friday in 2:08.43, and the Cougars combined for an additional six event wins in field and combined events.

Ben Chappell won Thursday’s hammer throw with a season-best 62.17m mark, while teammate Caden Hottman placed second with a final mark of 59.76m.  Blake Sturgis (58.64m), Mark Schlichting (53.83m), and Cody White (53.78m), swept the podium in the men’s javelin throw as Sturgis captured his first win as a Cougar to finish off day one.

Gilana Wollman reached a mark of 5.56m (18′ 3.0″) to tally her first-career outdoor win in the women’s long jump, and Sarah Kovich followed up PR’s in the 100m hurdles (15.24), high jump (1.70m), and shot put (10.15m) on day one, with another two lifetime-bests on Friday.  Kovich earned her first-career heptathlon win after placing first in the in the long jump with a personal-best 5.56m jump, finishing second in the javelin with a PR of over five meters at 35.27m, and a 2:49.06 in the 800m to finish atop the final heptathlon standings with a personal-best 4,634 points.

Brayden Freitag’s first-place finish in the men’s pole vault at 4.90m and Nana Gyedu’s season-best 15.55m mark to win the women’s shot put rounded out the two-day meet to bring the Cougars win total on the week to seven.

Up Next:

Washington State will compete in both the Texas Relays (Mar. 27-30) and Stanford Invitational (Mar. 29-30) next weekend before remaining in the Northwest the following week for the Whitworth Peace Meet on Friday, April 5.

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WSU Results – Buc Scoring Invite  |  Spokane, Wash.  |  Boppell Track at Whitworth Pine Bowl
Day 1 (Thursday) Results

Men’s Hammer Throw

Ben Chappell: 62.17m/ 203′ 11″, 1st [SB]
Caden Hottman: 59.76m/ 196′ 0.00″, 2nd

Women’s Hammer Throw

Laura Lindquist: 48.15m/ 157′ 11″, 3rd [PR]

Men’s Javelin Throw

Blake Sturgis: 58.64m 192′ 4.0″, 1st

Mark Schlichting: 53.83m/ 176′ 7.0″, 2nd [PR]

Cody White: 53.78m/ 176′ 5″, 3rd

Reise Raymond: 47.04m/ 154’…

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