Cheptoo’s school record caps day one at the Stanford Invitational

Cheptoo's school record caps day one at the Stanford Invitational

STANFORD, Calif — Freshman distance runner Zenah Cheptoo ran a program record 15:52.35 to place 11th in the fastest heat of the women’s 5,000m run, Jasneet Nijjar placed third in the women’s 400m dash (54.43), and Washington State men’s and women’s track and field teams saw four sprinters qualify for day-two finals on Friday, the opening day of the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

Maribel Caicedo (13.30) and Micaela De Mello (13.40) finished first and second, respectively, in the women’s 100m hurdles prelims to take the top two qualifying spots into Saturday’s final which is scheduled for 3:02 p.m.  Skyler Walton will also return to the track Saturday afternoon for the women’s 100m dash finals after qualifying with the top spot on Friday with a time of 11.92.  Mason Lawyer will represent the Cougars in the men’s 100m dash after clocking a 10.51 to finish third in Friday’s men’s prelims.

Freshman pole vaulter Tatum Moku narrowly missed a spot in the top-10 all-time at WSU, winning the event Friday at Angell Field after being the lone competitor to clear 3.94m/ 12′ 11″.  Washington State’s top throws finishes from Friday included Maxwell Moore’s final mark of 50.93m to place third in the men’s collegiate discus, as well as a third-place finish in the men’s hammer throw from Caden Hottman (59.70m).

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WSU Results – Stanford Invitational Day 1
Men’s 5,000m Run
Leif Swanson: 14:03.63, 2nd

Women’s 100m Hurdles Prelim

Maribel Caicedo: 13.30q, 1st

Micaela De Mello: 13.40q, 2nd

Men’s 110m Hurdles

John Paredes: 14.36, 7th

Parker Duskin: 14.64, 11th

Women’s 100m Dash

Skyler Walton: 11.92, 1st

Elise Unruh-Thomas: 12.09, 5th

Men’s 100m Dash

Mason Lawyer: 10.51q, t-3rd

Grant Buckmiller: 10.71, 10th

Women’s 1,500m Run

Nicole Bissell: 4:37.63, 12th


Men’s 1,500m Run

Kyle Ortega-Gammill: 4:07.4, 14th

Aiden Emerson: 3:53.38, 11th

Women’s 400m Dash

Jasneet Nijjar: 54.43, 3rd

Men’s 400m Dash

Ethan Willems: 47.54, 5th

Men’s 400m Hurdles

Lyricc Lopez: 55.09, 20th

Women’s 200m Dash

Brooke Lyons: 24.36, 8th

Gilana Wollman: 25.84, 33rd

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase


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