WSU Indoor Track and Field hit ground running in the first meet of season

WSU Indoor Track and Field took achieving personal bests to a new level at the Spokane Invitational 



The track and field men’s team placed sixth in the pole vault with a 5.06 meter vault.

ALENA RINEHARDT, Evergreen reporter

WSU indoor track has started the 2022-23 season strong with the winning of four events at the Spokane Invitational meet that was held Dec. 10. 

The Spokane Invitational was the first meet of the 2022-23 indoor season and is where the Cougs celebrated not only four wins, but also the achievement of 25 personal bests at The Podium.

Maribel Caicedo celebrated a win in the 60m hurdles, as well as achieving the fourth-fastest time in program history with her teammate Micaela De Mello finishing just behind her, placing second. De Mello also was recognized as achieving the fifth-fastest time in program history for the 60m hurdles. The two girls became top in the country for this event with their wins.

Every Coug who competed in the 300-meter dash beat their PR in the event, which debuted that Saturday, according to WSU Cougar Athletics. 

Daylon Hicks started off the Spokane Invitational with a win for the Cougs as well as placing first in the men’s high jump.

Ethan Willems also collected a win by having a 33.92 second time in the 300-meter, with Mason Lawyer finishing behind him by less than a second. 

The Spokane Invitational was a true success with even more accomplishments, such as eight Cougars achieving personal bests in the 60-meters and many young Cougs making their debut. The next meet will be the Idaho McCluskey Memorial Open in Moscow. The meet will be held Friday and Saturday.