Several Cougs shine at Last Chance College Elite

Two athletes ran WSU top-10 all time marks in women’s mile



Then-redshirt sophomore sprinter Tierney Silliman ,left, and then-sophomore sprinter Jordyn Tucker race neck and neck down the track during their 60-meter dash heat Jan. 19 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

KATIE ARCHER , Evergreen reporter

A handful athletes from WSU track and field competed in the Last Chance College Elite at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle on Friday.

Junior Kaili Keefe and freshman Emma Jenkins led the way for the Cougars as they both ran WSU top-10 all-time marks in the women’s mile.

Keefe finished 13th in the event with a time of 4:46.21, the third best mark in Cougar history. Jenkins placed 17th with a mark of 4:49.67, the fifth best time in school history.

Redshirt senior Natalie Ackerley finished 10th in the women’s 800-meter race with a time of 2:10.62. Sophomore Zorana Grujic placed 11th in the event, sophomore Jelena Grujic took 13th and redshirt junior Grace Victor took home 17th.

freshman Noah Wallace ran a 1:54.71 in the 800-meter to finish fifth.

On the men’s side, redshirt junior Paul Ryan ran a personal record 4:02.43 to win the mile. Sophomore Zach Stallings finished sixth in the event with a time of 4:07.54 and junior Justin Janke placed 10th with a time of 4:10.35.

In the 3000-meter, redshirt freshman Amir Ado ran an 8:20.85 to finish third. Freshman Noah Wallace ran a personal record 1:54.71 in the 800-meter to finish fifth.

The Cougars return to Seattle for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor.