Eager places 12 in hammer, Johnson finishes 19 in 110-meter hurdles

Peyton Fredrickson, Mitch Jacobson to compete in high jump



Senior high jumper Peyton Fredrickson discusses his upcoming events Sunday at the Bohler Athletic Complex.

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

Two WSU athletes competed in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Wednesday afternoon at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. Two more will compete at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Redshirt senior Brock Eager finished 12th in the men’s hammer with the throw of 222-feet 1-inch. Eager earned All-American Second Team honors and is the third time he has received All-American honors.

Junior Nick Johnson finished 19th overall in the men’s 110-meter hurdles preliminary round with a time of 14.01 seconds. Track and Field Director Wayne Phipps said in a press release that Johnson earned honorable mention All-American honors.

Senior Peyton Fredrickson and sophomore Mitch Jacobson will compete in the men’s high jump at 5 p.m. Friday.

For Fredrickson, it will be his first time heading to the NCAA Championships.

He said at the West Preliminary meet two years ago, he was few spots away from advancing to the national meet. This year at the NCAA West Preliminaries, he said he didn’t want to end his career at that meet.

Fredrickson dreamed about going to this meet since he decided to join the track team in high school, he said.

He placed ninth overall at the NCAA West Preliminaries this year with his personal best jump at 7-feet 1-inch. Fredrickson said he is looking forward to the competition this weekend.

Sophomore Mitch Jacobson will also compete for the Cougars in the men’s high jump.

During the outdoor track season this year, Jacobson had his first collegiate win at the WSU vs. UW meet with a 6-foot 11-inch jump. He did not place at the Pac-12 Championships.

Jacobson set a new personal record with a 7-feet ¼ inch jump at the NCAA West Preliminaries.

Fredrickson and Jacobson will compete at 5 p.m. on Friday on ESPN3.