All-time triple jump record set

Charisma Taylor passes WSU’s indoor mark for triple jump, is now fourth in nation



Then-freshman triple jump Charisma Taylor completes a successful jump at the WSU Open Indoor Open at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Junior Mitch Jacobson and sophomore Charisma Taylor led the WSU men’s and women’s track and field teams in Lubbock, Texas, for the Red Raider Invitational.

Taylor set WSU’s all-time indoor mark in the triple jump at 43 feet 6 1/2 inches and is fourth in the nation in this event. Taylor continued the day by reaching fifth place in the 60-meter hurdles, while having a personal best of 8.27 seconds.

Redshirt senior Stephanie Cho had a personal best in the 400-meter with a time of 54.48 seconds. Freshman Leonie Reuter took fourth in the high jump with 5-feet 8 ½ inches; junior Kreete Verlin took sixth place in the long jump with 20 feet 4 1/4 inches.

In the high jump, Jacobson took first place with 6 feet 11 3/4 inches. Senior Emmanuel “RayRay” Wells Jr. placed fourth in the 60-meter dash at 6.69 seconds and took home 10th place in the 200-meter with a time of 21.43 seconds.

Senior Sam Brixey took third place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.81 seconds. Sophomore Jacob Englar had a personal best of 17-feet 3/4 inches in the pole vault competition for fifth place.

The Cougars will be on the road for the UW Invitational Friday and Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle.