Cougar squad comes back together for weekend meet



Then-redshirt sophomore Alexis Redfield competes in the 3000 meter race at the WSU Indoor Meet in the Indoor Practice Facility, Jan. 19, 2019. Redfield placed third in the event with a time of 10:42.25.

JAN RAC, Evergreen reporter

The WSU track and field team split up last weekend to attend two different invitationals.

Freshman Leonie Reuter helped the women’s squad tie for first place at the New Mexico Team Invite at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Reuter placed first in the high jump with a jump of 5 ft 10 in.

The men’s side finished third at the same meet led by senior Sam Brixey and junior Mitch Jacobson. Brixey got second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.84 seconds. Jacobson took home second in the high jump with a jump of 7 ft half inch.

The rest of the squad participated at the UW Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Center in Seattle.

Redshirt junior Colton Johnsen was the best performer for the Cougars, setting two personal records. He finished fourth in the 5000 meter race with a time of 14:08:41 and fifth in the mile with a time of 4:04.98.

The Cougars will be back on the Palouse in the crosstown rivalry as they compete in the Idaho Team Challenge today in the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.

The meet will start at 10 a.m. Friday with the women’s weight throw.  The running events will begin at 11 a.m. with the men’s 60-meter hurdles preliminaries. The event is scheduled to end at 3:05 p.m. with the women’s 4×400 meter relay.