Huskies, Cougars advance after first day of track's NCAA West meet | NW briefs
Washington's Megan Goethals rolled through 25 laps to take third in the 10,000 meters during Thursday's first day of the NCAA West Preliminary...
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Washington's Megan Goethals rolled through 25 laps to take third in the 10,000 meters during Thursday's first day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in humid Austin, Texas.
Four other Huskies women advanced into the track quarterfinals: Kayla Stueckle and Gianna Woodruff in the 400 hurdles; Eleanor Fulton in the 1,500; and Baylee Mires in the 800.
For the Washington State Cougars, six athletes also advanced: Jesse Jorgensen and Courtney Zalud (800), Todd Wakefield and Ruby Roberts (1,500), Shawna Fermin (400), and Trevor Rogers (long jump).
Athletes are competing for one of 12 spots in each event that advance to the NCAA Championships, June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
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• Northwest University's Luke Fischer broke his own school record with his final throw of 66.9 meters in the javelin to win the NAIA championship in Marion, Ind. "Luke's title is the first men's national championship for the school. It was a great day for the Eagles," said coach Mark Mandi. Matt Porter qualified for Saturday's final in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
• Ali Worthen of Seattle Pacific is in third place, just 66 points out of the lead, after the first day of the women's heptathlon at the NCAA Div. II Championships in Pueblo, Colo. Worthen has 3,226 points midway through the seven-event test. SPU senior Katy Gross is in 13th place.
• Washington's Ying Luo shot a 5-over 77 in the third round of the NCAA women's golf championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course and is tied for 50th on the individual leaderboard heading into Friday's final round.
• Posting the highest team and individual finishes in its 15 years as an NCAA member, the Western Washington men's golf team had its season end with a 4-1-0 loss to Lynn in the semifinals of match play Thursday at the Div. II championships in Hershey, Pa. The Vikings finished third. Jake Webb, a Skyline High grad, shot a career-best 65 on Wednesday and tied for second in medalist play, the best-ever Div. II national finish by a Viking. Evan Needham notched the Vikings' only point against Lynn.
• Washington senior Kyle McMorrow marched on at the NCAA Singles Tournament in Urbana, Ill., defeating Jonas Lutjen of Mississippi in three sets. McMorrow plays in the Sweet 16 on Friday. The win was the 100th of McMorrow's career as he became just the fifth Husky to accomplish that feat.
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