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Collins, Correa Hit National-Qualifying Marks in Spokane

Alisha Alexander | LC State Sports Information Director

SPOKANE – Emily Collins and Geraldin Correa earned provisional marks for indoor nationals at the Whitworth Open in Spokane on Saturday. Collins, along with triple jumper Trenton Johnson, also set top marks in the LC State record books during the meet.



Freshman and Lewiston native Emily Collins set the LC State record in the 400m with a time of 58.04. The mark was more than a second faster than her previous career-best and earned a B qualifying standard. She placed fourth at the meet and won her heat.

Geraldin Correa also earned a provisional mark for her run in the 800m. Her time of 2:16.90 is the second-fastest ever by a Warrior and was second-best at the meet.

Pole vaulter Cynthia Smith set a personal-best mark of 3.36m to finish sixth in Spokane. Emberlynn Mack was 10th (2.76m).

Sara Hathaway led a group of Warrior women in the 60m dash with a time of 8.26. She finished 19th, Jennah Carpenter was 20th (8.28) and Mack was 30th with a personal-best time of 8.73.

Four Warriors ran in the women’s mile race and Brooklyn Shell paced the group with a time of 5:22.51. She placed seventh, followed by Grace Dixon in 11th (5:25.03), Grace Tiegs in 12th (5:25.46) and Abigail Peightal with a personal-best to take 13th (5:26.82).

Alexa Horsley placed 27th in the 200m (28.83), Hathaway was 13th in the long jump (4.85m) and Sydnie Zywina was fourth in the triple jump (10.60m).

The women’s 4x400m relay team of Tiegs, Correa, Carpenter and Collins ram a time of 4:04.61 to finish second.


Trenton Johnson continued his strong season in the triple jump with another record-setting leap. The freshman hit a distance of 13.68m in his first attempt to finish second in the event. He placed 17th in the long jump at 5.90m.

Connor Turpin got the day started with a personal-best time of 15:09.94 to finish second in the 5,000m. The time is fifth-best by a Warrior in program history. In another distance event, Carter Gordon ran a career-best 800m (1:56.80). The time is the fourth-best in the LC State record book.

Brycen Brown ran a personal-best time of 8:51.81 to finish fifth in the 3,000m. Luke Sellmann was 10th (9:42.67).

Jedidiah Barnaby earned a spot in the prelims after finishing fifth in the 60m dash in the qualifying heat (7.14). He went on to take 11th in the prelim round with a time of 7.16. Jordan Castillo was 22nd (7.34) in qualifying and Nik Bertling placed 27th (7.46). Castillo was also in action in the 200m where he finished 17th (23.14).

Kobe Wessels led a trio of LC State runners in the mile with a sixth-place finish (4:24.36). Connor Alexander was 12th (4:30.41) and Sellmann raced a career-best time of 4:47.79 to take 18th.

Bertling matched his career-best in the pole vault with a height of 4.51m to finish seventh. Braden Wuthrich was eighth in the high jump (1.86m).

The men’s 4x800m team ran the fifth-fastest time in program history with a mark of 8:00.90. The quartet was comprised of Alexander, Cooper Carlson, Gordon and Wessels. The 4x400m relay team of Johnson, Wessels, Alexander and Gordon placed seventh (3:32.83).


The Warriors will compete at Eastern Oregon’s first meet in its new facility in La Grande on Feb. 4.

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