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Grogan Sets 200m Record at First Day of Lauren McCluskey Memorial Open

Alisha Alexander | LC State Sports Information Director

MOSCOW – Anika Grogan continued to impress this season with an LC State record-breaking time in the 200m on Friday at the Lauren McCluskey Memorial Open, hosted by the University of Idaho. She was the lone national-qualifier on Friday, with plenty of action awaiting the Warriors on Saturday.



Grogan highlighted the day for the LC State women with her record-setting performance in the 200m. The junior from Lewiston finished second overall with a provisional-standard time of 25.23. Emily Collins finished 13th (26.35) and Keelyn Pilcher rounded out the top 25 (28.65).

Grace Tiegs ran the first track event of her collegiate career and finished 21st in the mile (5:22.18). Abigail Peightal was just behind her in 24th (5:30.50).

In throws, Grace Osborne threw a career-best 11.60m to shatter her previous personal-record by over a meter. She placed 17th in the weight throw, and Cassidy Henderson was 23rd (9.41m).


Sprinter and defending Cascade Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week London Kirk tied his career-best in the 200m with a mark of 21.99. He was joined by Jordan Castillo (21st, 23.13) and Ike Hopper (23rd, 23.22) in the top 25 at the event.

Carter Gordon PRed in the 1,000m run with the third-best time in program history. He crossed the line in 2:31.69 to take fourth in the field. Cooper Carlson was 10th (2:44.93) and Tristin O’Brien ran a personal-best 2:47.67 to finish 12th.

Justin Krabbenhoft got off to a strong start in the heptathlon in the 60m dash. The freshman finished first in the event with a personal-best time of 7.21. Christian Bothwell was the top Warrior performer in the heptathlon’s long jump with a career-record mark of 6.52m, and Caleb Moore led LC in the shot put (10.99m) and high jump (1.79m).

With the first four events in the books, Bothwell leads the group of Warriors in seventh place (1900). Krabbenhoft is 10th (1882), Moore is 16th (1684) and Ian Gardom is 20th (1542). The final three events will take place on Saturday.

Braden Wuthrich hit a personal-best height of 1.88m to finish ninth in the high jump. The mark ties for fifth-best in the LC State record books.

Kobe Wessels led a team of Warriors in the mile with a 14th-place finish and personal-best time of 4:21.37. Connor Alexander joined him in the top 20 at 19th (4:29.11).

In throws, Jaycob Atencio led the LC men in ninth with mark of 14.29m. Jonathan Wattles (16th, 13.10m), Jack Hardee (21st, 12.42m) and Tanner Beltz-Childs (25th, 10.90m) all hit personal-bests to place in the top 25.


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