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Outdoor Season Continues for Warriors in Pullman

Alisha Alexander | LC State Assistant Athletics Director-Sports Information

PULLMAN – Carter Gordon ran the second best 800m in the NAIA this season and Sydnie Zywina bested the field of NCAA Division I athletes to move up the rankings in the triple jump to highlight LC State Track and Field at the Cougar Classic.


In total, the Warriors hit seven national marks on the campus of Washington State.

“Definitely an up-and-down day for us today.” Head Coach Mike Collins said. “Some really nice performances by both Sydnie and TJ (Johnson) in the triple jump. We saw some good sprinting with Jed (Barnaby) as well as Carter in the 800m. Some other kids, I think, had what we normally consider average. We’ve got some real work in front of us. A nice week of training with a weekend off from competing and then to the University of Oregon where we will have high expectations. Still had a lot of season bests and some personal records, as well as a couple of new national-qualifying marks, so still a good day.”


Zywina bested a group of five DI athletes and tied her school record to win the triple jump. Her mark of 12.01m ranks fifth in the NAIA this season.

The women’s 4x100m relay team of Emily Collins, Anika Grogan, Madigan Kelly and Karissa Lindner were the first LC State women on the track for the day and ran a B standard time of 47.55. Each member of the squad was busy in various events around the meet.

Kelly ran an A standard time of 14.03 the place third in the 100m hurdles and Jennah Carpenter ran a PR of 15.07 to finish fourth. Lindner tied Kelly’s 100m dash record with a time of 12.30 to take ninth. Grogan was 11th (12.58).

Lindner went on to hit a PR in the long jump (5.01m) to place seventh and was second in the 200m (25.91).

Collins placed third in the 400m (58.28). Carpenter cleared the B standard in the high jump (1.66m) to take second.

Kea Stieglitz hit a B standard in the javelin with a throw of 40.24m. She placed third and Gianna Anderson was sixth with a personal best of 32.22m.

Throwers Grace Osborne and Haylee Appleford competed three events throughout the day. Osborne hit a PR in the hammer to place eighth (43.88m), was seventh in the discus (37.72m) and 11th in the shot put (9.55m). Appleford placed 14th in the hammer (35.40m), sixth in the discus (38.23m) and bettered her fifth-best throw in the Warrior record books to 11.89m in the shot put to place seventh at the meet.

Emberlynn Mack was 10th in the pole vault at 2.45m.

Senior Brooklyn Shell led a group of Warrior women in the 1,500m. She placed second overall with a time of 4:44.23 and Aubree Williams was third with a personal-best time of 4:45.11. Grace Tiegs was seventh (4:49.79), Abigail Gorton placed 21st (5:13.22) and Grace Dixon was 22nd (5:21.43).

Geraldin Correa was the top finisher for the Warrior women in the 800m. She finished seventh (2:16.76), Williams was 13th (2:23.81), Tiegs placed 14th (2:30.82) and Grace McCormick was 15th (2:39.92). The team of Tiegs, McCormick, Williams and Shell teamed up for a time of 4:23.65 in the 4x400m relay.


Gordon put together the second-best 800m run in Warrior history the No. 2 time in the NAIA this season. He placed third with an A standard time of 1:50.62. Griffen Parsells was 10th (1:53.56) and Cooper Carlson was 15th (1:56.48). Tristin O’Brien was 17th with a personal-best time of 2:02.67 and Kobe Wessels was 18th (2:04.42).

Trenton Johnson hit a provisional mark in the triple jump with a leap of 14.37m. He won the event with his season-best mark. He went on to PR in the long jump with the fifth-best mark by a Warrior (6.57m) to place fifth.

Jedidiah Barnaby continued to get faster and bettered his 100m dash school record with a time of 10.67. He finished sixth, Jordan Castillo was 11th (11.05) and Preston Cooper placed 12th (11.06). James Bogdanowicz ran a personal best to finish 21st (11.72) and Tanner Sibert was 22nd (12.16). Bogdaniwicz also placed 11th in the pole vault (4.15m).

Barnaby led the group once more in the 200m where he placed fourth (21.96). Cooper was fifth (22.20) and Castillo finished eighth (22.71).

Senior Ike Hopper solidified his spot in the record book with a personal-best time of 14.92 in the 110m hurdles. The time stands second in Warrior history and earned his fifth place at the meet. Ian Gardom was seventh with a PR of 15.83. Hopper went on to run a season-best time in the 400m hurdles to place second (54.77).

Brycen Brown and Keith Uitdewilligen get the day started on the track in the 3,000m steeplechase. Brown won the event with a time of 9:54.06 and Uitdewilligen was second (10:05.03). Wessels was second in the 1,500m (3:59.97) and Conner May was third (4:00.86). Conner Alexander led a group in the 5,000m with a win on a time of 15:54.64. Clay Shumaker was second (16:07.09), Alexander Fry was third (16:13.37), Brycen Kempton was fourth (16:38.65), Jacob Adams finished fifth (17:11.40) and Luke Sellmann was sixth (17:27.33).

In throws, Sam Weller was 14th in the hammer throw (38.39m) and Tanner Beltz-Childs was 15th (37.27m). Weller was also ninth in the shot put (13.54m).


The Warriors are back in action at the UO Twilight on May 3.

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