LOS ANGELES – After waiting patiently all indoor season to get on the runway, the Husky javelin throwers made the most of their first chance to air it out Friday, as they took the top two spots on the men’s and women’s side at the Trojan Invitational.
Junior Quinn Hale moved into the NCAA lead with his winning mark, and sophomore Carson Fuller threw the No. 3 mark this season.
Hale launched a career-best 235-7 on his first attempt. That puts Hale eighth on the Husky top-10 list, just ahead of two-time All-American Jimmy Brookman and former Pac-10 champion Juan Romero.
Fuller took second behind Hale with a best toss of 225-10.
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On the women’s side, a couple freshmen made nice debuts, as Ashley Alexander won the women’s javelin with a toss of 140-0, which already places her ninth on the Husky top-10 list. Brooke Brown took second with a best of 132-9, coming on her sixth and final throw.
In the long jump, senior Kasen Covington extended his personal-best by six inches, jumping 23-10¼ on his second attempt to finish second overall.
The hammer throws also took place Friday afternoon, with sophomore Bev Coleman and redshirt freshman Jack Scheideman getting into the swing of things.
Coleman added another new top-10 mark, as she had a personal best by nine feet, throwing 161-4 to finish 10th. That ranks sixth on the Husky top-10 list.
Scheideman threw the hammer for the first time in his career and had a solid mark of 175-10, finishing seventh.
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• Western Washington men’s center Austin Bragg, a senior from Longview, has been selected to play in the Reese’s Division II College All-Star Game next Friday in Evansville, Ind.
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• Second-ranked UCLA beat Washington in women’s tennis, 7-0. The Huskies are 10-7, 0-5 in Pac-12 play.
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From sports-information reports.