Seattle Pacific senior McKayla Fricker of Seattle Pacific, after a near-miss at the national indoor 800-meter title in March, won the outdoor title going away on Saturday at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Allendale, Mich.
Fricker’s time of 2 minutes, 6.18 seconds — a personal best by nearly three-quarters of a second— was more than a second ahead of runner- up Shawnee Carnett of Concord (W.V.). Carnett, who fended off a charging Fricker to win the indoor crown.
“It’s unreal. I just can’t believe it just happened,” Fricker said after winning her national title. “It’s what I’ve been determined to do ever since I set foot at SPU. … To be able to do it like this is just surreal.”
Western goes 1-2 in javelin
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Western Washington sophomores Bethany Drake and Katie Reichert finished one-two in the women’s javelin in final-day action at the Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Allendale, Mich.
Drake uncorked an effort of 165-3 on the first of her three attempts in the finals.
Reichert had a career-best by well over two feet of 165-2 on her final attempt, moving from ninth place to second.
The one-two national finish was a school first.
UW baseball loses fourth straight
Washington (38-15-1, 20-9 Pac-12) lost its fourth straight game as visiting UCLA scored five times in the ninth inning for a 6-3 win.
The Bruins (25-29-1, 11-19) were on a 10-game losing streak before beating UW on Friday and they have won 19 straight games against UW, dating to 2006.
Washington State (24-29, 14-15 Pac-12) had an eight-run fourth inning to take a 10-run lead, then held on for a 10-7 victory over Arizona State (32-22, 18-11).
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