Washington's Megan Goethals broke a 31-year-old school record Friday night, toppling a mark set by Regina Joyce in the 5,000 meters.
WALNUT, Calif. — Washington’s Megan Goethals broke a 31-year-old women’s school record Friday night, toppling a mark set by Regina Joyce by running 5,000 meters in 15 minutes, 33.63 seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays.
Joyce’s mark of 15:35.6 had stood since 1982.
It was the second time in three weeks that Goethals, a junior from Rochester, Mich., has broken a school record by Joyce. She got the 10,000 mark last month.
Running against a loaded field at Mount San Antonio College, Goethals was seventh overall in the 5,000 but second among current NCAA athletes. The only college runner ahead of her was the woman who edged Goethals in the NCAA final in 2012, Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino, who won in 15:11.35.
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“I one hundred percent thought the record could go down tonight,” said Husky coach Greg Metcalf. “For Megan to break two of those records in back-to-back races is quite an accomplishment.”
In the same 5,000 race, UW junior Lindsay Flanagan ran a personal-best 16:01.45, 10th on the school’s all-time list.
In the men’s javelin, James Brookman of UW was second at 230 feet, 4 inches, and teammate Joe Zimmerman (225-9) was fourth. UW’s Chris Williams was runner-up in the men’s pole vault at 16-10 ¾.
• Seattle U’s Katie Tougas broke a school record in the 200 while finishing fifth in her heat in 25.82 at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. Two Western Washington athletes broke school records — Alex Donigian, fifth in the men’s 100 (10.57), and Tanya Bjornsson, third in the women’s long jump (19-2 ¾).
Washington’s Lauren Rogers finished her career with an 11th-place all-around finish at the NCAA Championships at UCLA. Rogers, a senior from Plains, Pa., scored 39.125, the best score by a Husky at nationals since Klara Kudilkova placed third in 1998 with a 39.55. Rogers had solid scores in three of four events. Her best finish was 14th on vault (9.85). She scored 9.85 on floor, 9.8 on bars and 9.625 on beam.
• Brett Jacobs had a pair of RBI singles for Washington State, but the Cougars (18-17, 5-8) lost 4-2 to California (17-20, 6-10) in the opener of a Pac-12 series in Berkeley.
• Marco Gonzales allowed one earned run in seven innings as Gonzaga (25-10-1, 12-4 West Coast Conference) won its 10th straight, 6-3 over Pepperdine (20-16, 8-5) in Malibu, Calif.
• Washington’s game against fifth-ranked Oregon State was rained out and rescheduled as part of a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
• Wet conditions forced postponement of Seattle U’s game against Texas-Arlington. The teams will play a doubleheader at noon Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.
• No. 14 Washington and No. 15/16 Stanford will play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Saturday at Husky Softball Stadium after being rained out Friday night.
• Brittney Lott‘s one-out single in the seventh inning scored Isabella Geronimo with the go-ahead run in Seattle U’s 4-3 Western Athletic Conference win at Texas-San Antonio (22-20, 5-8). Richelle Ashburn got the win in relief for the Redhawks (18-23, 7-6).
Felix Von Hofe, a 6-foot-5 forward from Australia, will join the Eastern Washington men’s team next fall. The Eagles return two other Aussies, Venky Jois and Daniel Hill.
Washington State swept Seattle U 7-0 in the Redhawks’ final women’s match. Ksenia Googe won at No. 1 singles for her 91st career victory, third all-time at WSU.
A new car will be given away on fan appreciation night when the Washington Stealth hosts Philadelphia at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Comcast Arena in Everett.
From sports-information reports.