PULLMAN – Several records were broken Saturday at the Washington State Open Indoor track and field meet.
Three Cougars men’s runners broke the mile meet record as WSU placed first through fourth. Drew Jordan posted a lifetime-best time of 4 minutes, 15.36 seconds to take first place. Andrew Gonzales was second in 4:16.36 and Justin Englund was third in 4:16.79. All three topped Andrew Kimpel’s record-time of 4:17.03, set in 2010.
WSU’s Stephan Scott-Ellis won the long jump, reaching a distance of 23 feet, 10 1/4 inches. That broke the meet record held by Idaho’s Kevin Pabst, who reached 23-9 in 2008.
Idaho’s Jeremy Klas broke his meet record in the pole vault, clearing 17-4 1/2. Klas’ teammate, Ben Ayesu-Attah, won the 400-meter dash with a meet-record time of 49.75 seconds.
Two additional meet records were matched.
Former Whitworth competitor Cody Stelzer won the men’s high jump with a height of 7-0 and WSU’s Kelly Jacka won the women’s 200 in 25.39 seconds.
Whitworth’s Chilbron Tomeo broke a school record in the pole vault. Tomeo reached 14-11 to take sixth place. The previous record was 14-7.
In the women’s 3,000, Gonzaga’s Emily Thomas finished in 10:02.36 to set a school record in both indoor and outdoor competition.