Track and field
Anderson wins World Juniors
Jeshua Anderson, a freshman at Washington State University, bettered his personal- and school-record time when he won the men’s 400-meter hurdles Friday at the 12th Annual International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Anderson, from Woodland Hills, Calif., won the eight-man final race in a time of 48.68 seconds, lowering his PR and school-record mark by .01 seconds. The other USA competitor in the race, Johnny Dutch, from the University of South Carolina, finished second in 49.25.
“I wanted to come in strong and stay focused,” Anderson said in a media release. “I knew Johnny was going to be right on me, so I wanted to finish strong and keep my composure. Plus I wanted us to go 1-2 and bring some medals back. I’m glad it’s over with now, because I’m tired. Initially I just wanted to go to the Trials and compete there, which I was able to do. I had a really good year and wasn’t expecting all of this to happen.”
Tickets available for WSU’s classic
A special ticket presale to the fourth annual Cougar Hardwood Classic at Seattle’s KeyArena will go on sale at wsucougars.com today at 10 a.m. This presale will end at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 8.
Orders placed by the Aug. 8 deadline will be seated by the customer’s Ticket Priority System rank. All ticket sales after Aug. 8 will be seated by date and time of order.
The Cougars take on Montana State in the Dec. 13 game. The time is yet to be determined.
Mickelson excites crowd with ace
Phil Mickelson had a hole-in-one at the Scottish Open and moved into contention with a second- round 4-under-par 67 that left him five back.
Mickelson used a 5-iron to ace the 190-yard fifth hole at Loch Lomond in a tuneup tournament before next week’s British Open. The ball went straight at the pin, landed 12 feet short, bounced once and rolled into the hole.
“I thought it would be close and, all of a sudden, everybody was jumping behind the green,” Mickelson said. “I don’t remember the last one.”
Hey, I’m hurting, too
Zach Johnson developed tendinitis in his wrist during the U.S. Open and is playing this week for the first time since. He joked about being miffed about the lack of attention.
“What was frustrating was I get hurt and I thought it was a pretty big deal,” Johnson said. “But ‘SportsCenter’ was Tiger and his injury. I got nothing.”