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Area roundup: WSU’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson finishes sixth in NCAA heptathlon.

From staff reports

Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:15.69 and finished sixth overall in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division I Track and Field outdoor championships Saturday in Eugene.

Brooks-Johnson, a redshirt senior and three-time Pac-12 heptathlon champion, began the day in 11th place and finished with 5,789 points. She notched eighth in the javelin with a season-best throw of 140 feet, seven inches, and long-jumped 18-9 1/4 to take 12th.

“Once I started the heptathlon, I knew it was going more of a mental grind than anything,” Brooks-Johnson said. “Even though my marks and times weren’t what I had expected, I am very proud of my season and accomplishments.”

Brooks-Johnson also placed sixth in the heptathlon at the 2017 championships.

Washington senior Amy-Eloise Neale passed five runners on the final lap in the the 5,000 to take fifth with a time of 15:44.41.

Neale earned All-American honors with the result, which was her highest individual track finish.

The USC women took first place over Georgia by one point after winning the final event, the 1,600 relay. Stanford placed third, one more point behind, and Oregon was seventh. The Huskies were 44th with four points and the Cougars were 46th with three.

Georgia won the men’s contest by 10 points over Florida. USC was fourth and Stanford was eighth. UW finished 49th with four points.


Jake Levine tallied three goals and the Spokane Shadow thrashed the Kitsap Pumas 5-0 in a National Premier Soccer League match at the Shadow Soccer Complex.

Levine scored twice in the first half as the Shadow built a 3-0 lead. He completed his hat trick in the 53rd minute.

Jeremiah Michael and Chase Reidt also scored for Spokane (3-0-3, 12 points), which continued its unbeaten start to the season and moved into first place in the Northwest Conference Division over Kitsap (3-2-2, 11).

The Shadow are next in action Saturday against Portland at Spokane Falls CC.

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