Washington State freshman Christine Kirkwood not only won her first collegiate event Saturday, but set a record in the process.
The Othello High graduate threw 158 feet, 4 inches in the javelin to lead WSU, which took the top four spots in the event. Kirkwood's throw was a UCLA dual meet record. Kirkwood's older sister, Courtney Kirkwood Simmons, was second after throwing 146-10.
The Cougars lost to UCLA 82-81 and 99-63 to No. 14 Tennessee. On the men's side, WSU defeated Tennessee 92-66 and UCLA 85.5-75.5.
Southridge graduate Andrew Gonzales, a sophomore, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 8 minutes, 59.23 seconds, setting a UCLA dual meet record. Hermiston graduate Mary Barnett was third in the shot put (43-2.5) and sixth in the discus.
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Stephan Scott-Ellis, from Tacoma, was a double-winner, taking the men's long jump at 24-9.25 and the triple jump title at 50-5.25.
Lee George, a redshirt freshman from Ferndale, won the 1,500 in 3 minutes, 47.93 seconds. Joe Abbot won the 800 in 1:48.57, which is a UCLA dual meet record. J Hopkins won the 400 hurdles in 51.52. Shawn Swartz added a title in the high jump, clearing 6-7.5.
On the women's side, Caroline Austin set a dual meet record in the 3,000 steeplechase, winning in 10:47.01, while Shawna Fermin won the 400 in 53.86. Christine Rice won the high jump at 5-8.5.
Washington State is back in action next weekend, splitting between the Stanford Invitational and the SCC War V meet in Spokane.