PULLMAN, Wash. – Lewis-Clark State College’s Kaytlyn Coleman punched another ticket to nationals at the 13th Annual Cougar Invitational meet at Mooberry Track on Saturday.
Coleman, a freshman from Kennewick, Wash., qualified in the shot put with a second-place toss of 43-11.25 (13.39m). Coleman also took third in the discus (142-02) and hammer (149-11), both events she has already qualified in.
Other notable performances on Saturday included a first-place showing by Murray in the hammer (172-10) and a fifth-place finish by McLaughlin in the 1,500 meter run (3:57.27).
Sophie Bush and Shelby Beaudoin both ran well in the 3,000. Bush took fourth with a time of 10:59.95, while Beaudoin was sixth at 11:28.63.
The Warriors have had eight qualify for nationals so far this year, and head coach Mike Collins says that Bush has a good chance to qualify in the steeplechase in coming meets.
The list of qualifiers this year includes, in alphabetical order, Sam Atkin (5,000), Coleman (hammer, discus, shot put), Kelsey Klettke (1,500), Chelsey Leighton (half marathon), Dave Marks (1,500), Pauric McLaughlin (800), John Murray (hammer), and Hayden Randall (steeplechase).