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Photos: Freshman wins hurdles at Pac-12 Championships

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University freshman CJ Allen was the upset winner in the men’s intermediate hurdles Sunday in the final day of the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships at Mooberry Track on the Pullman campus.

Allen-80Allen, from Allyn, Wash., ran a lifetime-best 400m hurdles time of 51.14 seconds. He had the top time in the prelims with 51.84 and held off a surge by runner-up Devon Allen, a freshman from Oregon, who ran a time of 51.19. WSU’s Daniel Zmuda finished eighth with a time of 55.04. The intermediate hurdles final featured five freshmen and three sophomores.

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services, and Tim Marsh, special to WSU News.

“Champion. That sounds perfect, that’s exactly what I have been working so hard for all year,” Allen said. “When you get to big meets, its (fast race) going to happen … coming in we are pretty much all freshmen, I think two sophomores in the bunch. To know those guys are going to be there for the next three years is just awesome.”

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