March 13, 2004
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Washington State's Danny Wolf finished 10th in the men's 3000m race and Diana Pickler was 12th in the women's pentathlon during the final day of competition at the NCAA Div. I Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships held at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the University of Arkansas campus.
Wolf, a redshirt sophomore from Reno, Nev., ran a 3000m time of 8 minutes, 13.80 seconds for 10th place in the men's 3000m race. The collegiate record-holder in this event, Alistair Cragg of Arkansas, won the race on his home track with a time of 7:55.29. Wolf earned All-America status which is accorded to the top eight finishers and extended to include the top eight American finishers.
Pickler, a sophomore from Sachse, Texas, scored 3,786 points in the women's pentathlon for 12th place among the 16 competitors. Georgia's Hyleas Fountain won the pentathlon with 4,412 points after posting the top marks in the 60m hurdles, long jump and 800m. Fountain was also the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships heptathlon winner, besting current Cougar assistant coach Ellannee Richardson by 160 points.
Pickler, who did not better any personal best marks Saturday, ran the 60m hurdles in 8.72 seconds (tied for fifth), high jumped 5-feet, 5 inches (tied for 13th), threw the shot put 36-0 3/4 (eighth), long jumped 18-5 3/4 (ninth), and ran the 800m in a time of 2:30.24 (15th).
The Washington State men's and women's track and field teams will compete in their first outdoor meet of the 2004 season Saturday, March 20, in Los Angels at the Trojan Invitational.