Feb. 3, 2006
MOSCOW, Idaho - Washington State University had a selected number of competitors during the first day of the McDonald's Collegiate Indoor Track & Field Meet Friday at the University of Idaho's Kibbie Dome.
WSU sophomore DJ Brown won the men's pole vault with a clearance of 14-feet, 1 1/4 inches (4.30m).
In other field event finals, Cougar volunteer assistant coach and former All-American Andrea Thornton won both the women's discus (164-0/49.99m) and weight throw (56-8 3/4/17.29m). In the discus, WSU sophomores McKenzie Burgess Garberg finished second (148-6/45.26m) and Jessica Zita, competing unattached, was third (143-3/43.68m) with personal bests. Zita also competed in the weight throw with a toss of 45-5 3/4 (13.86m) for ninth and freshman Katie Corder reached a PR throwing 43- 1/2 (13.12m) for 13th.
Cougar freshman Matt Lamb, competing unattached, finished second in the men's discus with a best throw of 170-5 (51.95m) while junior Drew Ulrick was third with a throw of 163-10 (49.95m). Freshman Chase Mancuso was 11th (129-10/39.59m) and junior decathlete Brandon Brownell was 12th (126-9/38.64m) in the indoor discus. Mancuso also finished 11th in the weight throw with a best toss of 46-3/4 (14.04m).
In men's preliminary races, James McSwain had the top time in the men's 60m dash at 6.80 seconds while Jaycee Robertson was third (6.84), Martin Boston fifth (6.92), and Justin Woods sixth (6.93). Robert Williams had the fastest 60m hurdles time of 8.34 and Josh Leyk was seventh in 8.69. All will run in the finals Saturday.
In women's prelim racing, La Shawnda Porter (7.85), Nicole Hatcher (7.89) and Catie Schuetzle (7.99) were second, third and fifth, respectively, in the women's 60m dash. Angelica Flynn's 60m hurdles time of 9.19 was third fastest. These Cougars will race in the Saturday afternoon finals.
The competition resumes at noon Saturday at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.