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Moreno Zapata
Moreno Zapata

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakewood, Wash.

High School:
Curtis High

Height:
5-10

Event:
Triple Jump



PAC-10 SCORER
2008-09 TEAM CAPTAIN
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2007-08): Indoor - Leaped indoor best triple jump mark of 15.37m/50-5 1/4i at Husky Classic (2/16/08, Seattle)...finished seventh at MPSF Championships with triple jump mark of 14.92m/48-11 1/2...Outdoor - Consistent 50-foot triple jumper...had NCAA RQ wind-aided leap of 15.39m/50-6 at Pelluer Invite...took fourth place at Pac-10 Championships with mark of 15.32m/50-3 1/4...reached PR at NCAA West Regional of 15.45m/50-8 1/4 for eighth place (5/31/08, Northridge).

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Indoor - Reached indoor PR of 14.83m/48-8i at Husky Classic (2/10/07, Seattle)...finished sixth at MPSF Championships with leap of 14.71m/48-3 1/4i...Outdoor -Reached NCAA Regional Qualifying with winning leap of 15.22m/49-11 1/4w at Pelluer Invite (4/6/07, Cheney)...also won triple jump at WSU -UW Dual...finished second at Pac-10 Championships with leap of 15.45m/50-8 1/4w (5/13/07, Stanford)...also runner-up at NCAA West Regional after soaring 15.78m/51-9 1/4 with 6.5mps wind...placed 20th at NCAA Championships with best effort of 15.33m/50-3 1/2 (6/9/07, Sacramento).

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Indoor - Triple jumped 14.83m/48-8i for 10th place at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/25/06, Seattle)...Outdoor - Leaped 14.72m/48-3 1/2 at both Cougar Invite (4/22/06, Pullman) and WSU-UW Dual (4/29/06, Pullman)...best triple jump of season was 14.93m/48-11 3/4w at Vandal Jamboree (5/6/06, Moscow)...tied for eighth at the Pac-10 Championships with a triple jump of 14.84m/48-8 1/4 (5/14/06, Eugene).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four varsity letters at Curtis High...one in cross country and three in track for coach Mark Salzman...captained track team both junior and senior years...as a ninth-grader at Curtis Junior High, triple jumped school record...third-best Washington freshman mark of 44-9 1/2...seventh in triple jump at 2002 USATF Junior Olympics...sophomore year set state grade record with leap of 48-0...finished third at state 4A championships...finished third at USATF Junior Olympics...team MVP and named field event athlete of the year...as a senior leaped state's second-best all-time triple jump of 50-3 1/4...set meet record at Pasco Invite with leap of 50-3 1/4...at same meet won with 50-11 1/2w, second-farthest prep boys leap nationally...won state 4A triple jump at 48-2 3/4w...member of coach Nathan Wilford's Flying AJ's Track & Field Club...placed sixth in the triple jump at the 2005 USA Junior National Championships.

PERSONAL. Born in March 1987 in Renton, Wash...father Darryl Fort works at the U.S. Postal Service...mother Patricia Zapata is a Realtor...3.4 GPA...won 2002, 2003 and 2004 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Outstanding Scholastic Award...member of Boy Scouts of America...majoring in movement studies.

ZAPATA'S WSU BEST
Triple Jump - 15.45m / 50-8 1/4 (2008), 15.46m/50-8 3/4w (2007)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2008 Triple Jump 4th 15.32m / 50-3 1/4
2007 Triple Jump 2nd 15.45m / 50-8 1/4w
2006 Triple Jump t8th 14.84m / 48-8 1/4

NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES
2008 Triple Jump 8th 15.45m / 50-8 1/4
2007 Triple Jump 2nd 15.78m / 51-9 1/4W

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2007 Triple Jump 20th 15.33m / 50-3 1/2

Washington State Cougars Track & Field