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Murray Leaps To Triple Jump NCAA PQ At Modesto Relays
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 05/13/2000
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May 13, 2000

MODESTO, Calif. -- Washington State University senior, Demetrius Murray (Tacoma), soared to a season-best 53-feet, 3 1/2 inches for an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark and second place at the Modesto Relays, Saturday.

Cougar Anson Henry improved his 100m dash time with a 10.45 seconds clocking in the finals at the prestigious two-day meet which attracts both collegiate and elite athletes. All collegiate competition was conducted Saturday.

Francesca Sewell improved her season-best mark in the long jump with a leap of 20-2 1/4. Sewell also advanced to the 100m dash finals with a preliminary time of 11.85 and a final time of 11.95. Places were not available. Sewell's triple jump mark was 39-7 1/4.

Attrina Higgins also advanced to the 100m dash, tying her career-best time of 11.83 in the prelims, and running 12.03 in the finals.

The much-anticipated women's 4x100m relay did not come off as planned by the Cougars. Sharika Higgins, the running the leadoff leg, pulled up with a leg cramp in her stint and did not make it to the handoff with Randi Smith. Higgins was not able to compete in the 100m or 200m races.

The Pacific-10 Conference Track & Field Championships take place May 20-21, at Eugene, Oregon.

Modesto Relays, Modesto, California
May 13, 2000
WSU Results (places listed when available)

Women -
100m : Sewell 11.85, 11.95, Attrina Higgins 11.83, 12.03, Sharika Higgins SCR.
200m : Attrina Higgins 24.55, Sharika Higgins SCR.
800m : 3. Lisa Schaures 2:12.47.
100m HH : Randi Smith 13.86, Attrina Higgins 13.89.
400m IH: 5. Randi Smith 60.30.
400m Relay: S. Higgins, Smith, A. Higgins, Sewell DNF.
Pole Vault: T4. Jeannette Martus 3.60m/11-9 3/4.
Long Jump: Francesca Sewell 6.15m / 20-2 1/4.
Triple Jump: Francesca Sewell 12.07m / 39-7 1/4.
Discus: Mandy Borschowa 51.28m / 168-3.
Hammer: 2. Andrea Thornton 54.14m / 177-7.

Men -
100m : 2. Anson Henry 10.45.
200m: Anson Henry DNC.
110m HH : 4. Arend Watkins 13.58.
400m IH : 3. Eric Dudley 52.14.
Long Jump: Demetrius Murray DNC.
Triple Jump: Demetrius Murray 16.24m / 53-3 1/2.
Shot Put : Ian Waltz17.98m / 59-0.
Discus: 10. Ian Waltz 59.10m / 193-11, Vinnie Pecht 52.02m / 170-8.

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