March 7, 2011
SIX COUGARS ADVANCE TO NCAA INDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS Washington State University will be represented by six competitors at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 11 & 12, at the Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium at the McFerrin Athletic Center located on the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Texas...Cougars Joe Abbott (800m), Holly Parent (high jump) and the men's 4x400m relay squad of Greg Hornsby, Brandon Dawson, Jacob Sealby and Jeshua Anderson are set to compete...results posted at www.wsucougars.com, when available.
ABOUT GILLIAM INDOOR TRACK STADIUM Texas A&M opened the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in January 2009...capacity is 5,000...Mondotrack FTX surface...six-lane 200m track can be hydraulically banked at two bends...eight independent sprint lanes...two long/triple jump sand pits...four pole vault runways...two throwing rings...site of 2009 NCAA Indoor T&F Championships.
WSU COMPETITORS' SCHEDULE AT NCAA T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday, March 11 (times are Pacific Time) 4:15 p.m. Men's 800m prelims 4:30 p.m. Women's High Jump final Saturday, March 12 5:25 p.m. Men's 4x400m Relay final (2 sections)
ESPN COVERAGE OF INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS ESPN3.com will stream LIVE portions of the NCAA Indoor T&F Championships, with NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com website streaming the remainder.
Fri., Mar. 11, 8 a.m.-1:55 p.m. PT (NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com) 1:55 p.m.-6:40 p.m. PT (ESPN3) Sat., Mar. 12, 10 a.m.-2:55 p.m. PT (NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com) 3 p.m.-5:50 p.m. PT (ESPN3). Edited, delayed TV broadcast will air Wed., Mar. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PT on ESPN2ABOUT THE WSU COUGARS AT THE NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Joe Abbott, junior, Reno, Nev.
Ran PR time of 1:48.05 at Husky Classic (2/12/11, Seattle)
Time is 15th-best nationally
Outdoor PR time is 1:47.87 (2010 NCAA Preliminary Rounds, Austin)
Third place 2010 Pac-10 Championships
2009 USA Junior Champion
Third place, top American at 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships (Trinidad)
Holly Parent, sophomore, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
PR high jump of 1.83m/6-0 (WSU Open, Jan. 15, 2011)
Mark is 8th-best nationally
Sixth Cougar women to clear six-feet in high jump - mark t-5th for WSU all-time
2010 NCAA Indoor Champs - t-12th 1.78m/5-10
2010 NCAA Preliminary Round - PR 1.81m/5-11 1/4 (9th)
2010 NCAA Outdoor Champs - NH
2010 British Columbia Junior Female T&F Athlete of Year
Named to Canadian Olympic Development Program's Juniors Tier 2 squad
MEN'S 4X400M RELAY TEAM
Ran 3:07.61 at Iowa NCAA Qualifier (Mar. 5)
Time is 2nd-best indoor and 9th-best overall 1600m relay time in WSU men's history Last relay taken for 2011 Indoor Championship
Greg Hornsby, sophomore, Moreno Valley, Calif. - Lead leg
Third in 60m dash, sixth in 200m dash at 2011 MPSF Championships
Brandon Dawson, junior, Fairfield, Calif. - Second leg
Transfered to WSU in January 2011
NorCal 400m JC champion with PR of 46.96
Jacob Sealby, freshman, Wenatchee, Wash. - Third leg
Joined track in January after spending fall as a Redshirt linebacker on WSU football team
Ran an 400m indoor PR time of 49.05 for 15th in the 400m at MPSF
Jeshua Anderson, senior, Woodland Hills, Calif. - Anchor leg
Four-time All-American - 400m hurdles outdoors - twice national champ, once runner-up
Earned indoor All-America in 2009 at Texas A&M on 8th place 4x400m relay (3:06.74i)
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