Feb. 12, 2000
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ian Waltz tossed the shot put an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 63-feet, 2 inches, during Saturday's competition of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Meet at Lincoln, Nebraska.
Waltz, an All-American senior from Post Falls, Idaho., placed third in the elite two-day competition at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on the University of Nebraska campus. Nebraska's Carl Myerscough won the shot with a throw of 64-8.
Arend Watkins improved his NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 60m hurdles mark with a win clocked at 7.75 seconds.
WSU's Alishia Booterbaugh placed second in the women's 800m run with a time of 2:12.90, behind Nebraska's Stella Klassen's 2:12.08. Booterbaugh ran a season-best 2:10.18 in the Friday prelims.
Agneta Rosenblad placed sixth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.50. BYU's Kirstin Bolm won with an NCAA AQ time of 8.13.
Cicely Clinkenbeard placed sixth in the triple jump with her season-high mark of 41-0 1/2. Keisha Spencer from LSU won the event with an NCAA AQ and meet record leap of 46-0.
Andrea Thornton and Becky Potter and finished 12th and 15th, respectively, in the shot put. Thornton tossed a 45-8 while Potter had a season-best45-4 1/4. Cheree Hicks' 55-11 toss was the winner and an NCAA AQ.
The Cougars also entered a limited squad at the Bill Cosby Invitational at the Reno Livestock Event Center Saturday.
Brianna Willis was second in the women's high jump with a person-best of 5-7 3/4 and Lucita Zapata was third in the 55m hurdles with a time of 8.27.
Eric Dudley ran a lifetime-best of 22.37 for fifth in the men's 200m dash and also finished fifth in the 55m hurdles in 7.87.
Chris Rushing and Craig Allen finished third and fourth in the men's high jump. Rushing leaped 6-9 while Allen cleared 6-7. WSU freshman Ezra Gordon cleared 6-5 for eighth.
The Cougars will compete next weekend at the Vandal Indoor, Friday, Feb. 18, and the Moscow McDonald's II, Saturday, Feb. 19, both at the Kibbie Dome.
WSU COMPETITORS AT DAY TWO OF FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITATIONAL, LINCOLN, NEB. Women: Finals -- 60m Hurdles: 6. Rosenblad (8.50). 800m: 2. Booterbaugh (2:12.90). Triple Jump: 6. Clinkenbeard (12.51m/41-0 1/2). Shot Put: 12. Thornton (13.92m/45-8), 15. Potter (13.82m/45-4 1/4).
Men: Finals -- 60m Hurdles: 1. Watkins (7.75). Shot Put: 3. Waltz (19.25m/63-2).
WSU COMPETITORS AT BILL COSBY INVITATIONAL, RENO, NEV. Women: 200m: 3. Odonkor (25.62), 5. Abersfeller (25.82). 400m: 11. Abersfeller (58.80). 55m Hurdles: 3. Zapata (8.27). High Jump: 2. Willis (1.72m/5-7 3/4).
Men: 200m: 5. Dudley (22.37), 6. Fitzhugh (22.77), 8. Sommer (22.96), 12. Randall (23.38). 400m: 6. Kamau (50.00), 7. Randall (50.51), 8. Fitzhugh (50.58), 11. Sommer (50.98), DQ - Dudley. 55m Hurdles: 5. Dudley (7.87). High Jump: 3. Rushing (2.06m/6-9), 4. Allen (2.01m/6-7), 8. Gordon (1.96m/6-5). Pole Vault (unseeded): 3. Preuss (4.76m/15-7 1/4). Pole Vault (top seeded): 8. Collins (4.95m/16-2 3/4), 9. Boitano (4.95m/16-2 3/4), 11. Katich (4.80m/15-9). Long Jump: 11. Schwendiman (6.39m/20-11 3/4).