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Cougar Track & Field Travels To Prestigious Stanford Invitational
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Release: 03/21/2000
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March 21, 2000

WSU Outdoor Track & Field Remaining Schedule

Mar. 25-26 Stanford Invitational
Apr. 1Washington, Idaho, Pullman
Apr. 8Palouse Team Invite, Pullman
Apr.13-14 Mt. SAC Multi-Events, Azusa, Calif.
Apr. 14-16 Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif.
Apr. 21-22 USA College Champ., Austin
Apr. 28-29 First Annual Cougar Invitational, Pullman
May 6WSU Invitational, Pullman
May 13Modesto Relays, Modesto
May 13-14 Pac-10 Multi-Events, Eugene
May 20-21 Pac-10 Championships, Eugene
May 31-June 3 NCAA Champ. Durham, NC

WSU 2000 rosters plus All results, go to www.wsucougars.com.

COUGS SET FOR STANFORD INVITE: The Washington State University men's and women's track and field are among the over 1,000 competitors at the Stanford Invitational this weekend...athletes from area high schools as well as collegiate and elite track club teams will compete in the two-day meet...the collegiate/invitational events start Saturday at Noon for field and 2:05 p.m. for running events...Sunday's competition is slated for a 9 a.m. start.

COUGAR WOMEN ALL-AMERICANS TO REDSHIRT: Three All-Americans from the Cougar women's team will be taking red-shirts for the 2000 outdoor season, WSU head coach Rick Sloan announced Tuesday, March 21.

Sophomore Whitney Evans (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), 1999 Canadian Junior hepthathlon record-holder, All-American in hep and high jump, will sit out the spring 2000 season to rehabilitate her right knee because of patella tendonitis...Evans' contributions to WSU have included: 1999 NCAAs - heptathlon (7th) and high jump (6th indoor, 4th outdoor), 1999 Pac-10 heptathlon (3rd), high jump (2nd), 1600m relay set school record time (4th, ran second leg).

Megan Maynard, a junior distance runner (Langley, Wash.) who earned All-American honors during the 1998 cross country season, has had recurring health problems and will forego the outdoor season...was 5th in 5k at the 1999 Pac-10s.

Sophomore Ellannee Richardson (Gladstone, Ore.), 1999 American Junior record-holder and All-American in the heptathlon, was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (concentrated in lower back)_in February...she has not competed since the first meet of the 2000 indoor season...Richardson's contributions to WSU have included: 1999 NCAAs - heptathlon (4th), 1999 Pac-10s - heptathlon (2nd), 200m (2nd), 100m hurdles (5th), 400m relay (1st) and 1600m relay (4th) both in school record times...she tallied 23.75 of WSU's 123 points.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 27th season with the Cougar track program (sixth year as a head coach, fifth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...Sloan was selected the USTCA West Region Women's Indoor Coach of the Year for 2000...he also three-peated as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Coach of the Year as the Cougar women won the team title for the second year...Sloan is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Nancy Wenzel...volunteer assistant coach is Dan O'Brien.

COUGS ON TV: The FOX Sports Northwest Network will broadcast the April 1, track meet with Washington and Idaho at Pullman, on a tape-delayed basis...time and date still TBA.

COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS TO DATE: The NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships are set for May 31- June 3, at Durham, North Carolina. # = Provisional mark, * = Automatic mark.

NameEventMark/TimeNational Standing (not listed yet)
* Ian WaltzM Shot Put19.13m / 62-9 1/4
* Ian WaltzM Discus60.10m / 197-2
# Arend WatkinsM 110m Hurdles13.73
# Jeannette MartusW Pole Vault3.85m / 12-7 1/2
# Molly MonroeW Javelin49.18m / 161-4
# Casey LektorichW Javelin47.36m / 155-4

COUG THROWERS RULE AT WILLIE WILLIAMS CLASSIC AT TUCSON: Ian Waltz racked up two NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark in two days...Washington State tallied eight NCAA qualifying marks at the Williams Classic Meet, with Waltz contributing two of those...Waltz, a fifth-year senior, sealed a return visit to the NCAA Outdoor Championships with an automatic qualifying throw of 197-feet, 2 inches, to win the discus...the six-time All-American won the shot put with an NCAA AQ throw of 62-9 1/4....Vinnie Pecht finished third in the discus with a throw of 178-3...the Cougar women placed first through third in the javelin as Molly Monroe threw an NCAA PQ and school record of 161-4 for the win, followed by freshman Casey Lektorich with a freshman school record mark and NCAA PQ of 155-4, and Anna Church placed third at 139-10...Bryan Jones placed second in the men's javelin with an NCAA PQ throw of 222-8...Ryan Nichols was fifth with a mark of 202-3, and Russ Milam finished sixth with a lifetime best throw of 201-2...Jeannette Martus, a junior from Livonia, Mich., cleared 12-7 1/2 for third place in the women's pole vault, equaling her school-record indoor mark and snagging an NCAA PQ...Andrea Thornton decimated her own school record in the hammer when she placed second but threw an NCAA PQ mark of 184-4...Thornton's mark of 177-11 was the school record until Saturday...Mandy Borschowa, who has not trained for a month because of illness, won the women's discus with a throw of 159-5, Becky Potter was second with a toss of 155-4, and Thornton third at 154-6...in the shot put, Potter was third (45-3 1/2), and Thornton seventh (41-4 1/4)....Arend Watkins won the men's 110m high hurdles and coasted to an NCAA PQ time of 13.74 seconds, just .02 seconds away from an AQ time...Eric Dudley placed fourth in the high hurdles with a lifetime best of 14.69, after placing second in the 400m hurdles Friday night...Demetrius Murray, recovered from the Achilles tendon problem which kept him from Friday's long jump, won the men's triple jump at 23-6 1/4...in other field events, Cougar high jumpers Chris Rushing and Ezra Gordon both cleared 6-10 3/4 for second and third places respectively...B.J. Schade finished second in the men's hammer with a throw of 191-7...Cougar highlights from the track included Alishia Booterbaugh placing second in the women's 1500m run in a time of 4:39.51, while Jaime Miller was sixth in 4:45.70, and Lisa Schaures finished eighth in 4:51.20.

SCHEDULED WSU ENTRANTS FOR STANFORD INVITATIONAL:

WSU WOMEN:
100mS. Higgins, Sewell
200mA. Higgins, S. Higgins, Mucker, Odonkor,
Rosenblad, R. Smith
400mAbersfeller, Mucker
800mBooterbaugh, Schaures
1500mMiller, Schaures
3000mG. Johnson
5000mGilmore
100m HHA. Higgins, Odonkor, Rosenblad,
R. Smith, Zapata
400m HR. Smith, Wood
400m RelayTBA
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpWillis
Pole VaultMartus, Robinett
Long JumpClinkenbeard, Rosenblad, Sewell
Triple JumpEldridge, Sewell
Shot PutPotter, Thornton
DiscusBorschowa, Potter, Thornton
JavelinChurch, Lektorich, Monroe
HammerPotter, Thornton
WSU MEN:
100mHenry
200mMacias
400mFitzhugh, Macias, Randall
800mHazelquist, Kamau
1500mNo entries
SteeplechaseBarker, Boniface, S. Johnson
5000mFranco-Parra
10,000mWelsh
110m HHDudley, Dwyer, Watkins
400m IHDudley, Dwyer, Sommer
400m RelayTBA
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpAllen, Alverson, Dwyer, Gordon, Rushing
Pole VaultBoitano, Collins, Katich, Preuss
Long JumpLaville, Murray
Triple JumpMurray
Shot PutWaltz
DiscusGraves, Pecht, Waltz
JavelinJones, Milam, Nichols
HammerSchade
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