Feb. 28, 2007
COUGAR INDOOR TRACK & FIELD AT CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Washington State University track and field teams do not have a scheduled competition for this weekend...while the NCAA Last Chance Qualifier is being held in Seattle, no Cougars will compete there...the student-athletes who have qualified and are ranked higher in the standings for the NCAA Indoor Championships will continue training for their events while the rest of the Cougars prepare for the outdoor season which begins March 16 in Tempe.
NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS: The Cougar women's team remained is ranked tied for 20th in the Trackwire Women's Top 25 (www.trackshark.com this week...WSU men's team is not ranked...Pac-10 women's teams currently ranked in Trackwire Online's Top 25 include: 1. Arizona State, 4. Stanford, 12. UCLA, 20. Washington State, 19. Oregon, T20. USC...Pac-10 men's teams currently ranked in Trackwire Online's Top 25 include: 7. Oregon, T9. Stanford, 12. Washington, T14. UCLA, T23. Arizona...the Cougar women are ranked 20th in the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll released Feb. 27, 2007...the WSU men are unranked in this poll.
DANDY DOZEN RANKINGS: A trio of Cougars are ranked in Trackwire Online's Dandy Dozen lists, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event...All-American multi-events specialists Diana Picker (2nd pentathlon) and Julie Pickler (7th pentathlon), are ranked this week as is Tyson Byers (12th) in the men's pole vault.