May 24, 2001
May 30-June 2 - NCAA Track & Field Championships, Eugene, Oregon
COUGARS SET FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Four men and six women from the Washington State University track and field team will compete in 12 different events at the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships Wednesday through Saturday, May 30 - June 2, at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus at Eugene...scoring for all events is 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1...Washington State and Texas are the only schools with an athlete in all hurdles races at the NCAA - men and women, highs and intermediates.
COUGARS COMPETING AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS:
# = Provisional mark, * = Automatic mark.
NCAA Name Event Mark/Time National Standing (as of 5/23) # Anthony Buchanan M 100m 10.25w (T18th) * Arend Watkins M 110m Hurdles 13.47 (2nd) # Eric Dudley M 400m Hurdles 50.53 (18th) # Bryan Jones M Javelin 68.80m/225-9 (19th) * Randi Smith W 400m Hurdles 57.50 (15th) # Agneta Rosenblad W 100m Hurdles 13.35w (T18th) # Whitney Evans W High Jump 1.84m/6-0 1/2 (T4th) # Jeannette Martus W Pole Vault 4.04m/13-3 (T15th) * Agneta Rosenblad W Long Jump 6.52m/21-4 3/4 (5th) # Andrea Thornton W Discus 52.46m/172-1 (12th) # Andrea Thornton W Hammer 59.44m/195-0 (12th) # Ellannee Richardson Heptathlon 5,578 points (9th)
COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS WHO WILL NOT COMPETE AT EUGENE:
# Anson Henry M 100m 10.27w (T25th) # Steve Dwyer Decathlon 7,169 points (27th) # Tamara Gulley W 100m Hurdles 13.55 (45th) # Megan Maynard W Steeplechase 10:25.97 (30th) # Karla McGee W Pole Vault 3.85m/12-7 1/2 (T38th) # Stephanie Robinett W Pole Vault 3.81m/12-6 (T49th) # Shannon Rance W Shot Put 15.01m/49-3 (T33rd)
Men's & Women's Schedule of Events 2001 Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Revised
Wednesday, May 30 Field Events 3:00 Discus (Women) Final Andrea Thornton 5:30 Long Jump (Women) Final Agneta Rosenblad 6:00 Javelin (Men) Final Bryan Jones Running Events 5:25 400 Hurdles (Women) Semifinals Randi Smith 5:40 400 Hurdles (Men) Semifinals Eric Dudley
Friday, June 1 Heptathlon Events Ellannee Richardson 2:00 100 Hurdles 3:00 High Jump 6:15 Shot Put 7:40 200 Meters Field Events 5:00 Pole Vault (Women) Final Jeannette Martus Running Events 5:20 400 Hurdles (Women) Final Randi Smith 5:30 400 Hurdles (Men) Final Eric Dudley 5:55 100 Meters (Men) Semifinals Anthony Buchanan 6:25 100 Hurdles (Women) Semifinals Agneta Rosenblad 6:40 110 Hurdles (Men) Semifinals Arend Watkins
Saturday, June 2 Heptathlon Events Ellannee Richardson 2:00 Long Jump 3:15 Javelin 5:00 800 Meters Field Events 3:00 Hammer (Women) Final Andrea Thornton 4:30 High Jump (Women) Final Whitney Evans Running Events 5:10 100 Hurdles (Women) Final Agenta Rosenblad 5:20 110 Hurdles (Men) Final Arend Watkins 5:50 100 Meters (Men) Final Anthony Buchanan
ABOUT THE NCAA COUGARS:
Whitney Evans - RS Sophomore, High Jump/Heptathlon, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Champion, 2001 PAC-10 High Jump (1.80m/5-10 3/4) Second place, 2001 PAC-10 Heptathlon (5,546 points) All-America High Jump, 4th at NCAA (freshman, 1999 - Boise) All-America Heptathlon, 7th at NCAA (freshman, 1999 - Boise) Held Canadian Junior Heptathlon Record at 5,579 points (3rd best in WSU history) All-America High Jump, 6th at NCAA (freshman, 1999 - Fayetteville) Sophomore, 1999 NCAA Indoors, finished 15th Redshirt seasons - outdoor 2000, indoor 2001 - patella tendonitis Collegiate best High Jump of 1.84m/6-0 1/2 is second on WSU all-time standings Lifetime best leap of 1.85m/6-0 3/4 Comes into NCAA competition ranked tied for 4th in high jump list (did not declare for heptathlon) Because of the conflicting schedule this year, chose to only compete in high jump Verizon/CoSIDA Dist. VIII Academic All-American for 2001
Jeannette Martus - Senior, Pole Vault, Livonia, Michigan Third, 2001 PAC-10 Pole Vault (4.04m/13-3) Holds school record in Pole Vault at 4.04m/13-3 Transferred to WSU from Michigan State after her freshman year Wears a helmet in practice and competiton Comes into NCAA competition ranked tied for 14th in pole vault
Ellannee Richardson - RS Sophomore, Heptathlon/Hurdles, Gladstone, Oregon Champion, 2001 PAC-10 Heptathlon (5,578 points) Placed sixth in the 100m Hurdles, ran on both relays (both 3rd) at PAC-10s All-America Heptathlon, 4th at NCAA (freshman, 1999 - Boise) American Junior Record in Heptathlon with 5,678 points (2nd best in WSU history) Redshirt season - 2000 indoor and outdoor - recurring hip and back pain Holds school indoor 400m record of 54.14i (2001) 100m time of 11.72w is fifth in school standings (1999) 200m time of 23.75w is fourth in school standings (1999) 100m Hurdles time of 13.69 is second in school standings (1999) Long Jump of 5.95m/19-6 1/4w is eighth in school standings (1999) Javelin throw of 43.22m/141-9 is fourth in school standings (1999) Comes into NCAA competition ranked 9th on Heptathlon list
Agneta Rosenblad - Senior, Hurdles/Long Jump, Lidingo, Sweden Champion, 2001 PAC-10 Long Jump (6.52m/21-4 3/4 - school record) Second, 2001 PAC-10 100m Hurdles (13.71) Holds WSU record in 100m Hurdles at 13.48 legal (2001) Has clocked High Hurdles at 13.28w this year Finished 12th at NCAA Indoor Long Jump (2001) Holds school records in 55m Hurdles (7.68i) and 60m Hurdles (8.26i) (both 2001) Accorded the WSU Athletics Senior Excellence in Academics Award (2001) Comes into NCAA competition ranked tied at 15th on 100m Hurdles list, and tied at 4th on Long Jump list
Randi Smith - Junior, Hurdles, Beverly Hills, California Fourth, 2001 PAC-10 400m Hurdles (57.77) Ran on both relays (both 3rd) at PAC-10s Holds school record in intermediate hurdles of 57.07 (Denton, 2000) Placed second at 2000 US Junior Nationals, advanced to World Juniors, Chile NCAA AQ time of 57.50 was at PAC-10 Meet prelims Comes into NCAA competition ranked 14th in 400m Hurdles
Andrea Thornton - Senior, Throws, Shelton, Washington Third, 2001 PAC-10 Discus (52.46m/172-1) Fourth, 2001 PAC-10 Hammer (59.20m/194-3) Holds school record in Hammer at 59.44m/195-0 (2001 - Stanford Qualifier 5/13) Discus mark of 52.46m/172-1 is fourth in school standings Shot Put mark of 14.98m/49-1 3/4i is second in school standings (2001) Finished 19th at 2000 NCAAs in hammer Selected the WSU Student-Athlete Advisory Council Female Athlete of the Year (2001) Comes into NCAA competition ranked 12th in both discus and hammer
Anthony Buchanan - Freshman, Sprints, Spokane, Washington Sixth, 2001 PAC-10 100m dash (10.56) 100m time of 10.25w is school freshman record, fourth-best in school records (2001) Holds school freshman record in 55m (6.30i) and 60m (6.76i) (2001) Comes into NCAA competition ranked tied at 18th in 100m dash list
Eric Dudley - Junior, Hurdles, Bellingham, Washington Champion, 2001 PAC-10 400m Intermediate Hurdles (50.53) Eighth, 2001 PAC-10 110m High Hurdles (14.54) 400m Intermediate Hurdles time of 50.53 is fourth in school all-time records (2001) Member of WSU's 1600m relay team Two-time Verizon/CoSIDA Dist. VIII Academic All-American Comes into NCAA competition ranked 17th in 400m hurdles
Bryan Jones - Senior, Javelin, Nooksack, Washington Third, 2001 PAC-10 Javelin (68.80m/225-9) 2001 Team captain Top Javelin throw of 68.80m/225-9 is seventh in school standings Coming off shoulder injury, did not compete all of April, threw 64.78m/212-6 May 5 Comes into NCAA competition ranked 19th in Javelin
Arend Watkins - Senior, Hurdles, San Jose, California Champion, 2001 PAC-10 110m High Hurdles (13.62) Champion, 1999 PAC-10 110m High Hurdles Top 2001 time of 13.47 at Cal Quad Meet (3/17/01, Berkeley) His 13.47 is third-best in school all-time standings Has qualified to compete at every NCAA Championship 1998 - Freshman, All-America High Hurdles, sixth at NCAA Indoors (Indianapolis) 1998 - NCAA Outdoors, did not advance from semifinals 1999 - Sophomore, All-America High Hurdles, eighth at NCAA Indoors (Indianapolis) 1999 - NCAA Outdoors, contracted food poisoning and did not advance from semifinals 2000 - Junior, NCAA Indoors, did not finish prelim heat 2000 - NCAA Outdoors, pulled a hamstring and did not compete at PAC-10s or NCAA 2001 - Senior, NCAA Indoors, eve of prelims in emergency room with sore throat, did not advance to final Comes into NCAA competition ranked 2nd in 110m hurdles list
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 28th season with the Cougar track program (seventh year as a head coach, sixth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...Sloan was named USTCA 2001 Men's West Region Coach of the Year and grabbed the MPSF 2001 Men's Coach of the Year...he has also earned the District VIII Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000...he is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Francesca Sewell...WSU's volunteer assistant coaches are Dan O'Brien and Bernard Lagat.
NATIONAL RANKINGS: In the final USTCA Team Power Rankings, the WSU women's team is fifth and the Cougar men's team is 11th (dated 5/23)...the Team Power Rankings are configured with a point system based on the quality of athletic performance, the team depth, and the dual meet scoring potential...to see the rankings, visit www.team-power.org...in the Trackwire Top 25 rankings as of May 15 (prediction of how a team will finish at NCAA Outdoor Championships), WSU's women's team is tied at 19th with Stanford while the men were not ranked...to see these weekly rankings, go to www.trackwire.rivals.com.
COUGARS AT PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: The WSU women finished fourth while the men were seventh in the team standings...Cougs grabbing championships were Ellannee Richardson (heptathlon), Agneta Rosenblad (long jump), Whitney Evans (high Jump), Arend Watkins (110m high hurdles) and Eric Dudley (400m intermediate hurdles)...Rosenblad set a school record in the long jump at 21-4 3/4 as did Jeannette Martus in the pole vault at 13-3.
SCHOOL RECORDS REWRITTEN DURING 2001 OUTDOOR SEASON:
Event Record Athlete New Mark 100m Hurdles Women Agneta Rosenblad 13.48 Steeplechase Women Megan Maynard 10:51.23 Freshman Women Beth Welander 11:46.75 Pole Vault Women Jeannette Martus 3.97m / 13-0 1/4 Freshmen Women Karla McGee 3.85m / 12-7 1/2 (also Canadian Junior Record) Long Jump Women Agneta Rosenblad 6.52m / 21-4 3/4 Shot Put Freshman Women Shannon Rance 15.01m / 49-3 Hammer Women Andrea Thornton 59.44m / 195-0 1600m Relay Women Reed, Reed, Smith, Richardson 3:37.42