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WSU Invitational Will Close Home Track Schedule Saturday
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Release: 05/02/2000
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May 2, 2000

WSU Outdoor Track & Field Remaining Schedule

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 INVITATIONAL WRAPS UP HOME TRACK: Many local colleges and universities will join former local standouts competing as unattached at this weekend's WSU Invitational Track & Field Meet ... Washington State will be joined by Eastern Washington, Idaho, North Idaho CC, and Gonzaga ... former Cougar distance star Bernard Lagat is set to run the 800m while Olympian and Cougar volunteer assistant coach Dan O'Brien has been penciled in for the high hurdles, javelin, discus and pole vault ... field events begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with the first running event, the men's steeplechase set for 1:30 p.m. at Mooberry Track ... because it is also graduation day for the WSU Pullman campus with three ceremonies taking place at Beasley Coliseum beginning at 8 a.m., parking will be at a premium with all lots open for parking without permits ... for more information about Cougar Track & Field, go to the web at www.wsucougars.com.

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.

FIRST ANNUAL COUGAR INVITATIONAL A SUCCESS: The Cougar coaching staff was very happy with the outcome of the two-day debut of the Cougar Invitational Meet ... after a snowy start to Friday morning, the day took a blustery but sunny turn and the nearly 400 collegiate competitors got down to the business of bettering times and distances ... Saturday's high school meet began under bright sun and the weather set a positive tone for the 450 prepsters to compete on a collegiate track with fully automated times ... high school coaches, parents and spectators agreed it was a meet well worth the effort ... WSU head coach Rick Sloan has already set the date of April 27-28 for the 2001.

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 (as of 5/2)
* Ian WaltzM Shot Put19.13m / 62-9 1/4(6th)
* Ian WaltzM Discus60.10m / 197-2(9th)
* Arend WatkinsM 110m Hurdles13.51(2nd)
# Alishia BooterbaughW 800m2:05.66(8th)
# Eric DudleyM 400m Hurdles50.90(18th)
# Randi SmithW 400m Hurdles57.61 SR(7th)
# Jeannette MartusW Pole Vault3.85m / 12-7 1/2(21st)
# Agneta RosenbladW Long Jump3.32m / 20-9(T12th)
# Mandy BorschowaW Discus51.90m / 170-3(14th)
# Bryan JonesM Javelin68.58m / 225-0(18th)
# Andrea ThorntonW Hammer58.76m / 192-9(17th)
# Molly MonroeW Javelin49.18m / 161-4(16th)
# Casey LektorichW Javelin47.36m / 155-4(26th)

WSU FARES WELL AT COUG INVITE: Ian Waltz, Sharika Higgins, Alishia Booterbaugh and Agneta Rosenblad were double winners for the Cougars at the collegiate portion of the First Annual Cougar Invitational Track & Field Meet Friday, at Mooberry Track on the Washington State University campus.

Waltz, a senior All-American, won the men's shot put with a throw of 59-feet, 8 1/2 inches, and claimed the discus championships with a throw of 192-11. Idaho's Joachim Olsen finished second in both events at 59-6 1/4 in the shot and 179-8 in the discus. Both men's marks were well below their NCAA qualifying marks of earlier this season.

Sharika Higgins claimed women's sprints with an 11.81 win in the 100m dash, and a 24.70 in the 200m dash.

Alishia Booterbaugh doubled in the middle distances with a 2:09.94 time in the 800m and barely edged her roommate, Lisa Schaures, for the win in the 1500m where both ran 4:37.18.

Agneta Rosenblad led a trio of Cougars when she won the 100m hurdles in a windy 13.76. Attrina Higgins (14.01w) and Randi Smith (14.02w) were second and third in the intermediate hurdles race. Rosenblad nearly equaled her lifetime best in her long jump win with a distance of 20-8 1/2.

Other Cougar women winners included: Ryan Gilmore (5000m, personal best time of 9:55.79), Randi Smith (400m hurdles, 60:84), 4x100m relay (S. Higgins, R. Smith, A. Higgins, Sewell, 46.01), Jeannette Martus (pole vault, 11-3 3/4), Cicely Clinkenbeard (triple jump, 40-0), Mandy Borschowa (discus, 164-11), Andrea Thornton (hammer, 180-1), and Molly Monroe (javelin, 147-6).

Winners for the Cougar men included: Scott Johnson (1500m, 4:03.02), Arend Watkins (100m hurdles, 14.63), Demetrius Murray (long jump, 24-8 1/2w), and B.J. Schade (hammer, 193-0).

SCHEDULED WSU ENTRANTS FOR MAY 6, WSU INVITATIONAL MEET:

WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:

100mS. Higgins
200mS. Higgins
400mno entries
800mBooterbaugh, Schaures, H. Smith
1500mG. Johnson, Miller
3000mFilipy, Gilmore, G. Johnson
5000mno entries
100m HHOdonkor, Rosenblad, R. Smith, Zapata
400m IHAbersfeller, R. Smith, Wood
400m Relayno entry
1600m Relayno entry
High JumpMcNeely, Willis
Pole VaultHeggie, Martus, Robinett
Long JumpClinkenbeard, Rosenblad
Triple JumpClinkenbeard, Eldridge, McNeely
Shot PutThornton
DiscusBorschowa, Potter, Thornton
JavelinLektorich, Monroe
HammerPotter, Thornton

WASHINGTON STATE MEN:

100mHenry, Williams
200mFitzhugh, Henry, Williams
400mFitzhugh, Kamau, Macias, Randall
800mHazelquist
1500mno entries
SteeplechaseBarker, Boniface, S. Johnson, Welsh
5000mWicklander
110m HHWatkins
400m IHDudley
400m Relayno entry
1600m Relayno entry
High JumpAllen, Alverson, Gordon, Rushing
Pole VaultBoitano, Collins, Katich, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss
Long JumpMurray, Schwendiman
Triple JumpMorris, Murray, Nikbakhsh-Tali
Shot PutWaltz
DiscusGraves, Pecht, Waltz
JavelinJones, Milam, Nichols
HammerSchade
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