May 2, 2000
WSU Outdoor Track & Field Remaining Schedule
|May 6||WSU Invitational, Pullman|
|May 13||Modesto 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.
|Name||Event||Mark/Time||National Standing (as of 5/2)|
|* Ian Waltz||M Shot Put||19.13m / 62-9 1/4||(6th)|
|* Ian Waltz||M Discus||60.10m / 197-2||(9th)|
|* Arend Watkins||M 110m Hurdles||13.51||(2nd)|
|# Alishia Booterbaugh||W 800m||2:05.66||(8th)|
|# Eric Dudley||M 400m Hurdles||50.90||(18th)|
|# Randi Smith||W 400m Hurdles||57.61 SR||(7th)|
|# Jeannette Martus||W Pole Vault||3.85m / 12-7 1/2||(21st)|
|# Agneta Rosenblad||W Long Jump||3.32m / 20-9||(T12th)|
|# Mandy Borschowa||W Discus||51.90m / 170-3||(14th)|
|# Bryan Jones||M Javelin||68.58m / 225-0||(18th)|
|# Andrea Thornton||W Hammer||58.76m / 192-9||(17th)|
|# Molly Monroe||W Javelin||49.18m / 161-4||(16th)|
|# Casey Lektorich||W Javelin||47.36m / 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).
SCHEDULED WSU ENTRANTS FOR MAY 6, WSU INVITATIONAL MEET:
WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:
|800m||Booterbaugh, Schaures, H. Smith|
|1500m||G. Johnson, Miller|
|3000m||Filipy, Gilmore, G. Johnson|
|100m HH||Odonkor, Rosenblad, R. Smith, Zapata|
|400m IH||Abersfeller, R. Smith, Wood|
|400m Relay||no entry|
|1600m Relay||no entry|
|High Jump||McNeely, Willis|
|Pole Vault||Heggie, Martus, Robinett|
|Long Jump||Clinkenbeard, Rosenblad|
|Triple Jump||Clinkenbeard, Eldridge, McNeely|
|Discus||Borschowa, Potter, Thornton|
WASHINGTON STATE MEN:
|200m||Fitzhugh, Henry, Williams|
|400m||Fitzhugh, Kamau, Macias, Randall|
|Steeplechase||Barker, Boniface, S. Johnson, Welsh|
|400m Relay||no entry|
|1600m Relay||no entry|
|High Jump||Allen, Alverson, Gordon, Rushing|
|Pole Vault||Boitano, Collins, Katich, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss|
|Long Jump||Murray, Schwendiman|
|Triple Jump||Morris, Murray, Nikbakhsh-Tali|
|Discus||Graves, Pecht, Waltz|
|Javelin||Jones, Milam, Nichols|