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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/04/2000
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April 4, 2000

SECOND HOME MEET ON TAP FOR COUGS: The Washington State University men's and women's track teams compete at home, in the friendly confines of Mooberry Track, again this weekend April 8, WSU hosts Utah State in a dual meet field events begin at 11 a.m. with the women's 5000m at 1:05 p.m. the final event, the men's 1600m relay, is set to start at 4:15 p.m team scoring will be 5-3-2-1 points for individual events, 5-3 for relays.

EVENTS TO WATCH APRIL 8:
The Utah State teams will not be unknown to the Cougars competitors at the MPSF Indoor Championships, USU's men's team edged out WSU by one point for third at the 2000 championships while the Cougar women won and the Aggies placed fifth on the men's side, the throws will provide good competition Utah State's four-time All-American James Parker will compete in the shot, discus, and hammer Parker, who won the weight throw at the MSPF, has an NCAA PQ in the discus of 185-11, ranked 20th nationally WSU's Ian Waltz's 197-2 is 7th on the discus list Jacob Pugsley, NCAA PQ in the decathlon, will compete in the long jump, javelin, and high hurdles Lance Thurston won the MPSF high jump with a leap of 7-2 1/2, and finished 16th at the NCAA Indoor Champs in the women's competition, Shae Bair's NCAA PQ of 13-0 1/4 in the pole vault is the 4th best this year Bair is a two-time All-American who placed fifth at the NCAAs in 1999 Cougar Jeannette Martus has yet to clear 13-feet in a meet but does have an NCAA PQ in the pole vault Aggie Charlotte Wahlin has an NCAA PQ in the hammer with a throw of 182-10, just below Andrea Thornton's 184-4 on a sad note, Aggie Brooks Gibbons, a hurdler from Lewiston, Utah, died Monday (4/3) after a two-year battle with cancer.

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.

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.

NCAANameEventMark/TimeNational Standing (as of 3/28)
*Ian WaltzM Shot Put19.13m / 62-9 1/4(2nd)
*Ian WaltzM Discus60.10m / 197-2(7th)
#Alishia BooterbaughW 800m2:05.66(3rd)
#Arend WatkinsM 110m Hurdles13.73(T3rd)
#Randi SmithW 400m Hurdles57.61 SR(3rd)
#Jeannette MartusW Pole Vault3.85m / 12-7 1/2(13th)
#Bryan JonesM Javelin67.88m / 222-8(11th)
#Molly MonroeW Javelin49.18m / 161-4(9th)
#Casey LektorichW Javelin47.36m / 155-4(16th)
#Andrea ThorntonW Hammer56.20m / 184-4(18th)

COUGAR WOMEN, HUSKY MET WIN APRIL 1 DUALS:
WSU's women's team and Washington men's team were the big winners at the WSU-Washington-Idaho dual meet at Mooberry Track in Pullman April 1 the Cougar women downed their cross-state rivals, UW, 110 to 44, while the Husky men's team overwhelmed WSU 106-57 .WSU defeated Idaho with scores of 120-34 for the women, and 103-58 for the men Washington easily surpassed the Vandal teams, 97-56 on the women's side, 107-56 on the men's side an overcast day with temperatures in the mid 60s was accompanied by gusty winds that were not conducive to many improved marks for WSU Idaho's Joachim Olsen and Washington's Ben Lindsey threw NCAA automatic qualifying marks for a one-two finish in the shot put with WSU's Ian Waltz third Olsen's 62-feet, 9 1/2 inches took him to just 1/4 inch above Waltz's NCAA AQ thrown at Tucson last month Lindsey's throw of 62-6 3/4 was 4 1/2 inches farther than his previous national mark Waltz only threw 61-2, but bounced back to win the discus with a throw of 194-11, an NCAA provisional qualifier but not his best of the season (197-2 NCAA AQ) Lindsey was second in the discus at 187-5, well below his season best Arend Watkins won the men's 110m hurdles with an NCAA PQ time of 13.84 seconds, not an improvement over last week's 13.73 Francesca Sewell gathered three firsts (high jump, 100m, and 4x100m relay) and two seconds (long and triple jumps) Sharika Higgins also tallied three wins (200m, 400, 4x100m relay), with doubles from both Alishia Booterbaugh (800m, 1500m) and Randi Smith (100m hurdles, 400m hurdles) Smith's time in the 400m hurdles was an NCAA PQ of 58.11, well above her school record time of 57.61, run last weekend Jeannette Martus set a stadium record with her win in the women's pole vault at 12-5 1/2, an NCAA PQ mark but below her 2000 best clearance of 12-7 1/2 Cougar women swept the top three places in four events: 100m dash - Sewell (11.94), Attrina Higgins, LaTroya Mucker, high hurdles - Smith, Agneta Rosenblad, Attrina Higgins, high jump - Sewell (5-8 3/4), Cathy McNeely, Briana Willis, long jump - Rosenblad (19-11 1/2), Sewell, Cicely Clinkenbeard Clinkenbeard went on to win the triple jump at 40-4 1/4 Andrea Thornton won the hammer throw at 178-6 while teammate Becky Potter was second (162-9) Molly Monroe won the javelin with a throw of 152-2, with Anna Church third (140-9) and Casey Lektorich fourth (138-4) Demetrius Murray won both the men's triple jump (50-2 1/2) and the long jump (24-2 1/2) the only other winner for the Cougar men was Scott Johnson's victory in the 3000m steeplechase (9:21.71).

SCHEDULED WSU ENTRANTS FOR APRIL 8 UTAH STATE DUALS:

WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:

100mA. Higgins, Mucker, Sewell
200mA. Higgins, S. Higgins, Mucker, Abersfeller
400mAbersfeller, S. Higgins, R. Smith
800mBooterbaugh, Schaures, H. Smith
1500mBooterbaugh, Miller, Schaures
3000mFilipy, Gilmore, G. Johnson
5000mFilipy, Gilmore
100m HHA. Higgins, Odonkor, Rosenblad, Zapata
400m HR. Smith, Wood
400m RelayS. Higgins, Mucker, A. Higgins, Sewell
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpMcNeely, Sewell, Willis
Pole VaultHeggie, Martus, Robinett
Long JumpClinkenbeard, Rosenblad, Sewell
Triple JumpClinkenbeard, Eldridge, Sewell
Shot PutBorschowa, Potter, Thornton
DiscusBorschowa, Potter, Thornton
JavelinChurch, Lektorich, Monroe
HammerPotter, Thornton

WASHINGTON STATE MEN:

100mHenry, Tinsley, Williams
200mHenry, Fitzhugh, Sommer
400mFitzhugh, Macias, Randall, Sommer
800mHazelquist, S. Johnson, Kamau
1500mBarker, S. Johnson
SteeplechaseBarker, Boniface, Welsh
110m HHDudley, Dwyer, Watkins
400m IHDudley, Dwyer
400m RelayWatkins, Fitzhugh, Tinsley, Henry
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpAllen, Alverson, Gordon, Rushing
Pole VaultBoitano, Collins, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss
Long JumpDwyer, Laville, Murray
Triple JumpMurray, Nikbakhsh-Tali
Shot PutPecht, Waltz
DiscusGraves, Pecht, Waltz
JavelinJones, Milam, Nichols
HammerMolfino, Schade

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