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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Track & Field Squads Prepare For Mt. SAC Relays
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/10/2000
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April 10, 2000

WSU Outdoor Track & Field Remaining Schedule

Apr. 15-16 Mt. SAC Relays,Walnut, Calif.
Apr. 21-22 USTCA National Team Invitational Championship, Austin
Apr. 28-29 First Annual Cougar Invitational, Pullman
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

COUGARS CALIFORNIA-BOUND FOR PRESTIGIOUS MEET: The Washington State University men's and women's track and field teams compete at the 42nd Annual Mt. SAC Relays this weekend...the three-day meet is hosted by Mt. San Antonio College, at Walnut, Calif., outside Los Angeles...Friday, April 14, the community colleges compete during the day and the Distance Carnival is the night schedule...Saturday, April 15, high school events are scheduled for the day with the university and open divisions of the 400m, 800m, and 1500m staged in the evening...Sunday, April 16, the university, open and invitational division will run from 9 a.m. to 5 past years, the invitational division has seen many Olympians and elite athletes from around the world...Cougars competing in invitational events are: Randi Smith (women's 400m hurdles), Demetrius Murray (men's triple jump), and Ian Waltz (men's shot put and discus)...more information on the relays and results can be found on the internet at

MISSING FROM THE ACTION: Steve Dwyer was scheduled to compete in the decathlon for the Mt. SAC Relays (April 14-16, Azusa Pacific) but has withdrawn due to a recurrence of mono symptoms...sprinter Guillermo Macias will be out again this weekend because of chronic tendonitis in his heel...Becky Potter will not compete in the women's throws due to a painful condition called reflex sympathetic distrophy in her foot...Brian Laville is out because of continuing hamstring problems.

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 4/10)
*Ian WaltzM Shot Put19.13m / 62-9 1/4(2nd)
*Ian WaltzM Discus60.10m / 197-2(7th)
#Alishia BooterbaughW 800m2:05.66(5th)
#Arend WatkinsM 110m Hurdles13.73(T3rd)
#Agneta RosenbladW 100m Hurdles13.68 SR(20th)
#Eric DudleyM 400m Hurdles50.90(7th)
#Randi SmithW 400m Hurdles57.61 SR(4th)
#Jeannette MartusW Pole Vault3.85m / 12-7 1/2(14th)
#Bryan JonesM Javelin68.59m / 225-0(10th)
#Andrea ThorntonW Hammer57.24m / 187-9(13th)
#Molly MonroeW Javelin49.18m / 161-4(10th)
#Casey LektorichW Javelin47.36m / 155-4(16th)

COUGAR TEAMS DEFEAT UTAH STATE: At the Palouse Team Invitational Meet, April 8, at Pullman, the WSU men's team beat Utah State 108-91, while the WSU women easily handled USU, 124-75...Utah State's Shae Bair cleared a Mooberry Track record of 13-feet, 9 1/4 inches, to win the women's pole vault and improved her NCAA PQ mark...the previous record of 12-5 1/2 was held by WSU junior Jeannette Martus, set April 1...Martus finished second Saturday, equaling her personal-best and NCAA PQ of 12-7 1/2...Andrea Thornton rewrote the Mooberry Track and WSU women's hammer records with her winning throw of 187-9...Thornton also claimed a win in the women's shot put with a toss of 44-11 1/2, and placed second in the discus behind Mandy Borschowa (160-10)...Agneta Rosenblad won the women's 100m hurdles with a school record time of 13.68 seconds...the Cougar record was held by current redshirt, Ellannee Richardson, who clocked a 13.69 last year as a freshman...Rosenblad also won the long jump (19-10 3/4), and placed second in the 100m dash (12.29)...Eric Dudley won the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 50.90, followed by Utah State's Brett Guymon's 51.03, both NCAA PQs...Dudley, a sophomore from Bellingham, Wash., also ran a personal best of 14.61 for second place in the 110m high hurdles, behind teammate Arend Watkins (14.49), and anchored the winning men's 4x400m relay...Utah State's James Parker won the men's hammer with an NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark of 224-6, and Dave Hoffman won the high jump with an NCAA PQ of 7-2 1/2...Francesca Sewell again proved to be the hardest working Cougar woman at the meet, garnering firsts in the high jump (5-7), 100m dash (12.09), anchoring the winning 4x100m relay, and placing second in the long jump (19-7)...Randi Smith captured a trio of firsts with wins in the 400m dash (54.39), 400m hurdles (62.73), and filling in for an injured LaTroya Mucker on the second leg of the 4x100m relay...freshman Josh Fitzhugh and junior Anson Henry each celebrated a trio of wins. Fitzhugh's victory laps came after the 400m dash (49.07), and both relay teams while Henry captured the 100m dash (10.88), 200m dash (22.21) and ran on the 4x100m relay...Demetrius Murray won both the long and triple jumps and Ian Waltz took both the discus and shot put event wins while neither Cougar improved on season or NCAA marks...Bryan Jones improved his NCAA PQ in the javelin with a winning throw of 225-0 and led Cougars Ryan Nichols and Russ Milam for the one-two-three sweep...the WSU women javelin throwers also swept with Molly Monroe winning at 157-8 (an NCAA PQ but not an improved mark), followed by Casey Lektorich and Anna Church...Cougar women's winners included Alishia Booterbaugh in the 1500m (4:32.12), Cicely Clinkenbeard in the triple jump (39-5 3/4), Ryan Gilmore in the 5000m (17:49.18), Sharika Higgins in the 200m dash (24.08), and Greta Johnson in the 3000m (10:08.90).


100m S. Higgins, Mucker, Sewell
200m A. Higgins, S. Higgins, Mucker
400m no entries
800m Booterbaugh
1500m no entries
3000m G. Johnson
5000m Gilmore
100m HH A. Higgins, Odonkor, Rosenblad, R. Smith, Zapata
400m H R. Smith, Wood
400m Relay S. Higgins, Mucker, A. Higgins, Sewell
1600m Relay no entry
High Jump Willis
Pole Vault Martus
Long Jump Rosenblad, Sewell
Triple Jump Clinkenbeard, Sewell
Shot Put Thornton
Discus Borschowa, Thornton
Javelin Lektorich, Monroe
Hammer Thornton


100m Henry
200m Henry
400m Fitzhugh, Randall
800m non entries
1500m no entries
Steeplechase S. Johnson
5000m Franco-Parra
10,000m Welsh
110m HH Dudley, Watkins
400m IH Dudley
400m Relay no entry
1600m Relay no entry
High Jump Allen, Alverson, Gordon, Rushing
Pole Vault Boitano, Collins, Katich, Preuss
Long Jump Murray
Triple Jump Murray
Shot Put Waltz
Discus Graves, Pecht, Waltz
Javelin Jones, Milam, Nichols
Hammer Schade

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