March 18, 1999
TUCSON, Ariz. - Washington State University freshmen Ellannee Richardson and Whitney Evans finished first and second respectively at the heptathlon competition at the Arizona Multi Invitational at Tucson Thursday.
Richardson scored 5,369 points for first place while Evans tallied 5,180 points for second place. Both scores were NCAA provisional qualifying marks as well as lifetime bests. Richardson's heptathlon total is second-highest in WSU history.
Richardson, from Gladstone, Ore., tallied lifetime best marks in the shot put, javelin and 800m while Evans had personal bests in the 200m dash, javelin and 800m race.
In the men's decathlon competition, WSU freshman Steve Dwyer from Redmond, Wash., finished 12th in his first decathlon with 6,432 points.
The WSU men and women's track and field teams open their outdoor seasons Saturday, Mar. 20, at the Big Foot Open Meet at host Spokane Community College.