March 27, 1999
TUCSON, Ariz. - Washington State University's men's and women's track and field teams combined for 138 points to finish second to the Nebraska combined teams total of 144.5 at the Jim Click Wildcat Shootout Track & Field Meet Saturday at Drachman Stadium on the University of Arizona campus. Arizona had a coed total of 119.5 for third.
When split up by gender, Nebraska claimed the men's title with 273.5 points with WSU second at 263 and Arizona last at 245.5. On the women's side it was neck-and-neck as the Cornhuskers grabbed first with 129 points, narrowly sneaking past Arizona with 126 and WSU's 125.
WSU's Anson Henry, a freshman from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, was a double winner for the second consecutive week taking the 100m dash in a time of 10.69 seconds and clocking a 21.63 for the 200m dash win.
The Cougar men also claimed the next two running events as Guillermo Macias (junior, LaPuente, Calif.) won the 400m dash in 47.19, and Bernard Lagat (senior, Kenya) won the 800m in 1:52.75. Both hurdles races had crimson and gray-clad victors. Arend Watkins (sophomore, San Jose, Calif.) ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 13.77 to win the 110m high hurdles and freshman Eric Dudley (Bellingham) won the 400m hurdles in 52.33. The Cougs also won both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
B.J. Schade (RS-junior, Sequim) was the only Cougar winner in the men's field events taking first in the hammer throw with a mark of 57.96m/190-2. Demetrius Murray (junior, Tacoma) finished second in both the long jump and the triple jump but leaped to an NCAA PQ mark of 15.79m/51-9 3/4 in the triple.
For the WSU women, freshmen Whitney Evans and Mandy Borschowa joined sophomore transfer Jeannette Martus in the win column. Evans (Calgary, Canada) won the high jump with a leap of 1.75m/5-8 3/4. Borschowa (Snoqualmie) took the discus with a school freshman record mark of 52.50m/171-3. Martus (Livonia, Mich.) won the pole vault after clearing 3.60m/11-9 3/4. WSU also won the 4x100m relay.
Sophomore Cicely Clinkenbeard (Okanogan) placed second in the triple jump but improved her school record mark by 1/4 inch. Clinkenbeard's mark of 12.74m/41-9 3/4 was also an NCAA PQ distance.
The Cougar men's and women's track and field teams host Oregon and Idaho in dual meet competition Saturday, April 3, at Mooberry Track on the Pullman campus. Field events start at 11 a.m. with running events set to begin at 1:30 p.m. The meet will also be televised on a tape delayed basis by FOX Sports Northwest Sunday, April 4, at 3:00 p.m.