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Moscow Last Chance Meet Set For WSU Indoor Track & Field
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/27/2001
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Feb. 27, 2001

MOSCOW LAST CHANCE MEET HAS REAL MEANING FOR SOME COUGS: While some members of the Washington State University track and field teams have wrapped up their indoor seasons of competition, others will be running, jumping and throwing this weekend to reach or improve their NCAA qualifying marks at the Moscow McDonald's Last Chance Meet, Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at the Kibbie Dome on the University of Idaho campus...action begins Friday night with the discus at 4 p.m. with running events set for 6 p.m...Saturday morning the long jump and women's pole vault begin at 9 a.m. with the first running event at 9:30 a.m.

WSU MEN WIN, WOMEN THIRD AT MPSF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Washington State University men won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship and the Cougar women finished third. The WSU men scored 108.5 points for the team title, with Arizona second at 105 and Washington third with 104 points. Utah State was fourth with 85 points, followed by UCLA, 83, Oregon 60.5, Arizona State, 32.5, Stanford 30, and Long Beach State 2.5. The Cougar women were not able to three-peat as champions as a strong Arizona team took the title with 142 points followed by UCLA with 130, and WSU third at 125. Arizona State was fourth with 51.5, followed by Utah State, 51, Washington, 50, Stanford 45.5, and Long Beach State, 16. Benson Jones was a double winner, capturing the men's long jump and the triple jump. The Cougar team of Will Thrift, J.K. Haines, Scott Johnson and Jon Welsh won the distance medley relay. For the Cougar women, Agneta Rosenblad set a school record in route to her long jump title, leaping 21-feet, 1/2 inch, and Ellannee Richardson won the 400m dash. For complete meet results, go to www.mpsports.org.

COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS TO DATE: The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, will be held Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, at the Randall Tyson Center, Fayetteville, Ark.

* = Automatic mark, # = Provisional mark, + = Converted marks from 55m, (National Standing - minimum field is 14)
Women:	400m	        Ellannee Richardson	# 54.14	(12th)
	60m Hurdles	Agneta Rosenblad	# 8.21+	(9th)
		        Tamara Gulley	        # 8.35+	(22nd)
	High Jump	Briana Willis	        # 1.77m/5-9 3/4	(T28th)
	Long Jump	Agneta Rosenblad	* 6.41m/21-1/2	(T4th)
	Shot Put	Andrea Thornton	        # 14.98m/49-1 3/4	(34th)
	Weight Throw	Andrea Thornton	        # 18.34m/60-2	(24th)
Men:	60m Dash	Anson Henry	        # 6.71+	(T18th)
	60m Hurdles	Arend Watkins	        * 7.65+	(3rd)
	High Jump	Matt Alverson	        # 2.16m/7-1	(T20th)
	Long Jump	Benson Jones	        # 7.72m/25-4	(T16th)
	Triple Jump	Benson Jones	        # 16.12m/52-10 3/4	(9th)
	Shot Put	Sam Lightbody	        # 17.78m/53-4	(30th)

NATIONAL RANKINGS: In the latest USTCA Team Power Rankings, the WSU women's team is ranked 9th while the men's team is 10th...the Team Power Rankings are configured with a point system based on the quality of athletic performance, the team depth, and the dual meet scoring potential...to see the rankings, visit www.team-power.org...in the Feb. 20 Trackwire Top 25 rankings (prediction of how a team will finish at NCAA Indoor Championships), the WSU men are tied for 24th while the women's team is not ranked...to see these weekly rankings, go to www.trackwire.rivals.com.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 28th season with the Cougar track program (seventh year as a head coach, sixth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...Sloan was named District VIII Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000...he is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Francesca Sewell...WSU's volunteer assistant coaches are Dan O'Brien and Bernard Lagat.

MARKS ARE FLYING IN THE WSU RECORD BOOKS:

Erin Reed	        W 60m	        7.67	        Freshman Record
	                W 200m Dash	24.32	        Freshman record
	                W 400m Dash	55.13	        Freshman record
Ellannee Richardson	W 400m Dash	54.14	        School record
Tamara Gulley	        W 55m Hurdles	7.82	        Freshman record
Agneta Rosenblad	W 55m Hurdles	7.68	        School record
	                W Long Jump	6.41m/21-1/2	School record
Bree Skinner, Blessing Ufodiama,
   Angelita Green, Erin Reed
                        W 1600m Relay	3:52.86	        Freshman record
Hillary Smith, Randi Smith,
   Angelita Green, Ryan Gilmore
                        W Dist. Med. Relay	12:09.73	School record
Karla McGee	        W Pole Vault	3.68m/12- 3/4	        Freshman record
Blessing Ufodiama	W Triple Jump	12.40m/40-8 1/4	        Freshman record
Shannon Rance	        W Shot Put	14.25m/46-9	        Freshman record
Anthony Buchanan	M 55m Dash	6.30	                Freshman record
	                M 60m Dash	6.76	                Freshman record
Anson Henry	        M 60m Dash	6.69	                School record
Dan Brink, Brian Graham,
J.K. Haines, Qieed Ishmael
                        M 1600m Relay	3:19.27	                Freshman record

TENTATIVE WSU ENTRANTS FOR MOSCOW LAST CHANCE MEET, KIBBIE DOME: WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:

60m	        Reed
200m	        Giles, Reed, R. Smith
400m	        Abersfeller, Giles, Odondor, R. Smith
800m	        Green, H. Smith, Sodorff, Welander
Mile	        Blue, Gagner, Johnson
3000m	        Blue, Filipy, Gilmore, Maynard
5000m	        Cabrera
55m HH	        Odonker, Rosenblad, R. Smith
4x400m Rel.	Abersfeller, Giles,
Dist. Med. Rel.	TBA
High Jump	Jaross, Willis
Pole Vault	Doepker, Martus, McGee, Robinett
Long Jump	Eldridge, Rosenblad, Ufodiama
Triple Jump	Eldridge, Ufodiama
Shot Put	Rance, Thornton
20# Weight	Thornton
Discus	        Rance
(Cicely Clinkenbeard, Ellannee Richardson, and Bree Skinner are scheduled to compete with events TBA)

WASHINGTON STATE MEN:

60m	        Brink, Buchanan, Haines, Henry
200m	        Brink, Buchanan, Fitzhugh, Haines, Henry, Ishmael, Winslow
400m	        Fitzhugh, Kamau, Winslow
800m	        Hazelquist, Wieseler
Mile	        Childers, Hicks, Neeway
3000m	        Wicklander
5000m	        No WSU entrant
55m HH	        Randolph, Watkins
4x400m Relay	Brink, Fitzhugh, Graham, Haines, Ishmael, Winslow
Dis. Med. Relay	TBA
High Jump	Alverson, Gordon
Pole Vault	Collins, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss, Turner
Long Jump	Graham, Jones, Rizzardi
Triple Jump	Graham, Jones, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Rizzardi
Shot Put	Lightbody, Straka
35# Weight	Lightbody,
Discus	Graves, Lightbody, Pecht
(Eric Dudley, Steve Dwyer, Ian Johnson, Will Thrift and Jon Welsh are scheduled to compete with events TBA)
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