April 20, 2008
WALNUT, Calif. -- The Washington State University men's track and field team, currently ranked 18th nationally, was selected the men's team of the meet Sunday at the 50th Annual Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Relays.
The Cougar men and women competed Thursday, Friday and Sunday in the University/Open sections of their events with some Cougs competing in the Olympic Development or Invitational sections Sunday.
Sophomore Trent Arrivey (Woodinville, Wash.) won the men's high jump with a leap that equaled his NCAA Regional Qualifying and personal-best height of 7-0 1/2 (2.15m).
Jon Jeffreys (senior, Spokane Valley, Wash.) threw an improved NCAA RQ and PR of 232-1 (70.75m) in the men's javelin Invitational section with the second-best height by a collegian and fourth-place overall.
Jeshua Anderson was the top collegiate finisher in the men's 400m hurdles Invitational race, running a time of 50.39, well behind his PR time of 49.66, for fourth place. Anderson also ran an improved NCAA RQ and PR time in the 110m hurdles of 14.16 for second place in the University/Open race.
Robert Williams (junior, Riverside, Calif.), after not finishing in the men's Olympic Development section of the 110m hurdles, came back in the Invitational section and ran a season-best and improved NCAA RQ time of 14.02w for fifth place.
Barry Leavitt won the men's University/Olympic Development 400m hurdles in an NCAA RQ time of 51.90. Lorraine King finished third in her 400m hurdles race with an NCAA RQ time of 59.97. Both Leavitt and King have faster times from this season.
McKenzie Garberg was the runner-up in the women's hammer throw with an NCAA RQ toss of 193-8 (59.02m). Phil MacArthur also reached NCAA RQ with his hammer throw of 195-7 (59.61m). Both have reached better marks this season. Garberg also threw the discus an NCAA RQ distance of 173-7 (52.91m), just below her PR toss of 174-3, thrown last month in Sacramento.
Moreno Zapata triple jumped 49-8 1/2 (15.15m), an NCAA RQ mark but not his best mark this season, for sixth place.
On the track, Justin Woods ran a season-best 100m dash time of 10.71 for third place, and ran a 200m dash time of 21.79 for sixth. Reny Follett ran a season-best 400m time of 48.81 for fifth place Sunday. La Shawnda Porter-Red ran a 200m time of 24.63 for fifth place in the women's race.
Two Cougars javelin throwers also competed at the Long Beach State Invitational meet at Cerritos College Saturday. Nathan Bache threw an NCAA RQ mark of 202-9 (61.80m) for fifth but has already thrown a better mark this season. Jasmine McCormack tossed the spear 137-10 (42.01m) for ninth place.
Washington State will host track and field meets the next two weekends at the Mooberry Track Complex. April 26 will be the Cougar Invite and the dual meet against the Washington Huskies will be May 3.