March 23, 2010
DEC/HEPT COMPETITORS AT CAL MULTI MEET: Washington State will have two decathletes and two heptathletes competing at the 14th Annual Cal Multi Meet at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field in Berkeley, March 24-25...Kyle Schauble (senior, Kennewick) and Ramsay Hopkins (freshman, San Diego) will compete in the decathlon...Angela Jensen (junior, Tacoma) and Jasmine Johnson-McKeown (freshman, San Bernardino) will compete in the heptathlon...Wednesday events begin at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday events begin at 10 a.m...results are available at the end of each event at www.recordtiming.com, and at the end of each day at www.calbears.com.
COUGS HEAD TO STANFORD INVITATIONAL MEET: A large contingent from the Washington State University track and field teams will compete at the Stanford Invitational, Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the Stanford campus...over 1,000 competitors from elementary school through professional elite athlete will compete...Friday's events begin at 9 a.m. and run until 11:30 p.m. with the Distance Carnival set for Friday evening...Saturday's events begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m....Live results can be viewed at www.gostanford.com...WSU results will be posted at www.wsucougars.com, when available at the conclusion of events each day.
KIMPEL AT WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Freshman Andrew Kimpel (Spokane) is in Bydgoszcz, Poland, this week to compete on the USA Junior Team at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships March 28...Kimpel placed fourth (24:19) in the USA Cross Country Championships men's junior 8,000m race Feb. 13, in the Spokane Valley...for coverage from Poland, go to the Paul Merca blog at http://paulmerca.blogspot.com.
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 37th season with the Cougar track program; 16th year as a head coach, 15th year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program...Sloan (decathlon/heptathlon) is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell (throws), and assistant coaches Pete Julian (cross country/distance), Mark Macdonald (hurdles/relays), Ellannee Richardson (sprints/relays) and Matt McGee (jumps)...volunteer coaches include Megan Johnson (throws), Elliott Hubler (jumps), and Tim Riley (distance).
NEW QUALIFYING FOR NCAA OUTDOOR PRELIMINARY ROUND: Qualification to the Preliminary Round competition of the Championship is based on the descending order list for the season, segregated by East and West sites, and prepared solely from the mandatory submission of meet results during the season and adhering to the Qualifying Regulations published in the Championship Handbook...for each individual event contested at each of the Championship Preliminary Round competitions, the top 48 declared student-athletes will be accepted into the competition...for each relay event contested at each of the Championship Preliminary Round competitions, the top 24 declared relay teams will be accepted into the competition...stated maximums are absolute and will not be extended as a result of ties...Heptathlon and Decathlon events are not contested during the Preliminary Round of Championship competition at the Preliminary Round sites...qualification to the Championship in these two events is accomplished through a competitor's position on the national descending order list...top 24 declared student-athletes in each of these two events will be accepted into the competition...declaration for these two events is completed during the one and only declaration period, which is prior to the Preliminary Round of Championship competition.
NCAA DESCENDING ORDER LISTS: The NCAA descending order lists can be viewed at the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Track & Field Results Reporting System website (www.tfrrs.org).
TSCHIDA (pronounced cheetah) NATIONAL WOMEN'S JAVELIN LEADER: Marissa Tschida (junior, Missoula, Mont.) is the national women's javelin leader after opening her 2010 season with a throw of 172-8 (52.63m) at the USC Trojan Invite...USC's Kristine Busa is only one inch behind Tschida on the national list...Tschida, a 2009 All-American, holds the WSU school record of 181-8 (55.38), throw last season.
COUGARS IN DIV. I WEST REGION TOP 48 / NATIONAL TOP 100 LISTINGS:
|Event||Name||Mark||Regional Standing||National Standing|
|100m||Princess Joy Griffey||11.91||4th||26th|
|200m||Princess Joy Griffey||24.17||8th||17th|
|100m H||Angela Jensen||14.06||13th||28th|
|400m H||Caroline Hedel||1:01.95||12th||29th|
|High Jump||Maria Creech||1.62m/5-3 3/4||41st||n/a|
|Amanda Stewart||1.62m/5-3 3/4||41st||n/a|
|Pole Vault||Hilary Moore||3.55m/11-7 3/4||35th||64th|
|Loreah Winlow||3.55m/11-7 3/4||35th||64th|
|Triple Jump||Kimika Rozier||10.93m/35-10 1/2||48th||n/a|
|Event||Name||Mark||Regional Standing||National Standing|
|110m H||Kyle Schauble||14.98||34th||82nd|
|400m H||Dana Wells||53.82||25th||44th|
|Long Jump||Stephan Scott-Ellis||7.03m/23-0 3/4||15th||38th|
|Shot Put||Joe Bartlett||16.88m/55-4 3/4||8th||20th|
USTFCCCA NCAA DI NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS: The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) will publish the preseason outdoor rankings March 30...USTFCCCA national rankings are a prediction of how teams and individuals will place at the 2010 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships, June 9-12, in Eugene.
ABOUT THE 2010 COUGARS:
WSU's Returning Pac-10 Scoring Women: Lisa Egami, 1500m: 2009 (7th) Princess Joy Griffey, 100m: 2009 (4th) Jennifer Hamilton, Javelin: 2009 (6th) Kjirsten Jensen, Hammer: 2009 (7th) Ashley Kenney, Discus: 2009 (6th) Courtney Kirkwood, Javelin: 2009 (7th) Anna Layman, 800m: 2008 (3rd) Candace Missouri, Triple jump: 2009 (7th) Marissa Tschida, Javelin: 2008 (3rd), 2009 (4th)
WSU's Returning Men NCAA Outdoor Participants: Sam Ahlbeck, Steeplechase: 2009 (17th) Jeshua Anderson, 400m Hurdles: 2008 (1st); 2009 (1st) Trent Arrivey, High Jump: 2008 (9th); 2009 (9th) Matt Lamb, Discus: 2006 (3rd), 2007 (6th), 2009 (5th)
WSU's Returning Pac-10 Scoring Men: Sam Ahlbeck, Steeplechase: 2009 (5th) Jeshua Anderson, 400m Hurdles: 2008 (1st), 2009 (1st); 400m: 2009 (5th) Trent Arrivey, High Jump: 2007 (3rd), 2008 (3rd), 2009 (1st) Joe Bartlett, Shot Put: 2009 (8th) Ryan Deese, High Jump: 2009 (5th) Reny Follett, 400m: 2007 (7th), 2009 (7th) J Hopkins, 400mHurdles: 2009 (7th) Matt Lamb, Discus: 2006 (3rd), 2007 (4th), 2009 (4th) Luke Lemenager, 800m: 2009 (8th) Marlon Murray, 100m: 2009 (7th); 200m: 2009 (6th)
OUT OF ACTION: Decathlete Sean Harris (sophomore, Kent, Wash.) is redshirting this season due to a back injury that does not allow him to train or compete...his condition will be re-evaluated this summer.
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