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Release: 03/23/2010
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March 23, 2010

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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:

Women

EventNameMarkRegional StandingNational Standing
100mPrincess Joy Griffey11.914th26th
 Cindy Robinson12.0813th60th
200mPrincess Joy Griffey24.178th17th
 Cindy Robinson24.8129th75th
400mShawna Fermin55.5914th36th
 Jacki Hill57.0335th91st
800mAnna Layman2:15.1429th59th
 Caroline Austin2:15.1730th61st
100m HAngela Jensen14.0613th28th
 Shaquana Logan14.3126th51st
400m HCaroline Hedel1:01.9512th29th
 Brittnay Crabb1:01.2115th33rd
 Shaquana Logan1:03.4423rd57th
4x400mRelay3:46.307th14th
High JumpMaria Creech1.62m/5-3 3/441stn/a
 Amanda Stewart1.62m/5-3 3/441stn/a
Pole VaultHilary Moore3.55m/11-7 3/435th64th
 Loreah Winlow3.55m/11-7 3/435th64th
Triple JumpKimika Rozier10.93m/35-10 1/248thn/a
DiscusAshley Kenney46.66m/153-118th34th
 Jas. Johnson-McKeown44.96m/147-628th53rd
HammerKjirsten Jensen51.89m/170-325th48th
 Cassie Whitfield50.83m/166-936th62nd
JavelinMarissa Tschida52.63m/172-81st1st
 Courtney Kirkwood47.36m/155-412th12th
 Jennifer Hamilton45.87m/150-618th20th

Men

EventNameMarkRegional StandingNational Standing
100mBrett Blanshan11.0135thn/a
 Stephan Scott-Ellis11.0340thn/a
200mGreg Hornsby21.8118th52nd
 Andre Jennings21.9224th71st
 Wesley McCann22.0842ndn/a
400mWesley McCann49.8748thn/a
800mDavid Hickerson1:52.3914th30th
 Jeshua Anderson1:52.8616th38th
1500mJono Lafler3:51.4815th17th
 Sam Ahlbeck3:53.6326th33rd
 Justin Englund3:54.9235th48th
110m HKyle Schauble14.9834th82nd
400m HDana Wells53.8225th44th
4x100mRelay41.508th37th
4x400mRelay3:21.3630th85th
Long JumpStephan Scott-Ellis7.03m/23-0 3/415th38th
 Trent Arrivey6.68m/21-1140thn/a
Shot PutJoe Bartlett16.88m/55-4 3/48th20th
 Jacob Weintraub16.66m/54-812th25th
DiscusMatt Lamb56.53m/185-54th6th
 Joe Bartlett51.15m/167-1018th32nd
JavelinKyle Stevens60.82m/199-615th45th
 Mark Presby55.99m/183-829th92nd

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 Women NCAA Outdoor Participants: Lisa Egami, 1500m: 2009 (21st) Anna Layman, 800m: 2008 (8th) Marissa Tschida, Javelin: 2008 (18th), 2009 (6th)

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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