Jan. 25, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Angela Whyte, a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, University of Idaho, and a Canadian Olympian, won the women's long jump with a meet record 19-feet, 9 3/4 inches (6.04m) during the first day of the Cougar Indoor Track & Field meet Friday at the Washington State Indoor Facility.
Whyte, a late entry, reached the meet record on her sixth and final jump of the competition, surpassing USC's Michelle Sanford's 2006 leap of 19-6 (5.94m). WSU's Candace Missouri (freshman, Vancouver, Wash.) finished second with a PR jump of 18-10 (5.74m), senior Sarah Burns (Tacoma, Wash.) finished third with a long jump PR distance of 18-4 1/4 (5.59m), and Catie Schuetzle (junior, Spokane, Wash.) was fifth with a leap of 17-6 1/4 (5.34m).
Krista Larson of Utah State won the women's 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 54-feet, 2 3/4 inches (16.53m). WSU's McKenzie Garberg took second with a lifetime-best throw of 53-9 1/4 (16.39m), which is also the fifth-best throw in WSU history.
Idaho's Ben Wood captured the men's 35-pound weight throw with a best of 59-0 (17.98m). WSU's Phil MacArthur took second place with a PR toss of 57-8 1/2 (17.59m), and Chase Mancuso finished fifth with a throw of 53-7 1/2 (16.34m).
Alice Draser, a freshman from Idaho, won the women's pentathlon with a score of 3,388 points. Cougar freshman Angela Jensen (Tacoma, Wash.) was in the lead until the shot put when both she and Cougar teammate, Jalisa Williams (freshman, Pasadena, Calif.), fouled all three attempts in the shot put.
Jensen had the top time in the 60m hurdles of 8.80 seconds while Williams ran a time of 9.53. In the high jump, Jensen cleared a PR height of 5-4 1/2 (1.64m) and Williams cleared 4-3 1/2 (1.31m). Both women continued in the final two events. In the long jump, Williams reached 16-6 1/2 (5.04m) and Jensen leaped 15-8 1/4 (4.78m). Williams had the second-best time in the 800m of 2:31.85 while Jensen ran a time of 2:39.44.
Rickey Moody, a WSU senior from Puyallup, Wash., is in the lead in the men's heptathlon with a first-day PR total of 3,143 points. Other Cougars in the heptathlon include Kyle Schauble, a sophomore from Kennewick, Wash., second with 2,738 points, and Trevor Habberstad, a freshman from Santa Clarita, Calif., is fifth with 2,414 points.
Moody's first day of the heptathlon included a 60m hurdles time of 7.12, followed by Schauble's time of 7.19 and Habberstad's time of 7.26. Moody reached a PR in the long jump of 23-8 3/4 (7.23m) while Schauble was just short of his PR with a leap of 22-9 (6.93m), and Habberstad's distance was 21- 0 3/4 (6.12m). Moody threw the shot put 47-4 1/4 (14.43m) as Schauble threw a PR of 33-5 3/4 (10.20m) and Habberstad's toss was 28-5 3/4 (8.68m). Moody led the way in the high jump clearing 6-1 1/4 (1.86m). Schauble cleared 5-10 3/4 (1.80m) and Habberstad went over the bar at 5-9 3/4 (1.77m).
The competition continues Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.