June 3, 2000
DURHAM, NC -- Washington State University's last two competitors had good showings, earned All-American honors, but did not score any team points for the Cougars during the final day of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Duke University.
Molly Monroe, a senior from Ellensburg, Wash., finished 10th in the women's javelin and did earn All-American honors with her toss of 48.86m / 160-feet, 4 inches. Angeliki Tsiolakou, a freshman from University of Texas at El Paso, heaved 60.24m / 197-8 for the women's javelin victory.
After a one hour and 45 minute delay because of lightening storms, Cicely Clinkenbeard finished 11th in rain showers during the women's triple jump with a leap of 12.84m / 42-1 1/2. LSU senior Keisha Spencer, ranked number one going into the championship meet, won with a mark of 13.97m / 45-10. Clinkenbeard, a junior from Okanogan, Wash., earned All-American honors.
In the team scoring, the WSU women tallied two points while the Cougar men did not get on the board. Three Cougar women - Monroe, Clinkenbeard, and Booterbaugh - earned All-American status while Ian Waltz earned his seventh and eighth All-American certificates.
Cougar coach Rick Sloan quotes:
"Our final day was a better day for us.
"This morning, Molly just missed making the final nine, to get three more throws, by less than a foot. She had her second best throw of her life. Just didn't quite get into the scoring position. Did a real nice job, especially getting All-American in her senior season.
"Cicely had two jumps around 41 feet, got a little close to the board, had to chomp her strides down but did a great job of keeping her speed. Got a big jump phase on the end of it to go over 41 feet, good for 11th place.
"As a result of the foreign athletes ahead of them in both events, both Molly and Cicely will be All-Americans."
"We'll regroup and work to bring more athletes back here next year."