Feb. 7, 2012
The Washington State men's and women's track and field teams will be represented by 46 competitors Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, at the University of Washington Husky Classic Indoor Meet at the Dempsey Indoor Facility...two-day meet features highly competitive fields of Div. I competitors from around the nation...site of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships Feb. 24 & 25...LIVE results wil be available online at www.gohuskies.com...results will be posted at www.wsucougars.com, following the meet's completion.
SWARTZ AND SCOTT-ELLIS FLYING TO FAYETTEVILLE
High jumper Shawn Swartz and triple/long jumper Stephan Scott-Ellis are competing at the University of Arkansas Tyson Invitational Feb. 10 & 11 at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville...competition will be divided by collegiate, championship and invitational sections of each event...results can be found at www.arkansasrazorbacks.com or at www.flashresults.com.
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES
Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 39th season with the Cougar track program; 18th year as a head coach, 17th year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program...Sloan (decathlon/heptathlon) is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell (throws), head coach for cross country Pete Julian (distance), and assistant coaches Mark Macdonald (hurdles/relays), Ellannee Richardson (sprints/relays) and Matt McGee (jumps)...volunteer coaches include Jeshua Anderson, Tim Riley and Wes McCann.
NCAA DESCENDING ORDER LISTS
The NCAA has automatic qualifying standards for Indoor competition that can be found on the 2012 Indoor Bests Lists posted on the WSU website (www.wsucougars.com)...national 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).
COUGARS AMONG THE NATION'S TOP 50
WSU men in the TFRRS top 50 list this week include: Jacob Sealby, 400m (47th); Shawn Swartz, high jump (t-49th); Stephan Scott-Ellis, long jump (18th) and triple jump (7th); and Joe Bartlett, shot put (41st)...there are currently no WSU women listed.
WATCH 2012 TRACK & FIELD VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Throughout the 2012 season watch Cougar Head Coach Rick Sloan, the WSU coaching staff and student-athletes' outlook on Track & Field competitions by going to www.wsucougars.com and clicking on Videos...new content will be posted weekly.
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