March 26, 2011
STANFORD -- A pair of Washington State women ran into the school record book at the Nike Stanford Invitational Track and Field meet at Cobb Track and Angell Field.
In action very late Friday night, WSU senior Chelsea VanDeBrake (Yakima) ran a lifetime-best and the second-fastest 10,000m time in school history of 35-minutes, 14.27 seconds for 19th place in section 2.
Saturday, Shaquana Logan (sophomore, Tacoma) ran a lifetime-best 100m hurdles time of 13.86 seconds for sixth place in the women's final after breaking the 14-second barrier in Friday's prelims with a time of 13.91w. Logan's hurdles time ties with three former Cougars for ninth-best in WSU history. Logan also ran a season-best 400m hurdles time of 1:04.98.
Sean Wilson (junior, Colorado Springs) surpassed his non-wind-aided PR distance in the triple jump with a leap of 48-feet, 1 3/4 inches (14.67m) for third place in the men's collegiate section.
Rashaun Johnson (freshman, West Seattle) ran a PR time in the 200m of 21.74 (12th) after running a PR time in the 400m hurdles of 52.44 Friday.
Ramsey Hopkins (sophomore, San Diego) finished fifth in the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 14.57.
Morgan Clem (redshirt sophomore, East Wenatchee) ran a team-leading 200m dash time of 24.92 (23rd).
"This was a good meet for the Cougars to a certain extent (especially as) we battled conditions with rain on and off," WSU Head Coach Rick Sloan said. "There were some exciting things at this meet: the intermediate hurdlers, the women steeplechasers, and hurdlers. Chelsea was disappointed in her time because she thought she could run that 10k faster. Sarah Bobbe ran well. Good to see Sean Wilson jumping with good consistency. Next weekend will be a good indication of who we are because we will have to give the best we've got."
Next Thursday through Saturday, the Cougars will compete at the Jim Click Shootout, a scoring meet hosted by the University of Arizona in Tucson. Teams from Ohio State and Minnesota will join Arizona and WSU for the scored meet that includes the decathlon and heptathlon events which begin Thursday, March 31.