June 3, 1999
BOISE, Idaho -- Washington State University competed in two women's events with disappointing results during the first day of the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships at Bronco Stadium at Boise, Idaho.
Francesca Sewell (RS-junior, Kennewick, Wash.) fouled on all three of her attempts in the preliminary flight of the women's long jump final and did not advance. Pittsburgh's Trecia Smith won the event with a leap of 21-feet, 8 1/4 inches. It was the second disappointment of the day for Sewell who earned All-American honors in the long jump at the 1996 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
The Cougar women's 4x100m relay team did not advance to the Friday night final. The WSU team of Attrina Higgins (junior, Chino, Calif.), Ellannee Richardson (freshman, Gladstone, Ore.), LaTroya Mucker (junior, Los Angeles), and Sewell ran a time of 45.35 seconds, finishing fourth in the second heat and 10th among the 15 schools. The defending champions from the University of Texas had the best time of the day, winning the first heat in 43.20.
Thursday's events include Arend Watkins (sophomore, San Jose, Calif.) in the men's 110m high hurdles prelims, Bernard Lagat (senior, Kenya) in the men's 1500m semifinals, and Whitney Evans (freshman, Calgary, Canada) in the women's high jump final.
NCAA Div. I Track & Field ChampionshipsBronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
June 2 Results
Women's 400m Relay
Preliminary Heat 1: Q = Qualified for final
1. Texas 43.20 2. UCLA 43.85 Q 3. George Mason 44.80 Florida DNF Miami DNF
Preliminary Heat 2: 1. USC 43.56 Q 2. Tennessee 44.69 Q 3. Baylor 44.76 Q 4. WSU 45.35 West Virginia DQ
Preliminary Heat 3: 1. Georgia 44.13 Q 2. South Carolina 44.34 Q 3. Clemson 44.35 Q 4. Southern 45.43 Louisiana State DNF