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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 03/28/2000
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March 28, 2000

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR COUGS: The Washington State University men's and women's track teams compete at home, in the friendly confines of Mooberry Track, the next two weekends...April 1, WSU hosts Washington and Idaho in dual meet action...field events begin at 11 a.m. with the steeplechase at 1:30 p.m....the final event, the men's 1600m relay, is set to start at 4:15 p.m...team scoring will be 5-3-1 points for individual events, 5-0 for relays.

EVENTS TO WATCH APRIL 1:
The men's discus and shot put will have three All-Americans competing - WSU's Ian Waltz will have home field advantage but don't count out Washington's Ben Lindsey or Idaho's Joachim Olsen...Waltz is a six-time All-American, a fifth-year senior who took a red-shirt season in 1999 because of an injury on his throwing hand...Lindsey is a senior and a three-time All-American...Olsen is a sophomore from Denmark and a two-time All-American...at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships, Olsen finished second in the shot put (64-8 3/4) and Waltz finished fifth...in this outdoor season, Lindsey's discus mark of 198-11 is just 21 inches farther than Waltz's 2000 best, while Waltz is 25 inches ahead of his UW foe in the shot put...Waltz and Lindsey plan to move to Tucson and train together after graduation...on the women's side, three of the six WSU women's throwers already have provisional qualifying marks (see below)...Idaho thrower Katja Schreiber (Germany) and UW's Sesilia Thomas will provide solid competition for the Cougs...junior UW sprinter Ja'Warren Hooker will show his pre-Olympic Trials form in the men's 100m and 200m with Idaho's Nikela Ndebele and WSU's Anson Henry the top contenders...Alishia Booterbaugh is set to run both the 800m and 1500m for the Cougs...All-American Husky distance runner Anna Aoki is set to run the women's 3000m...WSU's 4x100m relay team of Sharika Higgins, LaTroya Mucker, Attrina Higgins, and Francesca Sewell need to cut .08 seconds off their 3/26 time for an NCAA PQ...Husky Matt Phillips has pole vaulted 17-8 already.

COUGS ON TV:
The FOX Sports Northwest Network will broadcast the April 1 WSU track meet with Washington and Idaho at Pullman, on a tape-delayed basis, Tuesday, April 4, at 2 p.m...Bud Nameck and Dan O'Brien will be the booth announcers with Tom Feuer calling the action from the field.

COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS TO DATE:
The NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships are set for May 31- June 3, at Durham, North Carolina. # = Provisional mark, * = Automatic mark.

WSU Outdoor Track & Field Remaining Schedule

Apr. 1Washington, Idaho,
Pullman
Apr. 8Palouse Team Invite -
Utah State, Pullman
Apr.13-14 Mt. SAC Multi-Events,
Azusa, Calif.
Apr. 14-16 Mt. SAC Relays,
Walnut, Calif.
Apr. 21-22 USA College Champ.
Austin
Apr. 28-29 First Annual Cougar
Invitational, Pullman
May 6WSU Invitational,
Pullman
May 13Modesto Relays, Modesto
May 13-14 Pac-10 Multi-Events,
Eugene
May 20-21 Pac-10 Championships,
Eugene
May 31-June 3 NCAA Champ.
Durham, NC

NCAANameEventMark/TimeNational Standing (as of 3/28)
*Ian WaltzM Shot Put19.13m / 62-9 1/4(1st)
*Ian WaltzM Discus60.10m / 197-2(3rd)
#Alishia BooterbaughW 800m2:05.66(2nd)
#Arend WatkinsM 110m Hurdles13.73(1st)
#Randi SmithW 400m Hurdles57.61 SR(2nd)
#Jeannette MartusW Pole Vault3.85m / 12-7 1/2(4th)
#Bryan JonesM Javelin67.88m / 222-8(5th)
#Molly MonroeW Javelin49.18m / 161-4(5th)
#Casey LektorichW Javelin47.36m / 155-4(10th)
#Andrea ThorntonW Hammer56.20m / 184-4(7th)

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES:
Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 27th season with the Cougar track program (sixth year as a head coach, fifth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...Sloan was selected the USTCA West Region Women's Indoor Coach of the Year for 2000...he also three-peated as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Coach of the Year as the Cougar women won the team title for the second year...Sloan is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Nancy Wenzel...volunteer assistant coach is Dan O'Brien.

COUGS TAKE FIVE FIRSTS AT STANFORD INVITATIONAL:
WSU claimed a combined total of five firsts and two women had NCAA Provisional Qualifying performances at the two-day Stanford Invitational Meet...Arend Watkins ran a 13.85 to win the men's 110m high hurdles after clocking a legal-lifetime best of 13.73 seconds in the Saturday prelims...Eric Dudley, sophomore, turned in a career-fastest time of 51.64 seconds to win the men's 400m hurdles...Ian Waltz threw the discus 191-9 for first place after finishing third in the shot put Saturday...Cameron Graves threw a 168-9 mark for sixth in the discus...sophomore Randi Smith won the women's 400mhurdles in an NCAA PQ and school record time of 57.61 seconds...Smith was also the top collegiate finisher but second overall in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 13.72...Agneta Rosenblad and Attrina Higgins followed Smith for third and fourth in the 100m hurdles with times of 13.74 and 13.88, respectively...Autumn Wood ran a lifetime best of 62.01 in the 400m hurdles for seventh place...the Cougar women's 4x100m relay team of Attrina Higgins, LaTroya Mucker, Sharika Higgins and Francesca Sewell, won that event with a time of 45.28...Alishia Booterbaugh was the top collegiate runner but third overall in the women's 800m race, clocking in at 2:05.66, a lifetime best for the senior...Lisa Schaures was 10th in a personal best time of 2:10.63.

COUGAR WOMEN ALL-AMERICANS TO REDSHIRT:
Three All-Americans from the Cougar women's team will be taking red-shirts for the 2000 outdoor season, WSU head coach Rick Sloan announced Tuesday, March 21...sophomore heptathlete and high jumper Whitney Evans (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), junior distance runner Megan Maynard, and sophomore heptathlete and hurdler Ellannee Richardson (Gladstone, Ore.) will not see action in the current outdoor season.

SCHEDULED WSU ENTRANTS FOR APRIL 1 DUALS WITH WASHINGTON & IDAHO:

WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:

100mA. Higgins, Mucker, Sewell
200mA. Higgins, S. Higgins, Mucker
400mS. Higgins, Abersfeller
800mBooterbaugh, Schaures, H. Smith
1500mBooterbaugh, G. Johnson
3000mFilipy, Gilmore Miller
100m HHA. Higgins, Odonkor, Rosenblad,
R. Smith, Zapata
400m HR. Smith, Wood
400m RelayS. Higgins, Mucker, A. Higgins, Sewell
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpMcNeely, Sewell, Willis
Pole VaultHeggie, Martus, Robinett
Long JumpClinkenbeard, Rosenblad, Sewell
Triple JumpClinkenbeard, Eldridge, McNeely, Sewell
Shot PutBorschowa, Potter, Thornton
DiscusBorschowa, Potter, Thornton
JavelinChurch, Lektorich, Monroe
HammerPotter, Thornton

WASHINGTON STATE MEN:

100mHenry, Tinsley, Williams
200mHenry, Macias
400mFitzhugh, Macias, Randall
800mChilders, Hazelquist, Kamau
1500mBarker, Boniface, Wicklander
SteeplechaseS. Johnson, Welsh
110m HHDudley, Watkins
400m IHDudley, Dwyer, Sommer
400m RelayWatkins, Fitzhugh, Macias, Henry
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpAllen, Alverson, Gordon, Rushing
Pole VaultBoitano, Collins, Dwyer, Katich,
Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss
Long JumpDwyer, Laville, Murray, Schwendiman
Triple JumpKatich, Morris, Murray, Rushing
Shot PutPecht, Waltz
DiscusGraves, Pecht, Waltz
JavelinJones, Milam, Nichols
HammerMolfino, Schade

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