Aug. 15, 2011
PULLMAN -- Washington State University will be represented at the 2011 World University Games (WUG) track and field events in Shenzhen, China, this week by hurdler Jeshua Anderson, competing for the USA Team, and high jumper Holly Parent, competing for Team Canada.
Anderson, from Woodland Hills, Calif., and a WSU senior last year, is a three-time NCAA 400m hurdles champion. His time of 47.93 seconds leads the US and is second-best in the world. He has been training in Pullman this summer with his collegiate coach, Mark Macdonald.
Parent, from Victoria, British Columbia, will be a junior this year at WSU and during the 2011 outdoor season cleared a personal-record in the high jump of 6-feet, 0 3/4 inches (1.85m); the fourth-best mark in WSU all-time records. At the 2011 Canadian Track & Field Championships in Calgary in June, she finished second in the women's high jump with a clearance at 5-11 1/4 (1.81m).
The WUG eligibility criteria, established by FISU (International University Sports Federation) for athletes to participate in the 2011 WUG are: 1) be born between January 1, 1983 and December 31, 1993 (the athlete must be between 17 and 27 years of age in 2011), 2) have taken at least one three-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year before the Games and 3) have met the 2011 WUG qualifying standards.
The track and field events, internationally called athletics, take place in the Main Stadium of Universiade Center in Shenzhen. Below is the schedule for the competitors Washington State University. There is a 15-hour time difference between Pacific Time and Shenzhen time.
Men's 400m Hurdles Schedule
10:30 a.m. Wed., Aug. 17 Preliminary Heats (7:30 p.m. PT Tues., Aug. 16)
6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 18 Semifinals (3 a.m. PT Wed., Aug. 17)
7:15 p.m. Fri., Aug. 19 (4:15 a.m. PT Thurs., Aug. 18)
Women's High Jump Schedule
5:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 19 Qualifying Round (2:30 a.m. PT Thurs., Aug. 18)
6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 21 Final (3 a.m. PT Sat., Aug. 20)
There is LIVE STREAMING VIDEO for the WUG on the FISU Website Link at www.livefisu.tv. Viewers have to register but the viewing is free of charge.
For more about the schedule and results and qualifying standards, link to the USA Track & Field site at www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2011/WUG/Schedule.aspx.
After the World University Games, Anderson will travel from China to Korea for the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Aug. 27 - Sept. 4, at Daegu, Korea. Anderson, who turned professional in June after his collegiate eligibility was complete, is the reigning USA 400m hurdles champion.