April 3, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Washington State's Jeshua Anderson won his third consecutive intermediate hurdles title and Marissa Tschida broke her own school javelin record Saturday at the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas Austin campus.
Anderson, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., won the 400m hurdles with a time of 49.77 seconds. Bryce Brown from Texas Tech finished second in a time of 49.83, Anderson is also the two-time Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA intermediate hurdles champion, and owns the WSU school record time of 48.47 (2009). He ran an intermediate hurdles time of 49.64 at the Stanford Invite last week.
Tschida (pronounced chee-tah), a junior from Missoula, Mont., threw the javelin 186-feet, 1 inch (56.71m), breaking the WSU record of 181-8 (55.38m) she threw last season. Tschida tossed the record mark on her first attempt of six on the day, but finished second in the event as Liz Gleadle from British Columbia, threw a mark of 189-9 (57.84m). WSU sophomore Courtney Kirkwood (Othello, Wash.) threw the javelin 134-11 (41.13m) for 15th place.
"Coach (Debra Farwell) and I had been talking about getting a big one out first and being able to relax from then," Tschida said. "The field today was terrific, with Olympic development athletes and really good collegiate athletes, so I knew I needed to stay relaxed. Throwing has been going great and Coach and I are really happy."
Senior Trent Arrivey (pronounced air-eh-vee), from Woodinville, Wash., cleared the high jump bar at a height of 7-1 (2.16m) and took third place in the "A" event. Ryan Deese (junior, Colorado Springs, Colo.), competing in the men's "B" event cleared a season-best 6-9 (2.06m) for fifth place.
Kendall Mays (redshirt junior, Spokane) pole vaulted 12-8 (3.86m) for 13th place.
Next weekend the Washington State track and field teams will split again with some competing at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA, and the other team members will compete at the Washington versus Oregon, Idaho and Montana III at Spokane Falls Community College.