Feb. 22, 2011
COUGARS CROSS CASCADES FOR MPSF CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Washington State track and field teams will travel across the Cascade Mountain Range this week for the 2011 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Dempsey Indoor Facility on the University of Washington campus Feb. 25-26...women's pentathlon and men's heptathlon events are conducted in these championships...Friday's events begins at 12:30 p.m. and are expected to conclude at 7 p.m...Saturday's competition begins at 11 a.m. with the final race slated to being at 3 p.m...Championship team scoring of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for all events...Live Results will be available at the UW website...complete results will be posted at www.wsucougars.com, when available.
MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION
Established in 1992 to serve the competitive needs of member institutions from the Big West, Pacific-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic and West Coast Conferences, as well as other selected universities in the western United States, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation provides Division-I competition to schools whose primary conferences do not sponsor championships in selected sports. Eleven of the West's top track and field programs participate in MPSF Championships competition in indoor track and field. The group is comprised of members of the Big West and Pac-10 Conferences, and includes: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Oregon, Stanford, UC Irvine (women's team only), UCLA, Washington and Washington State...Pac-10 schools USC and Oregon State do not participate in indoor track and field.
2010 MPSF TEAM STANDINGS
UCLA took the 2010 men's team title with 108.5 points followed by Stanford (95.5), California (90), Arizona State (79), Arizona (67), Washington State (59), Oregon (59), Cal State Northridge (47), Washington (41), and Long Beach State (16)...Oregon won the women's team competition last year with 133 points, followed by Stanford (113), Arizona (109), Arizona State (75), California (64.5), UCLA (53.5), Washington State (45), Washington (34), Cal State Northridge (27.5), and Long Beach State (7.5).
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES
Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 38th season with the Cougar track program; 17th year as a head coach, 16th year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program...Sloan (decathlon/heptathlon) is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell (throws), head coach for cross country Pete Julian (distance), and assistant coaches Mark Macdonald (hurdles/relays), Ellannee Richardson (sprints/relays) and Matt McGee (jumps)...volunteer coaches include Bob Frey, Brett Josephson, Anthony Luna, Tim Riley, and Rob Williams.
LISTEN TO COACH SLOAN'S PODCAST
Hear Cougar Head Coach Rick Sloan's outlook on each weekend's Track & Field competition by going to www.wsucougars.com, click on the Multimedia pull-down link and click on Podcasts.
FOR COMPLETE RELEASE PLEASE CLICK ON THE PDFs ABOVE.