March 13, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Washington State University senior Trent Arrivey finished in a tie for 13th place in the men's high jump Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Arrivey, a three-time All-American from Woodinville, Wash., cleared the opening height of 6-feet, 10 1/4 inches (2.09m) on his first attempt but needed three attempts to clear the bar at 7-0 1/4 (2.14m) on his third attempt. He did not clear the next bar height of 7-2 1/4 (2.19m). Indiana sophomore Derek Drouin won the event after clearing 7-5 3/4 (2.28m).
"This is clearly not what we were looking to accomplish," Cougar jumps coach Matt McGee said. "We have made some changes with Trent's approach this season, looking for more consistency, and it still needs more work. Trent and I will both continue to work very hard to correct the flaws in his jumping. The positive I draw from this competition is that although not jumping his best, Trent remained calm and focused throughout. He has become a more mature jumper and this will be the key as we move forward to the outdoor season."
The Cougar track and field teams begin the outdoor season with competition next weekend in Los Angeles and in Spokane.