Jan. 30, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. -- There were two NCAA Provisional Qualifying marks and several solid performances Friday at the Cougar Indoor Invitational, a two-day team scoring meet held at WSU's Indoor Practice Facility.
Utah State's John Strang is the men's heptathlon leader after the first day with 3,183 points, boosted by his NCAA Provisional Qualifying high jump clearance of 7-feet, 1/4 inch (2.14m). Idaho's Ryan Bowen is second with 2,702 points. WSU freshman Sean Harris (Kent, Wash.) is in third place in the heptathlon after the first four events with 2,675 points. Harris ran the 60m dash in 7.49, long jumped 20-1 3/4 (6.14m), threw the shot put 40-6 1/4 (12.35m), and cleared 6-2 3/4 (1.90m) in the high jump.
Cougar sophomore Angela Jensen finished second in the women's pentathlon with a personal-best of 3,356 points. Jensen opened with a 60m hurdles time of 8.81 seconds, high jumped 5-1 (1.55m) and threw the shot put 30-1 1/2 (9.18m). The sophomore from Tacoma, Wash., reached PRs in her final two events, long jumping 16-11 1/4 (5.16m) and running the 800m in a time of 2:33.59. Idaho's Darcy Collins won the pentathlon with 3,385 points.
A trio of field events were contested Friday night. Idaho's Matthew Wauters won the men's weight throw with an NCAA PQ distance of 65-11 3/4 inches (20.11m). WSU senior Phil MacArthur finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 62-4 1/2 (10.1m).
Utah State's Krista Larson won the women's weight throw with a toss of 55-9 3/4 (17.01m). WSU freshmen Kjirsten Jensen finished fifth with a PR of 51-7 (15.72m), Ashley Kenney took ninth with a PR throw of 45-7 1/4 (13.90m), and Jennifer Hamilton took 11th with a PR toss of 43-9 1/4 (13.34m).
Ronald Brookins from Sacramento State won the men's long jump with a leap of 23-11 3/4 (7.31m). WSU's Christian Crain placed fifth with a leap of 22-7 (6.88m), Devin Timpson finished seventh (21-5 1/4) and Sean Wilson finished ninth (20-11 3/4).
The meet continues Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the Indoor Facility. Admission is free.