May 6, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State junior Agneta Rosenblad blazed to a 13.59 wind-aided time to win the women's high hurdles in a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time at the WSU Invitational Track & Field Meet at Mooberry Track on the Pullman campus. There were six NCAA PQs at a meet that featured WSU, Eastern Washington, Idaho, North Idaho College, and many unattached.
Rosenblad has already scored an NCAA PQ in the long jump where she is ranked 12th nationally, at 20-feet, 9 inches. She won the long jump Saturday but at only 19-4 3/4.
Idaho's Joachim Olsen won the men's shot put with an NCAA PQ of 60-2, while teammate Katja Schreiber won the women's discus with an improved NCAA PQ of 173-0, and claimed the shot put at 46-11 3/4.
Ian Waltz, WSU senior, had two NCAA marks but neither were improvements on his already established marks. Waltz won the discus at 195-0, and finished second to Olsen in the shot at 59-7 3/4.
WSU's Randi Smith captured the women's 400m hurdles in 59.09, an NCAA PQ but not near her 57.61 school record time which is ranked seventh nationally. Smith also clocked a 12.13 for second place in her debut in the 100m dash.
Cougar distance runners fared well as freshman Greta Johnson won the 1500m with a lifetime best time of 4:37.47, while Ryan Gilmore took the 3000m race in a PR of 9:58.37. Johnson was second in the 3k, also in a PR of 10:03.00.
Other Cougar women's winners were: Alishia Booterbaugh (800m, 2:11.32), Jeannette Martus (pole vault, 3.65m/11-11 3/4), Cicely Clinkenbeard (triple jump, 12.24m/40-2), Andrea Thornton (hammer, 54.60m/179-1), and Molly Monroe (javelin, 46.48m/152-6).
Other victors for the Cougar men were: Anson Henry (200m, 21.76), Mark Wicklander (5000m, 15:49.69), Arend Watkins (110m hurdles, 14.58), Eric Dudley (400m hurdles, 52.39), Jon Welsh (3000m steeplechase, 9:19.35), Bryan Preuss (pole vault, 5.00m/16-4 3/4), Bryan Jones (javelin, 62.26m/220-8).
Kurt Kraemer was a double winner for Eastern Washington, winning both the triple (50-8 3/4) and long jumps (23-6 1/4).
Many Cougar athletes did not compete Saturday as they participated in commencement ceremonies that ran through the day.
Selected Cougs will compete at the Modesto Relays May 13, in California, while Cougar coach Rick Sloan will announce his entrants to the Pac-10 Conference Multi-Events Championships (Eugene, May 13-14), next Monday, May 8.