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Cougars Compete at National Track & Field Championships
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/22/2011
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June 22, 2011

PULLMAN -- Washington State University has several undergraduate and alumni competing at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Thursday through Sunday, June 23-26, at Hayward Field in Eugene, and at the Canadian Track & Field Championships, June 22-25, in Calgary...the top three finishers in each event will advance to the USA Team/Canadian Team for the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, August 27 - September 4, at Daegu, Korea.

TELEVISION/WEBCAST SCHEDULE FOR USA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
The television schedule on the three networks is listed below...a free webcast will be provided throughout the championships in partnership with RunnerSpace.com, with commentators including: Larry Rawson, Jenny Adams, Dan O'Brien, Joanna Hayes and John Godina.

ESPN2, June 24, 8 p.m. - 11 PT (Rebroadcast: ESPN2 June 25, 10 a.m. - Noon PT)
Universal, June 25, Noon - 1:30 p.m. PT
NBC, June 25, 2 - 3 p.m. PT
Universal, June 26, Noon - 1 p.m. PT
NBC, June 26, 2 - 3 p.m. PT

COUGARS AT USA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Joe Abbott - 2011 Junior at WSU, 800m, All-American
• Men's 800m 1st Round Thursday, June 23, 3:50 p.m. PT
• Semi-finals Friday, June 24, 5:15 p.m.; Final Sunday, June 26, 2:27 p.m. PT
• Seed mark is PR time of 1:46.84 (17th in field)
• Competing unattached

Jeshua Anderson - 2011 Senior at WSU, 400m hurdles, Three-time NCAA Champion
• Men's 400m hurdles 1st Round Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. PT
• Semi-finals Saturday, June 25, 12:20 p.m.; Final Sunday, June 26, 2:02 p.m. PT
• Seed time is 48.13 seconds (4th in field)
• Competing unattached

Bernard Lagat - Three-time Olympian (Silver & Bronze medals), 11-time All-American
• Men's 1500m Semifinals Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.; Final Saturday, June 25, 2:50 p.m. PT
• Men's 5000m Final Friday, June 24, 7:40 p.m. PT
• American record-holder in mile, 2-miles, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m
• 2007 World Champion 1500m & 5000m
• Seed time in 1500m is 3:32.51 (3rd in field) - declared bu probably will not compete in this event
• Seed time in 5000m is 13:05.46 (2nd in field)
• Competing for Nike

Blessing Ufodiama - Second-best triple jump in WSU all-time (2004)
• Women's triple jump Trials and Final Friday, June 24, 3:55 p.m. PT
• Seed mark is 14.06m / 46-1 1/2 (2nd in field) - American leader for 2011
• Competing unattached

Drew Ulrick - Seventh-best WSU discus throw all-time (2007)
• Men's discus Trials and Final, Thursday, June 23, 6:10 p.m. PT
• Seed mark is 60.79m / 199-5 (14th in field)
• Competing unattached

Ian Waltz - WSU discus record-holder (1998); 2004 and 2008 Olympian
• Men's discus Trials and Final, Thursday, June 23, 6:10 p.m. PT
• 2005, 2006 and 2008 US Discus Champion
• Runner-Up at 2007 US Championships
• Competing for Nike / New York Athletic Club

TRIO OF COUGARS AT CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Two current and one alumnus are the Washington State track and field athletes competing at the 2011 Canadian Track & Field Championships at the Foothills Athletic Park in Calgary, June 22-25...Live TV broadcasts on CBS Saturday, June 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. PT...Live streaming broadcast on cbcsports.ca June 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. PT.

Anson Henry - 2002 Pac-10 Champion in 100m and 200m, All-American
• Men's 100m dash Prelims, Thursday, June 23, 5:30 p.m. PT
• Seed time of 10.42 seconds (12th in field)
• Competing for Elite Edge

Holly Parent - 2011 Sophomore at WSU, High Jump
• Women's high jump Finals, Friday, June 24, 4:30 p.m. PT
• Seed mark of 1.85m / 6-0 3/4 (2nd in field)
• PR height of 1.85m / 6-0 3/4 is fourth-best in WSU all-time records
• Canadian Junior Champion 2009
• Competing for Victoria Track Club

Shawn Swartz - 2011 Sophomore at WSU, High Jump
• Men's high jump Finals, Saturday, June 25, 12:45 p.m. PT
• Seed mark of 2.00m / 6-6 3/4 (8th in field)
• PR is 2.11m / 6-11 - sixth at 2011 Pac-10 Championships
• Competing unattached

MORE NEWS FROM COUGAR TRACK & FIELD
Chelsea VanDeBrake (2010 grad) placed 36th at the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn., June 18, in a PR time of 2-hours, 49.52 minutes...she was on Olympic Trials qualifying pace through the 20-mile mark but reported struggling in the final two miles of the race...at 23 VanDeBrake was the youngest placer...was runner-up at 39th Annual Portland (Oregon) Marathon (2010...ran time of 2:52.22 for second place finish in debut at marathon distance...plans to run in either Chicago Marathon (October) or the Las Vegas half-marathon (December)...placing second at the Grandma's Marathon was 2011 WSU cross country All-American Everlyne Lagat (2:31.32), 30 years old, now of Albuquerque, and yes she is the younger sister of Bernard Lagat.

With the Pac-12 moving the 2012 conference track and field championships from USC hosting in Los Angeles to Oregon hosting in Eugene, WSU's hosting duties originally penned-in for May 2013 may be delayed until 2014 or later...the Pac-12 track and field head coaches will meet in September 2011 to make the determination as to the locations for the next several years...WSU last hosted the Pacific-10 Conference Track & Field Championships in 2002...Cougars were also set to host the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships in October of 2013 and are awaiting word on that meet.

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