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Layman Runs to School Record at Iowa Qualifier T&F Meet
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Release: 03/05/2011
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March 5, 2011

AMES, Iowa -- Washington State's Anna Layman broke a 19-year-old school record in the 800m and the men's 4x400m relay ran the second-best indoor time in WSU history Saturday at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier Indoor Track and Field Meet at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa.

Layman, a senior from Spokane Valley, ran a school indoor record time in the 800m of 2-minutes, 5.93 seconds which was fourth place. Layman, a two-time All-American in the outdoor 800m, bettered Jennifer Carpenter's 1992 school record indoor time of 2:06.62, run at Notre Dame.

"I felt pretty good in the race," Layman said from Ames. "We had a rabbit come through in about 59 seconds (for the first 400 meters). I did a good job of staying with the leaders through the third 200 meters which is something that I've really been working on. In the final 200 meters the top two runners pulled away and I did my best to stick with them. I'm really proud to get the school record. I've had my eyes on it for four years. Now I'm nervous and excited to see if I make it to the NCAAs."

The Cougar men's 4x400m relay team of Greg Hornsby (sophomore, Moreno Valley, Calif.), Brandon Dawson (junior, Fairfield, Calif.), Jacob Sealby (freshman, Wenatchee, Wash.) and Jeshua Anderson (senior, Woodland Hills, Calif.) ran a season-best time of 3:07.61, winning the third heat and fourth place overall. Today's time is the second-best indoor time and ninth-best overall 1600m relay time in WSU men's history.

"Greg Hornsby got out to a good start and opened up in 47.8 seconds, which is what we wanted because that first leg is always key," WSU assistant coach Mark Macdonald said. "I wasn't sure how the race was going during Brandon Dawson's leg because around the final turn he got pushed around and boxed in and stumbled a little bit. But he fought through it and handed off in 46.8 seconds. Once I saw that I knew we had a really good shot. Jacob Sealby ran a huge leg in 46.6 seconds. We were still second by just a little but he handed off and Jeshua looked awesome. When I saw how easy he was running and how fast he was running, I thought it was going to be a qualifying time. He went by the South Carolina guy with 200 meters to go and looked really strong at the end. Everybody did exactly what they were supposed to do. Now we'll wait and see."

Layman's time Saturday places her 20th on the national list and there is usually a field of 17 runners in the 800m at the NCAA Indoor Championships. There are several top-ranked 800m women also highly-ranked in the mile who may declare for that event instead, leaving an opening for Layman. The Cougar men's 4x400m relay moved into the top 15 squads so declarations and number of teams selected to race, usually 11-12, will determine if the Cougs advance to next weekend's meet. Invitations for the NCAA meet will be extended Monday, March 7.

The 2011 NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held March 11 & 12, at Gilliam Indoor Track and Field at Texas A&M University in College Station.

               2011 ISU Qualifier - 3/5/2011
                   Iowa State University

Event 9 Women 800 Meter Run =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Persson, Sofie Univ. of Mis 2:04.51 2 Lipsey, Charlene Lsu 2:04.55 3 Praska, Bethany Iowa 2:05.36 4 Layman, Anna Washington State 2:05.93 5 Lynes, Chelsea Western Illi 2:13.70 6 Fries, Christine Iowa State U 2:15.95 7 Meese, Emily Iowa State U 2:16.32 8 Barber, Anna Kansas 2:22.48

Event 18 Men 4x400 Meter Relay =============================================================== School Finals =============================================================== Section 1 1 Iowa 'A' 3:06.66 1) Richards, Patrick 2) Holmes, Ethan 3) Sowinski, Erik 4) Willey, Steven 2 Florida State 'A' 3:07.26 1) O'Connor, Brandon 2) Young, Phillip 3) Byram, Brandon 4) Chibudu, Madanha 3 George Mason Univers 'A' 3:07.57 1) Vaughn, Adrian 2) Vaughn, Nick 3) Bullard, Ja-Vell 4) Verburg, David 4 univ of oklahoma 'A' 3:09.06 1) Bailey, Eric 2) Nix, Daniel 3) Jones, Trayvion 4) Henry, Remuro Section 2 1 Univ. of Georgia 'A' 3:07.96 1) Storey, Waymon 2) Adams, Philip 3) Mills, Eric 4) Lawrence, Torrin 2 Texas Tech University 'A' 3:08.47 1) Mason, Jamele 2) Brown, Bryce 3) Williams, LaToy 4) Brathwaite, Shane 3 Wisconsin 'A' 3:08.59 1) Simmons, Drew 2) Robertson, Gavin 3) Bughman, Grant 4) Jefferson, Kyle Section 3 1 Washington State 'A' 3:07.61 1) Hornsby, Greg 2) Dawson, Brandon 3) Sealby, Jacob 4) Anderson, Jeshua 2 South Carolina 'A' 3:08.96 1) Gravesande, Clayton 2) Anderson, Aaron 3) Carter, Andre 4) Sales, Antonio 3 University of Kansas 'A' 3:09.84 1) Marx, Pieter 2) Toussaint, Keron 3) Manley, Dominique 4) Clemons, Kyle Section 4 1 Nebraska Wesleyan 'A' 3:19.02 1) Sawyer, Nick 2) Hower, John 3) Holst, Matt 4) Pettiford, Myke 2 Iowa 'B' 3:19.96 1) Richardson, D'Juan 2) Chaney, Paul 3) Prom, Nathan 4) Sayon, Zeke 3 Central College (Iowa) 'A' 3:20.09 1) Wood, Kyle 2) Scovel, Allen 3) Schornack, Ben 4) Veach, Trevor =============================================================== School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Iowa 'A' 3:06.66 1) Richards, Patrick 2) Holmes, Ethan 3) Sowinski, Erik 4) Willey, Steven 2 Florida State 'A' 3:07.26 1) O'Connor, Brandon 2) Young, Phillip 3) Byram, Brandon 4) Chibudu, Madanha 3 George Mason Univers 'A' 3:07.57 1) Vaughn, Adrian 2) Vaughn, Nick 3) Bullard, Ja-Vell 4) Verburg, David 4 Washington State 'A' 3:07.61 1) Hornsby, Greg 2) Dawson, Brandon 3) Sealby, Jacob 4) Anderson, Jeshua 5 Univ. of Georgia 'A' 3:07.96 1) Storey, Waymon 2) Adams, Philip 3) Mills, Eric 4) Lawrence, Torrin 6 Texas Tech University 'A' 3:08.47 1) Mason, Jamele 2) Brown, Bryce 3) Williams, LaToy 4) Brathwaite, Shane 7 Wisconsin 'A' 3:08.59 1) Simmons, Drew 2) Robertson, Gavin 3) Bughman, Grant 4) Jefferson, Kyle 8 South Carolina 'A' 3:08.96 1) Gravesande, Clayton 2) Anderson, Aaron 3) Carter, Andre 4) Sales, Antonio 9 univ of oklahoma 'A' 3:09.06 1) Bailey, Eric 2) Nix, Daniel 3) Jones, Trayvion 4) Henry, Remuro 10 University of Kansas 'A' 3:09.84 1) Marx, Pieter 2) Toussaint, Keron 3) Manley, Dominique 4) Clemons, Kyle 11 Nebraska Wesleyan 'A' 3:19.02 1) Sawyer, Nick 2) Hower, John 3) Holst, Matt 4) Pettiford, Myke 12 Iowa 'B' 3:19.96 1) Richardson, D'Juan 2) Chaney, Paul 3) Prom, Nathan 4) Sayon, Zeke 13 Central College (Iowa) 'A' 3:20.09 1) Wood, Kyle 2) Scovel, Allen 3) Schornack, Ben 4) Veach, Trevor

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