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Mays Pole Vaults to NCAA PQ Mark at Vandal Indoor Meet
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/05/2010
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Feb. 5, 2010


MOSCOW, Idaho -- Washington State pole vaulter Kendall Mays won the women's event with an NCAA Provisional Qualifying height of 13-feet, 4 1/4 inches (4.07m) Friday night in the Kibbie Dome at the 35th Annual Vandal Indoor meet.

Mays, a redshirt junior from Spokane, won the women's pole vault over Idaho's K.C. Dahlgren who also cleared 13-4 1/4 but had more missed attempts. Mays' height is just one inch under her lifetime-best clearance of 13-5 1/4.

"Kendall has done a great job being patient in these early meets and is progressing very well," Cougar jumps coach Matt McGee said. "As a result of that patience, she is ready to vault well and continue to build towards the championship meets later this month and hopefully the next."

Cougar freshman heptathlete Jasmine Johnson-McKeown (San Bernardino, Calif.) was a double winner, taking the discus competition with a toss of 158-8 (48.37m) and winning the 60m dash in a lifetime-best time of 7.69 seconds. WSU freshman Cindy Robinson (Norwalk, Calif.) took second place in the 60m dash in a PR time of 7.71.

Other Cougar women winners were Princess Joy Griffey in the 200m (24.39) and the 4x400m relay team of Veronica Elseroad-Wall, Brittnay Crabb, Jacki Hill, and Caroline Hedel (3:51.20).

WSU men were victors in the middle distance races. David Hickerson (Spokane) won the 800m in a PR time of 1:54.35, and running unattached, Dominic Smargiassi (Auburn) won the mile in a PR time of 4:17.15. The Cougar men's 4x400m relay also won as Wesley McCann, Dana Wells, Joe Abbott and Jason Stoker ran a time of 3:20.28.

The Cougars will compete in at the Runners Soul Open, Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Kibbie Dome.

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