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Whitfield Wins WSU Open II Women's Weight Throw
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/18/2011
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Feb. 18, 2011

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State junior Cassie Whitfield won the women's 20-pound weight throw with a season-best throw of 58-feet, 4 1/2 inches (17.79m) Friday night at the WSU Open II Indoor track and field meet, a two-day competition held at WSU's Indoor Facility.

Whitfield, from Spanaway, Wash., threw over 56-feet four times during the competition with her winning throw coming on her fifth attempt. Teammate Kjirsten Jensen, a junior from Arlington, Wash., finished third with a toss of 53-0 3/4 (16.17m). Idaho's Gabby Midles was second with a best throw of 56-1 3/4 (17.11m).

Eastern Washington freshman Jordan Arakawa, competing unattached, won the men's 35-pound weight with a throw of 53-11 1/4 (16.44m). Idaho's Kyle Rothwell was second with a best toss of 53-2 1/4 (16.21m).

The WSU Open II Indoor meet continues Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m. with the remaining field and all the running events. Spectator admission and parking is free of charge.

               WSU Open II Indoor Meet - 2/18/2011 to 2/19/2011
                              Pullman, Washington
                                Friday Results

Men Open Weight Throw ========================================================================== NCAA Auto: $ 21.50m Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== Finals 1 Arakawa, Jordan Unattached 16.44m 53-11.25 15.37m 16.32m 16.44m FOUL 16.17m 16.40m 2 Rothwell, Kyle Idaho 16.21m 53-02.25 FOUL 16.21m FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL 3 Munsey, Andy Eastern Oreg 15.04m 49-04.25 13.99m 14.70m 15.04m FOUL FOUL FOUL 4 Cunningham, Donavon Idaho 14.88m 48-10.00 FOUL FOUL 13.25m 14.59m 14.88m FOUL 5 Hendryx, Carson Eastern Oreg 14.47m 47-05.75 13.34m 13.82m 14.43m 14.47m FOUL FOUL 6 Trumbauer, Zachary Unattached 13.76m 45-01.75 12.57m 13.01m 13.76m 12.84m FOUL 12.69m 7 Wilcox, Jake Eastern Oreg 13.62m 44-08.25 12.77m 13.11m FOUL 13.62m FOUL 12.73m 8 Meyer, Jake Lewis-Clark 13.50m 44-03.50 12.84m 13.25m FOUL 13.50m FOUL 13.07m

Women Open Weight Throw ========================================================================== NCAA Auto: $ 21.00m Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== Finals 1 Whitfield, Cassie Wash State 17.79m 58-04.50 17.12m 17.47m 17.29m FOUL 17.79m FOUL 2 Midles, Gabby Idaho 17.11m 56-01.75 17.11m 15.58m 16.45m FOUL 14.88m FOUL 3 Jensen, Kjirsten Wash State 16.17m 53-00.75 FOUL 13.30m 15.37m FOUL 16.17m FOUL 4 Nutsch, Sarah Idaho 15.93m 52-03.25 15.93m 14.52m FOUL FOUL 14.16m FOUL 5 Midles, Olivia Unattached 15.48m 50-09.50 15.23m FOUL 14.63m 14.51m FOUL 15.48m 6 Barnett, Annie Eastern Oreg 15.20m 49-10.50 14.19m FOUL 14.07m 15.20m 14.93m FOUL 7 Leonard, Kristine Idaho 14.76m 48-05.25 14.56m 14.76m 14.73m FOUL FOUL 14.45m 8 Murillo, Emma Unattached 13.86m 45-05.75 12.86m FOUL 13.40m FOUL 13.75m 13.86m 9 Bingham, Mari Unattached 12.86m 42-02.25 12.46m 12.86m 12.63m 10 Lutjens, Katy Idaho 11.97m 39-03.25 10.82m 11.24m 11.97m 11 Michelson, Ashlee Eastern Oreg 11.62m 38-01.50 11.39m 11.62m 11.57m 12 Barnett, Mary Wash State 11.35m 37-03.00 FOUL FOUL 11.35m 13 Meyers, Molly Unattached 8.18m 26-10.00 8.18m FOUL FOUL

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