Jan. 26, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State sophomore Trent Arrivey won the men's high jump, clearing an NCAA Provisional Qualifying height and personal-best of 7-feet, 1/4 inch (2.14m) Saturday at the Cougar Indoor Track & Field meet at the Washington State Indoor Facility.
This was the first collegiate seven-foot clearance for Arrivey who had cleared the height as a prep athlete in Woodinville, Wash. He led the Cougars to a one-two-three sweep in the event with freshman Ryan Deese the runner-up after clearing 6-9 3/4 (2.08m), and senior Kyle Eaton's height of 6-6 (1.98m) third.
WSU senior Rickey Moody won the men's heptathlon with a final score of 5,216 points, followed by Cougars Kyle Schauble (PR of 5,032 points) and Trevor Habberstad (4,611 points). In second-day events, Moody ran a 60m hurdles time of 8.31 seconds, pole vaulted 12-5 1/2 (3.80m), and ran the 1000m in a time of 3:06.02. Moody's score was a PR for him but just missed the NCAA provisional mark of 5,300 points.
Cougar women winners Saturday included Collier Lawrence in the 3000m (10:13.31), McKinnon Hanson in the high jump (5-6, 1.68m), and Sarah Burns in the triple jump (39-8, 12.09m). Princess Joy Griffey was the top collegian in the 60m dash (7.54) and Candace Missouri (freshman, Vancouver, Wash.) was the best collegian in the long jump with a leap of 18-10 (5.74m) in addition to her second-place finish in both the long jump (18-10, 5.74m) and the triple jump (38-9 3/4, 11.83m).
WSU men claiming wins included Justin Woods in the 60m (6.84), Luke Lemenager in the 800m (1:55.50), Robert Williams in the 60m hurdles (PR time of 8.07), Moreno Zapata in the triple jump (PR of 49-3 1/2, 15.02m), and Matt Lamb in the shot put (54-7 1/2, 16.65m). DJ Brown reached a PR in the pole vault with his second-place clearance at 15-5 (4.70m).
USC's Carol Rodriquez set a meet record with her winning 400m time of 55.78 seconds. Utah State's Amy Egan broke the meet record in the 800m with a time of 2:11.95. On the men's side of the ledger, USU's Nick Karren won the 400m dash with a meet record time of 48.66.
The team scoring (did not include the multi-events) was kept for NCAA sport requirement purposes but some of the schools did not field full teams. The Cougar men defeated EWU 87-29, defeated Idaho 87-28, and defeated Utah State 65-56. Utah State defeated EWU 79-34, and defeated Idaho 64-49 while Idaho defeated EWU 69-45. The WSU women defeated EWU 109-13, defeated Idaho 93-24, defeated Utah State 78-43, and defeated USC 83-34. Other team scores were USC over EWU 63-49 and over Idaho 53-49. Utah State defeated EWU 85.5-28.5, defeated Idaho 79-30, and downed USC 63-45. Idaho's women defeated EWU 50.5-47.5.
Next weekend the Cougars teams will split competition locations with a select group competing at the Sevigne Husker Invite in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the rest of the team competing at the McDonald's Collegiate Invite at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.
Quotes from WSU Head Coach Rick Sloan following the meet:
"The performer of the meet on our women's side is Candace Missouri with her long jump and triple jump PRs, both good early season marks for her. And she also ran a PR in the 60m. A great weekend for her all the way around.
I thought Princess Joy Griffey showed good consistency and ran very well, less than a tenth of a second off her lifetime best in the 60m dash.
Angela Jensen's hurdles time was a lifetime best and she looked strong running that race. She is starting to round into form in the hurdle races.
La Shawnda Porter-Red did a good job in the 200m with a time of 25.23. That is a good time on our track where the turns are a little bit tighter than on some of the bigger tracks.
Lorraine King did a fine job performing both in the open 400m at 57.65 and then she ran a nice, strong 55-second relay leg and so it looks like she is starting to get her legs under her and get rolling.
Alexa Heustis did well in the pole vault at 12-0, right at her lifetime best so that is encouraging.
Things are going well on the men's side.
Trent Arrivey had the top performance on the men's side with his NCAA Provisional Qualifying and lifetime best 7-0 1/4 in the high jump.
Rob Williams ran a lifetime best in the 60m hurdles of 8.07 and showed good consistency as well with an 8.09 in the final.
Happy with Chris Williams and the run he had in the 3000m of 8:30.09. DJ Brown had his best pole vault in a long time at 15-5. Moreno Zapata is staring to show his late season form of last year with his 15.02m/49-3 1/2 in the triple jump and I'm excited about that.
Matt Lamb's shot put is starting to pick up and his 16.65m/54-7 1/2 shows he is moving in the right direction. Philip MacArthur had a lifetime best throw in the weight throw.
Rickey Moody had some very solid performances and a 5216 lifetime best total in the heptathlon. Kyle Schauble showed some big long jumps that were unfortunately fouls but I'm encouraged with that and his lifetime best of 5032 points. I think we made a significant step forward with performances this weekend and I'm excited about going to Nebraska, getting some different competition, having a few more people opening up and putting up some even better marks while we're back in Lincoln."