April 21, 2012
PULLMAN -- Washington State track and field competitors Morgan Clem and Stephan Scott-Ellis both won three events during a sunny and warm Saturday at the 12th Annual Cougar Invitational Meet at Mooberry Track in Pullman.
Clem, a junior from East Wenatchee, Wash., won the women's 100m dash (12.28 seconds), 200m dash (25.00) and the 100m hurdles (14.18), all season-best times.
Scott-Ellis, a junior from Tacoma, Wash., captured wins in the 100m dash (11.09), 200m dash (21.87) and long jump with a meet record leap of 24-feet, 9 1/4 inches (7.55m). Scott-Ellis' races were season-bests and his long jump equaled his PR. The previous long jump meet record of 24-8 1/2 (7.53m) was set by WSU's Demetrius Murray in 2000.
Other Cougar women winning Saturday included Katie Fleischer (1500m - 4:39.72), Emily Farrar (3000m - 10:38.82), Ruby Roberts (3000m steeplechase - 10:54.11), Christine Rice (high jump - 5-7/1.70m), Carly Fitzpatrick (pole vault - 11-6 1/4/3.51m), Kayla Warren (triple jump - 38-2 1/4/11.64m), and Celena Ward (javelin - PR 150-3/45.80m).
WSU men adding to the win total included Nick Smith (800m - 1:53.84), Andrew Kimpel (1500m - PR 3:51.73), Josiah Sims (110m hurdles - PR 14.87), Robert Shelby (400m hurdles - PR 53.14), David Hickerson (3000m steeplechase - PR 9:14.98), John Brenteson (pole vault - 16-4 3/4/5.00m), and Oliver Henry (discus - PR 167-4/51.01m).
Eleven WSU men and six women tied or broke their own lifetime-best marks Saturday.
"We utilized some great weather today to get some pretty strong marks with a handful of lifetime-bests and a lot of seasonal-bests," Cougar Head Coach Rick Sloan said. "And we had some good things come out of Mt. SAC this weekend even though it was not as productive as we wanted it to be; still some very encouraging signs like the women's and men's 200m dashes, and women's high hurdles. Now we will ride this weather a little bit longer early in the week and make sure that we are well-prepared and ready to go for the championship season starting with the Husky Dual Meet April 28."
Washington State hosts Washington in dual competition beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at Mooberry Track in Pullman.