March 9, 2010
NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND: A pair of high jumpers will represent Washington State track and field this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the University of Arkansas campus, March 12-13, in Fayetteville, Arkansas...high jumpers Trent Arrivey (senior, Woodinville, Wash.) and Holly Parent (freshman, Victoria, British Columbia) will represent WSU at the national meet...Jeshua Anderson (junior, Woodland Hills, Calif.) was scratched from the 400m dash and the men's 4x400m relay team of Anderson, Reny Follett, Greg Hornsby and Joe Abbott was also scratched from the meet...the complete lists of declared entrants by event can be found at http://web1.ncaa.org/track/events.jsp...below is the event schedule for WSU:
Friday, March 12 Holly Parent - Women's High Jump 12:45 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, March 13 Trent Arrivey - Men's High Jump 2:45 p.m. (PT)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS BROADCAST. ESPN360.com will stream the NCAA Indoor Track Championships LIVE beginning at 6 p.m. (PT) on Friday, March 12 and 4:10 p.m. (PT) Saturday, March 13...to access the live stream, visit www.ESPN360.com, click on the FAQs link for software and system requirements, etc...anyone with a .edu e-mail address is able to obtain access to ESPN360 at no cost...NCAA.com will stream supplemental coverage as available when ESPN360.com is not live...additionally, ESPN2 will air a 90-minute show at 10:30 a.m. PT, Wednesday, March 17.
Trent Arrivey, High Jump (Senior, Woodinville, Wash.) - pronounced air-eh-vee 2010 Indoor season - cleared 7-4 1/4 (2.24m) to open season (Cougar Indoor Invite, 1/23/10) Athlete of the Week (Jan. 26) by the website USAJumper.com All-American - 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships - cleared 7-0 1/4 inch (2.14m), ninth 2009 Pac-10 Champion (2.19m / 7- 2 1/4) 2009 NCAA West Regional, fifth (2.09m / 6-10 1/4) Jumped PR of 2.25m / 7-4 1/2 at 2009 Mt SAC Relays, tied for 4th-best in WSU all-time records All-American - 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships, eighth (2.09m / 6-10 1/4i) Top 2009 indoor mark was 2.21m / 7-3i All-American - 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 9th (2.14m / 7-0 1/4) Won 2008 NCAA West Regional high jump in PR height of 2.22m / 7-3 1/4 Became the 28th Cougar man to clear seven-feet 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships but did not clear a bar
Holly Parent, High Jump (Freshman, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) 2010 Indoor season - cleared PR 5-11 1/2 (1.82m) - sixth-best mark in WSU all-time records Gold medal at 2009 Canada Summer Games Competed at 2008 World Junior Championships in Poland
2009 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITORS: WSU produced five All-Americans from the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championship meet...Trent Arrivey (8th, high jump), 4x400m Relay (8th) - Barry Leavitt (graduated), Reny Follett, Justin Woods (graduated), and Jeshua Anderson...WSU men's team score was two points (t-53rd).
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 37th season with the Cougar track program; 16th year as a head coach, 15th year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program...Sloan (decathlon/heptathlon) is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell (throws), and assistant coaches Pete Julian (cross country/distance), Mark Macdonald (hurdles/relays), Ellannee Richardson (sprints/relays) and Matt McGee (jumps)...volunteer coaches include Megan Johnson (throws), Elliott Hubler (jumps), and Tim Riley (distance).
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY, EGAMI EARN USTFCCCA NATIONAL ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS: The 2009 WSU women's cross country team was named one of the best scholastic teams in NCAA Division I by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)...Cougar women's cross country team's 3.52 GPA was tied for 33rd-best among the 97 women's teams honored...fifth time the Cougar women's cross country team has earned the USTFCCCA All-Academic team honors since 1995...senior Lisa Egami (Coquitlam, B.C.) was named to USTFCCCA national All-Academic team...one of 104 women student-athletes accorded All-Academic status for the previous cross country season for their efforts in the classroom and on nation's cross country courses...Egami has a 3.53 cumulative GPA and is a communication major...finished 11th in the 2009 NCAA West Regional Meet and received at at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships...owns the school record in the mile (4:44.92i) and on the DMR (11:17.92i)...for complete list go to www.ustfccca.org.
COUGARS' NCAA INDOOR QUALIFYING MARKS: * = Automatic, # = Provisional (National Standing)
Men: 400m Jeshua Anderson # 46.38 (10th) 800m Joe Abbott # 1:50.24 (t-41st) 4x400m Relay Abbott, Anderson, # 3:09.35 (30th) Follett, Hornsby High Jump Trent Arrivey * 2.24m/ 7-4 1/4 (t-3rd) Ryan Deese # 2.14m/ 7-0 1/4 (t-37th) Triple Jump Stephan Scott-Ellis # 15.47m/ 50-9 1/4 (t-37th) Women: 800m Anna Layman # 2:06.86 (26th) High Jump Holly Parent # 1.82m/ 5-11 1/2 (t-13th) Pole Vault Kendall Mays # 4.07m/ 13-4 1/4 (t-32nd)
NCAA DESCENDING ORDER LISTS: The NCAA has qualifying provisional and automatic qualifying standards for Indoor competition that can be found on the 2010 Indoor Bests Lists posted on the WSU website (www.wsucougars.com)...national descending order lists can be viewed at the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Track & Field Results Reporting System website (www.tfrrs.org).
USTFCCCA NCAA DI NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS: The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) March 9 (final indoor season) rankings find the Washington State men's team at 46th...Florida's men's team and Oregon's women's team are No. 1...WSU women are 82nd...USTFCCCA national rankings are a prediction of how teams and individuals will place at the 2010 NCAA Div. I Indoor Championships, March 12-13, Fayetteville, Ark...Pac-10 schools in the top 25 are Oregon (No. 2 men, No. 1 women), Arizona State (No. 4 men), California (No. 16 men), Stanford (No. 20 men), Arizona (No. 21 men, No. 17 women).
USTFCCCA NCAA REGIONAL RANKINGS: New this season, the USTFCCCA is "scoring" nine award regions using current national-team ranking formulas...top 7 regional team index is best used to find a team's all-around strength, as it takes many athletes in many events to yield a high score, whereas the national-team rankings are taken in context with national championship where it takes a few very elite athletes to score well...in the sixth and final indoor regional rankings, the Cougar men are listed 7th in the West Region (after Oregon, Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA, California and Arizona), and the WSU women dropped out of the top 7 (currently: Oregon, Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, Arizona State, California, and San Diego State)...these rankings can be found at www.ustfccca.org.
ANDERSON ON BOWERMAN WATCH LIST: Junior Jeshua Anderson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) is one of 10 male collegiate track and field athletes named to the official preseason watch list for the 2010 awarding of The Bowerman as selected by The Bowerman Men's Watch Committee, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Jan. 14...the Bowerman is an award bestowed to the nation's top collegiate men's and women's track and field athlete each year at the USTFCCCA annual convention in December...the Bowerman is named in honor of track and field pioneer Bill Bowerman, who served the sport of track and field in numerous ways, including his leadership in the USTFCCCA's predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole...initial awards given in 2009...complete 2010 Watch List for men and women is at www.thebowerman.org.
ANDERSON IS HON. MEN. ON TRACK & FIELD NEWS TOP 10 COLLEGIATE MEN OF DECADE: Jeshua Anderson, junior intermediate hurdler and two-time NCAA Champion, was an honorable mention selection for the Track & Field News Top 10 Collegiate Men of the Decade list (March 2010 issue)...six men were included on the honorable mention list...a total of four Pac-10 competitors were among the 16 men honored.
KIMPEL FOURTH AT USA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Freshman Andrew Kimpel (Spokane) placed fourth (24:19) in the men's junior 8,000m race at the USA Cross Country Championships and World Cross Country Team Trials Feb. 13, at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley...Kimpel qualified for the USA Junior Team and will compete at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships March 28 in Bydgoszcz, Poland...Mark Moeller (senior, Spokane) finished 30th out of 91 competitors in the Men's Open 12k (38:04).
PICKLER WINS THIRD STRAIGHT PENTATHLON TITLE: Diana Pickler, Washington State graduate and four-time All-American and school record-holder in 100m hurdles, pentathlon and heptathlon, won the pentathlon at the 2010 USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, at Indiana University in Bloomington...Pickler's winning five-event tally of 4,544 points surpassed her previous PR of 4,442 points.
LAGAT MAKES HISTORY AT MILLROSE GAMES: Bernard Lagat, Washington State Athletic Hall of Fame member and two-time Olympic medalist, won his eighth Wanamaker Mile at the 103rd Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Jan. 29, in New York City...Lagat ran a time of 3:56.34 and surpassed the seven Wanamaker Mile wins of Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan for the most wins ever in the prestigious event...at the conclusion of the race, Lagat was an 11-time All-American while competing for Washington State...SETS AMERICAN 5K RECORD: Lagat shattered the American record for the 5000m Feb. 6, when he ran a time of 13:11.50 at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, taking seven seconds of the American record.
AND THEN THERE WERE TEN: Oregon State has notified the Pac-10 and the NCAA that it will have a men's outdoor track and field team competing this spring...comprised of mostly football players, it will be the first time OSU men have competed in outdoor track and field since 1988.