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Cougars Reach 28 PRs at Vandal Collegiate Meet
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/19/2010
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Feb. 19, 2010

Complete Results

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Washington State indoor track and field competitors reached 28 personal-record marks Friday night at the Vandal Collegiate Meet in the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho, as the Cougars tuned up for their conference championships next weekend.

It was a good evening for the Cougar throwing corps. Sophomore weight throwers Kjirsten Jensen and Cassie Whitfield tossed PRs with Jensen's 61-feet, 2 1/4 inches (18.65m) a five-foot improvement and just 4 1/4 inches from an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark. Jensen was runner-up to EWU's Nicole Luckenbach who threw an NCAA PQ mark of 61-11 3/4 (18.89m). Whitfield's 58-8 (17.88 m) was third place. Jensen's mark is the fourth-best in WSU history and Whitfield's mark is sixth-best all-time. Jasmine Johnson-McKeown, a freshman multi-events competitor, continues to make a name for herself in the throwing events as she tossed the shot put 44-9 (13.64m) for second place Friday.

WSU sophomore Jacob Weintraub tossed a distance of 54-4 3/4 (16.58m) for fourth place.

Cougar pole vaulters also soared to new heights in the Kibbie Dome. John Brenteson and Jake Baertlein both cleared PR heights of 16-2 (4.93m) while women's vaulter Hiliary Moore reached a lifetime-best height, indoor or out, of 12-2 1/2 (3.72m).

Chelsea VanDeBrake won the mile in a PR time of 5:07.47, leading the race nearly from the gun. Ashlee Wall won the 3000m in a PR time of 10:27.09.

Angela Jensen lead a first-through-third WSU finish in the women's 60m hurdles and ran a PR time of 8.58. Brianne Brown (57.23) led a one-two-three Cougar finish in the women's 400m.

Freshman Greg Hornsby lead a first-through-fourth finish for the WSU men in the 200m race with Hornsby running a PR time of 21.71 seconds.

Senior Reny Follett captured the 400m race and ran a season-best time of 48.40. Ryan Barrett and Dana Wells took the next two places. The WSU men's 4x400m relay of Barrett, Wesley McCann, Wells and Luke Lemenager won in a time of 3:19.94.

Peter Miller and Dan Geib raced to a one-two finish in the men's mile with PR times of 4:13.37 and 4:17.72, respectively.

The Washington State track and field teams will be competing at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships next Friday and Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle.

Washington State Cougars Athletics
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