Jan. 10, 2012
COUGARS OPEN INDOOR T&F SEASON HOSTING WSU OPEN MEET
Washington State University's indoor track and field teams open the 2012 indoor season with the 10th Annual WSU Indoor Open, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, in the Indoor Facility on the Pullman campus...WSU Indoor Facility's Mondo track features racing at 60m, 200m, 400m, mile, 800m and 3000m with 60m hurdles as well as a co-ed 4x400m relay...jumping and throwing field events will be contested on the turf inside the oval...men's 35-pound and women's 20-pound weight throws take place Fri., Jan. 13, at 4 p.m...remaining field events will begin Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8:30 a.m. with running events set to start at 10 a.m...all competitors need to register and pay online no later than 5 p.m., Jan. 10 at www.DirectAthletics.com for a $20 entry fee...late entries will be charged an additional $20 for signing up the day of the meet...spectators are admitted free of charge for all WSU Track & Field competition in 2012...complete results will be posted at www.wsucougars.com, following the meet's completion.
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES
Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 39th season with the Cougar track program; 18th year as a head coach, 17th year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program...Sloan (decathlon/heptathlon) is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell (throws), head coach for cross country Pete Julian (distance), and assistant coaches Mark Macdonald (hurdles/relays), Ellannee Richardson (sprints/relays) and Matt McGee (jumps)...volunteer coaches include Jeshua Anderson, Anna Layman, Diana Pickler and Tim Riley.
WATCH 2012 TRACK & FIELD VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Throughout the 2012 season watch Cougar Head Coach Rick Sloan, the WSU coaching staff and student-athletes' outlook on Track & Field competitions by going to www.wsucougars.com and clicking on Videos...new content will be posted weekly.
NCAA DESCENDING ORDER LISTS
The NCAA has automatic qualifying standards for Indoor competition that can be found on the 2012 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).
PAST WSU OPEN INDOOR CHAMPIONS BACK IN ACTION AT 2012 MEET
FIve women and three men who won events at previous WSU Indoor Opens will be competing at the 2012 WSU Open to heir titles as members of the Cougar team...women's winners include: Morgan Clem (60m dash and 200m dash), Emily Farrar (3000m in 2010), Courtney Zalud (won 400m, running 600m in 2012), Shaquana Logan (won long jump in 2011, high jump and racing in 2012), Cassie Whitfield (weight throw in 2010)...men's winners were: Ryan Barrett (400m in 2011, running 600m in 2012), Drew Jordan (mile), and Stephan Scott-Ellis (long jump).
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