April 12, 1999
EUGENE, Ore. - The Washington State women captured five events and the Cougar men won three at the Hayward Relays hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene Saturday.
Randi Smith, a freshman from Beverly Hills, Calif., led a one-two-three Cougar finish in the women's 400m hurdles. Smith clocked in at 1 minute, 1.67 seconds for first followed by Nicky Booth (senior, Federal Way) at 1:03.37, and Autumn Wood (junior, Mead) in 1:03.99. In the 100m high hurdles, Ellannee Richardson (freshman, Gladstone, Ore.) finished second but ran a lifetime-best 13.69 seconds.
LaTroya Mucker (junior, Los Angeles) won the 200m dash in a time of 24.45, with WSU's Attrina Higgins (junior, Chino, Calif.) second at 24.69, and Sharika Higgins (junior, Oxnard, Calif.) fourth at 24.94.
WSU women won three of the four jumping events of the day that featured competitors from Stanford, Colorado, Minnesota and Portland in addition to the host Ducks. Francesca Green Sewell (RS-junior, Kennewick) won the long jump (19-7) and saw teammates claim third, sixth, seventh, and ninth among the 13 participants in this event. Cicely Clinkenbeard (sophomore, Okanogan) won the triple jump (41-4 1/4) with Sewell second, Alison Eldridge (freshman, Yakima) fourth, and Itoro Elijah (sophomore, Portland, Ore.) seventh. Freshman Whitney Evans (Calgary, Canada) won the high jump with a new season high height of 5-11 1/4.
Sophomore Vinnie Pecht (Spokane) won the men's discus with a lifetime-best effort of 178 feet, 6 inches. WSU's Kevin Moore (senior, Richland) was fourth, Cameron Graves (RS-freshman, Shoreline) was sixth and Steve Dwyer (freshman, Redmond) was 11th.
Arend Watkins (sophomore, San Jose, Calif.) captured the men's 110m high hurdles in a time of 13.88 seconds. Cougar freshmen Eric Dudley (Bellingham) finished sixth and Damien Johnson (Vancouver) was eighth.
Demetrius Murray (junior, Tacoma) won the men's triple jump at 50-11 with Johnson third in this event.
The Cougars travel to Seattle for a dual meet with Washington April 17, and then return to Pullman to host the Cougar Invitational Meet featuring top prep and area collegiate competitors April 23-24, at Mooberry Track.