Aug. 27, 2011
DAEGU, Korea -- Washington State University has three alumni competing at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, being contested in Daegu, Korea, August 27 through September 4.
Intermediate hurdler Jeshua Anderson, the reigning USA champion, will battle defending World Champion Kerron Clement along with the two men Anderson edged at the tape in Eugene at the USA meet, Bershawn Jackson and Angelo Taylor. Distance runner Bernard Lagat, a member of the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, will battle the world leader in time at 12:53.11, Mo Farah from Great Britain, and possibly defending 5k and 10k World Champion Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia. Ebba Jungmark, competing for Sweden, was the 2008 NCAA Indoor high jump champion while at WSU and has a personal best clearance height of 6-feet, 5 inches (1.95m), achieved at the 2011 European Indoor Championships where she won the bronze medal.
There is a 16-hour time difference between Daegu, Korea, and the Pacific Time Zone in the United States, making television coverage and online webcasting interesting...for a complete listing, go to www.usatf.org/events/2011/IAAFWorldOutdoorChampionships/mediaCoverage.asp...television coverage will be by NBC and it's sports cable network, Universal Sports which also broadcasts live and replays online for paid subscribers at www.universalsports.com.
COUGARS AT IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jeshua Anderson - 400m hurdles
2011 USA Champion
2011 World University Games Champion
Four-time Pac-10 Champion
Three-time NCAA Champion
Cougar assistant coach Mark Macdonald is in Daegu
Seed time is 47.93 seconds (2nd in field)
Anderson's Daegu 2011 Schedule:
Men's 400m hurdles First Round, Sun., Aug. 29, 11:35 a.m. (Pacific Time - Aug. 28, 7:25 p.m.)
Men's 400m hurdles Semifinals Tues., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time - Aug. 30, 3:30 a.m.)
Men's hurdles Final Thurs., Sept. 1, 9:30 p.m. (Pacific Time - Sept. 1, 5:30 a.m.)
Bernard Lagat - 5,000m American record-holder in 5k at 12:53.60 2011 USA Champion Runner-up in 1500m at USA Championships and vacated spot to concentrate on 5k at Daegu Three-time Olympian (Silver & Bronze medals), 11-time All-American American record-holder in mile, 2-miles, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m 2009 World Championships - 1,500m bronze medalist, 5,000m silver medalist 2007 World Champion in both 1500m & 5000m Seed time in 5000m is 12:53.60 (2nd-best outdoors) Lagat's Daegu 2011 Schedule: Men's 5000m Heats, Thurs., Sept. 1, 10:05 a.m. (Pacific Time - Aug. 31, 6:05 p.m.) Men's 5000m Final Sun., Sept. 4, 7:40 p.m. (Pacific Time - 3:40 a.m.)
Ebba Jungmark (pronounced yoon-mark) - High Jump Third place at 2011 European Indoor Championships at 6-5 (1.96m) 2007 Osaka World Championships did not advance from qualifying round (6-2/1.88m) WSU mark of 6-2 1/4 (1.89m) is second-best in school all-time records Seed mark is 6-5i (1.96m), fifth-best in world, tied for ninth in standings Jungmark's Daegu 2011 Schedule: Women's High Jump Qualifying Thurs., Sept. 1, 10:45 a.m. (Pacific Time - Aug. 31, 6:45 p.m.) Women's Final Sat., Sept. 3, 7 p.m. (Pacific Time - 3 a.m.)