Jan. 24, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State high jumper Trent Arrivey was one of three competitors to reach NCAA Provisional Qualifying marks Saturday at the Seventh Annual WSU Open Indoor, a two-day meet held at WSU's Indoor Practice Facility.
Arrivey, a junior All-American from Woodinville, Wash., high jumped 7-feet, 1/4 inch (2.14m) to win the men's event. Idaho had two women reach NCAA PQ standards. K.C. Dahlgren won the pole vault after clearing 12-11 1/2 (3.95m) and Mykael Bothum won the shot put with a toss of 51-7 1/4 (15.73m) which also broke the meet record she set last year (49-9 1/4).
Cougar Moreno Zapata (Lakewood, Wash.) tied the meet record with his winning triple jump of 50- 1/2 (15.25m).
WSU's Robert Williams (Riverside, Calif.) edged out All-American teammate Jeshua Anderson to win the 60m hurdles. Williams ran a personal-record time of 7.95 seconds and Anderson also PRd in a time of 8.00 in the final. In the hurdles prelims, Cougars Barry Leavitt (8.21) and Trevor Habberstad (8.39) also PRd.
Other WSU men winning events were Marlon Murray in the 60m dash (6.86 after running a PR in the prelim of 6.85), Joe Abbott in the 400m dash (49.93), David Hickerson in the 800m (1:57.0), and Justin Englund in the mile (4:24.26). Abbott and Englund are freshmen who made their collegiate debuts with wins in crimson uniforms.
Cougar women seeing victories Saturday included Brianne Brown in the 400m dash (1:01.09), All-American Anna Layman in the 800m (2:14.42), Amanda Stewart in the high jump (PR of 5-7, 1.70m), and Jessica Yates in the triple jump (37-2 1/2, 11.34m).
Other notable performances for the Cougs included Amanda Andrews' second place in the mile with a PR time of 5:05.41, Kendall Mays' runner-up finish in the pole vault after clearing a PR of 12-7 1/2 (3.85m).
"I'm really happy with the way we competed. Some people aren't happy with their performance but I always want them hungry for more. For the most part I would say we were pretty good today," WSU Head Coach Rick Sloan said.
Sloan went on to say, "The high hurdles was a good race for us as Cougars reached PRs all the way down the line and that is exciting. Trent opening up with a seven-foot jump, and I think he probably expected more, but it is a good start for him. I was happy with Moreno reaching 50-feet in the triple jump in the first competition. And the women vaulters had a good beginning. On the track, Joe Abbott looked good opening his career with a 400m run under 50-seconds; that is fast on this track. Marlon Murray running a PR in the 60m dash was good and Justin Woods' prelim time of 6.84. Anna Layman and Lisa Egami had 800m times that were not a bad start for them and Amanda Andrews looked good in the mile. It was good to see Morgan Clem come out and run a 7.83 in the 60m dash final after all she went through (leg surgery in the fall). Kyle Schauble competed well today (after only two months of training following ankle surgery) and he competed unattached. Amanda Stewart high jumped 5-7 after not reaching that height in two years."
Next weekend the Cougars will host the Cougar Indoor Invitational meet with team scoring. WSU will be joined by teams from Eastern Washington, Idaho, Sacramento