March 14, 2000
WSU Outdoor Track & Field
Mar. 17-18 Willie Williams Classic, Tucson
Mar. 18 Dusty Lane Open, Spokane
Mar. 25-26 Stanford Invitational
Apr. 1 Washington, Idaho, Pullman
Apr. 8 Palouse Team Invite, Pullman
Apr.13-14 Mt. SAC Multi-Events, Azusa, Calif.
Apr. 14-16 Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif.
Apr. 21-22 USA College Champ., Austin
Apr. 28-29 First Annual Cougar Invitational, Pullman
May 6 WSU Invitational, Pullman
May 13 Modesto Relays, Modesto
May 13-14 Pac-10 Multi-Events, Eugene
May 20-21 Pac-10 Championships, Eugene
May 31-June 3 NCAA Champ., Durham, NC
COUGS OPEN OUTDOOR SEASON AT TUCSON: The Washington State University men's and women's track and field teams will compete in the first outdoor meet of the season, the 16th Annual Willie Williams Classic at the Roy P. Drachman Stadium on the University of Arizona campus,full or partial teams from Arizona, Iowa, Marquette, New Mexico State, Rutgers, Manhattan, San Diego State, Western State College, Belmont University and South Dakota will also be competing,a large high school competition runs concurrently with the collegiate meet,men's javelin opens the Friday events at 4 p.m. with the concluding event, the men's 5000m slated to begin at 8:30 p.m,Saturday's events begin at noon and finish with the men's 4x400m relay at 2:45 p.m.
MORE COUGS COMPETE: Several WSU men and women competitors will be at the Dusty Lane Open Meet, hosted by the Community Colleges of Spokane,all events begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on the new track at Spokane Community College.
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 27th season with the Cougar track program (sixth year as a head coach, fifth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...he is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Nancy Wenzel...volunteer assistant coach is Dan O'Brien.
SLOAN GARNERS MORE HONORS: Rick Sloan was selected the USTCA West Region Women's Indoor Coach of the Year for 2000. He also three-peated as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Coach of the Year. The Cougar women won the team title for the second year.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR WOMEN: The March/April issue of SI for Women features the Cougar women's track and field team as eighth in its Spring Sports College Preview of the top ten outdoor programs.
COUGS AT NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ian Waltz provided the sole WSU points for the Cougars with his fifth-place finish in the men's shot put. Waltz's four points put the WSU men's team tied for 41st,it was the second indoor All-America honor, and fifth overall for the senior thrower, five other Cougars competed at the NCAA's at Fayetteville, Demetrius Murray finished ninth in the men's triple jump and earned All-America honors, it was Murray's second competition of the 2000 indoor season, junior Arend Watkins pressed a little too hard in the 60m hurdles prelims, hit a hurdle, fell before the finish line and did not advance to the final, Becky Potter, a junior, finished 15th in the women's 20# weight throw, sophomore Whitney Evans placed tied at 15th in women's high jump, Alishia Booterbaugh, a senior, did not advance to women's 800m final.
NOTABLE: The Cougar track DL for this week includes: sophomore All-American heptathlete, Ellannee Richardson, rehabilitating after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in February, sophomore All-American heptathlete Whitney Evans, out with recurring knee pain, junior All-American distance runner Megan Maynard, out with recurring illness,scheduled to be back in action are decathlete Steve Dwyer, who sat out nearly all of the indoor season with mononucleosis, sophomore All-American thrower Mandy Borschowa, recovered from walking pneumonia,for a complete Washington State University roster and outdoor schedule and all results from the 2000 indoor season, go to www.wsucougars.com on the internet.
COUGS ON TV: The FOX Sports Northwest Network will broadcast the April 1, track meet with Washington and Idaho at Pullman, on a tape-delayed basis,time and date still TBA.
TENTATIVE WSU ENTRANTS FOR WILLIE WILLIAMS CLASSIC AT TUCSON, ARIZONA:
|100m||A. Higgins, Mucker, Sewell|
|200m||Abersfeller, A. Higgins, S. Higgins,|
|Mucker, Odonkor, Rosenblad|
|400m||Abersfeller, S. Higgins, Mucker|
|1500m||Booterbaugh, Miller, Schaures|
|100m HH||A. Higgins, Odonkor, Rosenblad,|
|R. Smith, Zapata|
|400m H||R. Smith, Wood|
|High Jump||McNeely, Willis|
|Pole Vault||Martus, Robinett|
|Long Jump||Clinkenbeard, Rosenblad, Sewell|
|Triple Jump||Clinkenbeard, Eldridge, McNeely, Sewell|
|Shot Put||Potter, Thornton|
|Discus||Borschowa, Potter, Thornton|
|Javelin||Church, Lektorich, Monroe|
|200m||Fitzhugh, Henry, Macias|
|400m||Fitzhugh, Kamau, Macias, Randall,|
|800m||Hazelquist, I. Johnson, Kamau|
|1500m||I. Johnson, S. Johnson|
|110m HH||Dudley, Dwyer, Watkins|
|400m IH||Dudley, Sommer|
|High Jump||Allen, Alverson, Gordon, Rushing|
|Pole Vault||Boitano, Collins, Dwyer, Katich,|
|Long Jump||Laville, Murray, Schwendiman|
|Shot Put||Dwyer, Waltz|
|Discus||Dwyer, Graves, Pecht, Waltz|
|Javelin||Jones, Milam, Nichols|