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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Men's And Women's Track & Field To Open Outdoor Season
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 03/14/2000
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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 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.


100mA. Higgins, Mucker, Sewell
200mAbersfeller, A. Higgins, S. Higgins,
Mucker, Odonkor, Rosenblad
400mAbersfeller, S. Higgins, Mucker
1500mBooterbaugh, Miller, Schaures
3000mG. Johnson
100m HHA. Higgins, Odonkor, Rosenblad,
R. Smith, Zapata
400m HR. Smith, Wood
400m RelayTBA
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpMcNeely, Willis
Pole VaultMartus, Robinett
Long JumpClinkenbeard, Rosenblad, Sewell
Triple JumpClinkenbeard, Eldridge, McNeely, Sewell
Shot PutPotter, Thornton
DiscusBorschowa, Potter, Thornton
JavelinChurch, Lektorich, Monroe
HammerPotter, Thornton

100mHenry, Laville
200mFitzhugh, Henry, Macias
400mFitzhugh, Kamau, Macias, Randall,
800mHazelquist, I. Johnson, Kamau
1500mI. Johnson, S. Johnson
SteeplechaseBarker, Boniface
5000mFranco-Parra, Welsh
110m HHDudley, Dwyer, Watkins
400m IHDudley, Sommer
400m RelayNone
1600m RelayTBA
High JumpAllen, Alverson, Gordon, Rushing
Pole VaultBoitano, Collins, Dwyer, Katich,
Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss
Long JumpLaville, Murray, Schwendiman
Triple JumpMurray
Shot PutDwyer, Waltz
DiscusDwyer, Graves, Pecht, Waltz
JavelinJones, Milam, Nichols

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