April 29, 2011
SEATTLE -- The No. 21 ranked Washington State track and field women's team defeated the University of Washington in dual competition Friday night at Husky Stadium with a score of 92-71, the Cougar women's 12th win in last 13 meetings. In the final dual meet at Husky Stadium between the cross-state and Pacific-10 Conference rivals, the UW men edged the Cougars with a score of 83-80.
"The women's competition went as we thought it might, and we performed well in almost all instances," WSU Head Coach Rick Sloan said. "On the men's side we knew we had to be pretty strong and we couldn't have many mistakes. We had a lot of things to be excited about at this meet, just not a victory on the men's side."
The WSU women showed strength in the field events. Senior All-American Marissa Tschida repeated as the javelin winner with a season-best toss of 178-feet, 11 inches (54.54m), and freshman Jaclyn Onosko contributing a point in third place with a PR throw of 135-8 (41.35m). All-American Courtney Kirkwood was recovering from a minor leg injury and did not participate in this meet.
Cougars finished first through fourth in the shot put with Jennifer Hamilton's heave of 41-11 1/4 (12.78m) just edging Ashley Kenney, the discus winner at 158-3 (48.42m), who put the shot a PR distance of 41-10 /12 (12.76m). Mary Barnett took third place points with a toss of 41-3 3/4 (12.59m) followed by Kjirsten Jensen, a second-place point-scorer in the hammer (165-11/50.58m), who tossed the shot 41-1 (12.52m).
Cougars went one-two in the long jump as Shaquana Logan won with season-best leap of 18-11 1/2 (5.78m), and Candace Missouri finished second with a season-best distance of 18-10 1/4 (5.75m), landed on her initial attempt. Logan passed her final three attempts and Missouri passed on her final four attempts in order to be better rested for the triple jump competition. Unfortunately the WSU women were swept out of the scoring in the triple jump with Missouri's 38-8 1/4 (11.79m) fourth place.
Kendall Mays cleared a season-best pole vault height of 12-8 3/4 (3.88m) for second place.
Heptathlete Angela Jensen led a first through fourth WSU finish in the 100m hurdles. Jensen ran a time of 14.04 followed by Logan's 14.11, Jalisa William's season-best time of 14.26 and Devin Brooks time of 14.79.
Anna Layman won the 800m race with a time of 2:08.92 with Courtney Zalud second in a time of 2:09.59. In the 1500m, Ruby Roberts ran a PR time of 4:28.22 for second place. All six Cougar women in 3000m ran PR times but only Chelsea VanDeBrake scored with her time of 9:43.31 was third place on the day.
Shawna Fermin placed second in the 400m dash with a time of 55.68. Chanel James took second in the 100m dash with a time of 12.05 with Cindy Robinson third in a time of 12.10. Robinson came back and ran a non-wind-aided PR time of 24.34 for second place in the 200m, with James' time of 24.59 taking third place.
The 4x100m relay team of Logan, James, Robinson and Morgan Clem ran a season-best time of 45.65 to win the race by 36/100s second over the Husky relay team. WSU's women ended the meet and sealed the dual win with a win in the 4x400m relay. The squad of Fermin, Elseroad-Wall, Layman and Logan won in a time of 3:46.52.
Scott-Ellis won the long jump with a distance equaling his season-best of 24-3 (7.39m) and won the triple jump with a season-best leap of 49-5 3/4 (15.08m). SeanWilson was the runner-up in the triple jump after leaping 47-10 1/2 (14.59m).
Joe Bartlett won the discus with a throw of 170-4 (51.92m), won the shot put by heaving a PR distance of 57-11 1/4 (17.66m), and scored a point with his third place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 131-3 (40.02m).
The Cougar men swept the points in the high jump with Deonta Edwards and Jovan Vukicevic both soaring over the bar at 6-11 (2.11m). Edwards claimed first place with a clearance on the first attempt, Vukicevic second place and Ryan Deese taking third place after clearing 6-9 (2.06m).
Jeshua Anderson won the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.18 with Ramsey Hopkins taking second place points in a time of 14.32. Anderson, the three-time Pac-10 and two-time NCAA 400m hurdles champion did not run his specialty, opening the door for Dana Wells to win in a time of 51.72 with Rashaun Johnson second in a time of 52.55. Anderson did return to the blocks, just nine minutes after running the high hurdles, to take second place in the 400m dash with a time of 47.12, followed by Jacob Sealby's third place time of 48.37.
Matt Cronrath scored the first Cougar win of the day for the men, taking the 1500m with a time of 3:46.95. Joe Abbott won the 800m run with a season-best time of 1:48.23, with three other Cougars reaching PRs but not scoring.
Murray and Washington finished second and third in the 100m dash with season-best times of 10.54 for Murray and 10.62 for Washington. Washington was the only scorer in the 200m dash taking third with a PR time of 21.22.
Andrew Gonzales ran a PR time in the 3000m steeplechase of 8:58.51 for second place and Richard Shroy also ran a PR time of 9:50.91 but did not score in sixth place. Jono Lafler was the runner-up in the 3000m race with a PR time of 8:16.73, and Gonzales covered 3000m for the second time Friday, this time without the barriers to jump over, and finished third in a time of 8:22.04.
"The men's short relay was an event we thought we had to have," Sloan said. "Maurice McNeal was the difference maker for the Huskies in the meet: he won the 400 dash, took second in the 200m and they would not have won the 4x1 relay without him. He hurt us. We ran fast on the men's 4x100m relay and should have won the race but we didn't pass the baton well and that hurt us at the start of the meet. We really made a charge at the end of the meet to get back into it."
Next week is the Pac-10 Combined Events (decathlon and heptathlon) Championships, May 6 and 7, in Tucson. The Pac-10 Championships resume conclude May 13 and 14.