March 20, 1999
SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State University's Francesca Green Sewell captured three events and Anson Henry won two races as the Cougar men's and women's teams won titles at the Big Foot Open Track Meet at Community College of Spokane Saturday. WSU, Idaho, and Eastern Washington were the NCAA Div. I schools competing with many area Div. II and III as well as NAIA and community college track programs. Complete team scoring was not available.
Sewell, a redshirt junior from Kennewick, Wash., won the 100m dash in a time of 12.18 seconds, won the long jump with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 6.18m/20-3 1/2, and won the triple jump in her first collegiate competition with a mark of 11.71m/38-5.
Henry, a freshman from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, won the 100m dash in a meet record time of 10.86 seconds and took the 200m dash in 21.88.
Sewell was followed in the long jump by Cicely Clinkenbeard (sophomore, Okanogan) who leaped 5.49m/18-0 1/4 for second. In the triple jump, Sewell led a first through fourth Cougar charge with Clinkenbeard second at 11.62m/38-1 1/2, Itoro Elijah (sophomore, Portland, Ore.) third at 11.35m/37-3, and freshman Alison Eldridge (Yakima) fourth at 11.14m/36-6 3/4.
Jeannette Martus (sophomore, Lavonia, Mich.) won the pole vault with an NCAA PQ and school record height of 3.72m/12-2 1/2. Cougar Candice Heggie (sophomore, Omak) was second at 3.05m/10-0.
Randi Smith (freshman, Beverly Hills, Calif.) led a WSU one-two-three finish in the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:03.04. Senior Nicky Booth (Federal Way) was second and Autumn Wood (junior, Mead) was third.
The WSU women dominated the throwing events with freshman Mandy Borschowa (Snoqualmie) first in the discus with an NCAA PQ, freshman school record and Big Foot Meet record mark of 51.74m/169-9. WSU's Becky Potter (redshirt sophomore, Gig Harbor) was second (139-1) and Andrea Thornton (sophomore, Shelton) was third (137-5). Potter won the women's shot put at 13.51m/44-4, Cougar senior Molly Moore (Kalispell, Mont.) was second (13.39m/43-11 1/4), and Thornton seventh. Moore placed second in the hammer (52.21m/171-3) with Thornton third at 49.45m/162-3 and Potter fifth (48.57m/159-4). In the women's javelin, Molly Monroe (junior, Ellensburg) won at 44.30m/145-4 with Anna Church (junior, Yakima) second at 41.96m/137-8 and freshman Angela Fazzari (Clarkston) sixth at 38.54m/126-5.
Other winners for the Cougar women included Heidi Abersfeller (freshman, Kennewick) in the 400m dash (58.89), Lisa Schaures (junior, Castle Rock) in the 800m (2:11.98), and Alishia Booterbaugh (junior, LaCenter) in the 1500m (4:40.48).
Freshman Eric Dudley (Bellingham) won the men's 400m hurdles in a meet record time of 53.26, and finished third in the 110m high hurdles (15.53). Ryan Nichols (sophomore, Selah) also set a Big Foot Open Meet record with his 64.10m/210-4 throw to win the javelin.
Other WSU men's team winners included Lex Katich (junior, Keller) in the pole vault (4.72m/15-5 3/4), Demetrius Murray (junior, Tacoma) in the triple jump (15.24m/50-0), and B.J. Schade (redshirt junior, Sequim) in the hammer (58.78m/192-10).
The Cougar men's and women's track and field teams next compete against Arizona and Nebraska at the Jim Click Shootout meet March 27, at Tucson, Arizona.