May 9, 2000
Pullman, Wash. -
With the school year complete and the outdoor competitive season wrapping up, members of the
Washington State men's and women's track and field teams will be at
various locations this week...those athletes who did not qualify and
were not selected for a wild card entry by the WSU coaches for the
Pac-10 Conference Meet May 20-21, at Eugene, Oregon, have left
campus...a very select group of athletes will be competing at the
Modesto Relays, May 13, at Modesto, Calif...two Cougar women will make
their debuts in the heptathlon this weekend as the Pac-10 Combined
Events Championships take place May 13-14, at Hayward Field on the
University of Oregon campus...for rosters and more information about Cougar Track &
Field, go to the web at
WSU Outdoor Track & Field Remaining Schedule
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 Championships, Durham, NC
PAC-10 MULTI-EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS:
After spectacular first-year performances at the 1999 Pac-10 Multi-Events Championships, Ellannee Richardson (2nd) and Whitney Evans (3rd) are out of the 2000 competition, both taking redshirt seasons due to medical problems...LaTroya Mucker, who placed fourth in the 1998 and 1999 hepts, is also out of the 2000 competition with a pulled hamstring (Mt. SAC) and resting to be ready for the team competition the following weekend...but in the spirit of Cougar Track & Field and the innovative mind of head coach Rick Sloan, WSU will have two competitors making their heptathlon debuts in the Pac-10 Championships: juniors Cicely Clinkenbeard and Agneta Rosenblad...both are known for their leaping abilities in the long and triple jumps with Rosenblad also at the top of the Cougar high hurdles corps...while neither have experience as throwers (shot and javelin), Sloan feels their talents in the jumps (long and high), and the short races (100m hurdles, 200m dash) will carry them to scoring points for the WSU women's team...decathlete Steve Dwyer (4th in 1999) is out after a recurrence of mono and WSU will not have anyone in the decathlon...Multi-Events schedule at
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)...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 as the Cougar women won the team title for the second year...Sloan 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.
COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS TO DATE:
The NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships are set for May 31- June 3, at Durham, North Carolina. # = Provisional mark, * = Automatic mark.
NCAA Name Event Mark/Time National Standing
* Ian Waltz M Shot Put 19.13m / 62-9 1/4 (8th) (as of 5/9)
* Ian Waltz M Discus 60.10m / 197-2 (9th)
* Arend Watkins M 110m Hurdles 13.51 (2nd)
# Agneta Rosenblad W 100m Hurdles 13.59w (37th)
# Alishia Booterbaugh W 800m 2:05.66 (9th)
# Eric Dudley M 400m Hurdles 50.90 (T21st)
# Randi Smith W 400m Hurdles 57.61 SR (7th)
# Jeannette Martus W Pole Vault 3.85m / 12-7 1/2 (24th)
# Agneta Rosenblad W Long Jump 3.32m / 20-9 (T12th)
# Mandy Borschowa W Discus 51.90m / 170-3 (19th)
# Bryan Jones M Javelin 68.58m / 225-0 (20th)
# Andrea Thornton W Hammer 58.76m / 192-9 (17th)
# Molly Monroe W Javelin 49.18m / 161-4 (17th)
# Casey Lektorich W Javelin 47.36m / 155-4 (28th)
ROSENBLAD BLAZES TO HIGH HURDLES WIN AT WSU INVITE:
WSU junior Agneta Rosenblad blazed to a 13.59 wind-aided time to win the women's high
hurdles in a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time at the
WSU Invitational Track & Field Meet, May 6, at Mooberry Track on the
Pullman campus. There were six NCAA PQs at a meet that featured WSU,
Eastern Washington, Idaho, North Idaho College, and many unattached.
Rosenblad has already scored an NCAA PQ in the long jump where she is ranked 12th nationally, at 20-feet, 9 inches. She won the long jump Saturday but at only 19-4 3/4.
Idaho's Joachim Olsen won the men's shot put with an NCAA PQ of 60-2, while teammate Katja Schreiber won the women's discus with an improved NCAA PQ of 173-0, and claimed the shot put at 46-11 3/4.
Ian Waltz, WSU senior, had two NCAA marks but neither were improvements on his already established marks. Waltz won the discus at 195-0, and finished second to Olsen in the shot at 59-7 3/4.
WSU's Randi Smith captured the women's 400m hurdles in 59.09, an NCAA PQ but not near her 57.61 school record time which is ranked seventh nationally. Smith also clocked a 12.13 for second place in her debut in the 100m dash.
Cougar distance runners fared well as freshman Greta Johnson won the 1500m with a lifetime best time of 4:37.47, while Ryan Gilmore took the 3000m race in a PR of 9:58.37. Johnson was second in the 3k, also in a PR of 10:03.00.
Other Cougar women's winners were: Alishia Booterbaugh (800m, 2:11.32), Jeannette Martus (pole vault, 3.65m/11-11 3/4), Cicely Clinkenbeard (triple jump, 12.24m/40-2), Andrea Thornton (hammer, 54.60m/179-1), and Molly Monroe (javelin, 46.48m/152-6).
Other victors for the Cougar men were: Anson Henry (200m, 21.76), Mark Wicklander (5000m, 15:49.69), Arend Watkins (110m hurdles, 14.58), Eric Dudley (400m hurdles, 52.39), Jon Welsh (3000m steeplechase, 9:19.35), Bryan Preuss (pole vault, 5.00m/16-4 3/4), Bryan Jones (javelin, 62.26m/220-8).
Kurt Kraemer was a double winner for Eastern Washington, winning both the triple (50-8 3/4) and long jumps (23-6 1/4).
Many Cougar athletes did not compete Saturday as they participated in commencement ceremonies that ran through the day.
SCHEDULED WSU ENTRANTS FOR MAY 13, MODESTO RELAYS MEET:
WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:
100m Sharika Higgins, Attrina Higgins, Francesca Sewell 200m Sharika Higgins, Attrina Higgins 800m Lisa Schaures 100m HH Attrina Higgins, Randi Smith 400m IH Randi Smith 400m Relay S. Higgins, Smith, A. Higgins, Sewell Pole Vault Jeannette Martus Long Jump Francesca Sewell Triple Jump Francesca Sewell Discus Mandy Borschowa, Andrea Thornton Hammer Andrea Thornton
WASHINGTON STATE MEN:
100m Anson Henry 200m Anson Henry 110m HH Arend Watkins 400m IH Eric Dudley Long Jump Demetrius Murray Triple Jump Demetrius Murray Shot Put Ian Waltz Discus Vinnie Pecht, Ian Waltz