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Cougar Track To Compete In Modesto Relays
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 05/09/2000
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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

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

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.

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)


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.



        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


        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
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