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Cougars Capture Seven Firsts at Silver State Invite Track Meet

January 23, 1999

RENO, Nev. -- Washington State University women won four events while the Cougar men won three events at the Silver State Invitational Indoor Track and Field Meet at Reno, Nev. In addition to the Reno action, three Cougars claimed event victories at the Jerry Martin Invitational at Cheney Saturday.

At the Silver State, Francesca Green Sewell (redshirt junior, Kennewick, Wash.) won the long jump with a leap of 6.03m/19-9 1/2, and claimed the 55m dash win in a time of 7.01 seconds.

Cougar freshman Whitney Evans (Calgary, Canada) improved her NCAA provisional qualifying mark by an inch with her high jump win. Her 1.80m/5-10 3/4 height ranks among the top five best nationally this season.

Becky Potter (redshirt sophomore, Gig Harbor, Wash.) won the women's 20# weight throw with a heave of 17.12m/56-2 and placed second in the shot put with a career-best distance of 14.43m/47-4. Teammate Andrea Thornton (sophomore, Shelton, Wash.) placed third in the weight throw and threw a career-best of 44-0 in the shot put.

Other Cougar women highlights at Reno included: Cicely Clinkenbeard (sophomore, Okanogan, Wash.) finished third in her first triple jump competition of the season at 11.91m/39-1; Ellannee Richardson (freshman, Gladstone, Ore.) was second in the 55m hurdles in a time of 8.07 seconds followed by WSU teammates Randi Smith (freshman, Beverly Hills, Calif.) fourth at 8.36, Agneta Rosenblad (sophomore, Sweden) fifth in 8.52, and Attrina Higgins (junior, Chino, Calif.) sixth in 8.56.

At Reno, sophomore Arend Watkins won the men's 55m hurdles in 7.47 but ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7.37 in the preliminary heats. Other winners for the WSU men were Demetrius Murray (junior, Tacoma, Wash.) in the triple jump with a mark of 14.91m/48-11, and Kevin Moore (senior, Richland, Wash.) in the 35# weight with 18.78m/61-7 1/2.

Anson Henry (freshman, Pickering, Ontario, Canada) was tied for the top time of 6.51 in the preliminaries of the 55m dash but no final results were available.

At Cheney, three Cougars claimed event victories: sprinter Sharika Higgins (junior, Oxnard, Calif.) won the women's 60m dash in 7.79, Lex Katich (junior, Keller, Wash.) won the men's pole vault with a height of 4.75m/15-7, and Chris Charles (senior, Bainbridge Island, Wash.) won the men's mile in 4:21.26 while WSU teammates finished second, fourth, sixth and eighth in that event.

The next action for the WSU indoor track and field teams is Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Wolf Pack Open at Reno, Nev., and also at the McDonald's I Meet at Moscow, Idaho.



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