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Cougars Claim Seven Titles at Wolf Pack Invite Track Meet

January 30, 1999

RENO, Nev. -- Four Washington State University women and three Cougar men won their events at the Wolf Pack Invitational Indoor Track and Field Meet at Reno, Nev., Saturday.

Bernard Lagat (senior, Kenya) made his 1999 indoor debut winning the men's 800m race with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1 minute, 49.74 seconds. WSU freshman Oscar Franco-Parra (Beaverton, Ore.) captured the men's 3,000m race in 8:49.95 with teammate Chris Charles (senior, Bainbridge Island, Wash.) second in 8:55.38. Demetrius Murray (junior, Tacoma) won the men's triple jump with a mark of 15.21m/49-11.

On the women's side, sophomore Megan Maynard (Langley, Wash.) won the 3,000m race in a time of 10:10.78. Whitney Evans (freshman, Calgary, Canada) claimed the high jump at 1.77m/5-9 3/4, an inch lower than her season-best and NCAA PQ mark. Cicely Clinkenbeard (sophomore, Okanogan, Wash.) won the triple jump at 12.39m/40-7 3/4.

In the throws, Becky Potter (sophomore, Gig Harbor, Wash.) won the 20# weight throw at 16.94m/55-7 with fellow Cougars Andrea Thornton (sophomore, Shelton, Wash.) second at 15.81m/51-10 1/2 and Molly Moore (senior, Kalispell, Mont.) sixth at 15.81m/51-10 1/2. Moore also finished seventh in the women's shot put at 13.42m/44-0 1/2.

Other WSU women's highlights included Francesca Green Sewell (Kennewick) and Ellannee Richardson (freshman, Gladstone, Ore.) finishing two-three in the women's long jump while Sewell also placed sixth in the 55m dash in a time of 7.02. Richardson was third in the 200m dash with Cougars Sharika Higgins (junior, Oxnard, Calif.) and Randi Smith (freshman, Beverly Hills, Calif.) fifth and sixth respectively. Alishia Booterbaugh (junior, LaCenter, Wash.) was fifth in the 800m and freshman April Gagner (Roy, Wash.) finished fourth in the mile. Agneta Rosenblad (sophomore, Sweden) ran an 8.09 in the 55m hurdles prelims to advance but was disqualified in the finals. Jeannette Martus (sophomore, Livonia, Mich) was fourth in the invitational pole vault (3.50m/11-5 3/4) while Candice Heggie (sophomore, Omak, Wash.) had a PR height of 3.20m/10-6 for third and Evans was fifth at the same height.

Notable efforts for Cougar men included Arend Watkins (sophomore, San Jose, Calif.) led all runners in the 55m hurdles prelims at 7.35 but ran a 7.69 for fifth in the finals. Chris Rushing (junior, Redmond, Wash.) third in the high jump at 2.06m/5-9 while Craig Allen (junior, Spokane) was sixth at 2.01m/6-7. Kyllan Tower (senior, Auburn, Wash.) had a personal-best height of 4.95m/16-2 3/4 for fifth place. Chad Swendiman (sophomore, Pullman) was fifth in the long jump at 6.85m/22-5 3/4. B.J. Schade (junior, Sequim, Wash.) had a PR in the 35# weight throw with his second-place 18.58m/60-11 1/2. Guillermo Macias (junior, LaPuente, Calif.) was third in the 400m dash at 48.55. Freshman Scott Johnson (Bellevue, Wash.) finished fourth in the mile at 4:24.12.

The next action for the WSU indoor track and field teams is Feb. 5-6 at the Husker Invitational at Lincoln, Neb. Several Cougars will also compete at the McDonald's II Meet at Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 6.

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