Jake Baertlein and Ruby Roberts are first team selections.
Senior Recognition Luncheon held Friday at Bohler Athletic Complex
Saturday, April 21 at Mooberry Track Complex
Eight women and six men honored for academic accomplishments.
Cougars defeat UCLA and Tennessee men's teams.
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2010-11): Indoor - Best weight throw of season was just under lifetime best...tossed 17.79m/58-4 1/2i at WSU Open II...finished eighth in weight throw at MPSF Championships with toss of 16.98m/55-8 12i...Outdoor - Best hammer throw of season was 51.35m/168-6 at Cougar Invitational...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Indoor - Threw PR distance in 20-pound weight throw of 17.88m/58-8i at Vandal Collegiate meet (2/19/10, Moscow)...mark is sixth-best in WSU history...at MPSF Championships finished fifth in weight throw with toss of 16.86m/55-3 3/4i...Outdoor - Reached PR in hammer throw of 51.54m/169-1 at Cougar Invitational (4/24/10, Pullman)...mark is 10th-best in WSU all-time records...finished 14th in hammer at Pac-10 Championships (47.54m/156-0).
FRESHMAN (2008-09): Indoor - Learned weight throw quickly and tossed a PR of 16.05m/52-8 at Vandal Collegiate meet (2/21/09, Moscow)...took eighth place at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships with toss of 16.00m/52-6...Outdoor - Tossed hammer season-best of 49.11m/161-1 at WSU vs. Washington Dual meet (5/2/09, Seattle)...finished 13th at Pac-10 Championships with throw of 47.55m/156-0.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned five varsity letters at Spanaway Lake High...three in track and field for senior season coach John Robak...two in volleyball for senior year coach Joe Pendon...selected most improved volleyball player for both junior and senior seasons...qualified for league track championships as junior...senior year placed seventh in 4A state championships for discus...was named most improved player for track and field her senior year.
PERSONAL: Born in December 1989 in Tacoma, Wash...father Ed works for Milgard Windows...mother Mary owns a daycare...younger brother Joshua...worked for ASB public relations...member of honor society...AP/honor roll student with 3.5 GPA...Key Club officer...band vice president...enjoys drawing...majoring in human development.
WHITFIELD'S WSU BESTS 20# Weight - 17.88m / 58-8i (2010) Hammer - 51.54m / 169-1 (2010)
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