Annual Track & Field Indoor Intersquad Meet
Dec. 23, 2012
PULLMAN --The Cougar Track and Field teams participated in the annual intersquad indoor meet Dec. 5, 2012 at the Indoor Practice Facility. The coaching staff divided the men's and women's teams into Crimson and Gray squads and put together a compact competitive schedule that included some unconventional events that would challenge the student-athletes after a Fall semester of conditioning and training. The meet events included a 40m dash, 300m races and 600m races along with hurdles, jumps and throws. The Gray squad won the 2012 intersquad meet by a score of 101 to 75.
Below are the coaches' quotes about the end of the semester meet.
"Our seasoned returning performers who have competed at a high level in the past showed up at this meet, like Shawna Fermin (senior, Victorville, Calif.)," Head Coach Rick Sloan said. "The freshmen all competed well, especially the women's and men's sprinters and the freshmen jumpers. Also freshman Travis Pickett (Snohomish, Wash.) did well in the weight throw and is coming along nicely,"
"The 300m race for both men and women might have been the game-changers for the meet," sprints and relays coach Ellannee Richardson said. "Freshman Byron Howell (Seattle)won the men's race, which was a surprise to us. Shawna Fermin, Bree Winfrey and Dominique Keel all ran under 40-seconds and that was a big jump for them as well. "Byron Howell (Seattle) and Dominique Keel (Beaverton, Ore.) were the two most exciting competitors from sprints. They competed really well."
"Josiah Sims (senior, Tacoma) had a good day in the hurdles, beating Ramsey Hopkins (senior, San Diego) who finished third last year in the conference high hurdles," hurdles coach Mark Macdonald said. "Intermediate hurdler Dana Wells (senior, Tieton, Wash.) looks like he's ready for a good senior year and ran fast in the 300m. Shaquana Logan (senior, Tacoma) and Morgan Clem (senior, East Wenatchee) both looked good in the 60m hurdles so they should be ready for a good year."
"Jesse Jorgensen (junior, Puyallup, Wash.) ran great and took Jeshua Anderson (Cougar All-American alum) to the line in the 600m so that was the highlight for my group," distance coach Tim Riley said.
"The jumpers did well using short approaches," jumps coach Matt McGee said. "Highlighted performances for me included Kelsey Bueno (junior, Kent, Wash.) pole vaulting 12-8 and Stephan Scott-Ellis (senior, Tacoma) long jumping 25-1."
"I thought Ashley Kenney (senior, Spokane Valley) had a good discus throw at 146-feet after a year-long absence due to rehab," throws coach Debra Farwell said. "Ryan Randall (freshman, Stanwood, Wash.) left all his good throws in warm-ups but his 153-foot hammer throw gives us something to work on."
"All three decathletes had good performances," Sloan said. "Spencer Wordell (junior, Spokane) had a lifetime best pole vault at 14-7, which was better by a foot, and looked good. I was really pleased with Sean Harris (senior, Kent, Wash.) in the high jump, clearing 6-4 3/4 and nearly clearing 6-6 3/4, and he ran a solid hurdles race. Michael Boligar (senior, Peoria, Ariz.) threw right at 38-feet in the shot put which is his lifetime indoor best and six inches off his all-time best."
The Cougars begin the 2013 indoor competitive season Jan. 11 and 12 at the WSU Indoor Open at the Indoor Practice Facility.
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