WSU Track & Field At Vandal Indoor Friday Night

Feb. 13, 2001

KIBBIE COMPETITION AGAIN FOR COUGARS: The Washington State University indoor track and field teams return to the Kibbie Dome for the Vandal Indoor Invitational Meet Friday night and the McDonald's II Open Meet Saturday...Friday's field events begin at 4 p.m. with running events set for 6 p.m...Saturday's field events start at 9 a.m., running events at 9:30 a.m.

MARKS ARE FLYING IN THE WSU RECORD BOOKS:WOMEN:

Ellannee Richardson	        400m	       54.37	       School recordTamara Gulley	                55m Hurdles	7.82	       Freshman recordAgneta Rosenblad	        55m Hurdles	7.68	       School recordBree Skinner, Blessing Ufodiama,   Angelita Green, Erin Reed	1600m Relay	3:52.86	        Freshman recordHillary Smith, Randi Smith,   Angelita Green, Ryan Gilmore	Dist. Med. Relay  12:09.73	School recordKarla McGee	                Pole Vault	3.65m/11-11 3/4	Freshman recordBlessing Ufodiama	        Triple Jump	12.40m/40-8 1/4	Freshman recordShannon Rance	                Shot Put	14.25m/46-9	Freshman record

MEN:Anthony Buchanan 55m Dash 6.30 Freshman record 60m Dash 6.76 Freshman recordAnson Henry 60m Dash 6.69 School recordDan Brink, Brian Graham,J.K. Haines, Qieed Ishmael 1600m Relay 3:19.27 Freshman record

COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS TO DATE:* = Automatic mark, # = Provisional mark, + = Converted marks from 55m, (National Standing)WSU Women:

400m	        Ellannee Richardson	# 54.37	(10th)60m Hurdles	Agneta Rosenblad	# 8.21+	(4th)	        Tamara Gulley	        # 8.35+	(19th)High Jump	Briana Willis	        # 1.77m/5-9 3/4	(T 20th)Long Jump	Agneta Rosenblad	# 6.14m/20-1 3/4	(17th)Weight Throw	Andrea Thornton	        # 18.34m / 60-2	(18th)

WSU Men: 60m Dash Anson Henry # 6.71+ (T12th)60m Hurdles Arend Watkins * 7.65+ (2nd)Long Jump Benson Jones # 7.62m/25-0 (20th)Triple Jump Benson Jones # 16.12m/52-10 3/4 (7th)Shot Put Sam Lightbody # 17.78m/53-4 (26th)

NATIONAL RANKINGS: In the latest USTCA Team Power Rankings, the WSU women's team is ranked 8th while the men's team is 11th...the Team Power Rankings are configured with a point system based on the quality of athletic performance, the team depth, and the dual meet scoring potential...to see the rankings, visit www.team-power.org...in the Feb. 13 Trackwire Top 25 rankings, the WSU men are tied for 23rd while the women's team is not ranked...to see these weekly rankings, go to www.trackwire.rivals.com.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 28th season with the Cougar track program (seventh year as a head coach, sixth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...Sloan was named District VIII Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000...he is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Francesca Sewell...WSU's volunteer assistant coaches are Dan O'Brien and Bernard Lagat.

INDOOR TEAM HISTORY: Because the Pacific-10 Conference does not sponsor indoor track and field competition, Washington State University competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for indoor track season joining teams from the Pac-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic, West Coast and Big West Conferences...the Cougar women's team won the MPSF Indoor Championships in 1999 and 2000 while the WSU men's team finished fourth in 2000...Cougar coach Rick Sloan was named West Region Women's Indoor Coach of the Year by the US Track Coaches Association.

MPSF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVED: Originally scheduled for Long Beach, Calif., the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation 2001 Indoor Track & Field Championships will now be held at the Walkup Skydome on the campus of Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff, Arizona, Feb. 23-24...the University of Arizona will act as the host of the MPSF Championships...to see the qualifying standards, the MPSF best marks, and the meet schedule, go to www.mpsports.org.

WSU ENTRANTS FOR VANDAL INVITATIONAL, FEB. 16, MOSCOW:WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:

60m	        Skinner400m	        Reed, Richardson800m	        H. SmithMile	        Blue3000m	        Gilmore, Johnson55m HH	        Gulley, Odonkor, Rosenblad, R. Smith4x400m Rel.	Green, Reed, Richardson, R. SmithHigh Jump	WillisPole Vault	Doepker, Martus, McGee, RobinettTriple Jump	Clinkenbeard, Eldridge, UfodiamaShot Put	Rance, Thornton20# Weight	ThorntonDiscus	        Rance

WASHINGTON STATE MEN:60m Brink, Buchanan, Haines, Henry400m Ishmael800m WieselerMile I. Johnson, S. Johnson3000m Barker, Franco-Parra, Thrift, Welsh55m HH Dudley, Dwyer, Watkins4x400m Relay Dudley, Henry, Ishmael, KamauHigh Jump Alverson, GordonTriple Jump Graham, RizzardiShot Put Gehring, Lightbody, StrakaDiscus Graves, Lightbody, Pecht

TENTATIVE WSU ENTRANTS FOR McDONALD'S II OPEN, SATURDAY, FEB. 17, MOSCOW:WSU WOMEN

60m	        Reed200m	        Odonkor, Reed, Rosenblad, Skinner, R. Smith400m	        Abersfeller, Skinner800m	        Green, Sodorff, WelanderMile	        Gagner, Gilmore, Johnson, H. Smith3000m	        Cabrera, Filipy55m HH	        Gulley, Odonkor, Rosenblad, R. SmithHigh Jump	Jaross, WillisLong Jump	Rosenblad, UfodiamaShot Put	Rance, Thornton20# Weight	Thornton

WSU MEN60m Brink, Buchanan, Haines, Henry200m Brink, Buchanan, Dudley, Fitzhugh, Haines, Ishmael, Winslow400m Fitzhugh, Winslow800m Hazelquist, I. Johnson, Kamau, WieselerMile Barker, Childers, Hicks, Neeway, Thrift3000m Wicklander55m HH Dudley, Dwyer, Randolph, WatkinsHigh Jump GordonPole Vault Collins, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss, TurnerLong Jump Graham, Jones, RizzardiShot Put Lightbody, Straka, Thomas35# Weight Gehring, Thomas

WSU Indoor Track & FieldRemaining Schedule

Friday, Feb. 16, Vandal Indoor, MoscowSaturday, Feb. 17, McDonald's II Open, MoscowFriday-Saturday, Feb. 23-24, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, Flagstaff, ArizonaSaturday, March 2-, McDonald's Last Chance, MoscowFriday-Saturday, March 9-10, NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.

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